Resting and Roaming

             All of the images and visions I’ve received lately have to do with how we are best served by BEING in this current moment and understanding how no moment lasts forever.

             While at the same time, the Universe is reminding us of how we are here for the Journey.  The TRIP is the point, not the “end” of our adventure.  Because in truth, what we perceive as the end, isn’t.

             Feel free to hum and sing with this one:

As we travel along . . . . .

             To simultaneously be still and acknowledge movement would seem impossible.  And yet, that’s kind of our goal.

             We know we’re all excursion-ing on the path, but we also try really hard to appreciate our now.  Sound conflicting?  I agree.

             I’m told though, it’s completely do-able.

             On our (still-not-finished) card altar, we have been gifted the perfect validation.  Because, of course we have.

journey messages

“Expecting Miracles

‘Miracles are blossoming in my life.’

Card Meaning:

Majestic wonders are unfolding for you, even as you read this.  Watch for them and embrace them.

The more you become aware of the small marvels in your life, the more they will grow in magnitude around you.

The Universe wants you to know:

What is expected tends to be realized.  Expect miracles in your life.

Celebrate and cherish them when they appear, no matter how small they may seem.

Let go of fear and expectations; allow the Creator to solve your challenges in mysterious ways.  Don’t limit the ways in which you think miracles can appear in your life.

Know that you can be the miracle in the life of another.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I be even more open to miracles blossoming in my life?  What are the miracles that are occurring now or are coming in the future?  How am I a miracle for others?

Affirmation:

Miracles are blossoming in my life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my tiny house hallway.

summer out-house

             The heat of summer continues here, as we pass Lammas and Lughnasadh.  Brown more prevalent than green around us now.   I’m not editorializing, merely stating facts.  The Wheel of the Year turns.  And we ride along.

 

 

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Acceptance Lessons, with Action

             As previously discussed (repeatedly), we all know that I don’t have an excellent relationship with Time.  We have different ideas of success, Time and I.

           We have different goals.  I’ve come to accept this.  Me and Time, not always on the same page.

             What I’m learning, too (because EVERYTHING is a fucking lesson!), is that this challenge, this agree-to-disagree situation with Time, it’s fine.  For right now, we, Time and I, we can continue to not necessarily see eye-to-eye.  Nothing tragic will happen.

             And this is where our message is taking us, through time, and in to:

Patience.

             Because truthfully?  Shit just takes as long as it takes.  If we miss one chance?  Another will roll around.

             It’s never “too late” – nothing is a mistake.  Every experience and situation can teach us something.  Every relationship and interaction is beneficial.

             In the end (spoiler alert, Universal Truth: there is no end), Time moves forward, as do we.

             So, if it feels like we need to go faster/slower, do something sooner/something is taking too damn long, or however our humanity is manifesting timely dissatisfaction, all we have to remember is that, Time has a clock.  But we, we have a soul.

             Once we accept (with patience and tolerance and a wee bit of grace) that timing is NOT everything, our own inner ticking will become quieter and the true songs of lovingkindness and joy will become easier to hear.

             At first glance, this draw I was directed to, might not seem like the most perfect validation.  The opposite perhaps.  But as we read closely, it will become obvious that it certainly is ideal.  Even timely!

taking-action

“Taking Action  ~

‘I enthusiastically embrace life’s boundless possibilities.’

Card meaning:

Don’t hesitate!  Whatever you’ve been putting off, now is the time to act.

Stand tall, raise your fists to the sky, and leap into action.  Break out the champagne, for victory is in reach.

The Universe wants you to know:

Action creates momentum.  Whatever you have been wishing and waiting for, this is the right time to move forward without looking back.

Quicken your spirit by taking action now.  Even if you have to face your fears in order to do so, look them in the eye with a calm and clear gaze and forge ahead.

The action you take now will reap immense rewards in the future.

Questions to ask yourself:

In what area of my life should I take action now?  What blocks me from action, and how can I overcome this?  What is the most direct action that will yield the greatest result?

Affirmation:

I enthusiastically embrace life’s boundless possibilities.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

 is this view from the February page of my OutHouses.

out-houses

So simple, and so classic.

             Every one of these is better than the last!  This calendar, it definitely makes me happy.  And that really needs to be a priority, for all of us.

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Honouring That Valuable Me Time

             I’ve been completely impressed, these past few weeks, with how the Universe has adapted to our new posting schedule.  Recent messages have crept up on me; for a series of days signs and sounds and whispers begin to make themselves known.

             Not even starting to take shape until I sit down at my desk, or stand in front of the card altar.  Then, POOF!  It’s whole and ready to be shared.

             Divine order, indeed.  Here’s what we need to focus on, right now:

You!

             There’s a phrase that’s been popping up around me lately, “you do you, and I’ll do me” – it basically means that when we focus on our own individual sacred self, and everyone else does the same, well . . . . shit gets taken care of in an über efficient manner.

             Who knows us better than ourselves?  Who has the most insight?  When we listen to that soul sound, we hear what our heart needs.

             One of the key points in Self-Care is that we do it for the right reasons.  We honour our own being, because ALL beings are sacred and holy.  But when we begin from our very own core, it can only radiate out from there, and become so much more than what we started with.

             And it can be small things, just as long as it’s a process that’s happening at all.  That acknowledgment.  That brief moment, that honest kindness.  Aimed within.  We’re worth it.  Exactly as we are.

             Which made the corresponding draw not much of a surprise.  When we take care of ourselves, so much more is accomplished.  More than we even imagined.

you do you

“Manifesting Dreams

‘My dreams are coming true!’

Card meaning:

Life goes in cycles.  There is a time for planting seeds and a time for harvesting bounty.  Right now is your time for harvesting.

