Altered Alignments

             Remember when we talked about how the only constant is Change, and how we need to learn about flexibility where Change is concerned?  Well, we’re back there now.

             Or rather, we’ve spiraled up to a new level of it.

             As we all know, the world is a fucking shit show.  So much is wrong.  So.  Much!

             On the other hand, some great progress is being made, and some wonderful new opportunities are arriving.  Always, there is Hope.

             Astrologically speaking, these big steps forward have been approaching for a while now, they are not a secret.  We’re sitting in the middle of a very large growth phase, a huge upset.  Globally, we are moving towards tremendous improvement.

             One of the reasons I’m so confident that things will get better is because, for me personally, there’s been some excellent progress.  Every time I allow the Universe to lead, I am directed in a completely positive way.

             Here is what we can focus on, what will help, and what will get us past the growing pains, on our way to Improvement:

Ever Advancing

             We are never going backwards.  We do not make mistakes.  We learn.  We advance.  We just do better!  (Yes, there are set-backs, we’re dealing with flawed humans.)

             The trick is to let go.  Then, re-aim at something even more than where we are now.  Fix a few key points, deal-breakers and must-haves, then . . . . .  release.

             It’s simple, but can be difficult.  The challenge we face is that our human brain can often fight against the spiritual side.  Be strong.  Then, allow the greatness to catch up.

             This was who called out to me for our validation.  It’s a wonderful number, too.  Ten is a new cycle.  And as we heard, spiraling ever upwards.

change happens

“The Arrow Master  ~  10

hitting the mark, intention, detachment

The Arrow Master appears to help you target your intentions and teaches you how to shoot straight for the stars.

The message is to be deliberate about focusing your dreams and desires with intention and about aligning your intentions with Spirit.

Then let them fly on the wind, directed by the Divine, until they reach their goal.

The only way to hit the target is to allow the arrow of your intention to fly unencumbered by your eagerness to see it travel exactly the way you want it to go.

You may think it needs to veer a certain way to reach your goal, but in the invisible realms, human power cannot make this happen.

The Divine has its own idea of how the arrow flies and upon what wind it’s carried.  Nonetheless, if you don’t shoot, you’ll never score.

This is a fortunate message as long as you remember the Law of Detachment.  If you do, then be assured that you are right on point!”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

 is to say that I am in the middle of a job move.   I set my intentions earlier, and the results have come in.  (Swiftly!)  More details soon; as this week progresses I’ll be working at the old place, while simultaneously training with the new.

             It will be very tiring, but I am feeling energized at taking this step.  Onward and upward!  (Also Outward, and down 5 blocks.)

 

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Path Patterning.

             As I’ve become more aware of these message dreams I’m being given, they have already started to change.  “Mornings” just aren’t what they used to be for me.  And wow, is that ever a good thing.

             Starting a day was always such a burden, so very much work to simply leave the bed, and then leave the room.  Now, sure it’s still hard to wake up, but it feels easier to leave the room.

             What I woke up with today has layers to it.  What I’m going to share at the end, and our daily draw, all add in to make it even more complex and enriching.

Gather tools for rebuilding.

             I saw such beautiful types of ways for us all to heal and love and build our lives with goodness.  And then, the card we were shown, while not one of my favorites in this stack, is not a bad illustration for this entire concept.

sisters of the seasons, oracle cards

   “Sisters of the Seasons  ~  17  ~

cycles of growth, natural law, Divine order

When the Sisters of the Seasons meet  you on your path, they remind you that everything has a natural rhythm that obeys a higher law.  Just as the seasons magically pass, be reminded that the nature of birth, growth, harvest, and decay cannot be altered.  

So if you keep on your path with determination and discernment, allowing for the natural course of events to unfold, success is assured.

Divine appropriate timing is guiding your desires into perfect manifest form.  This is a very good period to start new things, as you’ve moved out of winter into the beginning of spring.  Continue with patience, and be aware of the rhythms of our opportunities.  There will be periods when things slow down and begin anew, move into fruition, and then slow down again in a never-ending natural flow.

Be mindful of which Sister greets you, for she points directly at the next.  Every moment counts now.”

             Even though this talks about going in to Spring, I think it really still applies to us (and continued/renewed inner work), here in our first few weeks of Fall.  Because, as the definition reminds us, one follows the next, no matter where we start or end.

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is another calendar page, this one from Louise Hay.

louise hay calendar, inner home, where our heart lives

“My inner home and my outer home are places of beauty and tranquility.”

              With this affirmation down the side:

“My heart is my home.

I am at home in my own heart.  I take my heart with me wherever I live.

As I begin to love myself  I find myself providing a safe and comfortable home for myself.  I begin to feel at home in my own body.

My home is a reflection of my mind and what I feel I am worthy of.  If my home is a disaster zone and I feel overwhelmed, then I begin cleaning in one corner of one of my rooms.  Just like with my mind: I begin with changing one thought at a time.  Eventually, the entire place will be tidy.

As I work, I remind myself that I am also clearing the rooms of my mind.”

             All I can say, for me personally, is: yikes!

Constants and Changes.

