Synergy and Promise

             Since I’ve been delivering messages on a weekly basis rather than daily, I sometimes get information before I have a chance to sit down here and share it.  I walk around for hours with the same word repeating loudly in my head.

             For the past few days all that I keep hearing is this:

community.

             And then, a few days ago, I was fortunate enough to sit down with two beautiful women here in town.  Definitely a sort of “sisterhood” feeling. We talked a lot about how we give back, how we stay connected, and how our lessons are often gifts we can pass along.

             There is “unity” inside of Community.  There is a supportive and harmonious energy when we gather together and share.

             This is what’s on the horizon for me, personally, but it is also what’s in the works for us, in our Universal village.  It’s what we NEED, and from what I can see, it’s exactly where we are headed.

             Here is an uplifting view, source unknown, that I thought was very fitting.   (Because, wise wild dolphins.)

sisterhood

 

             And an affirmation I recently came across.  Credit to Melanie Beckler, at Ask Angels.

May I see what I am meant to see,

Hear what I am meant to hear,

Say what I am meant to say,

And know what I am meant to know.

 

For the highest and best good of all.

 

 

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Here and Now and Noticing

             Our travels along this path can be blissful and enchanting, while at the same time, so unsteady and challenging.

             Some places being calm and gentle.  Other spots rough and full of  pot-holes.  And then there’s the level ground, with not much scenery.  What we don’t get is sameness.

             And that’s how it’s supposed to be.   Even in a simple life, without headline-making adventures, there are still ups and downs.  What there are NOT, is explanations.

             That’s what I was shown this morning.  How we just can’t always know.

Not all mysteries are solvable.

             At least, not here and now.  Sure, there’s an answer for every question, but that doesn’t mean we get to know it/them.

             Not while we’re wearing these limited bodies and using these limited brains.  The solutions ARE around, and we CAN comprehend them.  Eventually.

             We just have to be patient.  And, as we were recently reminded, accepting, too.  Also, we have available outlets, for while we’re waiting.  Like the one recommended by our daily draw.

oracle cards, god of the arts

“God of the Arts  ~

‘The artist within you is about to emerge.’

The true artist within you is about to emerge.  You will soon feel a strong urge to express yourself creatively and imaginatively.  This creative expression will lead you to new and exciting ventures, projects, and ideas.

Expressing yourself creatively will also help you to balance and heal your emotions, which in turn will help balance and heal you physically.

This is a time to be authentic and true to yourself.  Allow yourself to express all you feel without reservation, censorship, or judgement.  Honour the inner child within you – and just be you.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is this find.

Can you see how very blue?

Can you see how very blue?

             Smack in the middle of rushing, chaos, and surface-of-the-sun afternoon heat, there was this gift.  A mindful reminder.  I stopped.  And was supremely grateful.

Exit? Did we say exit? More like: transformation.

              When my children were growing up, I spent a lot (A.  Lot.) of time in schools.  As a mom-volunteer, from toddler-hood through legally-now-an-adult, I witnessed an enormous selection of selfless individuals.  Most of them not making much money for their difficult and challenging jobs, some, like me, not making any at all.

            Today, our message is about the Caregiver.  The true hero.  That person who exudes compassion and generosity.  A loving and unique being, one who is empathic and merciful.

Taking Care/Giving Care

             It can be a struggle to assure Self-Care when we are focused on helping all of humanity (and the animal kingdom on top of that).  So it’s important to balance the “taking” with the “giving” when we strive for Care.

             Back within our regular rotation around the card altar, that’s precisely what our messenger is reminding us to be aware of.

oracle cards, animal messages, armadillo,

“Armadillo  ~  28  ~  Boundaries

Armadillo wears its armor on its back, its medicine a part of its body.  Its boundaries of safety are a part of its total being.

What a gift it is to set your boundaries so that harmful words or intentions just roll off.  Your lesson is in setting up what you are willing to experience.  If you do not wish to experience feeling invaded, just call on Armadillo medicine……

If Armadillo wandered into the cards you chose, it is time to define your space.  You may have been too willing to let  your home become a bus station.  You may find that you cannot say ‘no’ even when you know that you will have to cancel plans to be obliging.  This routine can get old in a hurry.

It may be time to ask yourself the following questions:

Am I honoring the time I need for personal enjoyment?  Do others treat me like a doormat?  Why do I always get upset when I’m taken for granted?  Is there a reason for my being a ‘yes’ person?

All of the answers to these questions relate to setting up boundaries….. allow Armadillo’s armor to slice in-between, giving you back your sense of self.”

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C Werneke

Today’s Family Update:

is this text conversation between our Empress and her dad (two of the most caring and generous and compassionate people I have ever had the privilege to spend time with) from earlier.

Daughter:

We’re doing surgery!!!

Removing the masses and not putting her down today!!!!!

The vet said that her overall health and quality of life was so good it would be a shame not to try.

Father:

Wow – the healing power of Emma!

"Just out of surgery."

“Just out of surgery.”

             So yeah, her first hospice dog outlived his expiration date by well over a year, this one seems to be following along the same way.  They’re all home now, resting comfortably.  That poodly little lady seems to still have a bit of livin’ yet to do.  How fortunate for her, it’ll be with Emmy.

Choices and Selections

             If you’ve been here long enough, then you know how I feel about “forced” holidays (and the unattainable expectations that come from them).  Yesterday we went to have a dinner with my parents.

