Here and Now, and then and later.

             Not sure how many more of these* getting-home-after 11 o’clock nights there will be.  I feel bad when the post is tardy.   But then I think, “maybe I’m the only one worrying about it” so I let the stress go and replace it with gratitude for my chubby little legs that got me home safely.

*Why, yes.  I do make the schedules and totally could go look.  But that won’t actually tell me what days I’ll end up getting home this late.

             Yesterday’s message came back to me as I was getting up today.  (Nice how that works out.)

Not knowing (why) is part of our journey.

             There are people, places, and activities that we’ve charted for ourselves.  Either as a learning experience (challenge!) or as a respite from all the damn lessons.

             Be it a surprise vacation or a song sent by a friend.  Doesn’t make any difference how it arrives, or even sometimes who it came from, just that our soul was gladdened and uplifted by the enriching incident or adventure.

             On our card altar, here is a double draw that continues along with this same theme.

osho zen tarot, alternative tarot decks

“Completion  ~  XXI  ~  Major Arcana

Whatever has been absorbing  your time and energy is now coming to an end.  In completing it, you will be clearing the space for something new to begin.  Use this interval to celebrate both – the end of the old and the coming of the new.

Moment To Moment  ~  2  ~  Rainbows: The Physical

This card challenges us to move away from our preoccupations with other spaces and other times, and stay alert to what is happening in the here and now.  Life is a great ocean in which you can play if you drop all your judgments, your preferences, and the attachments to the details of your long-term plans.

Be available to what comes your way, as it comes.  And don’t worry if you stumble or fall; just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, have a good laugh, and carry on.”

             I like these two together, and combined with our channeled message, we get a nice reassurance that what we’re doing now is right on track.  We’re being reminded to be mindfully aware of where we are, but also to have faith that where we’re going is the very best, too.

             And, that it’s all falling in to place as it should be.  Or, at least as we mapped it out to learn the most.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Mileage:

is slightly less than the last ride, but by a negligible amount, it’s still only 4.317 miles, in a pathetically slow average pace of 7.9 MPH (being 29 degrees outside is killing my numbers), in 32 minutes and 36 seconds pedaling time.

Yesterday I learned:

  • mall bathrooms are locked promptly at closing time
  • a flat tire will sneak up on you
  • the last bus out of the mall isn’t really the LAST last bus

All The Feels.

             Commuting to the mall via public transportation?  Check!  Very successful.  Would have been perfectly successful but I kinda missed the connecting bus.  On the plus side, I came home with a BARGAIN bag of bagel chips.

             (Leaving the downtown terminal [walking across the street] to pick up a library book real quick, with a detour through the on-site coffee shop equals delay.  Oops, couldn’t be helped.  I caught the next one.  A bit of a wait, but not too bad.)

             We were going to stop for some grocery gathering, since this is Tuesday.  But I forgot to load the car with our shopping bags and the list.  When Dan came to pick me up, he had no clue that these items should have accompanied him.  So.  We’ll do it tomorrow before he has to leave for HIS work.

             Waking up went nicely as well.  (Positive attitude, people!)  My dreams were confusing, but no less vivid than they have been lately   Here’s what I  heard, with no question about it:

authenticity of emotion.

             We are to acknowledge and then honour our feelings, knowing that we are capable of so much heartfelt passion and sentiment.

             And hey, speaking of such, look at the card we received to back this one up.  (This is one of my favorite angel artists, too.)

angel messages, oracle cards, archangel haniel, passion messages

“Passion  ~

Archangel Haniel:

‘Trust and follow your renewed passion in your love life and career.

Playing it safe can lead to staleness and depression.  You have asked for more happiness and definite direction.  I’ve lit the flame of passion in your heart to lead and guide you.  It’s safe for you to take risks and follow your heart’s desire.

Ask me to be your partner along your path of passion, to guide and nurture you. When you feel a strong knowingness, alongside a burning passion, pay attention, as this is my way of giving you information about your next step.’

Working with Archangel Haniel:

Haniel’s name means ‘Glory of God’ and she can help you be glorious by living at your highest potential.    She’ll guide your hidden talents, and help you polish your skills.  Then, when you apply your masterful ways to your true passions, Divine magic occurs!”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s news from the mall:

is this view.

santa at the mall

Try to ignore that huge floating head poster, she’s a local news person. And I’m not sure why they have to hang her likeness right there……

             This is looking towards Santa.  He’s there, just in the shadows, beyond where it says “Exit Only” on the far right.

(Title credit goes to my Seattle girl, speaking of newsy news professionals.)