Love and Light, Strength and Self-Care

             Certain current events have driven me from all media, social and traditional.  (Driven me nearly into a breakdown, if I’m to be honest here.  And you all KNOW that I am nothing if not honest.)

             I’m surrounding myself with loved ones, caring friends, new co-workers who are already becoming a natural and endearing part of my life.  I’m being safe, in the only way I know how.

             One of those ways is to not discuss topics which are too painful to mention.  I’m going to work, I’m reading good escapism fiction, I’m planing projects in my sewing room, and I’m sketching out the beginnings of my new oracle card decks.

             If you’re having trouble, too, I recommend similar methods.  I believe that, right now, Self-Care is more important than ever.  Support, in whichever way works for you, this is key.

Be the light.

             We can make changes, but only if we’re strong enough.  I am not currently able to do much more than stay upright and vertical.  But that’s okay.  I know my limits and I’m using what tools I have assembled to keep me from drowning.

             Please, do the same.  Take care of yourselves, deal with only as much as you feel you can manage, and by all means, call in any favors you may have outstanding.  If now is not the time to help, I can’t imagine when it would be!

             And since I don’t question the Universe (although, I really fucking want to!), I’m not asking why this draw appeared on our card altar.  It just did, so we’ll learn from it.  As we will with everything else.

awakening

“Awakening Your True Self  ~

You are beginning to recover your natural identity, including your old sense of humor, interests, passions, and desires.  Trust that any confusion or changes you’re currently experiencing are part of your healing evolution.

Affirmation:

I now give myself permission to be true to myself.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

             If you need me I’ll be looking at photos like this, because, we need to remember what matters.  And what doesn’t.

*love*

*love*

             Be well, take care, rest, support, grieve, do what is best for you.

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Harmonious Awareness.

             Last night, at about five minutes to midnight, I told Dan, “hey, pretty soon it’ll be two years that I became a non-smoker.”  His reply was, “did you blog about it?”  Of course not.  Because I have swiss cheese for brains.

             There.  Now I have.  (Yes, I had to write my forgetful self elf a note.  On the back of an old used envelope.)  Also?  There was this, from yesterday at the mall.

biking to VRC

(Notice those shoes?
I pack a pair in the panniers, almost every trip. When I remember.)

             My first tweetie pic from the road.  Mobile communications!  (I’m SLOWLY getting used to the smarty-pants phone, key word: slowly.)  Wow, I’ve come so far.

             Another example, these channeled messages I wake up with now.  I never saw THAT coming!  And yet.  Here they are…..

Peace and Contentment.

             I also heard that we should be viewing our path today with clarity again. And then, the next suggestion was to head off of our regular rotation, right directly over to that Stack o’ Inconsistency.

oracle cards, goddess messages

     “Goddess of Awakening  ~

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, and creativity.

Regardless of whether you are male or female; your feminine, creative spirit is being nourished and awakened by the star of Venus.  The Goddess of Love is activating your sensuous nature.  Romance is in the air, so surround yourself with flowers and crystals, wear your favorite perfume or essential oil, and allow your inner charms to surface.

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, fun, and creativity.  A new romance is about to blossom or an existing relationship is about to enter a period of renewed magic, excitement, and enchantment.  Either way, this period of renewed romance will eventually lead you to explore a new creative venture with your partner.  

Enjoy!”

                  This one is so reminiscent of Thursday‘s message.  Which, as you all know, means that it’s really something we have to pay attention to.

             Additionally, I don’t want to hear anyone questioning HOW this is going to appear in their lives, okay?  Just go with it, and be open to WHATEVER we are being sent.  It’s not up to us to try and figure this shit out.  If it was, well, a whole helluva lot would be different, is all I’m saying.

             Listen to the Universe, enjoy the Awakening  with Peace and Contentment.  (Dammit!)

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was to go do this.

eugene park concerts

About fifteen minutes later, the wind blew them both over, almost on top of us.

             A concert in the park (Washburn, to be exact).  HERE is Dan’s map;  my numbers show us pedaling 6.603 miles, in 42 minutes 17 seconds, at a crawling pace of 9.3 MPH.  There are some hills, between here and there, see above linked map, and notice that elevation.