             It was low-keyed, casual, and I felt enormously blessed to even HAVE this opportunity.  Not all of my children were in attendance, my mom and dad have few living relations left, two guests at dinner weren’t able to be with ANY of their family members.

             And yet, we shared a meal and each of us realized what a gift this Sunday get-together was.  This morning brought a message that I am not surprised to see:

Gathered Group

             Our culture does us a disservice, one which we’ve talked about here before.  No one is like the idealized false examples on TV, the movies, or in all of that hideous advertising.  So when we look around and see what we don’t have, it is often a painful reminder.

             Except….. except when it isn’t.  Except that we do NOT have to accept this false and hurtful standard.  We are perfectly well equipped to build another family.  (Or incorporate others into our existing family.)

             We are more than welcome to construct a tribe of like-minded individuals.  Any group that we consciously gather with can create new and unique traditions   This is how OUR story is best told.

             When we select the beautiful beings who nurture and support us, we are healing everyone present.  And yes, even beyond that circle.  The more times we gather together and rejoice (or ya know, just enjoy each other’s company), we are contributing positive energy out and out and out into the All.

             By choosing the group, we have also chosen Joy.  And then, we are able to share it.  With those whom we deem worthy.  Not by what has been dictated AT us.

             On our card altar today, the daily draw is reminding us that this healing and positive influence must begin, as all emotions do, from within.

oracle cards, goddess of compassion, quan yin

“Goddess of Compassion  ~

‘Self-criticism is diminishing your sense of self-worth.’

The Goddess of Compassion has shown up in your reading today to ask you to be more compassionate towards yourself.

At the core of every living thing only love exists.  Your personality and the role that you play in this life is only transitory and ultimately, an illusion.  All that you perceive to be good or bad or necessary aspects of who you are;  positive and negative qualities exist in everyone and in everything.

A more accurate description of positive and negative is Yin and Yang, for in reality there is neither positive nor negative, only opposite qualities which together make us whole.

Self-criticism is diminishing your sense of self-worth and keeping you in the illusion that you need to improve in order to be worthy of success, happiness, and fulfillment.

Have compassion; love and accept all of who you are, as you are, and stop striving for something that is impossible to attain.

Through love your life magically transforms.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Recent Kitchen Adventures:

don’t have a photo this time.  But that doesn’t make the project any less impressive.  To me, anyway.

             Have you ever created lemonade by hand?  From real live lemons?  Like, with a cooked simple syrup, fresh mint, and I-squeezed-them-all-by-my-self-elf fruit?

             Because I just did this the other night.  I had several lemons, a grapefruit, and one lime.  Here’s the deal, my finished product was amazing.  So tasty.  A ton of freaking work, which took all* damn day, but the end result was truly impressive.

*Not like consecutive hours, but still, lots of time.

             No specific recipe, I just used bits and pieces from what I could find.  Our local paper ran a feature story a few weeks ago, so I mainly went off of that.  If anyone has spare citrus just hanging around, send me some.  I want to keep doing this.

A Welcome Return.

             The messing of Mercury got me again today.  Or maybe it was simply my Swiss cheese brain.  Either way, our afternoon went slightly sideways.

             We pared everything down to one errand (before The Deputy had to leave for work) that just involved my parents.  And as Mom said, “oh Honey, I’m so sorry.   Forgetting shit is all my fault.”  She’s right, as usual.  Genetics being what they are.

             None of this detracted from our daily draw or message, nor did my continuing work towards getting interviews set up for next week.  THAT was done earlier.  The dream, card, and image I’ll be sharing below, all coalesce into one healing gift.

Clear thinking,

open communication.

             Echoing yesterday’s guidebook definition, we’re being advised to continue with our direct truthfulness.  We ARE worth it, and we ARE entitled to living a peaceful, joyous life.

angel messages, living truthfully, guidance, oracle cards

“Angel of Guidance  ~

A renewed sense of direction and purpose will soon manifest.

You have felt a bit lost and confused lately, perhaps not sure of which direction to take.  The Angel of Guidance has felt your silent cries for help and is here to guide you upon your soul’s chosen path.

Close your eyes for a few moments and feel a healing, calming, and clarifying light swell from your heart centre.  Feel it expand through to your auric field creating an aura of rainbow light around you.  In your mind’s eye, imagine before you a beautiful golden path surrounded by the lush foliage of trees and flowers, and visualise yourself upon this path heading towards the sun beyond the horizon.

The golden path symbolises your journey in this life, while the sun is the reflection of your soul which is your guiding light.  Stop trying to figure it all out and simply trust, for you are always on the right path whether you know it or not.  

Practice the golden path meditation a little each day and surrender all to your angel of guidance who is here to help you.  You will have a renewed sense of direction and purpose very soon.

Trust and love!”

             The card before today’s, in this deck, was the last of that rotation, so I shuffled them and began again.  When I saw that this was the Golden Path meditation, I was thrilled with the reminder.

             Look what I carry around with me, all over the house.   And often, out of it.

post it notes, meditation, the golden  path, reminders

One of many.
Because,
Post It Notes!

             We can’t argue that when we calm our busy minds, and quiet our loud thoughts, we feel better.  And then, the healing has begun.

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is a view from our afternoon outing.

rainbows, pleasant hill

Local rainbow.
On the road where my parents live.
(Right off the highway.)

             Beautiful vista, isn’t it?  The noise inside of our vehicle was less than serene though, more like shrill.  “Stop the car.  Dammit Dan, stop!”  He was very accommodating.   Eventually.  So ya know, enjoy this.  From us, to you.