Growth

             Every.  Single.  Day.  We are granted educational opportunities.  It is our task to find them, and share them.  (We get more than one, but probably less than a million.)

             Some are obvious, way obvious.  They are clear and easy to understand, they make sense.  Others, well, they can be like a spiritual Easter Egg hunt, elusive and hiding.

              We all pass along our lessons in different and individual ways, none better than any other.  Some of us, like those loved ones who went Home early, had less time to learn and to teach.  But their lessons are as valid as someone who shares for twice as long.

             It’s so very important to honour every type, evenly, lovingly, and fairly.

             This is where the message is taking us right now:

find it, acknowledge it, give it.

             To share, is key.  We can learn and gather, but if we don’t share and give some of ours to others, it doesn’t help; doesn’t help us, doesn’t help those who we could be learning from, in our own sharing.

             This has been a difficult journey, no doubt about it, but it’s also been so fucking FULL!  The downs are terrible, the ups are amazing, but the in-betweens are where we spend most of our time.

            To be grateful for all, every lesson, is where the Universe wants us to focus.  We are here to learn, and …… to teach.  It’s the sharing.  Really, it is.

             And in

Today’s Sharing:

             I have to say that my old Nikon digital camera has been misbehaving lately.  I can’t take any photos with it at the current moment.  I may need a replacement.

             For this post, I’m being directed to search in our archives and come up with the perfect complimentary view.

             No card draw, just this, a shot I saved from December of 2015, it fits.  Our North Jetty, in Florence, as the sun sets.  All that sand, it used to be someplace else, and now, it makes a walkway, covering the rocks.

florence oregon

simplicity

             Things change, and we move forward.  We treasure the past, but we have to cast our eyes ahead, while living here, in this moment.  Now.

 

 

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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

“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…..

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(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.)