Journeying

             I’m on the mend, thank you all so much.  The “day” job continues to be a struggle.  My head is still congested, my voice is still compromised, and the cough is lingering; this heat is doing me no favours.

             Starting Sunday (tomorrow) it will be a long stretch of no days off, and truthfully I am dreading it in a big way.  My mantra has been fridayfridayfridayfridayfriday so I can focus my mind on the end of it, instead of on how shitty it feels to begin a schedule like this.

             And, not so ironically, the Universe is right there with me.  Coaching and encouraging.  Here’s what I’m hearing:

Endurance

             This entire life adventure is about the doing of it, the going, the moving forward.  It’s never about the end.  Our goal is to survive.  To thrive, and to learn.  To constantly do better.

             In order for us to accomplish this, we have to get THROUGH it first.  And that’s where my aim is now.  Getting through this week.  And making it to the next day off.

              I absolutely do understand that I have to be there for some reason.  Even if I don’t know the reason, there is one.  Possibly, it’s many reasons.  Maybe, it might even be more about the process.

             As soon as I figure it out, I’ll be sure to share.

             In complete validation, here is where our message continues to take us.

oracle of the angels

Transformation  ~  38

You are in the midst of a profound transformation.  You are on a path of rapid growth and change – 

you have been for some time.

The inner work you have completed is about to pay off.  You have acquired so much knowledge and experience and are now ready to let go of an ‘old’ aspect of yourself, rebirthing into a ‘new’ you.

Do not be afraid, embrace this transformation and rejoice in it.

Affirmation:

I welcome this personal transformation with open arms and an open heart.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay

Today’s Sharing:

is to say, yes….. transformation, indeed!  On Tuesday I cut off all my hair again.  This will make the third donation process I’ve been through in the last decade.

             No, we don’t have any (good) photos right now, but some will appear (eventually).  Envision going from extremely long braids to very short curls and you have the idea.

            Additionally, there will be a new face to the website soon.  Not sure what it will look like, yet.  But it’ll all still be here.  Just a new view on the front.  I didn’t want anyone to be shocked, or unprepared.

             Might take me a few weeks, merely informing everyone that the transformations are continuing.

 

 

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Creatively Enshrined

             Today’s message isn’t so much a message as it is a home decor suggestion.   The Universe is telling us that we don’t have enough dedicated Sacred Space.  I tend to agree.

             So now, let’s talk about what that means.  Because regardless of what label (if any) you regularly apply to your belief system, there is inherent possibility for:

Zen Focus

             It can be as simple as one item set on a bathroom counter, or as extensive as the example below.

pagan sacred space

I spotted this in several different places around the interwebz. No idea who took credit for it originally.

             Or anything in between.  The basic idea is to remove our mundane perception and focus.  To cease the current experience when our eyes rest there.

             We are “altered” when we establish an altar.  We are changed, and we are healed.  We are made aware of the holiness in this exact moment.  The holiness in ourselves.

             And we know that the more lovingkindness we send out, the more we will receive.  One special and simple act at a time.

             Returning to the regular rotation around our very own card altar, we’ve been presented with a very nice validation of this idea.  We can make our sacred space, our zen focus, out of whatever we have on hand.

             In fact, we can do it with our own hands, or it can simply BE our hands.

student

8 of Pentacles

             This one talks about learning.  And how we gain our knowledge through practice and concentrated diligence.  When we are devoted to our craft though, it doesn’t feel like a hardship, it doesn’t even feel like work.  Instead, it feels like creating and sharing our art.

             It feels like achievements of the soul, only made by hand.  Our skills are honed, our lessons learned.  All with encouragement and loving guidance.  Never with harsh criticism or hurtful insults.

             We are lovingly creating and manifesting, in a physical sense.  And yet, from a heart and soul perspective.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Recent Kitchen Adventures:

include this Instagram view.  (Speaking of home-made.)

quick pickles

I used the last of our rainbow carrots.

             Sometimes ya just gotta get creative.  I’m nearly militaristic when it comes to my abhorrence of waste.  So, if pantry supplies (or vegetables) are getting close to “the edge” of freshness, I kinda power prep.

             In the past few days I’ve improvised my freaking head off.  Culminating in those quick pickles (fresh thyme with basil-and-oregano flavored rice vinegar, plus the last of some cider vinegar).  Also, I made an imperfect batch of salty caramel/chocolate butterscotch fudge.  And some roasted-in-the-oven nuts and seeds (several flavors).

             No, there aren’t any recipes to share.  I made shit up invented and carefully crafted, using what I had.  Nothing wasted.  Nothing thrown out.  All of it sacred.  Because I said so.

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