a spark

             My week has mostly been a lot of work.  Also, a lot of work on healing.

             To “do better” or “get better” often we must put effort and energy into it.  I’ve been trying to be successful.  I’ll keep going, keep at it ……

             encouraging you to do the same.

             Our message is simply this:


             On my new front porch, in the small house where we now live, appeared a box.  It was accompanied by a handwritten card.  and this gift.

spark in the dark

             She sent me Light.  I needed it.  Now, I am sharing it.




thank you, my friend, for being there when I needed you most




Granting Happiness

             In my mundane daily life, the job training has transitioned into just the job.  It was sprung on us early, like a scary and unexpected premature birth.  We were also handed* our lay-off notices.  I have one month of employment.

*This didn’t occur on the same day, or even the same week, but it did happen one announcement right after the other.

             As with anything, there’s a Good News/Bad News quality about it all.  An aspect which, while filled with uncertainty, isn’t all that different from how many of us have lived and survived for a very long time.

             And that’s also what our message reminds us.

The Gift of Perspective

             (Side note: I had written this post, or rather, let my pen coast across the recycled envelopes I use for taking rough notes while I receive a channeled reading, well before I’d walked through the door of our card altar room.  When I did see who had appeared there….. well, you know how I feel about “coincidental” situations.)

             Much like The Hanged Man in Tarot, we are being asked to view our current situation from an alternate perspective.  Upside-down?  From the eyes of another?  With the filter of lovingkindness?

            Yes, all of those.  No matter how we choose to get that differing angle, we need to see what’s positive here.  Dwelling on the negative (or full-on-panic-derived-from-fear) will only make us feel bad.

             And if that’s the way we go, we might miss out on opportunities which present themselves.  (Presents!)

              Speaking of, here’s where else our view needs to be directed.


“The Lady of the Gift  ~  20  ~

generosity, receiving, withholding

The Lady of the Gift brings a message of tithing.  To be your Ally, she requires you to look at the nature and method of your giving to others.  The world is your church, and you only need to distribute 10 percent of your wealth to others to ensure that the flow continues.

Yet, this doesn’t necessarily mean giving money away, nor does it imply a direct action of charity, even though the tradition of tithing is material.  In fact, the kind of tithing the Lady asks of you isn’t tangible or material at all.

She is asking you to look at all human beings as important in the Divine scheme of things and show others that you believe in them, as well as yourself.

Pay attention to how you treat people (including yourself here, too); and be mindful of your perception, even of seemingly “poor” strangers.  If you see others as successful and abundant, and act as if you believe that they have value, blessings all around are assured.

Your belief in others has greater value than you can fathom.  This alone guarantees your success long-term.

Remember that you can only keep what you’re willing to give.”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is a place I’ve recently sent one of my far-away friends.  He also has a long (and potentially soul-sucking) commute.  I was thinking of how that time, the minutes we can’t do anything but be in transit, is like a gift we don’t realize we’ve been given.

             So, go HERE and read this article, or any of the others (there’s a menu in the top right corner of that page).  They are all a bit different, but each one is uplifting in its own soft and caring way.

             If you ever get a chance to hear Jack speak, on a recording, podcast, video, or live, you’ll be given the additional treat of being able to read everything after that in his voice.  It’s distinctive and enormously soothing.


An Understanding

              We’ve talked about signs and symbols quite a bit here.  Today the Universe says that it’s time to discuss them again.

             But now, with some additional ……….


             Like, how serious should we take them?  What do they mean, and are the definitions always the same?  Because, it might be different, each instance.  Almost every individual circumstance could have a singular and unique purpose or point.

             One thing to think about is that sometimes these messages may not even BE for us.   It’s entirely possible that this could be a situation where we’re supposed to pass along information.

              When in doubt, ask.  It takes no more than a few moments to sit down, become still and quiet, and listen.  Listen with an open and easy mind.  Listen and pay attention.

              When we allow our brains to rest and our hearts to hear, we are much better at understanding and discerning.

             Another very effective way to “hear” is to have some soothing or inspiring tunes playing while we turn our busy minds off.  And, how not at all coincidental, here’s this daily draw, appearing precisely where we need it to.


“Music for Manifesting  ~

‘To manifest rapidly, think of your desire while you chant, hum, sing, or play music.’

Music is a powerful ally on your spiritual path, as it serves to boost your manifestation powers.

Music is part of the invisible realm, and is of a higher frequency than that of the physical plane.  It wraps us in a protective shield to guard us from negative energies.  

It also lifts our emotions and thoughts to joyful levels.

By drawing this card, you are urged to play any type of music that suits your mood, as often as possible.  Move your body to the music, and breathe in deeply as you listen to it, drawing in the energy of each note.

Use music as a manifestation tool.  First, sit quietly and think of your desire.  Imagine that your dream has already come true, and feel that reality in your stomach as warmth, peace, excitement, or security.

Feel gratitude in your heart.  As you enjoy these feelings, begin to chant, hum, or sing.  This self-made music sends your manifestation into the ethers, where it coagulates into tangible reality!”

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids And Dolphin Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my last Instagram post.


A family friend ended up with way too many blueberry plants last year, so he shared.

             These were moved out of their original containers, but are still in pots, I don’t want anything too permanent (we might move, maybe, it could happen).  Doesn’t seem to matter, here’s our first crop!  (I do love free food.)