Commonality and Participation

             In our long journey, amongst our many stops and stayovers, some lessons do find a way of returning.  We truly ARE trying to learn them, and let them go.  But, damn.  Often, they feel like barnacles that just won’t come off!

             For me, I’ve begun to understand the limits and restrictions.  I’m sure you have, as well.  Some of my personal challenges are computering and technology.

             Another, is dealing with family relationships, or on the random occasion, co-workers.  I struggle to not take pretty much EVERYthing personally.  (But that’s back to the Letting Go………)

             I make my valid attempts, I set aside my bias, I honestly do give all that I have.  And mostly, that is the best way.  Other times, I turn away in disappointment.

             It’s very much about our own Acceptance and Attitude, I have come to know that, at least.  Which, after a lifetime of rage, allowing that to fall away, is a nice gentle feeling.

             Our message, right now, is entirely in the card.  We can share, and then we can let those gifts drop wherever they are needed.  We do not need to worry about the results.  We live in a genuine way, how others receive that, is not our concern.

acceptance lessons

“Sharing of Yourself

‘I am an incredibly generous being.’

Share who you are with others.  Give what you have, what you do, and who you are.  Be generous.

The more freely and fully you share of yourself, the more freely and fully the Universe will give to you.

The Universe wants you to know:

you need to share from the depth of your soul.  Allow others to see your essence and feel your radiance. 

If you give with the thought that it’s something you must do as a duty or a sacrifice, you may feel depleted.

However, if you give with the belief that there is no scarcity of energy, or funds, or joy, the Universe will pour an abundance of these things into your life.

Don’t expect to receive something in return – rather, be generous just because it feels right.  

You can only give as much as your capacity to receive, so open yourself to receiving even more.

Questions to ask yourself:

how can I give even more?  What is stopping the flow within my life?  What could occur in my life if I gave without reservation?

Affirmation:

I am an incredibly generous person.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Additional Affirmation:

It is safe for me to give and to receive, 

it is safe for me to accept my gifts while staying protected from that which may cause me pain.

 

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If not now . . . . .

             Do any of you recall when we discussed my Two-by-Four theory?  We talked about how messages come through to us, constantly.  We just don’t always perceive them, or listen to them, or understand them.

             When we actively do not heed those messages, our Team gathers together and smacks us with them.  Much like being hit in the head by a large piece of construction timber.  This forceful notification from the Universe means we REALLY need to be paying attention.

             I got two of those in the past few days.  They were huge.  And I absolutely sat up, said Thank You, and (literally!) took notes.

             The first part is this:

take nothing for granted.

             Not air, not water, not homes, not faimly, not the ability to get out of our own beds without assitance.

              We have so much.  So very VERY much in this life.  Just being able to walk somewhere safely, to breathe deeply, to sleep peacefully … these things can so quickly be forgotten for the gifts that they are.

             Our most basic needs are generally met.  On a daily basis.  And yet, we too often disregard how truly precious they are.

             We are being reminded of how much we have.  We are also being reminded that, as this card shows, we can be grateful while still feeling positive and filled with lovingkindness.

take nothing for granted

“Following Your Bliss  ~

‘My soul sings with joy!’

Do what gives you joy.  Celebrate and have fun.  You do not need to suffer to grow – in fact, true happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul.

Take steps today to expand your joy, seek out your bliss.  You don’t need to do it all at once, but you do need to make a start.

The Universe wants you to know:

if you don’t follow you bliss now, when will you?  If you’ve been waiting to act until circumstances are different, or somehow better, you may have a long wait.

Some people put off following their north star until they graduate, get married, lose weight, have kids, or retire.  If you continue to do so, you may never attain genuine happiness.

Take steps today to experience the sweet nectar of life.

Questions to ask yourself:

What feeds my soul?  How can I follow my bliss?  How can I find my joy?  What is blocking me from living a life filled with happiness?

Affirmation:

May soul sings with joy.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is tell you that on days when I’m really feeling overwhelmed and at my absolute worst, deep breathing and an attitude of gratitude truly do help.  I know how bad things can get, believe me.  And I know how well something as seemingly simple as this sounds.  Honestly, when we help ourselves, we are helping everyone else.

 

 

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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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