Educated Observations

             For days now, this message has been bouncing around in my head.  It has refused to take shape.  The edges staying blurred as I struggle with my own personal “things” versus letting go and opening up to receiving what we all need to hear.

             Partly it’s been challenging for me because the signs of winter ending are simply not welcome.  I require a much colder forecast than what’s been my reality.

            The truth though, is that weather makes a perfect metaphor for where we’re headed.  Wait a few minutes, and it’ll change.

             We are being guided in:

Acceptance Lessons

             A strong wind will blow away.  A frost will melt.  A heat wave wilts, to be replaced by a refreshing breeze.  Rain does dry, and even droughts are eventually washed into green again.

             So, too, are we moving through our journey.  Our learning changes on every level.  We begin with simple tasks, and move (hopefully) in to more complicated lessons.

             That’s our soul’s evolution.  That’s what we’re here for.  That’s the actual goal.

             When we get bogged down with the mundane, the physical, the difficulties, we forget to look at how much progress we’ve made.  We forget to notice the beauty in a tranquil sunset, or the glory that is a glitteringly gorgeous frost.

             The most basic concept, the most simple idea, that of being in the moment, appreciating the gift in front of us, is what the Universe would like us to hold lovingly close, and to take forward as we walk our path, in all types of weather, on all sorts of roads.

           And in validation, here are the two most perfect cards as illustration.

osho zen tarot

“3 of Water: Emotions

Celebration

You are becoming more and more available and open to the many opportunities that there are to celebrate in life, and to share this with others.

Let your hair down, take your shoes off, and start splashing in the puddles right now!  The party is happening all around you every moment.

10 of Rainbows: The Physical

We Are The World

This view, humanity being depicted as a rainbow of dancing beings, represents a time of communication, of sharing the riches that each of us bring to the whole, it shows us joined together in joy and gratitude.

When we recognize the common source of our humanity, the common origins of our dreams and longings, our hopes and fears, we are able to see that we are all joined together in the great miracle of existence.

When we can combine our tremendous inner wealth to create treasures of love and wisdom that is available to all, we are linked together in the exquisite patterns of eternal creation.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

From Me to You:

             These are the reasons I still have hope.  These are the messages which pull me out of my depression.  These are the signs I find inspiration in.  And to share them, that is what brings me joy.

 

 

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Gatherings

             Just a quick refresher, here’s how my channeled messages work.

  • I wake up with the information (scenes, words, feelings)
  • I jot down notes before doing (practically) anything else
  • we live with the message all day
  • at some point (before midnight) I get the post written and up

             The reason I’m feeling directed to remind everyone about my procedure has to do with what was shared with me earlier today.

victorian family yule

This is very similar to what I saw.

             The only word I heard (and I heard it over and over and over and over) was:

celebration!

             I’m sharing this all in hopes that your festivities are able to continue.  (And if you are not involved in any festivities right now, here’s to hoping that you will be soon.)

Today’s Power Idea:

The more fun I put in to my life,

the more fun my life will be.

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As we Release, we Unclutter and Grow.

             You all know how we are a Hate Free Zone here, right?  Well, maybe everyone but me.  There is a portion* of the population that, up until this point, I was unkind towards.  A wee bit judge-y, one might say.

*No, not the Mal-warts/Pappa John’s/UPS folks.  But I do detest and boycott them.

             A truism, and not pretty.  But I’m admitting it now.  Today’s message, and accompanying dream (wow, super freaking clear and precise) made an enormous change in how I view this group.

Without compromising your beliefs,

release the judgement.

             When we are able to view everyone as part of us, another bit of the whole, we no longer hold them away, as other.  This is a Universal Law, and we know it.  But we don’t always feel it.

             I totally felt it this afternoon.  And I am tellin’ you, that lightening bolt of clarity, that enlightenment, it was bright and  it was fucking amazing!

             On our card altar, we’ve returned to the regular rotation.  Just in time to get this duo.  Who, at first, might not look like they go together, or even go on this page.  Believe me.  This pair absolutey does.

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“Celebration  ~  3  ~  Water: Emotions

These three women dancing in the wind and the rain remind us that celebration never need depend on outside circumstances.  We need not wait for a special holiday or a formal occasion, nor a sunny cloudless day.  True celebration arises from a joy that is first experienced deep within, and spills over into an overflow of song and dance and laughter, and yes, even tears of gratitude.

When you choose this card, it indicates that you are becoming more and more available and open to the many opportunities that are to celebrate in this life, and to spread this by contagion to others.  Don’t bother about scheduling a party on your calendar.  Let your hair down, take your shoes off, and start splashing in the puddles right now.  The party is happening all around you every moment!

Mind  ~  Page of Clouds  ~  Mastery of Mind

This is what happens when we forget that the mind is meant to be a servant, and to allow it to run our lives.  The head is filled with mechanisms, the mouth is ranting and raving, and the whole surrounding atmosphere is being polluted by this factory of arguments and opinions.

But wait,’  you say.  ‘The mind is what makes us human, it’s the source of all progress, all great truths.’  If you believe that, try an experiment:  go into a room, shut the door, turn on a tape recorder, and give yourself total permission to say whatever is ‘on your mind.’

If you really allow it to all come out without any censorship or editing, you’ll be amazed at the amount of rubbish that comes spewing forth.

The Page of Clouds is telling you that somebody, somewhere, is stuck in a ‘head trip.’  Take a look and make sure that it isn’t you.”

             The entire scope of this lesson today is to step away from our chattering monkey mind, have fun, and don’t be a judge-y ass.  Easy.

(Right, sure it is.  I’ll be over here, working on this.  Making progress, but still, ya know, WORKING on it.)

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot 

Today’s Festive Occasion:

is Dan’s other sister’s birthday.  Michelle, I hope this was the happiest one of all!  50 won’t kill you, I promise.

Today’s Sharing:

is a screen shot that I grabbed when I got home tonight.

record cold

             I think that after a certain point (the teens, single digits?) it is just so painful that the numbers no longer matter.  Also?  I totally remember that day in  1972, and was telling Empress about it earlier.

FLP Report:

includes this one that I forgot the other day.

foreign license plates

Not anyone we know or love, sadly.

             Nothing today or yesterday, because: COLD !!!