Hills and Valleys, Ins and Outs

             Some days are simply more challenging than others.  I hit a rough patch this week (several, actually).  The dates next week (and the ones right after) won’t help get me past that.

            What HAS been encouraging and uplifting, is my family. I truly hope that wherever you are, whoever you are, you have the kind of support I do.  If you do not?  Contact me, I’ll send you a virtual hug and we can chat.

             As I said in our last post, I’m very fortunate to have someone who picks me up when I stumble.  We also have three incredibly brilliant and kind (adult) children.  As a bonus, I have a mom and dad who adore me and are just up the highway.

             When we are struggling, as I have been lately, it’s helpful to go within, to see what messages our Team has for us.  As if in total validation, this card came up.  It is the entire message right now.

             Well, that and a reminder.  Focus on the haves, leave those have-nots for someone else to worry about.

gratitude attitude

“Visualization  ~

‘Card Meaning:

Your clairvoyance, your dreams, and the pictures in your mind’s eye are becoming more clear and powerful.

This card asks you to trust, to develop your visual skills, and to use them in conscious manifestation.’

Affirmation:

It is safe for me to see, I am a very visual person.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to thank Louise Hay.  She left us this week, passing peacefully in her sleep.  She was 90, and she was a gift to us all.

 

 

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Gratitude Attitude Return

             We are encouraged, through uncountable religious, belief systems, and spiritual paths, to Be In The Moment.  To sit in a state of grace.  To appreciate our small gifts.

             And truthfully?  They’re right.  We absolutely should.  We absolutely need to count our blessings and not our problems.  We absolutely have to spend more time being thankful and less time complaining.

             The trick is, to do it.  To capture those:

Precious Moments.

             It is (like so damn many other aspects of this long, arduous, strange journey) simple.  But not necessarily easy.

             I did some of it today, though.  I sat.  I breathed.  I rocked.  I held my grandbaby.  I stopped time for those brief and beautiful never-to-be-captured-again fleeting moments.

             It is Self-Care of the highest order.  It is about taking the time to NOT notice time.  It’s good for us.  And sometimes, that’s the best thing.

             To perfectly personify this generosity of the soul, we have an ideal validation on our card altar right now.

st nicholas of myra

“Generosity  ~  St Nicholas of Myra

You are being asked to start or continue giving time, money, assistance, or goods.  This act helps you know how much you have, and leads to a feeling of abundance that automatically attracts greater prosperity into your life.

The more you give, the more you will receive.  Contribute with joy and be totally detached from the outcome of your offering.  St Nicholas reminds us of the happiness we receive when we give to others, from the spirit of love.  

Allow yourself to be surprised at how the universe gives back to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation.

i deserve the best

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.

I am mentally and emotionally equipped to enjoy a prosperous and loving life.

It is my birthright to deserve all good.

I claim my good.

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.

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Presently

             When I was very young, my mom or my grandmother would take me in with them when they shopped at the Five and Dime (what would now be equivalent to probably a dollar store, only way bigger and better).   I would wander away, in my own tiny world.  Often I could talk one or the other of them in to purchasing a small skein of yarn.

             It was always the same: Fiesta!  This was long before overdyeds or variegated options were readily available.  “My” yarn was special.  It was all the colors of the rainbow, in one handy hank.

             I’ve recently returned to the land of yarns and knitting.  These memories from so very long ago though, they are fresh in my mind.  Just as how my hands seem to recall what to do with the needles and wool (or cotton, or alpaca, or or or ….. there are so many more choices now), so too, do I recall all the many people in my life who have added to, blended with, and shared so generously.

             Waking up today, I heard very distinctly that we can’t forget, even if we don’t have all of our family members physically with us this holiday season, that doesn’t mean they aren’t near by.

             Our message is about bringing our minds to the present, but recalling our past.  It’s about looking forward to GOOD things in the future, but as has been stated before, not dwelling on what is seemingly gone from us.

             Focus now, with love in our hearts, on

this very moment.

             We have all of our past within us; we have all of our “yet to be” times ahead of us.  Combine it, that’s what the Universe has to say.

             Bring it all together in our Now.  Those treasured memories, those loved ones who have gone Home before us, hold close this warmth in our hearts.  See the tomorrow possibilities.  At the same time, be here.  Be present.  Be whole.

             On our card altar, in validation, is an extension of this same message.  She visits us as a reminder, a very timely and soulful reminder.

st mother teresa

“Activist  ~  St Mother Teresa

You are being guided to champion a cause, such as a social issue, a charitable group, or a person in distress.

