Our Un-Tidiness

             We’ve definitely spoken before about how our adventure here sometimes leads us down roads and paths we never anticipated traveling.  Well.  I went there this week.  Literally, and figuratively.

             A bit of (formerly mysterious) health situation has now been clearly diagnosed.  And treated (if that’s the right term for: excising).  I’ve had my gallbladder removed, emergency-surgery style.

             What do we learn from shit like this?  Not to take ANYthing for granted, sure.  Not to let a day go by without saying nice words to loved ones, certainly.

             But, also:

life is messy!

             We wear messy bodies, making our messy little journeys, as we experience (and hopefully savor) messy existences.

             Nothing is tidy, nothing is sure, nothing is static.  We, daily, waver and change.  We grow and we have set-backs.  Most of all, we have our lives.   And they, unquestionably, can be a bit of a mess.

             It’s been a shock.  Physically, as well as emotionally.  It has thrown my Intuitive Eating on its head.  It was BEYOND unexpected.  Truthfully?  I am still a bit confused by the entire sudden ordeal.

             And, it’s my new normal.  I must heal.  I must rest.  I must mull over the changes taking place.

             For guidance, I’ve drawn this for us all.  And I’ll be transcribing both directions, they are valid.  As always, they are validating, too.


messy life

“Rescue  ~  16  ~

‘You are always safe and secure,

and free to be yourself!’


Asking for help isn’t easy for many successful people.  However, that’s what you need to do now as you expand your life.

If you find yourself troubled, you can expect help with whatever issue is at hand now.  You need only ask, and assistance will come your way.

The most important support you can count on is from Spirit.  Get into a right relationship with the Divine, and you will see that many conditions line up as if by magic to provide you with all the help you need.

Ask and you will receive.  There is no need to fear.  Safety is a place within.


Are you trying to rescue another?  Do you believe that your live can change someone and miraculously heal this person? 

Or . . . . . are you waiting to be rescued?  Do you believe that someone will sweep you of your feet and take away all of your problems?

Reversed, the Rescue card cautions you against romanticizing your situation right now.  Look closely and see reality as it is rather than the illusion of how you’d like it to be.

You need to step back and rescue yourself.  Trust that the Spirit world will guide you to expose the illusion so that you may discern the difference between truth and fantasy.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Affirmation:

( it’s worth repeating )

Safety is a place within me.

I am always safe, secure, protected.

I am free to be myself.






Hills and Valleys, Ins and Outs

             Some days are simply more challenging than others.  I hit a rough patch this week (several, actually).  The dates next week (and the ones right after) won’t help get me past that.

            What HAS been encouraging and uplifting, is my family. I truly hope that wherever you are, whoever you are, you have the kind of support I do.  If you do not?  Contact me, I’ll send you a virtual hug and we can chat.

             As I said in our last post, I’m very fortunate to have someone who picks me up when I stumble.  We also have three incredibly brilliant and kind (adult) children.  As a bonus, I have a mom and dad who adore me and are just up the highway.

             When we are struggling, as I have been lately, it’s helpful to go within, to see what messages our Team has for us.  As if in total validation, this card came up.  It is the entire message right now.

             Well, that and a reminder.  Focus on the haves, leave those have-nots for someone else to worry about.

gratitude attitude

“Visualization  ~

‘Card Meaning:

Your clairvoyance, your dreams, and the pictures in your mind’s eye are becoming more clear and powerful.

This card asks you to trust, to develop your visual skills, and to use them in conscious manifestation.’


It is safe for me to see, I am a very visual person.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to thank Louise Hay.  She left us this week, passing peacefully in her sleep.  She was 90, and she was a gift to us all.





Up and Coming

             This morning (ish) when I got out of bed, I was singing (unprompted) a familiar and catchy song, except with slightly altered lyrics.  Immediately it was clear that this would be our first message of twentysixteen.

             How timely of the Universe to ring in a new year with an uplifting (and relevant) reminder.

In The Best Way

             When we begin each interaction or situation (or new day / week / month) with the attitude of kindness and positivity as our foundation, we have already brought loving light forward on which to build.  Forward for ALL of us.

             The best version of ourselves may be the one we’re living this minute.  Like, do we NEED to say that we’re not okay and must be improved upon?  Maybe, we’re absolutely fine.  Just like this, honestly and with genuine care.

             To be our best possible selves is never to drag down.  Never to beat up.  Never to make feel bad.  If we want to initiate a change, lovely.  If this isn’t the time for it, also lovely.

             What will benefit us the most is continuing to be aware of Self-Care and Community.  Are we doing our best?  Can we help more?  Are we treating ourselves as we do our sisters and brothers?  (And by “sisters and brothers” you know what I mean.)

             In the best way, is to reach high.  And always give credit for trying.  Because if we reach, and don’t make it, that’s okay, too.  There is no such thing as failure, merely lessons.

             On our card altar right now, I’ll let the draw speak for itself.  Also, it wanted to be seen in both directions.

in the best way

“Into the Unknown  ~  7  ~

Trust . . . . and all will be revealed.’


Life is an adventure, and often, new opportunities will arise that you won’t know how to deal with.  This is one of those times.

You are required to trust that this new phase will reveal wonders and miracles as you step into unknown territory.

