Lasting.

             We are currently under siege here in River City.  By Air and Water.  The massive storm that my smarty-pants phone has been warning us about for days is here.  And here, seriously!  I just know that any minute we’re going to lose power, so I feel as though I need to hurry and get this post up before we do.

             Our channeled message today is a single word.  But it’s a powerful one.  With depth and with strength.

Endurance.

             It felt so emotional  when I heard, too.  Like the Universe wanted us to be aware of the vitality this individual concept brings to us right now.

             Back within our regular rotation on the card altar, this theme continues nicely.  (I really do love how this works out.)

animal messages, oracle cards

“Fox  ~

camouflage

Wiley Fox has many allies in the woodlands, including the foliage, which offers protection and much medicine.  Fox is seemingly able to vanish amidst the lush undergrowth of the forest.  This flora is Fox’s ally.  The ability to meld into one’s surroundings and be unnoticed is a powerful gift when one is observing the activities of others.

Another natural gift of Fox is the ability to adapt to winter by changing color, like the chameleon.  Its rich, white, winter coat allows Fox to blend into the snow when the leaves no longer linger.  Fox medicine involves adaptability, cunning, observation, integration  and swiftness of thought and action.  These traits may also include quick decisiveness, and sure-footedness in the physical world.

If Fox has chosen to share its medicine with you, it is a sign that you are to become like the wind, which is unseen yet is able to weave into and through any location or situation.  You would be wise to observe the acts of others rather than their words at this time.  Use your cunning nature in a positive way; keep silent about who and what and why you are observing.  In learning the art of camouflage, you need to test your abilities to pull this off.”

             Today we are also being shown the reverse angle, but as with the above definition, I’ve edited it down a bit.  (These are super long.)

“Contrary:

Someone may be watching you, and trying to figure out your next move.  If  you look deeper however, it may be that you are watching yourself to prove to yourself that you exist.  If you have become a ‘wallflower’ to the point of disappearing, you may need to decide that you are worth noticing.

Contrary Fox is as foolish as it is cunning, and you may have fooled yourself into believing that your low self-esteem is due to your being born plain or having an ordinary life.  This is camouflage of a different sort, in that you have camouflaged your true desire to experience life with friends, with joy, and with purpose.  In any case, you are put on notice to be aware of apathy and self-induced boredom.  You may have to dig deeply to find what excites you enough to scurry across the wasteland of your dulled senses and live.

Become Fox and feel the joy of knowing the playground of your life. “

Today’s Deck:

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

FLP Report:

(from the past few days, proving that we CAN tell when the college kids show up) Indiana, Iowa, an old New Mexico, Nebraska, Kentucky (sadly, still no one we know and love), Illinois, Ohio, Maine (again or a new person?), Hawaii, New York and New Jersey (also not filled with friends).

Broken Bike Update:

is only the notice of it being at a shop.  Details tomorrow when we hear back.