Having a Day

              In my (self-appointed protective) poking around the internetz recently, I came across a brilliant young woman (no link to found, sorry).  She had an inspired suggestion:

Instead of telling you to have a nice day, I have another, perhaps better, idea.  Because, not all of us CAN have a nice day, not all of us are capable of that right now.  We maybe are only able to just get through the day.  I’m going to wish for you to have a day.  To survive it, so that you can, later (hopefully) sleep, and then get up tomorrow.  ‘Tomorrow’ is always a new opportunity.”

             That’s where I am, currently.  I’m just able to have a day.  I’m hoping for all of you that your day is good, but if it can’t be good, then at least have the day.  Tomorrow will be our next chance.

             In its usually validating way, here is the Universe chiming in.  More truth, if all we can do on this day is air-in/air-out, that’s still an accomplishment.

have a day

“Breathe  ~

Archangel Raphael:

‘Take several deep breaths, exhale slowly to awaken your energy and release old patterns.’

Additional Message:

‘Often during times of stress, you may unconsciously hold your breath.  Yet, as we know, breath is essential to oxygenating your mind, body, spirit, and very life.

Write a note to yourself to breathe, as a reminder of the importance of invigoration yourself with deep and steady breaths.’

Working with Archangel Raphael:

Raphael will give us Divine guidance (intuition, thoughts, ideas, dreams) about how we can participate in keeping our bodies healthy.

When you call upon this archangel for healing, pay special attention to inner impressions, and be sure to follow through upon guidance which calls you to take action.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is a small note about Doreen.  Many folks in various spiritual communities have “broken up” with her lately.  She’s turned a new leaf in her life, and some people aren’t fans.

             For me, personally (now that I’m barely learning about Change lessons), I can see how it would be challenging to watch a teacher and leader going another direction, and in that sense, discrediting much of what we still believe to be true.   Of course, I can also understand how she needs to grow and absorb her lessons in her own way.

             For the purposes of this website, we are going to carry on as if she were no longer with us, and just allow her to move along in her journey.  We’ll continue to draw from her cards, guidebooks, pertinent sources, and accept that which serves us in the best and most positive way, as we’ve always done.

             There is still great validity in what she originally channeled, and vast amounts of her work is out there, being read and being shared.  It comes down to choice, and I choose to receive my messages from any and all avenues available, so long as they are found to be within the parameters of lovingkindness.

 

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More than Mere Management

             Have you ever had a dream involving problems with your teeth?  Most of us have.  It’s not that uncommon.  What we need to understand, though, is where these thoughts and images come from.

             Dreams such as this (or more often, nightmares), are almost always fear-based.  They are never prophetic, nor are they visitations.

             But, they are important to examine and heed; they are, without fail, messages.  Here’s what I was shown, and directed to share:

Control vs Care

             Representations of broken or damaged teeth tell us that our subconscious ( our ego, more times than not ) is concerned about losing control (lose control/loose teeth/loss).  The feeling of not being able to “get a grip” (or a bite) on our life or current circumstances is the symbolism.

             In truth, we aren’t ever in control.  Yes, we absolutely have free will, and we absolutely are able to make choices and decisions.  That’s where the Care part comes in.

             We need to honestly have a passion, honestly need to feel our lives, our journey, our day-to-day.  It’s so necessary for us to have real emotions, and yet, not be hung up on thinking we are “in control” – we can Care, but don’t need to be grasping so tightly that we “lose” our Joy in all the worry over Control, who has it, who doesn’t.

             Another aspect of this particular message comes up on our card altar.  When I first went to where I was being called and this one showed up, I thought it was a repeat, thought it was one we must have just drawn.

             This all crossed my mind, because, it was, in a way.  HERE is why……. funny, I never noticed, in all these years, all these readings, that the images, even from two different authours, are the same/similar.

control vs care

“Courage  ~

Archangel Ariel:

‘Be courageous, and stand up for your beliefs.’

Additional Message:

‘In this situation, you need to act upon your convictions, even if others disagree.

I’m protecting you from harm, and guiding you to be a loving warrior of light.  As you stand up for your beliefs, you are a role model for others.

This is an important form of spiritual teaching, in which your example gives others courage to also stand up for their own principles.’

Working with Archangel Ariel:

. . . If you notice images of lions or lionesses, this signals that Ariel is with you.  Call upon her to boost your confidence and courage.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that we had a lovely outing earlier.   THIS is a resource our community is hugely proud of.  If you’re ever here for a visit, be sure to stop by, and if you’re local, go (again) soon!  (There’s a video, and yes, it actually looked exactly like that this afternoon, not even kidding.)

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Realism, Hopefully

             I’m almost done with my seasonal training.  It still remains to be seen if I even get hired or not.  (That depends on a few factors, one of which is a final exam.  I don’t test well, we’ll see how it goes.)

             Amongst the upheaval that six long days of personally being bombarded with new and complicated information brings, we’ve been experiencing far too much negative news, on a global and national level.

             While I’m certainly not saying that it’s best to ignore this type of information, I was reminded earlier that spending time with it is not productive.  Yes, acknowledge.  Yes, do our part to help.  Yes, drench every soul involved with love and light and blessings and prayers and power and and and…..

             But no, please, the Universe says, don’t let it pull you down.  Don’t let it blanket you in sorrow or smother you in fear.

             Here’s what I heard:

Hope!

             Because THAT is the truth.  There is ALWAYS and FOREVER much more Hope than there is poor behaviour and heinous activity.  There is more Hope than despair.

             The reason for this spiritual truth is because WE SAY SO!  We make it happen.  We are the relief.  We are the potential for a better tomorrow.

             And we do it by holding on to Hope.  We do it by stopping somewhere in our day and looking at pictures which make us smile, listening to music which soothes our soul.

             We do it by holding the hand of someone we love.  We do it by texting our phoning a person with whom we can share a laugh.

             We do it.  We choose Joy.  We see the promise of tomorrow.  We ARE Hope.

             And, according to who dropped by our card altar, we are also in no danger.  While this may not be our favorite illustration, the message here is powerful.  Plus, it has a beautiful and distinctly validating feel.

Archangel Michael

“You Are Safe  ~

Archangel Michael:

‘I am protecting you against lower energies, and guarding you, your loved ones, and home.’

Additional Message:

‘Let go of worries, as I’m surrounding you, your love ones, home, and possessions with powerful loving light.

This light repels lower energies, and attracts loving experiences.  Focus on this light and love – instead of on fear – as you’ll attract the object of your focus.

With your mind free of fear, you have additional time and energy to devote to your life’s missions.  You are free when you are fearless.

Know that you are safe at all times, and that my protection is flawless.’

Working with Archangel Michael:

Michael’s role is to escort away the lower energies of fear.  If you become worried or anxious, mentally ask him to bring you peace.  You can also ask that he clear your home, office, vehicle, or community of toxic energies.

After you call upon Michael, you will likely notice a warm feeling.  That’s because he has a fiery warrior spirit.  You can ask Michael to stay with you continuously, as he is able to be with everyone who calls upon him simultaneously.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Affirmation:

comes from the queen of healing, Louise Hay herself.

Every experience I have is perfect for my growth.”

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