Staying True

             In our (my!) continuing lessons about compassion, today’s message is focused on acceptance.  And understanding.  And then, even more acceptance.

             What we are meant to be aware of right now is:

Loyalty

             It’s simply not our place to judge.  That’s the bottom line.  It’s not up to us to decide if someone is making the proper decisions.

             We can offer support and valuable input, but we aren’t here to say “gah!  That’s a terrible fucking idea!” or even, in the infamous words of Cher, “snap outuvit!”

             We ARE here to model lovingkindness and lend a helping hand.  We aren’t here to WANT what they have nor HATE what they’re doing.  We’re just here to be of service and to walk our path.

             Also, this is the very definition of Pro Choice, by the way.  A concept which the anti-choicers can’t seem to grasp.  (Even though, ya know, their god gets it.)

             As I stood in the card altar room earlier, there was a clear and concise direction to not yet return to our regular rotation.  You can plainly see why.  (Look closely at this illustration, there’s a lot going on, including a windmill ……. )

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“Movement  ~  28  ~

‘You are in a time of forward motion.’

Upright:

This is the time for positive momentum as you come out of a period of restriction.  You’re in a stage of new adventure and discovery.

You may feel compelled to take a trip, change your hair, or move your home or business.  Regardless, you can’t remain where you are anymore.  You feel compelled to go forward.

No matter what your inquiry, you will see your dreams take form and doors previously shut begin to open as if by magic.

Movement is also a state of mind.  The fog lifts, and you now know the actions you need to take.  This isn’t the time for fear.  Let it go and move forward.

Reversed:

Do you feel as if you’re walking in circles, seemingly not getting anywhere?  Consider the spiral that travels up and around.

Two steps forward, and five steps back – even backward movement helps  you progress and reach your goal.  You may need to revisit some of the places where you forgot to look for treasure.

Another message is this:

lessons need repeating for those who refuse, or are unable to learn them the first time.  Consider this another invitation to mastery.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is brought to you by Her and Him.

It is officially Wedding Season.  Not for THEM, but for everyone they know.  Apparently.

It is officially Wedding Season. Not for THEM, but for everyone they know. Apparently.

             It looks like this one was a truly lovely event!  (Is that honey he’s holding?  Because if so, I want some.)  Thanks, Hanna and Keith, for the photo.

Ready and Rockin’

             Once more, we are being asked to gaze about for signs of how we can serve.  To look within and without, finding those who (including ourselves) may need a helping hand.

             Our assistance is required at this time, said the Universe to me this morning.  (And seriously, who the hell am I to argue?  Remember, I’m just the radio here.)

Communal Support

             When we are open, and receptive, that’s when our lessons are the easiest.  That’s when they are more like blessings in our perception.  It’s also when we hear and see the most.

             Today, the scenes I was shown were not so much about a struggle, as they were emotionally deep.  Our community needs us to be whole, WE need us to be whole.

            How are we to help others, support our tribe, if we are not hearty and hale?  Mentally, as well as physically.  In order to be our most useful selves, we must be our BEST selves.  First.

             Which is pretty much exactly what the daily draw message is saying.  I was directed to leave our regular rotation earlier, and this is where we landed.

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“Life Review  ~

Archangel Jeremiel:

‘Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced.’

Additional Messages:

‘It takes courage to look at your own life.  Yet, if done with compassion and a sense of humor, you’ll grow and learn from a life review.  I’ll help you take stock of where you’ve been.

We’ll look at what you’ve learned, and how these lessons are a valuable asset for today and tomorrow.  We’ll also notice life patterns that aren’t serving your higher good, and we’ll take steps to release those patterns.’

Working with Archangel Jeremiel:

One of Jeremiel’s purposes is to help newly crossed-over souls review their lives.  He also helps those who are still living to make life reviews.  Take time soon to be alone, and ask Jeremiel to help you review where you’ve been, what you’ve learned, and what you’re grateful for in your life.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view of what’s on my desk and in my ears right now.  (Well, not RIGHT now, I can’t write with music [or ANY noise] within my range of hearing.)

Paul Simon Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

Paul Simon
Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

             Borrowed from my awesome and amazing pool pal, Patty.  We’re going to add a few of these gems to our class playlist.

             Wanna learn something about me, that not many folks know?  My favorite song, on the entire planet, is number 5 on this disc.  (Oh, ha….. it’s number FIVE!)

             (My second fave, is a tie: Walking In Memphis by Cher, and Amazing Grace.)

Songs of Us

             Just a brief update, on my personal self elf.  One day last week, when I was heading out to the mall, and had to rush some mascara in the direction of my face, I jabbed the wand INTO my eye.   Yeah.  Ouch.

             But like, within an hour, it was all better.  Emmy and I talked later about how great it is that our vision areas heal so freaking fast.  Wanna know what DOESN’T put itself back together at mach speed?  Mouth parts.

