More evolving.

             Most of us are perpetual students.  Learning and reaching.  Others feel perfectly comfortable As Is, and without the need to find life lessons, to seek answers.

             I’ve come to understand that I’m kind of an in-between.  There’s not always somewhere to take an investigation, to me.  Sometimes I feel as though I’ve come to the end of my interest on that topic.  Other places, other times, I’d like to keep finding out more.

             This is what’s been in my head lately.  Both ways are fine.  As is the way of doing a little of both.  When we follow the obvious path, we still learn.  When we step off the trodden road, we learn in a different way.

             The Universe is calling it

true higher education.

             We’re talking soul lessons, deep down education of our spirit.  Learning in our own individual way, and going as far as we feel comfortable with.  The follow-up can be brief, or take ages to reach.

             We know now that our own way is best for us, and the way of others suits them better.  If we don’t know it, well …. maybe we can strive to.

             When we recognize our unique geniuses, apply our own best practices and methods, we can climb so much higher, we can advance so much more smoothly.  Part of that though, is to honour our rate, our tools, as well as our flaws, our “failures” (even though they aren’t really failures at all).

             Our message right now focuses on the particular and wonderfully singular nature of each one of us.  And how we use that to do better, every day.  No matter how this advancement, this spiraling up, may appear or manifest.  The lessons are our own, and that’s the most important part.

             Here for validation, this reminder.  So welcome, and so appropriate.

abundance and wealth

“Citrine  ~

wealth, creativity, abundance, healing

Your financial concerns will soon begin to dissolve as a steady stream of abundance starts to flow into many areas of your life.

This is not abundance solely on a monetary level but abundance also of creativity and healing.

You are being asked to let go of any fear and guilt you may be holding on to in regard to your wealth and prosperity.

Be thankful for the abundance that you are about to receive.  Honour it and put it to use in ways that nurture and replenish your spirit.

You deserve to be and to have all your heart desires.

Lovingly recognise the abundance you eternally hold within your heart and you will manifest abundance through all you think, say, and do.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our dinner table tonight.  The Wilder Apartments.

downtown eugene

              We met with family, had food, and enjoyed the evening.

 

 

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It’s What We Can’t Do Without

             The most basic (and yet heart-wrenching) Truth of Life is loss.  The endings. They are brutal.

             Of  course they all lead us into new chapters and hopeful beginnings.  But, the fact is, GOING completes the cycle.  Saying goodbye can be painful, on many levels.  It can also, if we focus our perspective, be enriching.

             Here is what the Universe would like us to remember about living and leaving right now:

Before All Else

             What this DOESN’T mean is to put anyone or anything before our own health and well-being.  What it DOES mean is, let’s make sure that we bring lovingkindness to the forefront, always.

             Let’s not forget to replace fear with faith.  Let’s have Self-Care at the top of our daily To Do lists.  What it also means is to Choose Joy, practice gratitude, and generally wear that power of positivity into as many situations as we possibly can.

             I can link to several songs right now, all of which have LOVE as the theme, but I’m fairly certain you have some personal favorites and can locate them quite easily.  Play them now, sing along, feel the strength in that energy.

             On our card altar, this validation appears, as reinforcement.  (Please be extra aware of the last three words.  Repeat it as a mantra this week and you won’t go wrong.)

love

“Aquamarine  ~  

moderation, energy, tolerance, gentleness, compassion, feminine, goddess

Whether male or female, you can overcome a current conflict by reflecting upon and applying moderation, tolerance, gentleness, and compassion.

These qualities are not a weakness, rather, they are strengths.  What is called for at present is greater compassion and tolerance coupled with a little patience and gentleness.

It is possible to resolve things in an amicable way to create a positive outcome for all concerned.

As you look back on this current episode, you will realise a valuable lesson.  Compassion and tolerance are a sign of maturity and strength of character.

They are qualities which infuse all with love and light.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view, and recommendation, for August.

Be Here Now

             If we stop only once a day and bring this image to mind, say the words and feel the power, we have given ourselves and our loved ones a gift in that moment; appreciate it, sit with it, honour it.  We’re worth that piece of time, we’re worth that space and that blessing.

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Keeping It Simple

             In the culinary arts (not that I’m an expert, or can even barely feed my own selfelf, but I have learned tons by watching Food Network and Cooking Channel), there is a processing method called “reduction.”  The idea is that you condense and strengthen by boiling down.

             Whatever is our circumstance or situation, right now, the Universe says to simple it down to its most basic components.  This removal of the extraneous, is the elemental key for today’s message.

Uncomplicatedly direct.

             We are being reminded that we’re a busy and detailed sort of animal.  Often sidetracked and/or weighted down with technicalities and the fine minutia of our self-induced particulars.

             When we strip off those extras, reduce our quantity of ingredients, we are left with a bold simplicity.  Sure, there’s an underlying and subtle complex nature that we’ve built in, but the finer points are more delicate.  We are no longer so scattered, so disorderly.

             To bring out the simple is a precarious task, much care and attention is required, but it’s one that we are FAR more equipped for than we realize.  The more we do it, the easier it becomes.  And by application, so too, does our journey.

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, the purpose for our intensity is validated, and elaborated on with this draw.

tranquility crystal

“Selenite  ~

telepathy, soul connection, peace, tranquility

It is possible for you to connect with others energetically on a soul level and infuse them with love and healing.

This is telepathic communication in its highest sense.  Through the formless light of love it is possible to both send and receive information provided the information is sought and sent with love.   Remember that on a soul level, time and space do not really exist because all is interconnected and ultimately one.

The peace and tranquility you seek can be found by connecting to that ultimate oneness.

Go within, for in doing so, you will realise that all is eternal;

nothing is ever lost, and that all is eternally present.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is the latest view from my Instagram account.

hand-quilted Noah's ark

This a pretty good representation of the colors; it’s a bright one.

             Tomorrow I’m going to a baby shower.  In my sewing room was an unfinished project (most of the hand-quilting I had already done).  The last of the machine work (edge binding) didn’t take too long.  Now, it’s all wrapped, ready to be given away.