To Tend and To Manage

             For about 95% of my life, I was unaware of the Self-Care concept.  We are raised in this culture without it.  And that’s simply wrong.

             It’s true, everything DOES happen at just the correct moment, so I don’t lament the time I didn’t understand it.  I just now, go forward, and share the knowledge, the importance, with everyone who crosses my path.

             The process of being good to ourselves is vital, it is (should be, needs to be) part of our every day lives.

             Here’s what I heard:

start within.

             Because our beginning point, for all decisions and choices, must be ourselves, first.  As we are taken care of, so too, may we be good caretakers of others.

             Self-Care is crucial to our soul health, our mental health, and our physical health.  It’s importance cannot be understated.  What the Universe is reminding us right now is to put ourselves first.

             It is not selfish so practice Self-Care.  In fact, it’s the most generous action we can take.

             And speaking of honoring ourselves, our current card validates the spiritual aspect of this exact topic.

self-care

“Vision  ~

Guardian Angel

This is a message about honoring your vision.  It asks you to trust the mental images which you are receiving.  They are answers to your prayers.

Your prophetic visions will bring blessings to you and your loved ones.

Also, your guardian angels are helping you to clearly see the truth within your present situation. 

 Your guardian angels surround your physical and spiritual vision with light.  Look through their eyes and you will see the best within yourself and life itself.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to mention how very happy I am to be well inside of November.  It’s been cold, cloudy, windy, rainy, and just plain old blustery here.  I adore every second of it!

 

 

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The Assuradeness Aspect

             There is a fine line, sometimes, between being confident and being pushy.  I’m not a great one for debates or structured arguments.  I either know something, or I don’t.

             I either believe in it, or I don’t.  For me, constantly rehashing is merely a frustration I can live without.  So when we discuss intent, or purposefulness, there is a certain amount of emotion that must be set aside.

             This is what I heard earlier:

determination

             We tend to follow our hearts, or at least, you know that I do.  Others, maybe not as much.  Maybe you’re an analyzer, and you like to find all the facts.

             That’s great!  But, so is my way.  As is the way of anyone else we care to add in here.  As long as we have a solid intention, and positive-based foundation, I’m good with whichever method suits.

             When we Choose Joy, or focus on being filled with lovingkindness, those are both a determined mind-set.  They make a statement.  They are fuel for our on-going adventure.

             As we become more and more aware of our own soul’s journey, we can’t help but put that determination into action.  On the card altar right now, as we make our way around the regular rotation, that exact forward momentum is where our daily draw takes us.

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“Move  ~  Guardian Angel

This is a message about moving – most likely it means that you’ll soon be moving to a new house……

This is also a message about moving your body more.  The angels ask you to create movement in your life through physical motion………

All this movement helps you make a fresh start.  It ushers in wonderful new people, experiences, and opportunities, so give any worries you may have about making these changes over to (Mr and Mrs) God and your guardian angels.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Business Update:

is to say that I’m thinking of switching these posts to a weekly format.  It’s part of what’s happening in my life and what’s happening in my work.  (You will have plenty of advance notice before anything different takes place.)

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The Go-Ahead

             We were reminded of our connectedness yesterday.  And this morning, there were similar views for me to see.  A theme, perhaps?  Yes, in a way.

             Tied to the Zen practice of Acceptance.  It seems, we need to combine these ideas.  Because the truth lies in …..

not just accepting, 

but accepting with help.

             That delicate balance of me-and-you, Earth-and-the rest-of-the-Universe, requires a give and take.  Including offering help and receiving help.

             Our suggestion right now is for us to ask for it.  Then, accept it.  After that, share it.  Simple.  And effective.

             Still within our regular rotation around the card altar, we’ve been handed this  encouragement.

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“Practice Makes Perfect  ~

Guardian Angel

Practice, practice, practice . . . that’s the message that your guardian angel has for you.  The way for you to achieve what you’re asking about is to practice your craft regularly.  Your guardian angel will help you carve out the time in your schedule to allow for regular work.

This is a positive message for you to spend more time doing what you love.  Practicing a new skill helps you become more proficient and confident, which positively affects other areas of your life, too.

This can also be a message for you to start up a private practice as a healer.  Yet in the same way, you must work at your healing skills to ensure that they’re honed to the highest degree.

‘Practice makes perfect’ is an old adage – but you don’t need to perfect your skills; you just need to practice them.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Philosophical Thought:

When we learn to accept everything that comes into our lives,

we are free from the pain and suffering of resistance.

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This, again.

