With Confidence

             While I definitely believe in the “if you don’t like it, change it” theory.  I also have to wear this body and live in the real world.

             There’s just been a wee bit too much REALITY in my life the past week.  Sometimes I find it difficult to manage.  I become overwhelmed with it all.

             This is where my being a person of great faith comes in quite handy.  I know, with all of my whole and entire self that where we are, on this planet, in this plane of education, is truly just a stopping-over point.  I know, with all that I am, that we will get to go Home (eventually).

             Here is where this one took me, here is the word that rang out the loudest:


             The Universe brings us reminders:  rainbows after a cleansing storm, babies after hard labor, presents we didn’t expect.

             The gifts are there, the messages being delivered, it’s our job to find them, to decipher them, to accept them, to receive them.  To be grateful for them.

             Often we struggle.  And that’s part of the process, too.  But in the end, we heal.  Sure, we sometimes go on to cycle around and have similar challenges.  That is another level of our lesson, spiraling ever upwards in our quest for Improvement.

             The WAY we learn, the WAY we manage, that’s key.  That’s where we are better able to see our path, to use our tools, and find the peace we seek.

             I was directed to this lovely validation.  When turmoil seems never-ending, we must remember that the solution will always arrive.

louise hay

“I am at Peace

Divine peace and harmony surround me and dwell in me.

I feel tolerance, compassion, and love for all, myself included.”

             At our own discretion, obviously.  Some folks maybe don’t warrant any kindness, currently.  But, WE sure do!  (And I, personally, am entirely at Peace with my decision to grant compassion where I see fit.)

Today’s Deck:

Power Thought Cards by (the late, great) Louise Hay

Today’s Inspiration:

is a view I found on Instagram, it’s both D.I.Y. and spiritually uplifting.

path to peace

The rocky road home.






             We recently discovered a fascinating series produced by the BBC.  Each episode features a “genius” and they tell that person’s story.  Clearly, and with historic accuracy.  Which is fun.

             What is less entertaining is how so many of our great thinkers have also suffered, been misinterpreted, and never lived to see their work recognized.  I know there’s a plan, but it sometimes makes me sad.

             Like how I can’t always enjoy sporting events because I don’t want any side to lose.  I wish every player and fan could come out a winner.  Is it so much to ask that we all live happily ever after?

             Apparently, that’s not what we’re here for.  Which, as I said, I know.  But the knowing doesn’t much alleviate the struggle, some days.

             Directly from the Universe, to me and you, here’s where to turn:

rise above.

             My mother, and niece, and I are what people call “women of strong faith” even though none of us are remotely religious.  We believe, we know, we entirely feel in a spiritual way.  So, when challenges arise, roadblocks appear, we seek answers.

              My own recent medical and work situation has caused me to really search for meaning.  It’s been difficult.  Daily.

             Which makes this message so much more meaningful, on a personal level, but also on a global one.  We are being instructed to find our detours.  Go around, move past, let go, and yes….. rise above.

             To do this, we have to focus.  Then, we have to walk away.  We can’t spend time suffering or whining, or screaming at problems.  Because in truth, there are no problems.  Merely lessons that we haven’t quite figured out.  Yet.

             Here’s an old Doreen affirmation that I feel will help us:

             My heart, my mind, my life, and everyone in it are perfectly at peace right now.

no such thing as problems

To rise, and go above




The Light of Assurance

             We’ve discussed before how our charts work.  And that we’ve all set up a sort of blueprint of what this life will be about; the  basic way we will be living it.

             One of the most challenging and yet vastly important, aspects of this system is for us to have faith in the processes we initially created for ourselves.

             Here’s what I woke up with, feel free to sing along.

Over the Rainbow

             Because of our physical limitations, we don’t know what’s around that next corner, what’s on the other side of that door.  We can only hopeandprayandbelieve that our planning results in what’s best for everyone concerned.

             Even when we catch a glimpse of, or have a fleeting dream about, what some folks call Heaven, we still have to come back here and keep going forward.  Keep showing up for work.  Keep trying to pay the bills.

             It can make it difficult to recall our blueprint, and the fact that yes, everything really WILL be okay.  The truth is, if we merely look up, we can see that Rainbow after a downpour.  There’s that promise.  There’s that validation.

             It’s also a sign of Hope.  A recharge to get us through the next stress-inducing real-life battle.  We’ll all go Home, we’ll be over the rainbow.  When it’s time to go, we will go.

