We recently discovered a fascinating series produced by the BBC.  Each episode features a “genius” and they tell that person’s story.  Clearly, and with historic accuracy.  Which is fun.

             What is less entertaining is how so many of our great thinkers have also suffered, been misinterpreted, and never lived to see their work recognized.  I know there’s a plan, but it sometimes makes me sad.

             Like how I can’t always enjoy sporting events because I don’t want any side to lose.  I wish every player and fan could come out a winner.  Is it so much to ask that we all live happily ever after?

             Apparently, that’s not what we’re here for.  Which, as I said, I know.  But the knowing doesn’t much alleviate the struggle, some days.

             Directly from the Universe, to me and you, here’s where to turn:

rise above.

             My mother, and niece, and I are what people call “women of strong faith” even though none of us are remotely religious.  We believe, we know, we entirely feel in a spiritual way.  So, when challenges arise, roadblocks appear, we seek answers.

              My own recent medical and work situation has caused me to really search for meaning.  It’s been difficult.  Daily.

             Which makes this message so much more meaningful, on a personal level, but also on a global one.  We are being instructed to find our detours.  Go around, move past, let go, and yes….. rise above.

             To do this, we have to focus.  Then, we have to walk away.  We can’t spend time suffering or whining, or screaming at problems.  Because in truth, there are no problems.  Merely lessons that we haven’t quite figured out.  Yet.

             Here’s an old Doreen affirmation that I feel will help us:

             My heart, my mind, my life, and everyone in it are perfectly at peace right now.

no such thing as problems

To rise, and go above




Right now, and right then.

             We went to hang out with Mom and Dad this afternoon, getting home slightly late (duh).  We began clearing out the camper.  In preparation for sale.  Which is sad, but necessary.   Empress and Maxx were along for the ride.

             If you are an Instagram* person, you can see a picture there.  If not, here’s another view.  My mother is not ill, in fact she was so lively that she flung her tiny self into this pose.  The better to show off her sweaters and afghans.

*From their Search bar you can find me under: UrthaLun or my full name (Julie Hanavan Olsen).


Happy, healthy, and cozy.

             She was laughing about having so much in brown right now, then she said, “well, it is fall.  And I’m brown too!”

             Both statements are true.  As is our channeled message.  Earlier, straight out of bed, here is what I woke up with:

directly facing current challenges

ensures that they become the past.

             I kept this in mind while we sorted and tossed.  Allowing my feelings to be there, then releasing them.  If I’d had to spend any MORE time in that camper, I don’t think I could have gotten through it.  But it worked out.  And I’m hugely grateful.

             The messenger who showed up on our card altar was immensely helpful, as well gently encouraging.  And, as you’ll see in the definition, it’s über timely!

Hare, animal messages, oracle cards, rebirth and intuition and balance

“Hare  ~  Gearr  (pronounced as Gy-arr, with an accent over the a)  ~

Rebirth, Intuition, Balance

The card shows the original hare of Britain – the Arctic hare which was later replaced by the common brown hare, probably imported by the Romans from the plains of central Europe.  It is nearly dawn but we can still see the moon in the sky.  In the background stands a dolmen – symbol of rebirth – and in the foreground we can see a lapwing’s nest, with the eggs which were said to have been brought by the hare.  Harebell, hare parsley, and hare’s foot clover grow close by.

Gearr brings us the benefits of balance and intuition, of promise and fulfillment.  The hare is a creature of the Goddess, the moon and the night, and yet also represents the dawn, brightness, and the east.  It is the most adept of animals at shape-shifting: we can never be sure exactly where the hare is – in this or the Otherworld.  It represents intuition, which makes things appear suddenly in our consciousness, like the lapwing eggs of Eostre, that magically appear in the hare’s form (nest).

As representative of the Corn Spirit and the two equinoxes, the hare brings the excitement of rebirth, fertile abundance, and willing release as each creative cycle comes to an end.  With the hare as your ally you will be well able to negotiate times of change, and you will be able to draw on your intuition to guide you through life.”

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Bill Worthington

LateNight Update:

As my father used to say, if I had a brain I’d take it out and play with it.  I just remembered, that you can see the Instagram pics from Twitter.    Which is live on the very left-hand side of this site.  Jeez.  Please excuse my sieve brain.