            Settling into a routine is comfortable for me.  I like things the way they are and I don’t need new crap.  (We all know this, I realize, it’s not news, just where we are beginning today.)  I’ve recently been having an e-mail conversation (exchange?) with a lovely young man (I’m guessing he’s young, pretty much everyone I “speak” to in matters like this are the average age of my children).  He wasn’t all that helpful, the issue I had can’t be completely solved, but he was extremely conscientious in his letters about how he was researching the thing.   We get updates when we don’t want them, or at least I don’t want them.  I was happy with the way things were, and wanted a new feature to go away.

             I’ve had these battles before.  I absolutely detest certain companies and servers because they are continually shoving new shit at me that I didn’t ask for.  Business-wise I know that they feel the need to “keep up” with their competition.  But person-wise, it irritates me like a freaking rash.  When I started my day this afternoon, I awoke with this on my mind.  Then when I turned our card over, and it went along with this topic, as well as what we got yesterday, I saw the message.  And it ain’t a new one either.

           We are forced to adjust, bend, and accommodate, in the ever-changing world around us.  Blech.  I didn’t want to hear that message, but hey Universe, thanks so very much for the damn reminder.

            As I mentioned at the end of the last post, Axel has been changing too.  He’s retired, and his companion is gone, life is just different for him now.  He is adapting the only way he knows how.  

              He naps.  All over the house.  Why yes, I WAS able to take a picture of him last night.  Finally.  It’s not great, but you should have seen the other 14.  He was very patient with me, but then he got up.  I could practically hear him, “yeah, that’s good.  We’re done here now, put your damn camera away and move along.”

             I cannot speak for Daniel on this topic, but for me, I might be starting to adapt my own wee self elf, to this new “weekend” on the weekend thing.  (It’s a slow process, my adjustment to new-ness, so don’t get too excited, I could lapse at any moment.)  We have made plans for both Saturday and Sunday.  I’ll have photos of both events.  Stay tuned.

             Which brings us now to our daily Changing the Brain update (speaking of lapses).  I won’t say that I failed, because it’s one of the words I don’t believe in.  But I did have a slight stumble.  On the plus side, I KNEW I was doing it.  This forum book is way good (almost done, Empress interrupted my reading time today, more on that later).   I went out to meet Dan for his lunch break (it’s iffy, he doesn’t always get one) and to deliver J.D.’s laundry.  Left the house a bit after three (yes, in the a. of m.), but I had finished my googling around and had about an hour to spare, so I sat down to read before I had to get dressed again and go out.

            I had eaten a pretty good snack when Dan left for work, so I wasn’t super hungry, but I was, ya know …. kinda munchy.  I waited.  I got up and refilled my water.  I “sat with it” for a few pages.  I tried to put it off.  It did not go away.  So I made the specific and conscious effort to hunt for a decent item.  I landed on a small, single serving, 100 calorie, bag of microwave popcorn.  I felt that was a fair compromise.  I plopped down with it and my book.

           My thinking (okay sure, call it rationalizing if you absolutely must) was that I did this on purpose.  So it’s not going to be counted on the loss side.  (In all truthfulness, the popcorn was followed up with some chocolate, but that’s never been out of the running, I can’t actually live without it, and the amount, again, was reasonable.  Not like when I have previously sat down with a book and didn’t notice I had eaten an entire large canning jar full of chocolate covered peanuts.)  I feel like I am still doing well.  Thinking about the habit, and making the choice to Eat & Read, is totally different from NOT thinking about it and doing it mindlessly.  (At least, I’m sayin’ it is, and it’s my project, so I have that prerogative.)

            The other thing on my smooth brain today has been Delia’s Blogfest.  (You’ll be hearing from me tonight.)  I fall asleep and wake up with bits of ideas to write about, but nothing seems to be strong enough for an entry.  I entered another contest last year.  The theme was about using unusual items to kill someone in your story.  Carol posted hers.  I will be doing the same in the next few days (just need to go dig them out, really hope they are saved and I don’t have to go foraging around too much).  There was a really short word limit on this project, and that was hugely challenging for me.  But a great writing exercise too.  Once I know more about what Delia’s will involve, I’ll let you know as well.

          In our tour around the card altar, as I said, we got one that ties in to so much of what’s been in my head and what our discussions here have been about lately.  I think that the more we do this, the more our radio station is picking up clearer signals.  And that is WAY fun!

“Sisters of the Seasons ~  cycles of growth, natural law, Divine order.

   When the Sisters of the Seasons meet you on your path, they remind you that everything has a natural rhythm that obeys a higher law.  Just as the seasons magically pass, be reminded that the nature of birth, growth, harvest, and decay cannot be altered.  So if you keep on your path with determination and discernment, allowing for the natural course of events to unfold, success is assured.

Divine appropriate timing is guiding your desires into perfect manifest form.  This is a very good period to start new things, as you’ve moved out of winter into the beginning of spring.  Continue with patience, and be aware of the rhythms of your opportunities.  There will be periods when things slow down and begin anew, move into fruition, and then slow down again, in a never-ending natural flow.

Be mindful of which Sister greets you, for she points directly at the next.   Every moment counts now.”