On The Plus Side

             Living with Intention is the goal.  Being Purposeful, that’s where we want to be.  Walking in LovingKindness, our aim.  Honestly?  We know how challenging this all is.

             However, we KEEP trying.  We begin every day, fresh, ready to attempt it somemore.  We live perpetually in Hope.

             This week we are celebrating some family birthdays, and a family visit.  I am focusing on what a wonderful opportunity this is, I am not going to worry or stress or panic.  (See how I’m telling you all this?  I’m doing it INTENTIONALLY.)

             The reason, the message, right now is that we are surrounded by garbage humans disguised as leaders and people of power, we are dealing with tragedies (foreign, domestic, personal), we are facing so many scary and shitty things that we MUST aim towards Light, and Love, and Positive.  We truly must.  It’s the only way to survive and to help.

             Here’s what the Universe wants us to hear:

Rise Above

             We are being instructed to Choose Joy, to face the fears and keep moving forward.  Count our blessings, not our troubles.

             Even if it is simply a few moments alone with deep breathing.  So long as we are putting our Positives out there, we are making a difference. Be enraged about injustice, yes.  But also, sit in a Zen and Calm place, sending out Hope, be one of many who shares LovingKindness.

            Our (still incomplete) card altar brings the most perfect validation.  (And when my camera malfunctioned [again], I didn’t fall apart, I just kept going, I used something else, and I made it work.)

rise above

“Angel of Pleasure

Take Pleasure in the things you do.

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.

It’s not all about hard work, achievement, and performance.  What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.

Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, study, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is continuation of/original channeled whisper, in photo form, from my Instagram account.

             We took the baby on some errands, it was delightful.  But then, so is she.

Generous and Mindful Grace

             At the most stressful and confusing times, that’s when we need to be our most calm and focused.  And yet, we don’t always remember this.

             Today’s message brings us back to present.  Just as our conscious intelligence brings the wandering thoughts back to intention during prayer or meditation, this reminder is a centering one.

Clear mind, clear now.

             Worry is like traffic.  If you’re in traffic complaining about it, you ARE traffic.  If we’re all fear-driven, we create more fear.

             Much of our anxiety can be released and sent on its way.  Much of our “suffering” can be let go so that it makes room for more useful and beneficial pursuits.

             Imagery of the mind is similar to that of the sky.  Clarity is the goal, but clouds do have their uses.  Moving through stormy weather helps us to appreciate those vibrant sunny moments.

             On our card altar right now we’ve been given another reminder of how to keep a clear head and see with courageous vision.

clear mind and heart

“Divination  ~  15  ~

Prophesy, fate, destiny, future fortune

The Mermaids Sing:

‘We, the mermaids, surrounded as we are by the mirror of the ocean, the living refection of the past, present, and future, are among the greatest of seers.

Water, as demonstrated in the experiments by Doctor Emoto, holds and carries the vibrations of all that has gone . . . . and can hold all that will be.  Water is healing, and holds solutions that help us flow to a better place.

There is no ending that the water can show us, only myriad possibilities.  Water in some places is already holding the vibrational possibilities of the future – and we mermaids have been gifted the ability to read these…..’

Divination:

To you, the mermaids have come via this card and they say to you that you too have the gift of seeing your possibilities, the gift of knowing  . . . it’s as if you can stare into water and see ripples of what could be.

The mermaids are oracles, sibyls of the sea, and you too have the power to connect with the divine, this power can be activated as you teach yourself the wisdom of the sea.

There must be discipline and purpose to your movement, instruction is coming, delivered through dreams and visions.  There will be signs, and there will be omens; the symbols will come to you.

You will dream, and while these dreams may seem cryptic, or a vision may seem to be unrelated to what is currently taking place, the Universe, the Ocean of consciousness and possibilities is calling to you to listen and to hear and to receive the signs.  Become aware.

Hear them whisper on the shoreline of consciousness.  Learn to read an oracle, work with nature.  You have a gift, it is time to exercise it with responsibility and beauty.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing: 

is to simply say, our world is in transition.  Change is hard and it hurts.  When we all join together in lovingkindness we help to ease those growing pains.  Promote positive, and more positive will manifest.

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Tranquil and Strong

             It’s true that we want a gentle, and yet fulfilling, life.  Some excitement, but not sorrow.  Much support, and more love.

             The trick is gaining our balance.  Finding our equilibrium.  Today’s message arrived in a flash, it was strong and clear.

