Educated Observations

             For days now, this message has been bouncing around in my head.  It has refused to take shape.  The edges staying blurred as I struggle with my own personal “things” versus letting go and opening up to receiving what we all need to hear.

             Partly it’s been challenging for me because the signs of winter ending are simply not welcome.  I require a much colder forecast than what’s been my reality.

            The truth though, is that weather makes a perfect metaphor for where we’re headed.  Wait a few minutes, and it’ll change.

             We are being guided in:

Acceptance Lessons

             A strong wind will blow away.  A frost will melt.  A heat wave wilts, to be replaced by a refreshing breeze.  Rain does dry, and even droughts are eventually washed into green again.

             So, too, are we moving through our journey.  Our learning changes on every level.  We begin with simple tasks, and move (hopefully) in to more complicated lessons.

             That’s our soul’s evolution.  That’s what we’re here for.  That’s the actual goal.

             When we get bogged down with the mundane, the physical, the difficulties, we forget to look at how much progress we’ve made.  We forget to notice the beauty in a tranquil sunset, or the glory that is a glitteringly gorgeous frost.

             The most basic concept, the most simple idea, that of being in the moment, appreciating the gift in front of us, is what the Universe would like us to hold lovingly close, and to take forward as we walk our path, in all types of weather, on all sorts of roads.

           And in validation, here are the two most perfect cards as illustration.

osho zen tarot

“3 of Water: Emotions

Celebration

You are becoming more and more available and open to the many opportunities that there are to celebrate in life, and to share this with others.

Let your hair down, take your shoes off, and start splashing in the puddles right now!  The party is happening all around you every moment.

10 of Rainbows: The Physical

We Are The World

This view, humanity being depicted as a rainbow of dancing beings, represents a time of communication, of sharing the riches that each of us bring to the whole, it shows us joined together in joy and gratitude.

When we recognize the common source of our humanity, the common origins of our dreams and longings, our hopes and fears, we are able to see that we are all joined together in the great miracle of existence.

When we can combine our tremendous inner wealth to create treasures of love and wisdom that is available to all, we are linked together in the exquisite patterns of eternal creation.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

From Me to You:

             These are the reasons I still have hope.  These are the messages which pull me out of my depression.  These are the signs I find inspiration in.  And to share them, that is what brings me joy.

 

 

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Having a Day

              In my (self-appointed protective) poking around the internetz recently, I came across a brilliant young woman (no link to found, sorry).  She had an inspired suggestion:

Instead of telling you to have a nice day, I have another, perhaps better, idea.  Because, not all of us CAN have a nice day, not all of us are capable of that right now.  We maybe are only able to just get through the day.  I’m going to wish for you to have a day.  To survive it, so that you can, later (hopefully) sleep, and then get up tomorrow.  ‘Tomorrow’ is always a new opportunity.”

             That’s where I am, currently.  I’m just able to have a day.  I’m hoping for all of you that your day is good, but if it can’t be good, then at least have the day.  Tomorrow will be our next chance.

             In its usually validating way, here is the Universe chiming in.  More truth, if all we can do on this day is air-in/air-out, that’s still an accomplishment.

have a day

“Breathe  ~

Archangel Raphael:

‘Take several deep breaths, exhale slowly to awaken your energy and release old patterns.’

Additional Message:

‘Often during times of stress, you may unconsciously hold your breath.  Yet, as we know, breath is essential to oxygenating your mind, body, spirit, and very life.

Write a note to yourself to breathe, as a reminder of the importance of invigoration yourself with deep and steady breaths.’

Working with Archangel Raphael:

Raphael will give us Divine guidance (intuition, thoughts, ideas, dreams) about how we can participate in keeping our bodies healthy.

When you call upon this archangel for healing, pay special attention to inner impressions, and be sure to follow through upon guidance which calls you to take action.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is a small note about Doreen.  Many folks in various spiritual communities have “broken up” with her lately.  She’s turned a new leaf in her life, and some people aren’t fans.

             For me, personally (now that I’m barely learning about Change lessons), I can see how it would be challenging to watch a teacher and leader going another direction, and in that sense, discrediting much of what we still believe to be true.   Of course, I can also understand how she needs to grow and absorb her lessons in her own way.

             For the purposes of this website, we are going to carry on as if she were no longer with us, and just allow her to move along in her journey.  We’ll continue to draw from her cards, guidebooks, pertinent sources, and accept that which serves us in the best and most positive way, as we’ve always done.

             There is still great validity in what she originally channeled, and vast amounts of her work is out there, being read and being shared.  It comes down to choice, and I choose to receive my messages from any and all avenues available, so long as they are found to be within the parameters of lovingkindness.

 

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Tapestry

             I was going to talk about how we are all connected, how we are all part of this huge and immensely intricate woven piece of beauty.  It’s true, we are.

