Advance and Process

             I’m sitting at a make-shift desk, in the house where we now live.  My Empress occupies our formal adobe. It’s been slow, and difficult.  But ….. I’m sitting at a make-shift desk.  In the house.  Where we now live.

             Let’s call that progress, shall we?  Because, what I’ve been hearing about, and what I’m learning so clearly right now, is that we must be thankful, we must notice the gifts.  We absolutely must

stay flexible.

             Nothing around here is done.  Nothing at the other house is done, either.  Two families are half-in, half-out of old and new situations.  But for this moment in time, none of us is homeLESS.  We are dry in the rain and warm in the cold.  (Hopefully, we’ll also be cool in the heat, too.)

             Things change.  That’s the way our journey goes.  It’s the very WAY this life is.  When we get too caught up in staying the same, we lose out on what might come along for us.

             It’s been challenging, this move, this tiny bit of progress.  But it’s also been kinda fun.  And that’s what we all could focus more on.  The fun.  The joy.  The little steps of advancement.

             Behind me, sitting atop (what is now taking the place of) our altar, is a great validation.  We have to take the time to see the nice vantage points.   Stop along the route and enjoy pleasant surroundings.

             The travel is part of this adventure!  We are constantly in motion, let’s notice and appreciate where it takes us.

six of swords

Six of Swords

This is one of the VisionQuest cards.  The journey, the lesson, the movement is what we focus on here.

But also, take note of where this individual is headed.  See the tiny star in that hillside?

The goal is to find our shining future, and aim for it; enjoy the scenery, and get to our destination when we get there.  It’ll be well worth the time spent.  Because truthfully, we have plenty of time to spend.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view.  There is almost nothing hung on our walls right now, except this.  I needed to see them, and spend time with them.  Maybe you do, too.

dolphin view

Choose Joy

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Warrior, inside and out.

             On this day 24 years ago I gave birth to my last baby.  She arrived quietly, with just a hint of drama, but MUCH intensity.  Little, and lots, has changed since then.

             Earlier this afternoon we surprised her with a gift and a balloon and a treat at the grooming salon, everyone sang, she and I cried.  It was beautiful.  Just like her.  (For more on who my amazing Empress is, go to all of the other [5?] posts on this day.)

             Happy Happy Birthday, to Emma.  You are treasured beyond words, adored beyond reason, and loved by more than you can even imagine.  I just happen to be lucky enough to be your mom, this time.

dreaming animal cards

“Koala  ~  34  ~  Inner Journeys

If you come across a Koala in the wild, you will find it in one of two states – awake, feeding and tending to its young, or dozing in a foetal position, it’s rump securely wedged into the fork of a tree.

It is believed that the Koala slips into an altered state of awareness after ingesting the eucalyptus leaves that form the heart of its diet.  Whilst in this state, it is mused that it can enter other realms of reality, or journey deep within the inner landscape.  Once there, it is thought that the Koala gathers knowledge and is able to offer healing in ways not considered physically possible in the tangible world.

Koala also fosters the notion that, as spiritual beings, we inherently know the answers to all of our questions, with the knowledge we seek stored deep within our consciousness.  Koala demonstrates the healing flight we must take in our personal quest for answers.  It embraces the inner journey to the core of the deepest self.

To journey with the Koala is to quest for the ancient knowledge and spiritual awakening hidden within our consciousness.  Koala represents a sacred journey that is unique for everyone, an expedition that supports the individual needs and requirements of all people.

If Koala has snoozed his way into your cards today, you are being assured that you inherently know the answers to your questions.  Now is the time to start taking notice of your inner self, your innate connection to all the information of the Universe.  Stop looking to others for corroboration, advice, or wisdom.  Take responsibility for your own life, your own path, and your own destiny by listening to your heart of hearts.

Koala says that you must start your own journey; a quest that will unlock the answers you seek from a place hidden deep within your essence.  The journey must begin today.  Koala’s healing journey is an experience of unimaginary proportions; a flight beyond the boundaries of the physical body.

With Koala, your potential for growth and transformation strengthens and your sense of self escalates.  To fully embrace Koala Dreaming, you must first take responsibility for your own healing and trust that all will evolve as it is supposed to.”

             We went back to Australia today, for this Special Occasion draw.  It was well worth the trip.  This message couldn’t be more timely and perfect.

             Also, this card is the first under a new category:

“…. charged with the energies of the West, and the element of Water, embrace the emotions and the lessons of introspection, contemplation, and meditation.  Exemplifying the energies of dusk, the West symbolically represents the phase in life where we find ourselves asking ‘is this it?’ and the choices that present themselves as a result.”

             One of the (get better damn it!) projects that I personally have going on right now involve several guided meditations.  Seriously, for me, this is SUCH a huge freaking sign.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Sharing:

is an uplifting link, go HERE.

LateNight Insider Info:

which should, more accurately, be entitled: TMI.  But here it is anyway.

            I’m struggling right now (again?), but am fighting it off and will (quickly, deargawd quickly!) get past it.  The enormous feelings  (probably) have something to do with the emotion that my children’s birthdays always bring, but it also has to do with other challenges.  (Recognition, yippee that’s progress!)  Just a tough one this afternoon, sometimes it’s like that.