Physical Toil and Trust

             We just talked about being in Mercury’s retrograding Shadow Phase.  But what we did NOT discuss was all the other planets that are currently doing the backward dance.

             (See that middle category   [over there   <——-  ]  which I’ve entitled: Additional Helpful Reminders.  It’s current.  Not complete, though.)

             I mention this because we here in The Burrow have had several delays lately.  Shit that just goes sideways, no matter what we do or say or plan.  But also, because our message this morning is of the same feeling.

Putting back together is messy.

             For whatever reason (maybe we’ll know later, maybe we won’t), the physical forward progress around here has been nil.   Not exactly going back, but we certainly aren’t making any ahead movements, either.

             When the Universe reminds us that our lives/bodies/dilemmas and problems are not quite as tidy as we’d like, hmmm, that’s not terrific.  It does not bode well.   However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary.  Or that we can’t get through it.

             We are inherently messy creatures, animals in nature are, that’s just a given.  We’re leaky, we’re loud, and some of us (me!) have no sense of decorum, what so ever.  “Putting back together,” or perhaps spiraling upward, clearly needs to be done.

             It’s also obvious that this is going to be a grubby, blotchy, and chaotic endeavor.   For certain.  Unquestionably.

             Is our daily draw very helpful?  Maybe.  Depends on how well we are at releasing right now.  There is much that we need to let go of.  Lots.  We should probably accept that, so our work will proceed more smoothly.

oracle cards, goddess messages, the sacred path

“Goddess of the Sacred Path  ~

Let go of logic and trust your intuition.

This is a time to let go of what you think is logical and trust your feelings.  What is it that you would truly love to do or experience at this point in your life?  Imagine.  If you could do anything, what would it be? 

The answer dwells in  your heart, not in your mind.  This is because your heart holds your true essence, it is the gateway to your soul – whereas the mind dwells more within fears which often prevent us from fulfilling our true potential.

All is possible, when what you choose to do and experience, aligns with your heartfelt purpose and dreams.  Trust your feelings.  

Start to keep a journal in which you express and explore all it is you would truly love to be, have, and do in life.

Do this lovingly and honestly and  you will be gently guided along your sacred path.”

             Can she help us with the “messy”?  I like to think so.  Step back and see what most needs doing now, then, let go of what isn’t helping us put our shit back together.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Affirmation For March:

is from my Louise Hay calendar.

“I communicate with love and attract loving experiences and people to me.”

             Continuing, with her message to us, on how she applied the principles of her Sacred Path, and did her own putting back together.

“Communication is a song of love.

Loving communication is one of the happiest and most powerful experiences for people.

How do I get to this space?  I have done a lot of work on myself.  I have read many books, and I have come to understand the principles of life, such as ‘what I think and say goes our from me, the Universe responds, and it comes back to me.’

So I begin to ask myself for help and to observe myself.

As I allow myself the space to watch without judgement and without criticism,  I begin to make great progress in loving communication.

What do I believe?  What do I feel?  How do I react?  How can I love more?  And then I say to the Universe, ‘teach me love.’ “

             (Additionally,  I may have lost the Mermaid Water Bottle replacement.  Fingers crossed that it’s someplace where they’ll recognize it’s mine and hang on to it.)

Coming Out The Other Side, with Compassion.

              There is a fine balance, with this path we’re on.  We know that Self-Care is vital, but we also need to be aware of swinging too far into the direction of conceit.

             Whatever we  do it’s best to do it with…….


and no ego.

             Leaving out any sign of arrogance, we should definitely still be proud of our accomplishments.  We just can’t get all braggy about them.  Which is where the state of grace comes in.

             When we are gracious, we are also being generous.  It’s a tough lesson for some of us to learn (me!) so this reminder is certainly welcome.  As is our daily draw.

             Here, as I was directed to leave our regular rotation, we have a messenger that is not only timely for our thoughts today, but also where we are astrologically and on the calendar.

goddess of the unknown, new chapters, oracle cards

“Goddess Of The Unknown  ~

A new chapter of your life is around the corner;

remove fear & embrace the unknown.

Only through the darkness of night are we able to see the beautiful tapestry of light which stems from the stars above us.

This card is here to help you ease your fears about the future and of the unknown.  Even though you presently cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are being urged by the Goddess to trust.  You are always on the right path even when you think you’ve strayed completely off it.

A major chapter in the story of your life has recently come to a close and an exciting new chapter is about to begin.  Through the current emptiness, the seeds of a fertile new future sprout through   Soon, you will see the light shining as brightly as ever.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddess Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Newness:

is THIS stack of cards that I recently acquired   I’ve also got the book, which I haven’t had time to read yet.  Next week, when the booth closes down, I’ll go through it and share my findings.  As well as the gorgeous illustrations.  I’m thinking we may do this as a course study kind of thing, in order of how the deck is created and set up.


             Similar to our “not my sticks” card from the other day, this message talks about owning our baggage and letting go of that which belongs to others.

Theirs is theirs,

ours is ours.

             When we acknowledge and take ownership of our failures and successes, we are living in a genuine way.  Also, we are moving forward on our paths by being mindful and present.

             The release is enormously healing and allows us to be free of that stress.  Once we don’t fret over the problems of others, taking care of our own issues, we are then open to help.

             With no expectations, no concerns of how any of this will turn out, we’ve let go of that worry at the same time.  Carrying our own sticks, and letting others tote theirs, is to honour who we are and who they are.  With grace, and with care.

             I’m running super late tonight, plus, the definition of today’s draw is not quite where we need it to be, so I’ll be setting aside the guidebook and paraphrasing with what comes through.

oracle cards, goddess messages, psychic protection

“Goddess of Psychic Protection  ~

What you believe, you create;

No-one can harm you.”

