Our Un-Tidiness

             We’ve definitely spoken before about how our adventure here sometimes leads us down roads and paths we never anticipated traveling.  Well.  I went there this week.  Literally, and figuratively.

             A bit of (formerly mysterious) health situation has now been clearly diagnosed.  And treated (if that’s the right term for: excising).  I’ve had my gallbladder removed, emergency-surgery style.

             What do we learn from shit like this?  Not to take ANYthing for granted, sure.  Not to let a day go by without saying nice words to loved ones, certainly.

             But, also:

life is messy!

             We wear messy bodies, making our messy little journeys, as we experience (and hopefully savor) messy existences.

             Nothing is tidy, nothing is sure, nothing is static.  We, daily, waver and change.  We grow and we have set-backs.  Most of all, we have our lives.   And they, unquestionably, can be a bit of a mess.

             It’s been a shock.  Physically, as well as emotionally.  It has thrown my Intuitive Eating on its head.  It was BEYOND unexpected.  Truthfully?  I am still a bit confused by the entire sudden ordeal.

             And, it’s my new normal.  I must heal.  I must rest.  I must mull over the changes taking place.

             For guidance, I’ve drawn this for us all.  And I’ll be transcribing both directions, they are valid.  As always, they are validating, too.


messy life

“Rescue  ~  16  ~

‘You are always safe and secure,

and free to be yourself!’


Asking for help isn’t easy for many successful people.  However, that’s what you need to do now as you expand your life.

If you find yourself troubled, you can expect help with whatever issue is at hand now.  You need only ask, and assistance will come your way.

The most important support you can count on is from Spirit.  Get into a right relationship with the Divine, and you will see that many conditions line up as if by magic to provide you with all the help you need.

Ask and you will receive.  There is no need to fear.  Safety is a place within.


Are you trying to rescue another?  Do you believe that your live can change someone and miraculously heal this person? 

Or . . . . . are you waiting to be rescued?  Do you believe that someone will sweep you of your feet and take away all of your problems?

Reversed, the Rescue card cautions you against romanticizing your situation right now.  Look closely and see reality as it is rather than the illusion of how you’d like it to be.

You need to step back and rescue yourself.  Trust that the Spirit world will guide you to expose the illusion so that you may discern the difference between truth and fantasy.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Affirmation:

( it’s worth repeating )

Safety is a place within me.

I am always safe, secure, protected.

I am free to be myself.






Attending Advisers

             Where religious and spiritual tracts talk about “armies of angels” they were being literal.  Such a thing is actually for real.

             Because here’s the important part that we need to always remember about these celestial warriors, they are here for us.  And they are here for everyone.  In every cultural, every tradition; every single belief system has some form of divine helpers.

             Today, I woke up to this message:

Angelic Aid

             There are as many images of them as there are individual artists.  All are the truth.  All are reality.  Our personal connections are based on our specific need.  As are our personal renditions of what they look like.

             To let this form of assistance slip past us, simply because we don’t enjoy a certain type of illustration, is to cheat ourselves (and them) out of some extremely healing interactions.

             And besides, isn’t it kinda rude to say no to a gift?

             The directions were clear, as I stood before our card altar, this is the way to go, and THIS is what we need to hear.

angelic aid

“Angel of Prayer  ~

‘Ask the Universe and the Angels for help and guidance.’

You are never alone, nor do you need to tackle or solve everything on your own.  The universe, gods/goddesses, and the angels are always listening; all you need to do is ask for their help and guidance.

Prayer does not need to be formal or structured as has been the tradition for so long in many religions.  You may converse with the universe, God/Goddess, the angels, ascended masters, and all beings of light and love, in your own language and in your own way.

The universal power is your loving friend.  The pure essence of creation responds immediately to all your requests, however, due to the universal law of choice, it will not act or intervene unless it is asked to do so.

Discuss the current issue along with any other fear or concern you may have with the Angel of Prayer now.”

Today’s Deck:

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

This Week’s Kitchen Adventures:

is what I shared on Instagram the other night.

Every time I use this recipe, it gets easier.

             This time, my additions were caraway seeds and horseradish cheddar.  Yeah, they are never NOT terrific, no matter what I stir in.

             (They are also [still] the only entry under that new[-ish] food-related tab in my header.)