Pleasing and Beneficial

             Have you ever heard this saying?  “Life is short.  Take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.”

             I’ve been seeing it around (most recently on a t-shirt).  It absolutely rings true with what I’m hearing lately.

             As in.  When we “Choose Joy” we are actively making the choice to

enjoy!

             We are intentionally seeking out what brings us happiness, what feeds our soul, and what helps us to be better.  From the inside out.

             It goes back to Self Care, and the need to nurture ourselves.  Eat the cake!  Not for a “cheat” but for ourselves.  (And if cake’s not your thing, pick something that does it for you.)

             In some ways, it’s sort of true that life is short.  According to the divine measurement of the Universe, there actually is no time.  But wearing these bodies and making this exact journey, a lifetime is not long, in comparison.

             When we deprive ourselves, or when we apply a negative filter, we are the ones who suffer.   Which then causes a ripple effect, out into the lives of our loved ones.  And no one wants to hurt those we care about.

             In true and perfect form, our validation comes from the deck which suits our message the very best.

chose joy

“Rejuvenation  ~

Get a good night’s sleep.

Rejuvenate your body,

mind, and spirit.”

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Personal Sharing:

is the story of a pair of boots.  I saw them in a window, (over 35 years ago).  I wanted them with a painful and sharp longing.  I loved them like nothing I had ever seen before.

             I passed them by.  I came back another day, still denying myself.  I went to visit them, needing them.  I probably could have afforded them, but I thought, at the time, they were a bit too much, and I was a bit not enough.

             To this day, I wish I had bought those boots.  I’ve never seen another pair like them.  I still wish I had chosen me, chosen the boots, chosen joy.

 

 

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More Improvement

             It’s no secret that one of my major life lessons is Release.  We’ve discussed it before, and it rings true for many of you, as well.  The process though, is VERY individual. And yeah, I’m workin’ on mine.

             One of the phrases from this past week (which have been loud and clear) sound one way, when they’re really another.  Example: be higher, be better.

             At first, it’s almost like we’re being encouraged to compare ourselves with others.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  In reality, it means

rise above.

             The Universe is reminding us that competition and comparison is not the healthiest direction, not necessarily the best road for us to take.

             We all know that we’re paddling along, every one of us with the same ending.  Death.  We are dying. It’s the honest and factual reality of our physical experience.

             But, to advance, to rise above, to do better, to BE better, is how we’ll best enjoy the time we have here for this particular and indivdual adventure; it’s how we move forward in our evolution, and how we benefit the most from this journey.

             We simply need to learn how to let the small shit go.  To release the cultural constraints and judgments.  To ignore the comparisons.  To cease the negativity, and to actively Choose Joy whenever we can.

             In validation, this particular draw couldn’t be more perfect.  Just keep in mind, when we discuss “health” we aren’t always talking about the old, outdated, harmful physical restrictions and confining limitations of the past, of the patriarchy.  More often (and more accurately), we are addressing our emotional, our spiritual, our mental conditions, and how best to live our lives in comfort and peace.

mental health awareness

“Health  ~  9

Now is an opportunity to focus on your health.  You have been living life at a hectic pace for some time.

It would be wise to take a break and allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate.

Give thanks for the health of your body and mind and remember to make your health a high priority in the coming months.

Affirmation:

Each and every one of my cells is continually regnerating and radiating light.

I attune to the divine love within me and let it flow through every cell of my body.

I breathe in life and the energy flows freely within me.

I am eternal youth, 

eternal health,

eternal light.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay

 

 

 

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Advancement

             Loads of signs and symbols lately about Moving Forward.  And while I’m not a fan of looking backwards (Release lessons, much?), I do understand the necessity for setting up a way to gauge, a method to measure with, an examination of sorts.

             Since I let go of all numbers, and no longer count calories, hours, steps, miles, nor any false form of calculating my body through artificial ciphers, seeing how we’ve improved on a non-physical plane seems like a positive way to proclaim our

Progress.

             To be in the moment is our ideal, appreciating all that we have, all that we are surrounded by.  At the same time, it feels like we’d benefit from experiencing and acknowledging how far we’ve truly come, how far this journey has already taken us.

             We can briefly glance back over our shoulders, honouring the task, the trials, the challenges, while genuinely being Here Now.   We can appreciate the advancements and education, continuing to recognize and respect our tremendous achievements while taking the time to breathe, to Be, and to be Still.

             It’s a difficult balance, yes, but  it’s also a Self-Care gift.  We are allowing ourselves to take credit for how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.  We are accepting gratitude for making it all this way, and for not only surviving, but for thriving and flourishing so beautifully.

             Progress is not only our advancing, but it’s the recognizing that we did this, we made it, we traveled, we have become aware.  We are the success.  We are the strength.

             Additionally, we are part of the bigger picture.  We are connected.

progress

“Devotion ~ Nature Spirits

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inspiration ~ contemplation ~ nature ~ faith

The presence of the Universe is everywhere, so if you feel disconnected from the Divine, you are the one who left.  Your Nature Spirits are beckoning you back to a place of awareness which reconnects you to your source.

Do not allow your mind to isolate you in fear or get stuck in dwelling on misery.  Instead, go outside and take in the natural world – which is a beautiful gift for you to enjoy.

Focus on the beauty, power, and holiness that nature affirms.  Humbly surrender to this greatest force present in all things, including you.

Your Nature Spirits message is this:

Breathe in the Divine.

You are one with All.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

 

Today’s Personal Note:

is to say that I’m about ready to give this site a different, look.  If there’s anything here you might want to save, I’d advise printing those pages, because most of them will be going away.

             I know I said this months ago, but now it’s really going to happen.  All I’m waiting for is another perfect header photo, and the time to archive what I won’t be bringing with.

             It is safe to be happy, it is safe to change, it is safe to make progress.

 

 

 

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Repair, restore, rebuild.

             This week marks my ten year blogaversary.  I began here, a decade ago, to make sense of my sister’s death.  As a place for thoughts, feelings, and later, messages.

             It has served that purpose, plus so much more.  I have no plans to stop showing up, whether I have readers or not (although, I truly hope I do).  It’s worth my time to sit down, contemplate, type, and ultimately, share.

             My mother told me once, at a major turning point in her life, that she felt the perfect imagery (she could see it clearly in her mind’s eye), was the slow changing of a page, the folding flip of paper, as it turned over, marking the end of one chapter, beginning of another.

             I feel that now, as we transition into a new week, a new month, a new year, and no doubt, a new decade.  I hear the Universe tell us that this movement, this marking of time is

healing.

             The recovery and restoration has begun.  We may now go forward, wounded and wearing our scars proudly.  We may move on to the next chapter, the next path.

            We have learned, we have grown, and we have traveled so very far.  We are always better for surviving.  And if all we did was make it through this particular day, well, that is an accomplishment.  One we won’t diminish.

             Thank you, for taking this trip with me.  I appreciate you, and treasure your presence.

healing

May we all find peace.

May we all heal.

 

 

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Winter Wishes

             I hope whatever holiday you celebrate(d) was/is filled with light and joy.

             I hope if you do not celebrate, that your days are comfortable and kind.

             I hope, for all of us, that 2018 is more positive, more loving, and all ’round better than the one we’re in now.

             I hope all of us remember that this chosen life of ours is a journey, not a race.

             I hope we all treasure every step, and the quiet pauses which fall between them.

             I hope each and every one of us go into tomorrow, and all the tomorrow’s following, with health, prosperity, and love.

             Be Well,

from me to you.

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holiday cheer

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