Kindred

             Yesterday I spent a significant amount of my day with an 8-year-old. She is not related to me by genetics, but her parents and siblings have become like family.

             Again the Universe is telling us it’s time to revisit the conversation around that concept of: it takes a village.  And how without support, well.  Everything is just that much more challenging.

             Here’s what I’m hearing ……

tribe

             Who makes up our closest, our near-and-dear, our most loved individuals?  Whoever they are, they’re never all related to us by blood, by DNA.

             Often, our core group is a gathering of like-minded souls, with some genuine relatives mixed in.  It matters not one bit what this ratio of the blend is, nor really, what the numbers even are.

             The important and valuable part?  That we take care of our clan, that we hold them close and back them up.  That we love them, unconditionally, and we are there to support them.

             Because we know, they’ll be there for us.  One of the best ways to make sure we’re recharged and can help family when called upon is to take care of ourselves.

             On what is taking the place of my card altar right now (see phone pic below), we are being validated in that very sentiment.  We MUST practice Self Care, and then, we can be of use to those we love.

self-care

“Priorities  ~

Get your priorities in order.

When we know what’s important,

speaking our truth gets much easier.”

Today’s Deck:

SelfCare Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this current view from the room we are calling our “office” (maybe for a long time, maybe for just right now).

oracle and tarot and angel cards

Most of the cards, but (almost) none of the treasures.

             For the first time in the five weeks since we’ve been handed the keys to this place, I got to be in the house, and get shit done.  It’s been nice.  And soon, I’m sure, it will (finally) feel like home.

             (Camera battery recharging cord, still lost.  The replacement device my Beloved ordered for me seems to not be working.)

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Ever Encouraging

             Much like yesterday, right now we’re talking Compassion.  What’s different this time, is that we need to be outwardly observant, and know where to apply it.

             It’s not always about us.  Sometimes we are reminded that the focus is afar, the aim is beyond.  We are being asked to see with our loving/non-judgmental soul eyes.

Upholding

             To support those we care about is to help ourselves, and beyond that, the entire planet.  Because remember, as we help, so we are helped.

             However, as our messenger from the daily draw reminds us, helping each other, and ourselves, sometimes means just quietly figuring it out on our own.

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“Panda  ~

‘Enjoy the sanctuary of solitude to regain self-esteem and tranquility.’

Self-contained and content in her serried banks of bamboo, tranquil Panda relaxes in her world of plenty and ease, dependent upon none.

Sometimes we become too wrapped up in others, dependent upon their approval, and wither inside should they withhold it.  

Wise Panda counsels that time spent in a peaceful, established sanctuary, retreating far away from your daily life, both physically and mentally, will fortify your spirit and allow your true self, not someone else’s image of you, to flourish.”

Today’s Deck:

Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS view from Madalynn’s Instagram page.  My mother might not understand #wcw but she sure will know that her grand-daughters respect her and see her value.  Which, ya know, is really all any of us need.

            (Edited To Add:  not sure why, but for some folks that photo won’t pop up.  I’m working on the issue.  The picture features Mom, and the new baby.  With some very nice remarks by both nieces.)

Acceptance Offering

             Have you ever been awakened by your own laughter?  It’s an odd sensation.  This morning’s messages didn’t quite cause me to LaughOutLoud, but they did cause me to start my day with a smile.

            All of us have been in a work environment where the limits of our particular position were pushed to the edge, and over.  We were hired for a specific purpose, but then ended up doing more.

             When done for the right reasons, this is admirable.  Sometimes though, it’s just not getting paid or recognized.  Perhaps worse if we COULD have helped, and didn’t?

             The point of this message is somewhere in between.  But on a spiritual plane, while still involving this physical world we’re currently inhabiting.

             Even if it’s “not my job,” we still need to lend a hand occasionally.

Do more.

Go beyond.

             Which means to step away from what is comfortable, and stand beside someone who needs our assistance.  Someone who is having a difficult time, can use our help right now.

             Our “job” or not, the scenes I was shown clearly indicated that we could totally do this.  We’d be divinely guided and have our own help, as we become the helper.

            This has not one thing to do with getting reimbursed financially, so let’s not even allow our minds to go there.  If you see Karma as a balancing mechanism, apply that.

             For me, it’ll simply be placing my feet next to someone else’s on the line, standing next to a person who can use my help.  How will we know?  The stack we came around to, on our card altar, might be able to show us.

charoite, crystal healing, oracle cards

 “Charoite  ~

acceptance, generosity, clarity, inner vision  

Charoite is a highly spiritual crystal that helps awaken higher wisdom.  You are being asked to accept the current events and bring  your focus within.

All will become clear through meditation.  This is a time for reflection and contemplation, a time to allow your inner wisdom to guide you.

You will realise that there is nothing you need to change and that all is as it should be.  Trust!

Even though the current flow of events are confusing, there is a divine order to the madness.  It is only through love and acceptance that the divine order can be seen.

You will be touched by someone’s generosity in the next few days.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is what Dan posted on Instagram today.

He captioned it: "Hope for the future."

He captioned it:
Hope for the future.

             And I couldn’t agree more.  (He also listened to a pre-season University of Oregon baseball game earlier.  Definitely signs of Spring!)