Repair, restore, rebuild.

             This week marks my ten year blogaversary.  I began here, a decade ago, to make sense of my sister’s death.  As a place for thoughts, feelings, and later, messages.

             It has served that purpose, plus so much more.  I have no plans to stop showing up, whether I have readers or not (although, I truly hope I do).  It’s worth my time to sit down, contemplate, type, and ultimately, share.

             My mother told me once, at a major turning point in her life, that she felt the perfect imagery (she could see it clearly in her mind’s eye), was the slow changing of a page, the folding flip of paper, as it turned over, marking the end of one chapter, beginning of another.

             I feel that now, as we transition into a new week, a new month, a new year, and no doubt, a new decade.  I hear the Universe tell us that this movement, this marking of time is

healing.

             The recovery and restoration has begun.  We may now go forward, wounded and wearing our scars proudly.  We may move on to the next chapter, the next path.

            We have learned, we have grown, and we have traveled so very far.  We are always better for surviving.  And if all we did was make it through this particular day, well, that is an accomplishment.  One we won’t diminish.

             Thank you, for taking this trip with me.  I appreciate you, and treasure your presence.

healing

May we all find peace.

May we all heal.

 

 

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If not now . . . . .

             Do any of you recall when we discussed my Two-by-Four theory?  We talked about how messages come through to us, constantly.  We just don’t always perceive them, or listen to them, or understand them.

             When we actively do not heed those messages, our Team gathers together and smacks us with them.  Much like being hit in the head by a large piece of construction timber.  This forceful notification from the Universe means we REALLY need to be paying attention.

             I got two of those in the past few days.  They were huge.  And I absolutely sat up, said Thank You, and (literally!) took notes.

             The first part is this:

take nothing for granted.

             Not air, not water, not homes, not faimly, not the ability to get out of our own beds without assitance.

              We have so much.  So very VERY much in this life.  Just being able to walk somewhere safely, to breathe deeply, to sleep peacefully … these things can so quickly be forgotten for the gifts that they are.

             Our most basic needs are generally met.  On a daily basis.  And yet, we too often disregard how truly precious they are.

             We are being reminded of how much we have.  We are also being reminded that, as this card shows, we can be grateful while still feeling positive and filled with lovingkindness.

take nothing for granted

“Following Your Bliss  ~

‘My soul sings with joy!’

Do what gives you joy.  Celebrate and have fun.  You do not need to suffer to grow – in fact, true happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul.

Take steps today to expand your joy, seek out your bliss.  You don’t need to do it all at once, but you do need to make a start.

The Universe wants you to know:

if you don’t follow you bliss now, when will you?  If you’ve been waiting to act until circumstances are different, or somehow better, you may have a long wait.

Some people put off following their north star until they graduate, get married, lose weight, have kids, or retire.  If you continue to do so, you may never attain genuine happiness.

Take steps today to experience the sweet nectar of life.

Questions to ask yourself:

What feeds my soul?  How can I follow my bliss?  How can I find my joy?  What is blocking me from living a life filled with happiness?

Affirmation:

May soul sings with joy.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is tell you that on days when I’m really feeling overwhelmed and at my absolute worst, deep breathing and an attitude of gratitude truly do help.  I know how bad things can get, believe me.  And I know how well something as seemingly simple as this sounds.  Honestly, when we help ourselves, we are helping everyone else.

 

 

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