             Last night, when The Deputy came home for lunch, I made us a nice (huge!) meal salad.  While eating mine, I somehow chomped down on the inside of my lip.  Holy fuck that hurts.  And hurts.  And then swells up and hurts lots more.  Sure, the poke in my eye was terrible.  But at least it stopped hurting at some point.

             So, if I’m typing with a lisp it’s because my mouth is being mean and not all better.

            I slept late today, which was really nice.  There were biking errands to run but it all worked out, with time to spare.  The dreams that kept me in our water bed so long were enchanting, and filled with the music I’ve been awash in lately.  So healing.

             Not all of the images I was shown relate directly to what is being shared here.   It’s like that sometimes.  Some personal messages, and some public.

Time’s hands.

             I was tempted to write, ….. and other parts, but refrained.  Sort of.  Because it’s not so much about hands (or even arms), as it is about the entirety of Time.  And how we truly have no control over it.

             Things happen when they need to happen.  Not before and not after.  The Hands of Time slow for no one, nor do they speed up.  Once we realize that, and let go of the expectations that we can change anything about Time, we have healed ourselves of that egoic untruth.

             Also, when we start a new year, a new project, any new topic or direction on our path, it’s good to remember that it’ll take exactly as long as it needs to.  Which is kind of reassuring.

             Back within our regular rotation around the card altar, this messenger must have been listening right here with me, because not only am *I* singing along with this new music, but so are the animal guides.

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“Frog  ~  38  ~  Cleansing

Frog sings the songs that bring the rain and make the road dirt more bearable.  Frog medicine is akin to water energy, and the East on the medicine wheel.  Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul.  All water rites belong to Frog, including all initiations by water.

Water prepares and cleanses the body for sacred ceremony   It is the element we understand best in the womb.  Frog, like ourselves, is a polywog in the fetal waters, and only learns to hop after it experiences the whole of fluidity.

If Frog hopped into your cards today, its ‘ribet’ may be calling in the cleansing you need . . .  the key thought is to find a way to rid  yourself of distractions and to replace the mud with clear energy.  Then replenish your parched spirit, body, and mind…..”

             I truly love that first part about making the road dirt more bearable.  I can just see our bare toes, at first puffing up the dust as we walk, then ** plunk ** plunk  ** plunk ** here comes the rain!

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson illustrated by Angela C Werneke

Today’s House Porn:

is this a link.  Go see it HERE.  And then let’s figure out how to live in it.

Lunar-y, and some other planets, too.

             This is me, sitting here eyeballing the clock, tapping my feet, drumming my fingers, pacing the floor, waiting waiting waitingwaitingwaiting!  At midnight (or so I heard, it could be later in the calendar day) there will be a new Cher song released.  At first I didn’t think I was that invested.  But that would be a lie.  I am now impatient for it to appear.

(Updated.  I just found out that there will be a delay in the release.)

             Do you all remember my favorite trivia question?  Which recording artist has had a Top Ten song in every decade since the ’50s?  Only ONE person.  Yep, no one else.  JUST her!  And now, after tomorrow, she’ll be back on the charts.  (Probably, it’s unlikely this new single will NOT hit a pretty damn high premier number.)  So.  We wait.  All of us Cher fans.  We wait.

             I’ve been keeping my ridiculous self elf busy by reading THIS.  It’s a twitter account by one of the funniest women I’ve run across in ages.  She is very The Bloggess-ish, and interestingly enough, also lives in Texas.  If you are on The Twitters, follow her.  She uses bad words and everything, just the way we like our humour, irreverent and mouthy.

             Nothing baked and no place biked today.  It was a car errand afternoon.  Some of which went VERY smoothly.  Thank you Mercury, for getting your annoying ass back in the proper direction.  We all appreciate it.

oracle cards

Moonstone  ~

fertility, reflection, intuition, imagination, goddess energy, amplified feelings

During the appearance of the next full moon your emotions and fears will be amplified and you will at times think you are going crazy, however, keep your calm for this condition will only last a few days.  During this time you will find yourself reflecting on your life, both past and present.  You will gain deep insight as to the nature of true happiness and begin to reassess your priorities.

After the full moon, a fertile period in your life begins, full of many exciting challenges and changes.  Many new and rewarding friendships will be formed as you embark on new and creative ventures.  This is all the result of the reflective light of the moon, so give thanks to her for her wisdom.

Embrace the blessings coming your way.”

             Let’s back the bus up here for just a fucking second, okay?  MORE crazy-feeling (than usual), for DAYS, Toni?!  Fine.  We’ve all been warned.  Other than that though, not a bad message.   Challenges are how we learn and grow, so let’s get to it!

             Also, look over at the side-bars, they’ve been up-dated.   Showing where our Mother Moon is.  Obviously this is important.

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

FLP Report:

foreign license plates

Kentucky. Too bad Hanover College doesn’t teach any classes on how to drive with legal license plate frames.

             Plus a Dakota.  I don’t know which one.  Not two hours later Dan saw a South Dakota (First In Flight, apparently), and told me that maybe that was the same one I saw.  I don’t believe him.  You are welcome to, but don’t drag me along.