             Know that you are always protected and forever safe.  Feel the light of love and the wealth of wisdom, it emanates from your very core.

             Focus on the light and love within and around you, and within every living thing. Imagine pure white light surrounding you each and every moment of your life.

             Believe that you are safe, as we are all connected, and unconditionally loved.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno (with extra tuning in by me)

Harmonious Awareness.

             Last night, at about five minutes to midnight, I told Dan, “hey, pretty soon it’ll be two years that I became a non-smoker.”  His reply was, “did you blog about it?”  Of course not.  Because I have swiss cheese for brains.

             There.  Now I have.  (Yes, I had to write my forgetful self elf a note.  On the back of an old used envelope.)  Also?  There was this, from yesterday at the mall.

biking to VRC

(Notice those shoes?
I pack a pair in the panniers, almost every trip. When I remember.)

             My first tweetie pic from the road.  Mobile communications!  (I’m SLOWLY getting used to the smarty-pants phone, key word: slowly.)  Wow, I’ve come so far.

             Another example, these channeled messages I wake up with now.  I never saw THAT coming!  And yet.  Here they are…..

Peace and Contentment.

             I also heard that we should be viewing our path today with clarity again. And then, the next suggestion was to head off of our regular rotation, right directly over to that Stack o’ Inconsistency.

oracle cards, goddess messages

     “Goddess of Awakening  ~

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, and creativity.

Regardless of whether you are male or female; your feminine, creative spirit is being nourished and awakened by the star of Venus.  The Goddess of Love is activating your sensuous nature.  Romance is in the air, so surround yourself with flowers and crystals, wear your favorite perfume or essential oil, and allow your inner charms to surface.

This is a wondrous time of exploration, romance, fun, and creativity.  A new romance is about to blossom or an existing relationship is about to enter a period of renewed magic, excitement, and enchantment.  Either way, this period of renewed romance will eventually lead you to explore a new creative venture with your partner.  


                  This one is so reminiscent of Thursday‘s message.  Which, as you all know, means that it’s really something we have to pay attention to.

             Additionally, I don’t want to hear anyone questioning HOW this is going to appear in their lives, okay?  Just go with it, and be open to WHATEVER we are being sent.  It’s not up to us to try and figure this shit out.  If it was, well, a whole helluva lot would be different, is all I’m saying.

             Listen to the Universe, enjoy the Awakening  with Peace and Contentment.  (Dammit!)

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was to go do this.

eugene park concerts

About fifteen minutes later, the wind blew them both over, almost on top of us.

             A concert in the park (Washburn, to be exact).  HERE is Dan’s map;  my numbers show us pedaling 6.603 miles, in 42 minutes 17 seconds, at a crawling pace of 9.3 MPH.  There are some hills, between here and there, see above linked map, and notice that elevation.

Mindful, more and more. And more.

             You know how I’m über suggestible, right?  Well last week we were watching Chopped (as we do) and they had a basket ingredient that was called “woven wheat crackers” but was really a Triscuit.

             I wanted Triscuits for HOURS after that!  It was painful, this want.  Which sort of just made both Dan and I laugh.  But then I was thinking about it later, and I wondered if this aspect of my psyche weird-inner-workings disordered personality, regarding food obsessions, will diminish once I’ve moved past these four-decades-old issues.

             Wouldn’t it be so fucking cool to be like OTHER people, and able to withstand ads, marketing, mere mentions of edible items?  What must that be like?  And could I ever get there?

             We covered a few new-ish topics (and one WAY old one) today, *A* and I, in our afternoon appointment.  And made some plans for upcoming events.  I’m really pinning my hopes on getting “better” and dealing with the grief, the traumas, the down-right wrongness of my former thinking.

             A similarly uplifting feeling began even before I became horizontal earlier today though.  Our channeled message was a lovingkindness type of gift, not just aimed at me, but to all of us.

Compassion for all,

beginning with our selves.

             Not to be left out, our daily draw just jumped right on to that same bandwagon.  Very validating,this teamwork.

goddess of beauty, oracle cards

“Goddess of Beauty  ~

You are a wondrous being of light;

there is nothing to change or fix.

You are a wondrously beautiful being of light, yet you cannot see it because you are comparing yourself to others instead of looking honestly and lovingly at yourself.

Meditate upon the image on this card and allow your light and natural beauty to shine through.  You are beautiful just as you are.  There is nothing to change or fix; just love and accept yourself as you are.

As you honour the beautiful person that you are, others will feel the light and warmth radiating from you.  As a result, you will attract wonderful and generous people into your life that will love and appreciate you for all you truly are.

Just be yourself – that is where your beauty lies!”

             Have you all heard the song by P!nk (Alecia Beth Moore Hart) called Fucking Perfect?  (I’d link to it but the video is way triggery and the lyrics-only site has a misspelling that irks me too much to recommend it.)  As soon as I’m done typing, I’ll cue up my CD, grab this card, and tune in for the suggested meditation.

             If you can do something similar for yourself, please do.  Please, please do.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was a ride to downtown and back, with one detour (cookies!), 8.498, in 49 minutes 30 seconds, with a better pace of 10.2 MPH, because, no break-downs.  (Thank you, Daniel, for fixing my chain.)

Today’s Kitchen Adventure:

has no photo.  But it was good!  Hot lemon ginger tea, dumped into a jar, over candied ginger bits, and ice cubes.

FLP Report:

Kansas, Missouri (times 2), and a Michigan, it seems that, yes, most of the faraway students have gone home.