Commonality and Participation

             In our long journey, amongst our many stops and stayovers, some lessons do find a way of returning.  We truly ARE trying to learn them, and let them go.  But, damn.  Often, they feel like barnacles that just won’t come off!

             For me, I’ve begun to understand the limits and restrictions.  I’m sure you have, as well.  Some of my personal challenges are computering and technology.

             Another, is dealing with family relationships, or on the random occasion, co-workers.  I struggle to not take pretty much EVERYthing personally.  (But that’s back to the Letting Go………)

             I make my valid attempts, I set aside my bias, I honestly do give all that I have.  And mostly, that is the best way.  Other times, I turn away in disappointment.

             It’s very much about our own Acceptance and Attitude, I have come to know that, at least.  Which, after a lifetime of rage, allowing that to fall away, is a nice gentle feeling.

             Our message, right now, is entirely in the card.  We can share, and then we can let those gifts drop wherever they are needed.  We do not need to worry about the results.  We live in a genuine way, how others receive that, is not our concern.

acceptance lessons

“Sharing of Yourself

‘I am an incredibly generous being.’

Share who you are with others.  Give what you have, what you do, and who you are.  Be generous.

The more freely and fully you share of yourself, the more freely and fully the Universe will give to you.

The Universe wants you to know:

you need to share from the depth of your soul.  Allow others to see your essence and feel your radiance. 

If you give with the thought that it’s something you must do as a duty or a sacrifice, you may feel depleted.

However, if you give with the belief that there is no scarcity of energy, or funds, or joy, the Universe will pour an abundance of these things into your life.

Don’t expect to receive something in return – rather, be generous just because it feels right.  

You can only give as much as your capacity to receive, so open yourself to receiving even more.

Questions to ask yourself:

how can I give even more?  What is stopping the flow within my life?  What could occur in my life if I gave without reservation?

Affirmation:

I am an incredibly generous person.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Additional Affirmation:

It is safe for me to give and to receive, 

it is safe for me to accept my gifts while staying protected from that which may cause me pain.

 

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It’s all about the back and forth.

             Here’s a thing.  Just as I was all resigned and accustomed to our autumnal weather being a factor (yes, riding while getting drenched is not fun, but it’s do-able with the correct clothing) I received some harsh (and painful-to-the-budget) bad news:

my raingear is leaking.

             This will be what, pants number 2 or 3?  We can’t afford this, people!   I was counting on these garments to get me through the damn season.  Blergh.  I’m just unhappy now.  And when I got home today, I was NOT dry.

             Let’s just move on to the metaphysical, it’s much more fun.  And positive.  Always with the positive.  Today’s message is a good one.

Accept these blessings in the spirit of which they were intended:

as abundant gifts.

             When I heard this I immediately thought of all the things we do easily, and take for granted.  Many of us walk, unaided.  We speak and hear.  We touch and smell.  We are able to express emotion and verbalize opinions.  All of these?  Gifts!

             Standing at our card altar (I have very strong legs and I can stand!) I was directed to reach over and see what the Archangels had to tell us.  Not surprisingly, they confirm what we’ve been hearing lately.

archangels messages, oracle cards

“Teaching and Learning  ~

Archangel Zadkiel:

‘Keep an open mind, and learn new ideas.  Then, teach these ideas to others.’

Additional Message:

‘You are a spiritual teacher and an avid learner.  Learning and teaching are linked in a perfect cycle, in which information comes to you when you need it.  Teach others about the topics that awaken your passions.  The more you teach, the more your lessons are reinforced within yourself.

Be open to sharing new ideas, and learning about topics that aren’t in your immediate sphere of interest.  Your students will teach you in many ways, too.  Trust in your teaching and learning abilities, as your mind is one with the Divine Mind of God.  You are an intelligent and wise being.  Know that it’s safe in this lifetime for you to be outspoken in your teachings.’

Working with Archangel Zadkiel:

Zadkiel is the ultimate spiritual professor.  He’s patient, kind, and has access to all knowledge.  He’s widely known for his ability to help human memory and function.  If you need to remember or memorize information, ask Zadkiel to assist.  Anything you need to know, Zadkiel is glad to teach you.  Just ask him questions in order to elicit his help.  

Sometimes Zadkiel uses the Socratic method of teaching, which means that he’ll lead you so you can learn for yourself.  Being observant of patterns in everything you see, hear, and think is the best way to benefit from Zadkiel’s teachings.”

             Looking past some of the unfortunate aspects of this illustration, I am captivated by the large and radiant wings featured so prominently.   With that vibrant coloring, and this uplifting message, the entire attitude of this draw is empowering.

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage:

was just to the bank* and acupuncture, then home again, for 5.245 miles, in 31 minutes 57 seconds, with a slow and rainy average pace of 9.8 MPH.

* Another drive-thru on my bike, exchanging scavenged coins for some paper dollars.