Like St Mother Teresa, you can single-handedly make a positive difference in the world.  She’ll act as your guide in this matter, if you will only ask for her help.

Notice which issues arouse your passion or anger, and make a commitment to serve in some capacity to heal those situations.  Your soul wants to express itself and to make your opinions known.

Use your expertise and life experience (such as business skills, writing abilities, or speaking talent) to help along your chosen cause.  Donate time or money to related charities and agencies.  You’ll feel energized by your activism.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view.  It’s not the same yarn as I used to hold tight in my sweaty wee hands, but it’s close enough.

knitting

One done project, and one still on the needles. Kinda bright for me, but it’s what we had.

             Look for the blessings.  They’re there, I promise.  And if you’re still needing more, make some.

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Love and Light, Strength and Self-Care

             Certain current events have driven me from all media, social and traditional.  (Driven me nearly into a breakdown, if I’m to be honest here.  And you all KNOW that I am nothing if not honest.)

             I’m surrounding myself with loved ones, caring friends, new co-workers who are already becoming a natural and endearing part of my life.  I’m being safe, in the only way I know how.

             One of those ways is to not discuss topics which are too painful to mention.  I’m going to work, I’m reading good escapism fiction, I’m planing projects in my sewing room, and I’m sketching out the beginnings of my new oracle card decks.

             If you’re having trouble, too, I recommend similar methods.  I believe that, right now, Self-Care is more important than ever.  Support, in whichever way works for you, this is key.

Be the light.

             We can make changes, but only if we’re strong enough.  I am not currently able to do much more than stay upright and vertical.  But that’s okay.  I know my limits and I’m using what tools I have assembled to keep me from drowning.

             Please, do the same.  Take care of yourselves, deal with only as much as you feel you can manage, and by all means, call in any favors you may have outstanding.  If now is not the time to help, I can’t imagine when it would be!

             And since I don’t question the Universe (although, I really fucking want to!), I’m not asking why this draw appeared on our card altar.  It just did, so we’ll learn from it.  As we will with everything else.

awakening

“Awakening Your True Self  ~

You are beginning to recover your natural identity, including your old sense of humor, interests, passions, and desires.  Trust that any confusion or changes you’re currently experiencing are part of your healing evolution.

Affirmation:

I now give myself permission to be true to myself.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

             If you need me I’ll be looking at photos like this, because, we need to remember what matters.  And what doesn’t.

*love*

*love*

             Be well, take care, rest, support, grieve, do what is best for you.

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Opportunities For Discernment

             We’ve all known people who acted in a way we didn’t adore.  Maybe they spent their money on things we wouldn’t have purchased.  Or perhaps they behaved in a manner we felt was not making good decisions.

             It’s frustrating.  It can even be upsetting.  But, it’s also human nature.

             Sure, it might sometimes be cultural, and now we’ve all learned better.  What was once perfectly acceptable is now no longer considered a passable alternative.  We can transform that opportunity into a teaching moment, if appropriate for the situation.

             Today’s message is for us to focus on this idea of power in selection.  The thought that, we can choose any and all options, and so can everyone else.  Because, we all have

Free Will

             We all have choices.  We are all able to cast our votes, disperse our earnings, select our groceries, wear our clothing in the way that we see fit, in the way that suits us the best.  As is everyone.

             The truth is, our spiritual Free Will guarantees that we can all worship, pray, meditate, study, or do nothing, any way that makes sense to us.

             It is not up to our neighbor, our parents, our bosses, our children, our partners, nor a stranger on the street, to tell us what to do.  And yet, it does happen sometimes.

             Exercising our Free Will, we may ignore them, if we like.  We don’t have to listen.  And, it’s good to remember, no one has to listen to us.

             All anyone really has to do is be true to her or his own beliefs, own heart, and our very own genuine self.

             When we see the beauty and truth in this simple Universal Law, we also see joy, and happy results.  Just like on our card altar right now.  What a terrific validation.

free will

“Problem Resolved

Card Meaning:

‘An issue that’s been bothering you is being healed behind the scenes.  The solution is creative, ingenious, and is a joyous surprise for you.’

You are on the cusp of experiencing welcome relief from a problem that’s been bothering you.  The fairies want you to know that you have reason to smile, as the Universe is working on a solution which is so creative you’ll chuckle with delight.  Basically, it’s win-win for everyone.

You’ll soon be receiving good news . . . . .

Please don’t strain to figure out ‘how’ this solution will be achieved, or in what form it will manifest.  Instead, let yourself enjoy feelings of excitement and gratitude as you allow heaven to help you.

Affirmation:

I ask that all negative effects of mistakes and misunderstandings be undone, both in the past and present.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.

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