             Watching words today.  That’s what I was shown.  It’s all about caution with documents, contracts, communications.  We need to be aware of some more detailed stuff.

             The message that I woke up with this morning has everything to do with:

the small print.

             Not only are we being reminded to check everything twice right now (again), but we are being cautioned to question all the minute specifics.  The tiny particulars are what we need to be paying attention to.  Some more.

             And, interestingly enough, on our card altar, the topic stays little.  Which helps us to narrow down our focus.  An always welcome event.

angel cards, guardian angel messages, inner child

“Child  ~  Guardian Angel  ~

This is a multifaceted answer that depends upon your individual situation.  Here are the possible meanings behind your selection of this card (your intuition will tell you which answer applies to you):

  1. Be as a child.  Have childlike faith that everything will work out for the best, and it will.
  2. A child will soon be coming into your life.
  3. Pay Attention to your child or to a specific child in your care.
  4. Help children in general through education, advocacy, healing, and similar pursuits.
  5. A child in Heaven is happy and doing well, and is sending you a message of love.

The purity and innocence of children gives them an angelic quality and earns them special attention.  Your prayers for the little ones are given high priority, and are always answered.

The card is a message that you are being used as an Earth angel on behalf of children.  The angels will help you in this endeavor if you’ll ask for their assistance and guidance.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from one corner of our card altar.

Interesting! (This is definitely a sign.)

Interesting!
(This is definitely a sign.)

             Additionally, be sure to stay current with Instagram.  My day went wildly sideways as soon as I was out of bed and jotting down some notes.  Thankfully, no one was injured, and all will eventually* end well.

*Before we leave town, fingers crossed.  More on those upcoming travels soon.

             (Our overall debt has increased, sadly, but I’m acknowledging how fortunate we are to have auto insurance with towing service, and a tire company who will carry that balance.  Many are not so lucky.)

Seeing, Knowing, Letting Go

             Even though the body we are currently wearing has never been through this experience before, it may, from time to time, have cell memory events.  The reason, of course, is that WE have been through this experience before, and sometimes can’t help but repeat a pattern.

             In fact, learning our lessons is all about those patterns, and figuring out how NOT to repeat them.   With whichever physical, corporeal cover we’ve got on at the time.

             Also, since time is not linear, our lives all parallel one another.  As we’re reaching a particular age in this life, right across from us, is our self reaching that same age, in some other life.

             Here’s an example.  Say a person is 20something and moderately injures their leg, but the healing seems to be slow.  Well, in a previous life, at the same 20something age, this individual was in a horrible crash (involving a cart and horse and a rockslide).

             Medicine being what it was way-back-when, this wound didn’t heal properly, the broken bones weren’t set correctly (or at all, perhaps), infection and septicemia set in.  The result was death.

             Back to current times, what does our example person need to learn from this injury?  How is it effecting their life today?  What is the symbolism of the experience?  What were they going through at that time, during that life which could be applied to this life currently?

             This is how we solve these mysteries (how we advance through our lifetimes), by understanding what we learned before, and what that means right now.

Accept – Honour – Release

             I’ve now lost track of the number of times this has happened to me.  We live SO many lives, and we bring SO much of it with us.  Very often we can answer some extremely important issues with this simple way of looking at things.

             When we accept that this is a lesson, we then move on to acknowledging its value.  Then, once we examine the life, the injury, the experience, we are able to let it go.  And (hopefully) never go through it again.

             Still within our regular rotation around the card altar today, we are shown several possibilities for the draw.  Another option (I was told when I flipped it over, which corresponds exactly with what was shared with me this morning) is about moving forward on our path.

angel messages, movement

“Move  ~  Guardian Angel  ~

This message is about moving – mostly likely it means that you will soon be moving to a new home.  You’ve been considering the possibility, and this is a validation of that idea.

The angels will help you locate a wonderful new home and assist with the details of leaving your present location.  Give any worries about this issue to Heaven; and have faith that the finances, family concerns, and other issues will be taken care of.

This is also a message about moving your body more.  The angels ask you to create movement in your life through physical motion.  You can do this by swaying or dancing to music, exercising, hiking outdoors, playing with children, and so on.

All this movement helps you make a fresh start.  It ushers in wonderful new people, experiences, and opportunities, so give any worries that you may have about making these changes to the Universe and your guardian angels.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Final Note on Past Lives:

is that (without sounding too self-serving), yes, we can do Tarot Card readings with that as a focus.  They are worth exploring, these other lives we’ve lived, especially if someone is feeling stuck, or lots of medical issues seem to be a bother that simply won’t go away.