             For now, we take a tiny bit of that arc of colors and we hold it close.  We tuck it next to our heart.  Because when the clouds move in again (they always do) we’ll have our Rainbow.  No matter what the weather brings us.

             On our card altar right now, the Universe has brought us the prize at the rainbow’s end.

over the rainbow

“Gold with Quartz  ~

physically grounding, abstract ideas and inspirations

Several wonderful ideas and inspirations are filtering through into your physical reality.  These ideas and inspirations, which stem from your soul will help you manifest many of the things your heart has, for so long, desired.

Over the coming days your intuition will be strong and you will have a greater sense of the universal spirit that flows through all things.

Through this, a new found sense of joy and wonder emerges, one which transforms your life.  Give thanks for this blessing and allow it to inspire and illuminate you heart and mind.

Your ideas and inspirations are divinely guided, so trust them!”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is to wish you all a very happy and healthy Vernal Equinox!


Capably So

             Yesterday, before I begin a week of training for my new holiday/temporary employment, we went to my happy place.  Otherwise known as: the beach.

             I am incredibly empowered by the shore.  Where the land meets the water, that in-between sacred space of neither one, nor the other.  It’s magical, it’s energetic.  To me, it’s life.

             As we were coming home I thought about how much this journey of mine has been shaped by the sea.  It’s clearly something I cannot live without.  And as I get older (learning more along the way), I know that I don’t have to.

             Here’s what I heard, as I pondered how very much each trip to the coast impacts me, on a soul-deep level:

find your strength.

             I’ve located mine.  It’s about an hour west of here.  Someday, I promise, someday it will be out my back door, or a few steps down the road.  Someday, I will live so close that we can hear it from our porch.

             For now though, I’m (almost) satisfied by making these occasional visits, and bringing that strength home with me.  In mental images, in memories, in phone photos, and in my dreaming mind.

             This isn’t a new discovery for me, and yet in some ways it’s a fucking epiphany.  I’d bet real cash money that you know what yours is, too.   But maybe never realized it?

             What moves your heart?  What powers your spirit?  What is it that gives you strength and energy?

             Find it.  Aim at it.  Bring it home with you.  Hold it close.  Treasure it like the gift that it is.

              On our card altar right now is an excellent reminder and validation.  Do we gain power from our Faith?  Is there strength in the knowledge that we are beloved and blessed and honoured?

             Do we feel better holding on to the fact that we are never alone?  Never need to be afraid or lonely?


“Faith  ~

Have faith.

Faith grows when you act without knowing the end result.”

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this view of

north jetty

Dan and Rosemary

             As the sun sets…..


(LateNight Problem:

yes, WordPress seems to have some sort of issue with clicking on my photos.  Sorry if this is happening to you.  Just e-mail me, I’ll send you your own copy if you want to look at either of them closer.)


             Our life’s journey is not one, long, trip.  It’s a series of small jaunts.  And that’s what I saw this morning.  Many bits of movement, in succession.

             The Universe says that it’s one after another, after another, after another.  For a (physical) lifetime.

             The path changes as we heal and learn and grow and figure shit out.  It’s more about lots of small outings, rather than a huge big-distance haul.  Like miniature road-trips, except that all of them have Home as our eventual destination.  (And we never have to pack or unpack!)

Travel Sets

             When we view it this way, we can see our lessons and our wonderful advances so much more clearly.  It also makes a very long journey a wee bit easier to rumble on through.

             Personally, I also think that it makes more sense this way.  We’ve all had the experience of feeling as though a chapter of our lives was ending, and a new one just getting started.

             Many small journeys, making up our life-long path.  Very manageable, with nice breaks already built-in.

             Here’s a great exclamation point, in the form of our daily draw, to validate this message.

sylvia browne cards

“Faith  ~

Faith is a word that should be used in conjunction with the word: 


I don’t have to have faith in an omnipotent god-like being.

 I just have to know that He and She are in my life and are perfect.”

Today’s Resource:

Heart and Soul Cards by (the late) Sylvia Browne

Today’s Sharing:

is this Instagram post from earlier tonight.

bakeries in Eugene

“Because holidays are about treats…….  #OhWait #iMeantLife”

             It’s simply a fact, dinner is never complete until dessert is over (or, at least packed To Go).  THIS will tell all you need to know about what’s in that pastry box.