Not Shallow, Not Sparse

             In the past I have been such a judge-y person.  I try not to be, now, but sometimes I still am.  It’s a struggle, this immediate I-Know-Everything-In-An-Instant attitude and reaction.  It’s certainly a thing I’m working on.

             Our culture promotes it, and that’s just fucking wrong.  You look at an individual, and according to societal dictates, ya know all about ’em.

            Except.  That’s blatantly untrue.  Here’s what the Universe wants us to focus on, to help with educating ourselves, and others:

layers.

             There’s our insides, and there’s our outsides.  For me, it’s been extra difficult through the years, and now again more recently, to feel worthy.  I have the feeling as if my outside doesn’t match my inside.

             But, the truth is, we’re all made of layers, laminated like the very best and butteriest pastries.  What is on the inside, is the real value, what we’re carrying around on the outside is merely the vehicle to get us from point to point.

             Nobody’s outside is of more value than anyone else’s.  Ever.  The old phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” is entirely true.

             For our validation, and for a better understanding of this message, here’s a view I recently came across.  I’ve been meditating on it, and I recommend you do, as well.

layers

Inner, and outer.

             I’m not generally a FLOWER sort of person, although I adore plumeria, jasmine, and honeysuckle.  This image just said all the things we needed to hear.

 

 

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Answering To It

             Since we know that there are no mistakes, merely lessons (and as Spider showed us recently, strands, some more productive than others), then how are we held accountable?  How do we know where the “accidents” fall and where the intent lies?

             Just as with everything else, the knowledge is within.  When we listen closely, look back at patterns, discuss with our Team, all of this begins to get very clear, as the shadows drop away.

             Our message from this morning was about that self-accountability.  That sense of being responsible.

Claim it.

             We’re being instructed to stand up and say, “yes, I did that.”  If it’s appropriate, we may apologize.  If not, we simply move on.  Having learned.

             Another part of claiming our own is about believing in our soul’s choices.  We’ve selected certain paths and options TO learn.  And to teach.

             Remember, we are all connected.  So when we take responsibility for who we are, and what we’ve done, we are setting good examples, as well as promoting healing.  And those actions spiral upwards.

             Stepping way from our regular rotation around the card altar today, I was directed to select from that stack we enjoy-but-don’t-always-want-to-look-at.  The draw has brought out validation and our gift.

goddess messages, oracle cards

“Goddess of Nature  ~

‘You reap what you sow;

Your dream is coming to fruition.’

This is a time to reap the rewards and benefits that are derived from the seeds of a project, venture, or idea that you planted some time ago.  It has not all been plain sailing, and many a time you have doubted whether your many efforts and labour would ever be rewarded.

Yet harvest time has come.  A time when you reap what you have sown.  Accept the blessings about to come your way and realise that they are the result of the love, courage, dedication, and commitment you have shown in the recent past.

Give thanks to Mother Nature and enjoy!”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Gratitude:

is for family.  Those we were born with and those who joined us later.