Your innermost dreams and desires are manifesting.  Don’t stop the flow by doubting the process.  All is unfolding according to your highest good.

The Universe wants you to know:

The seeds of desires you planted so long ago (perhaps even before this life) are coming to fruition.  

Sometimes it’s simply a matter of being still, opening your heart, and knowing that you deserve your dreams to come true.

You are worthy of greatness, and you have the ability to manifest your deepest and most heartfelt wishes.  Timing is everything, and the moment is ripe for those lingering desires to be realized.

The bounty of the Universe is pouring into your life.

Questions to ask yourself:

What do I truly desire?  Is there anything I need to release in order to reach my dreams?  What steps can I take to help my heartfelt wishes come true in my life?

Affirmation:

My dreams are coming true!”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this bonus view from my downstairs calendar.

join me

Paxos, Greece

             Let’s hang out here.  Together!

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Forms of Being

             Remember when we were talking about Acceptance?   And the Universe gave us that spiritual version of “it is what it is?”

             Well, that’s similar to what I woke up with this morning.  Here’s what I heard:

the Here and Now.

             Right now.  At this time.  In this place, here.  That’s where our focus needs to be.  We are being asked to aim, Here and Now.

             It’s important that we, as they used to say in school: keep our eyes on our work.

             Look here.  Be now.  Stand in this Sacred Space of the current place and time.

             When we gaze within, acknowledging the simple beauty of this gift right here, we are showing our appreciation and our understanding.  We’re not grasping at what others have, we don’t whine about our lack or our needfulness.

             We see this, here we are.  Now we live.  This point in our journey is valuable.  As are the people who travel with us.

             To see the everyday miracles is to be one with Source.  And that means, we are one with Nature.  One with all who connect on a spiritual and universal level.  It means to share Joy.

             Share the Here and Now.

             And on our card altar, that sentiment continues with this draw.

here and now

“Opening to Love  ~

‘My heart is open.’

Card meaning:

Love is on its way.  The more you open to love, the more its sweet nectar can surge through your soul.  From the love of others, to the love of self, to love from the Creator, love flows to and through you.

You are indeed a sacred vessel for love to flow through.

The Universe wants you to know:

There is nothing you need to do to deserve love.  It is already waiting for you.  It’s like the sun . . . . there for everyone.

It’s simply a matter of stepping out to bask in that warm and glowing light.  Who you are is enough.

This is true.  

In matters of romance, love is flowing, wounds are healing, and hearts are opening.

If only you could see yourself as those in the spirit world see you, you would know how very loved you truly are.

Questions to ask yourself:

What is my true pathway to love?  How can I open myself to love even more?  What is blocking me from welcoming love?

Affirmation:

My heart is open.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that if you need something to make you laugh, I’m going to share THIS.  It’s some clips of a comedian named Kathleen Madigan.  She’s my new favorite.  Scroll down and see some of her stand-up work.  I promise, you’ll like it.

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Dependably Safe

             There are situations and circumstances which simply cannot be entirely controlled.  There are times when we aren’t the ones in charge.  We are NOT always the bus drivers of our own lives.

             Even though we did sketch out our life plan, we are not really the ones running this show.  What I heard earlier is a reminder…….

to trust.

             When I’m on my bike, pedaling along in the designated lane, I have complete faith in all those drivers behind me.  I must absolutely believe that none of them will get distracted/have a stroke/look away and leave their part of the road to smash into mine.

             Every day we all walk out of our homes and wear that exact sort of trusting garment.  We have to, there’s no other way to get anything done.

             What the Universe wants us to realize is, that’s fine.  We can be alert to our lack of control, but we never need to dwell on it.   Or even, give it a second thought.  Things happen.  It’s a fact.

             The other fact is, the trust we put in others is what reinforces our soul, and connects us with everyone else.  We hand over bits of ourselves constantly; others entrust us with their precious belongings, too.  That’s part of cohabiting here.

             To trust is also about faith, and believing.  Having enough security to know that we’re okay.  Because, we are.

             In today’s draw, we are allowed to go even further down this path.

trust

“Believing in Magic  ~

‘True magic is abounding in my life!’

Card Meaning:

It is indeed a magical Universe.  Spiritual dimensions and mystical realms are only a thought away.  The key to opening these doors is to trust in something you cannot see or hear.

You can have doubts yet still believe in a vast and mysterious universe, where signs, symbols, and coincidences reveal secret messages.  Even if your faith is the size of a mustard seed, magic can abound.  Believe!

The Universe wants you to know:

Some things are true, even if you don’t believe them.  It’s hard to comprehend how something as heavy as a jumbo jet can fly, but it does.

When you make an overseas call, it’s hard to believe that your voice travels into space and bounces back, but it does.

And it’s sometimes hard to believe that angels are looking over us, but they are.  Here’s to believing in magic.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I access even more magic in my life?  What is the most important way for me to step into true magic?  If I truly believed in magic, in what ways would my life be different?

Affirmation:

True magic is abounding in my life!”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denis Linn

Today’s Kitchen Adventures:

began early, we got up (not before noon, though) and hit the Farmer’s Market.  Bringing home a HUGE amount of spinach.  (The Instagram version.)

             We made dip.  (Thank you, Karen Buys!)  After the wilting and sautéing happened, there was left-over (but super flavorful) oil.  Which we (and by “we” I obviously mean Daniel) crafted into salad dressing.

spinach

Tastes better than it looks,
or rather, better than I can phone-photo.

             Organics.  Clean food.  The truly good stuff we make at home.  Yes, it’s more work, but honestly, it’s worth it  (and in the end, cheaper).  Also?  Not one damn bit of it has an onion anywhere nearby.  Which makes it NOT terrible, and in fact, extremely good.

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