             And we never know where those threads will take us, or who we will cross paths with.  The massiveness of this spiritual and global tapestry is beyond our comprehension.

             All of that is still valid.  It’s important that we recognize our intertwined nature.  Also though, it is so very necessary to honour when we need to step away from those links, and have alone time.

             Nine years ago today my little sister went Home.  Earlier this afternoon I hung out with my Empress, and it was lovely.  But later, I knew the crash would come.

             I miss my sibling more than I ever thought I would.  Nine years feels like 900 decades and it feels like nine short minutes.  Time means nothing when you are grieving.

             What do we do when the pain is too much?  When we’ve cried and cried and cried some more?  When every memory hurts?

             The Universe would like us to reach out, would like us to connect, would like us to share our burdens so that they are less heavy.

             I’m doing that now.  I’m telling you how death looks from here.  It’s not good, but it’s also not going away.  In order to get past it and acknowledge it, we must feel it.

             Please, do me a favor.  In the next few days, notice those mixed and mingled parts of your life, those connections to loved ones and friends and acquaintances.  Hug those close to you, say hello to those who have gone on, and be kind to yourself.

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To Cope

             There are some very challenging planetary forces happening right now, along with yesterday’s full moon.  I’m feeling them personally and am hearing about others who are, too.

             Due to these factors we’re just going to take a quick look at today’s message, move on to our daily draw, an affirmation, and be done with it.

Keep Showing Up

             Sometimes (like now), all we can manage is to arrive.  We’re not dressed, we didn’t bring anything to contribute, it took everything we had merely to show up.  So.  That’s it.

             Often, that’s enough.  Nothing more is asked of us.  (Thankgawd!).  Being is our primary activity.  And ya know what?  That’s totally fine.

             It has to be.  Also, it can be the sign we need.

keep showing up

“Contemplation Time  ~

‘Spend time alone, meditating upon what you truly desire.’

This card indicates that you need some alone time.  Make a firm appointment to be by yourself in a quiet place (ideally, outside in nature or near some plants) without delay.  Make sure that you’ll be uninterrupted for at least an hour.  Take a pad of paper and a pen with you.

Then, spend some time simply breathing, relaxing, and centering yourself.  After you are completely relaxed, write down this question to your subconscious mind on your paper:

‘what do I want to do to next?’

Write whatever comes to you in response, without worrying whether it’s ‘correct’ or not.  Then, ask your subconscious, 

‘what’s my heart’s true desire right now?’

Write down the answer.  Spend time noting your true priorities so that you’ll know how to structure your free time to match what’s happening to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Affirmation:

I am aware of, and actively appreciating, everything that makes me happy right now.

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More Kind

              Does it seem like we’re talking a lot about “perspective” lately?   That’s because we are.  Messages arrive like broccoli, in clumps and bunches.

             This morning I saw a scene which made me uncomfortable.  The annoyance was very real, and I found my honest reaction was über judge-y.  Often, that’s our response.

             So, we’re discussing it again.  We need to let go, we need to figure out the Why.  We must go within, and truly observe what our feelings are, and how they got there.

             We are being reminded, in this instance, to use our:

Love Eyes.

             To apply them as much as possible.  To wear the truest vision, with the most heart.  To see honestly and with care.

             Yesterday’s idea of gratitude and appreciation is one way to accomplish this, and another is where I was drawn to on our card altar.

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“Pleasure  ~  9  ~  Divine Goddess

Fulfillment, Abundance, Satisfaction, Contentment

The Divine Goddess smiles upon you, urging you to step into her luscious and beautiful garden and drink from her well of vitality and joy.

Relax, have fun, and allow the good times to roll.  Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.  Whether it’s a fun day at the beach, or a rousing sexual romp with your lover, the Divine Goddess reminds you that there’s nothing holy, superior, or righteous in resisting pleasure or hiding your beauty.

She has stepped into your life to remedy the sad fact that you are not taking joy in much of anything of late and have lost touch with your beauty.  Life is at risk of becoming too black and white and shades of gray, and you’re missing color.

She sweetly advises you not to postpone your rewards until you’re in heaven – instead, she encourages you to enjoy a little heaven on Earth.  Indulge your soul in some delicious food, good music, close friends, and playful fun.  Use her sparkle to inspire you to embellish your environment.

 Redecorate: add a splash of color to your beige walls, bring in fresh flowers, and make yourself beautiful as well . . . . . accept yourself as a beautiful human being.

This is a harvest, a time of abundance and flow.  Share your beauty with others, be generous, and don’t fret about overindulging or getting carried away.  Get used to the beautiful life, and consider it your birthright to dance in the Divine Goddess’s garden.

Her question to you: how good can you stand it?”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Power Statement:

I affirm my absolute right to be happy, healthy, prosperous, and loved.

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