Imagine that you are not only a path finder, but a path maker.  Whatever your inquiry, trust that you will be safe.

Stay aware as you discover new and marvelous territories and valuable treasures.


Inexperience plus overconfidence can lead you into a dangerous situation for which you are unprepared.  Always remember that wisdom comes from experience.

Keep an open mind and enter this part of your journey with alert eyes.  Don’t assume you know this territory.  You may not recognize what is hidden by camouflage.

This is not a time for careless adventure.”

             As the Challenger, it appears as though she’s saying the opposite of what is in the Direct position.  But is she?  (Answer: no, she isn’t.)

             Apply this one carefully, especially as we come closer and closer to the first retrograde phase of the year.  Where and who we are is sacred.  Always.  (Even in reverse.)

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS PIECE done by my Seattle girl (who is supposed to be on vacation, and yet, she’s still working).


Our Own Knowledge

             There are events and situations which some people declare as senseless or without meaning.  And maybe, at first glance, we might also feel that way.

             The truth, though, is actually the opposite.  Circumstances and occurrences are purposeful.  There is intention and significance to our lives.  As well as all of the things we do in them.

             That’s what the Universe wants us to remember.

Lesson learned.

             Nothing is pointless.  All roads (yes, all.  Even the seemingly absurd or wasteful) lead to knowledge.  Will EVERY lesson be deep and life-changing?  Nope, not even close.

             But, every lesson WILL teach us something.  Just as every direction we choose will bring us to a destination.  It might not be the place we THOUGHT we’d arrive, nonetheless, there we are.

             When we understand and accept that these things are happening for a reason, we are better able to appreciate the gifts that they bring.  Is the “reason” one that we can see?  Hardly ever.   But that doesn’t change anything.  We have still gained, there is still purpose.

             We learn as we go.  We go along as we need to.  Our journey is windy, strange, bumpy, and contains uncountable detours.  Yet, we still learn, and we still keep going.

             On our card altar right now we have some travel help.  Some roadside assistance for this adventure.

archangel metatron

“Prioritize  ~

Archangel Metatron:

‘Focus on your highest priorities.  I will help you get organized and motivated.’

Additional Message:

‘What’s your calling?  What makes your heart sing?  When you focus on these areas, your joyful energy increases, which benefits everyone.

Take charge of your schedule, and spend more time on projects and activities close to your heart.  Make choices that honor your priorities and support your life’s mission.’

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron helps people develop organization and record-keeping skills.  When you call upon him, he motivates you to organize your priorities.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Power Statement:

Thank you Mother and Father gods/Source/Light and Life, for helping me release grievances and negativity, accepting all blessings and abundance.


Realism, Hopefully

             I’m almost done with my seasonal training.  It still remains to be seen if I even get hired or not.  (That depends on a few factors, one of which is a final exam.  I don’t test well, we’ll see how it goes.)

             Amongst the upheaval that six long days of personally being bombarded with new and complicated information brings, we’ve been experiencing far too much negative news, on a global and national level.

             While I’m certainly not saying that it’s best to ignore this type of information, I was reminded earlier that spending time with it is not productive.  Yes, acknowledge.  Yes, do our part to help.  Yes, drench every soul involved with love and light and blessings and prayers and power and and and…..

             But no, please, the Universe says, don’t let it pull you down.  Don’t let it blanket you in sorrow or smother you in fear.

             Here’s what I heard:


             Because THAT is the truth.  There is ALWAYS and FOREVER much more Hope than there is poor behaviour and heinous activity.  There is more Hope than despair.

             The reason for this spiritual truth is because WE SAY SO!  We make it happen.  We are the relief.  We are the potential for a better tomorrow.

             And we do it by holding on to Hope.  We do it by stopping somewhere in our day and looking at pictures which make us smile, listening to music which soothes our soul.

             We do it by holding the hand of someone we love.  We do it by texting our phoning a person with whom we can share a laugh.

             We do it.  We choose Joy.  We see the promise of tomorrow.  We ARE Hope.

             And, according to who dropped by our card altar, we are also in no danger.  While this may not be our favorite illustration, the message here is powerful.  Plus, it has a beautiful and distinctly validating feel.

Archangel Michael

“You Are Safe  ~

Archangel Michael:

‘I am protecting you against lower energies, and guarding you, your loved ones, and home.’

Additional Message:

‘Let go of worries, as I’m surrounding you, your love ones, home, and possessions with powerful loving light.

This light repels lower energies, and attracts loving experiences.  Focus on this light and love – instead of on fear – as you’ll attract the object of your focus.

With your mind free of fear, you have additional time and energy to devote to your life’s missions.  You are free when you are fearless.

Know that you are safe at all times, and that my protection is flawless.’

Working with Archangel Michael:

Michael’s role is to escort away the lower energies of fear.  If you become worried or anxious, mentally ask him to bring you peace.  You can also ask that he clear your home, office, vehicle, or community of toxic energies.

After you call upon Michael, you will likely notice a warm feeling.  That’s because he has a fiery warrior spirit.  You can ask Michael to stay with you continuously, as he is able to be with everyone who calls upon him simultaneously.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Affirmation:

comes from the queen of healing, Louise Hay herself.

Every experience I have is perfect for my growth.”