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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Authentic Freedom

             As we travel, experiencing our journey, living our lives, we are learning our lessons and gaining knowledge.  (At least, that’s the hope.)

             In this process, we grow, we evolve, and in many ways, we change.  (Again, that’s how it’s “supposed” to work.)

             What I was directed to share right now has to do with that growth and change.  For me, it’s about Release, but there are also factors that deal with moving away from judgment, becoming more independent, and keeping ourselves:

open.

             When we remember the Universal Law of Free Will we are better able to understand the choices and decisions of others.  Their selections and paths are theirs, ours belong to only us.

             When we come across someone who is headed in a way we don’t necessarily agree with, we can’t just shout “stop this, you’re being a fucking idiot!” even though, perhaps we might feel that this would be most helpful.

             We must keep our hearts, and minds, and souls open.  We have to honour those off-ramps which others take when exiting the highway of life.  It wasn’t OUR turn to make, it may not even have been the best one for them.  But, we don’t know where they’re going.  (Hell, I hardly even know where I’m going.)

             Open-ness, freedom.  The key in this particular message is to allow whatever needs to happen, happen.  For them.  And for us.

             With validation, we have landed here.  One of the best ways to step away from the troubles when dealing with everyone else is to go within.

life life in the open

“Look Inside Yourself  ~

‘You’ve been trying to find satisfaction through outside sources such as material possessions or relationships. 

You’re also looking for help from other people.  The fairies ask you to look within for the answers you need.

Affirmation:

I have great beauty and light inside of me.

I tap in to all of the knowledge of the Universe.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Bonus Image:

is this view.  I do not where it came from;

if you are aware of the photographer or designer, I’d be happy to credit them.

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The perfect place for a moment of freedom.

 

 

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Our Sacred Within

             One of the key components to us getting all of these messages about Healing and Retreat, is that we probably don’t spend enough time being silent.  Because really, unless we actually ARE on a true retreat (like to a monastery), we absolutely DON’T spend enough time being silent.

             And by “silent,” the Universe means, in prayer, or meditation, or simply unplugged.  As in, sitting still, being calm, and going inside.  Taking those Quick Three Minutes, and merely being.

             I heard one single word this morning.  And I heard it loudly.  With bells on.  (Or, bowls.  In this case.)

Contemplation.

             What is the image of this message?  Well, the ones that I was shown were actually like small scenes of perfection.  A Pinterest view of the mind.  Snapshots of idyllic right now.

              The images were less important than the emotion.  Paradise can take the shape of wherever we love the most.  Or WHENever, even.  It’s all about the feeling.

             As I stood before our card altar, the direction was definitely for us to return to that regular rotation, picking up where we left off last time.  And then, seeing the daily draw, I knew precisely why.

"The Creator"

The Creator

             Or, is it really, All of Creation?  Is our Divine Source of All a person?  No, we can all agree on that.  So, we’re not going to go with the guidebook on this one, we’re leaving that behind and blending the glowing center of this illustration with what I was told.

             We are all part of Life.  Without gender, without heritage, without body, without any physical aspect of any type.  When we sit quietly and allow our mind to wander freely, whether attempting a blank-canvas approach or utilizing well-documented words, we are communing with that golden light.  That eternal presence which is all Love, all the time.

             Personally, (since I can’t get to the beach) I like to take my quiet moments on a our guest bed.  In a silent room, sprawled across the entire mattress.  With, or without, my CDs, it’s the way to my own serene place.  My inner universe which gives me access to All.

             Our recommendation right now is to not wait any longer.  Go.  Grab your moment.  Take it at the first opportunity.  And if you can’t get a hold of some Contemplation in your own current location, come by here.  I’ll loan you my spot.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

(with message channeled through me)

Additionally:

you can look back through any of the past posts with tags about guided meditation to find all of my favorites, or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll try to gather a list of CDs that I like the best.

Today’s Sharing:

is this view I just put up on Instagram.

GrandDog in my lap.

GrandDog in my lap.

             It’s a Maxx sleep-over weekend.  If you need us, we’ll be in the guest room……