             It speaks to that need for harmony, for symmetry.

Peace

seeking/finding

             Because of the reality of our existence, the limits of these bodies, we know that we can’t be serene every minute of every day.  We also know that we’d still like our experiences to be more good than bad.

             Are we looking for ways to be at ease, to rest and rejuvenate?  Or are we promoting the suffering by feeding in to that energy of dissatisfaction?  Do we try to find the lovingkindness in our day-to-day?

             It’s there.  That grace.  Are we seeking it out?  We can’t find what we don’t look for, that’s simply a fact.

             To begin each project, event, adventure with a true and peaceful heart is to know that we are giving it our best.  We are striving for that serenity which our soul craves.

             We must be conscious of it.  Aware.  In touch with what makes us joyful.  If we aren’t seeking our peacefulness, we won’t be finding our peacefulness.

             On our card altar right now we have one of those disconcerting images, the ones that often startle, instead of soothe.  What we must remember though, as we read the description, is that it’s like going in search of our serenity.  There’s more to the journey than that first glance.  There’s always more.

             So let’s not toss out the importance of what’s being said merely because our gaze sees a view that possibly differs from what others might be perceiving.

leadership

“Goddess of Sacred Power  ~

‘You are being encouraged to take a leading role in your current situation.’

You are being asked by Goddess/God and the Universe to take a leading role with regards to a project or family issue you are currently involved in.  The current situation is in need of leadership and direction.

Sometimes, being too democratic simply doesn’t work.  If you look at life honestly you will realise that everyone has their own opinion on how they think things should be done.  It is not so much a matter of who is right or wrong.

What is important right now is that someone takes control.  It is better to steer a ship somewhere, rather than have it drift aimlessly wherever the wind may blow.

Have the courage to take control.  Ask the Universe to guide you.  Lead lovingly yet with strength and follow the sacred power of your intuition.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Accompanying Affirmation:

I will be strong as I lead with love and angelic divine guidance, so that this situation is resolved peacefully, quickly, positively, and for the highest good of all.

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Affiliated Harmonically

             Energetically speaking, there’s a shit-ton going on right now.  (And yes, that’s a professional if not technical term.)  Pluto, Mercury, the moon, and (depending on where you live) tomorrow’s Equinox.

             All of that, to those of us Highly Sensitive types (plus whatever “regular” living chaos we’re in), can add up to some stressy-ness and edgy emotions.

             And that calls for Self-Care of the most major kind.  (As well as MORE releasing.)  Perfect message then, for what arrived today.

Yours – Mine

             As I read through the Four Agreements (it’s slow going, I really want to absorb it all), I see the benefits of stepping away from our suffering even more clearly.

             Your situations are your situations, my situations are my situations.  The same goes for how we feel and how we react.  I can’t be responsible for your reaction, just as you can’t be responsible for mine.

             Can we approach life with Truth and lovingkindness so as to mitigate as much harm as possible?  Absolutely!  In fact, it’s recommended.

             We just can’t get hung up on who else feels what about everything.  WE are the focus of our own journey.  Sure, it’s nice to have fellow adventures along for the ride.  Our main responsibility though, is our own sacred selves.

             On our card altar right now we’re going out into the future (while staying firmly planted in the now), manifesting that next chapter.  My chapter.  And your chapter.

minor arcana Robin Wood

Two of Wands

             Remember how Staves, Wands, Clubs are all about energy?  Like what we started this conversation with.  Energy.  The power of life which rolls within and around us all.

             That which makes us all connected.  The very essence of who and what we are.  The spark of creation and wave of power.

             And here, in its truest form of duality, balance, and those first steps into “making” something out of nothing.  In this illustration, our character gazes out upon the possibilities of All.

             We are most magickal when we are in sync with the Universe and all of Nature.  Here is the validation of our efforts.  We can see, as this individual does, that there is a future.  We have learned from our past, as we embrace our present.

             This present moment, this is the gift of intentional living.  Your gift.  My gift.

Today’s Resources:

me,

Llewellyn’s 2015 Witches’ Datebook,

the Robin Wood Tarot

Current Astrological Happenings:

Mercury Retrograde through October 9

Autumnal Equinox 1:09 a.m. on Wednesday 9-23

Pluto Direct at 11: 57 p.m. on Thursday 9-24

Full Harvest Moon at 7:51 p.m. on Sunday 9-27

(Time zone: Oregon.  Calculate accordingly.)

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