Was everyone able to sit down for a quick few minutes and practice the suggested meditation in yesterday’s daily draw?  If not, bookmark that page and try to get back to it.  (Sooner, rather than later.)

             It’s directly connected to today’s message, so I recommend carving out a few moments.  (I did mine while plugged in to a Tibetan bowl-ocean waves app on my phone, while the Deputy was trying out a new recipe and listening to baseball games.)

Must Needs

             In this case, self-care rules the day.  As I mentioned, it’s been challenging out.  All over the place folks are struggling right now, the energy levels are extremely intense.

             To counter this (or rather, to work on fully accepting it), we must begin within.  It always starts with ourselves.  That’s the line we must cross before we can go any further.  Our significant first and intentional step.

             And when we grab those few holy moments, those quick sacred minutes, for slowing and quieting the stress, the healing immediately begins.  We have shown our subconscious that we matter.  That we are worth this gift, the gift of time and space.

             If it’s tough, the road rocky and full of obstacles, and we don’t step out of the struggles?  We STILL don’t feel better!  And then, no one else does either.

             We’ve gained nothing by doing nothing.  When, we could gain something (something enormous), by doing this small and selfless thing.

             Standing before our card altar earlier, I was directed to the best helpers we have access to.  Absolutely, we are validated.  Who better to take care of the care-takers?

archangel azrael

“Comfort  ~

Archangel Azrael:

‘I am with you in your time of need, helping your heart to heal.’

Additional Message:

‘Even the strongest person experiences upsetting situations, and there’s no shame in taking time to heal your heart.  This is a good time for quiet reflection upon your true feelings.

Write them down in a private journal, and then call upon me to bring comfort to your heart and mind.  I can help you sleep better at night, and put your mind at ease.’

Working with Archangel Azrael:

Azrael’s aura is a beautiful shade of vanilla cream, a very pale yellow tone.  He surrounds grieving and dying persons with this loving light to bring comfort.  When Azrael is around, you may see eggshell-colored twinkling lights in a room.

The crystal, creamy yellow calcite is calibrated to Azrael’s energy, so holding or wearing it may lend additional comfort.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s FLP Report:

begins with this view from downtown recently.



             Then, today, we saw another Virginia.  (So, of course, Dan had to sing the song.  Loudly.)

             We also noticed two Michigans within half an hour of one another, not the same vehicle just staying close to us.  Then earlier in the week, one Wisconsin, a BC, some plate that got past us (could have been Texas, but doubtful), and an Ohio.



             Whether this afternoon’s message is connected to our “tidy” one from Tuesday or not probably depends on how you apply them both to your current situation.   And I’ll leave that up to each individual.

             The feeling this one brought today, though, did seem to be multi-dimensional.  Both emotional as well as physical.

Cozy and Safe.

            This was accompanied by alternating images of differing locations; there were places of warmth, very homey.  Then with views of chaos, not comfortable in any way.  The temperature was a large factor here, not just the surroundings.  For me, who is less-than-tolerant of climactic conditions, this spoke to the “cozy” factor.

             As far as safety goes, well, again, a personal angle, for sure.  I’m not sure I’ve ever NOT felt safe.  Late night bike rides?  Safe.  Alone on a city bus?  Safe.  Precarious housing situations?  Still safe.

             I do realize that this is not everyone’s experience.  And I am thankful for the lack of danger in my life.  However, we have all designed our own plan, and apparently, this just wasn’t in my blueprint.

             One of my own lessons here might just be to figure out what safe/unsafe looks like, feels, and means, in every direction, examined to learn more.  Or maybe not.  The messenger who is bringing our daily draw connects with this condition, too.

animal messages, oracle cards, crab symbolism

“Crab  ~

show your emotions and regenerate love

As Crab’s whole being is synchronized to the waxing and waning of the opalescent Moon so are your body’s hormonal and physiological systems tuned to the world’s circadian rhythms.  Live in harmony with these and your whole being will thrive.

Crab is protected by a rigid carapace, but to grow she must risk molting her armor, becoming soft and vulnerable.  Like Crab, garner courage and take the risk, be it sporting trial, mental task, or emotional revelation, which offers you regeneration and emotional flowering.”

             With our validation here on the topic of risk and safety, home where it’s cozy and protected, I like the idea that we may open ourselves up.  Having the faith to step off, soft and vulnerable, into the next portion of our journey.  That’s power.

             When we do this, knowing that we’re protected and nothing will be lost by trying, it seems to give us added freedom to explore and learn.  Besides, anyone who is ruled predominantly by the Moon, definitely knows what she’s talking about.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green

Today’s Sharing:

is from an Instagram photo I posted earlier.

date books, witches day planner, calendars

End of one year, beginning of the next.

             It took me over a week, but I’m finally all done with the transferring of details and dates.  As I mentioned months back, I cut out one of our family calendars.  We just didn’t need it since it’s only me and Dan now.

             Which means I’m down to 4.  Plus the one in my phone.  Baby steps……..

Harmonious Awareness.

             Last night, at about five minutes to midnight, I told Dan, “hey, pretty soon it’ll be two years that I became a non-smoker.”  His reply was, “did you blog about it?”  Of course not.  Because I have swiss cheese for brains.

             There.  Now I have.  (Yes, I had to write my forgetful self elf a note.  On the back of an old used envelope.)  Also?  There was this, from yesterday at the mall.

biking to VRC

(Notice those shoes?
I pack a pair in the panniers, almost every trip. When I remember.)

             My first tweetie pic from the road.  Mobile communications!  (I’m SLOWLY getting used to the smarty-pants phone, key word: slowly.)  Wow, I’ve come so far.

             Another example, these channeled messages I wake up with now.  I never saw THAT coming!  And yet.  Here they are…..

Peace and Contentment.

             I also heard that we should be viewing our path today with clarity again. And then, the next suggestion was to head off of our regular rotation, right directly over to that Stack o’ Inconsistency.

oracle cards, goddess messages

     “Goddess of Awakening  ~

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, and creativity.

Regardless of whether you are male or female; your feminine, creative spirit is being nourished and awakened by the star of Venus.  The Goddess of Love is activating your sensuous nature.  Romance is in the air, so surround yourself with flowers and crystals, wear your favorite perfume or essential oil, and allow your inner charms to surface.

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, fun, and creativity.  A new romance is about to blossom or an existing relationship is about to enter a period of renewed magic, excitement, and enchantment.  Either way, this period of renewed romance will eventually lead you to explore a new creative venture with your partner.  


                  This one is so reminiscent of Thursday‘s message.  Which, as you all know, means that it’s really something we have to pay attention to.

             Additionally, I don’t want to hear anyone questioning HOW this is going to appear in their lives, okay?  Just go with it, and be open to WHATEVER we are being sent.  It’s not up to us to try and figure this shit out.  If it was, well, a whole helluva lot would be different, is all I’m saying.

             Listen to the Universe, enjoy the Awakening  with Peace and Contentment.  (Dammit!)

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was to go do this.

eugene park concerts

About fifteen minutes later, the wind blew them both over, almost on top of us.

             A concert in the park (Washburn, to be exact).  HERE is Dan’s map;  my numbers show us pedaling 6.603 miles, in 42 minutes 17 seconds, at a crawling pace of 9.3 MPH.  There are some hills, between here and there, see above linked map, and notice that elevation.