LateNight Link:

this is the type of work my daughter is doing, in that corner office, and from her home.  Proud?  We can’t even begin to describe the feeling we have when pieces like this appear.

Settlement-ness.

            May I begin with good news?  Success, even, if I do say so my own wee self elf.  I finished the Number Four Kit last night!  Kept my ass in that chair until it was done. 

             Listening to some fabulous sing-along tunes, like,  Cher (duh), John Mellencamp (I have decided that I still like his music, even if I no longer like him all that much), some old Disney cartoon movie soundtracks (“Les Poissons, les poissons, how I love les poissons…“), George Thorogood (my fave is “You talk too much… ”  but both Daniel and I are pretty damn fond of “one bourbon, one scotch, and one beeeeeer…”  -he even has that one as a ring tone).  

             Along with pretty much every Eagle song ever recorded, and the last five (or maybe eleven) albums Brian Setzer has released (he of The Stray Cats, yes I know, ironic as all hell, but click on the link/his name, and see how overwhelmingly sexy this man is, cat or not).

          When I took it in to the shop owner today (after the staging of this highly dramatic photograph), we had a very interesting conversation.

Me  ~  Here.  (Handing her the winter scene.)

Her  ~  Oh it’s beautiful!  I LOVE this one!  That cardinal button is just perfect!

Me  ~  Yeah.  It turned out nice.

Her  ~  Here’s the next one I want you to do.  (Handing me what we will now be referring to as Kit Number 6.)

Me  ~  Ah.  More cats.  The one I’m working on right now has cats too.  (I really have not started stitching that one, just sorted the beads and highlighted the chart so far, but she doesn’t need to know that.)

Her  ~  It’s not THIS one is it?  (This is how NOT brilliant this woman is…)

Me  ~  No.  It’s a new one.  The sunset-y one.  Remember?

Her  ~  Oh.  Right.  Yes.

Me  ~  We did this one already.  (Begrudgingly accepting Kit Number 6, and not even needing to do more than glance at it.)

Her  ~  I know.  It was one of the ones that was stolen.

          You know how we here in JulieLand (and other places) are all about kindness, understanding, and Unconditional Universal Positive Regard?  Well, here is the perfect example of someone who is constantly surprised when karma comes along and bites her in her selfish, penny-pinching, cheap, greedy ass. 

            This store is not big, hardly larger than a good-sized dining room/kitchen combo (in like, a medium sized house), and yet…. she continually has things stolen, broken, ripped open, and otherwise damaged, right out from under her narcissistic nose.  Wanna know why?  Because she is NOT a decent human being.  Ah well, ya know, I can only do SO much to better our world, and this is NOT a lesson anyone can teach Mrs. Chintzy.  (I have actually tried.  It’s a lose/lose type of situation.)

            In more wonderful and lovely news, both of my grand-dogs are here right now, lounging adorably on the guest bed.

            They are not as sad and pathetic as they would like you all to believe.  Their girls have just stepped out in search of food, and will be home any moment now (as I type this).  Earlier they were in the living room playing, alongside Axel. Who, in case you were wondering, is doing much better.  I replied to Ally in the comments on yesterday’s post that he has been having a bloaty belly issue recently.  But he seems to be on the mend now.  Whew! 

           And with that in mind, look what we got today on the card altar.  Laugh Out Loud is what I did when I turned it over.  Hope it helps everyone who sees this blog, as much as it helped our Grim.

“Miracle Healing  ~

Expect a miracle.  You have prayed for assistance, and it is forthcoming now.  The more completely you surrender your situation to God, the more rapidly you will realize your healing.

Heaven is completely on your side, and your prayers have been heard and answered.  You needn’t beg or petition for help, as your situation is already healed in truth.  The healed reality is one of several parallel realities currently available to you.  You have the choice, through your thoughts, emotions, and intentions, to experience the highest possible reality for yourself.

You access your healed situation through faith and gratitude.  To feel these powerful catalyzing emotions, say to the Universe, ‘I am tired of thinking about this situation.  I don’t want to deal with it any longer.  Here, I am giving the entire thing to You so that You can think about it and resolve it.  Thank You so much for taking care of everything.’  Then, detach completely from the situation.  See yourself placing it in the palm of God’s loving hand.  Feel grateful that your situation is now resolved, and be open to the creative solution that greets you.

Affirmation:  In truth, everything and everyone, including myself and my loved ones, are healed now.  I focus on this truth, instead of on illusions of fear.”

           All the regular Doreen disclaimers apply here, substitute any words that are more comfortable for you.  But, isn’t this a great message though?!  I am totally going to do this as a visualization, and write down the affirmation too.  I love handing crap off, and when we do this, it is not only less of a burden for us, but it makes the gods and faeries and angels happy too.

           (This is me going back to my chair, with ANOTHER freaking beaded cat kit…. Thank You Universe for continuing to provide me with work.)

Latenight update:  we just found out that I am four or five Brian Setzer albums BEHIND!  Ack!