More evolving.

             Most of us are perpetual students.  Learning and reaching.  Others feel perfectly comfortable As Is, and without the need to find life lessons, to seek answers.

             I’ve come to understand that I’m kind of an in-between.  There’s not always somewhere to take an investigation, to me.  Sometimes I feel as though I’ve come to the end of my interest on that topic.  Other places, other times, I’d like to keep finding out more.

             This is what’s been in my head lately.  Both ways are fine.  As is the way of doing a little of both.  When we follow the obvious path, we still learn.  When we step off the trodden road, we learn in a different way.

             The Universe is calling it

true higher education.

             We’re talking soul lessons, deep down education of our spirit.  Learning in our own individual way, and going as far as we feel comfortable with.  The follow-up can be brief, or take ages to reach.

             We know now that our own way is best for us, and the way of others suits them better.  If we don’t know it, well …. maybe we can strive to.

             When we recognize our unique geniuses, apply our own best practices and methods, we can climb so much higher, we can advance so much more smoothly.  Part of that though, is to honour our rate, our tools, as well as our flaws, our “failures” (even though they aren’t really failures at all).

             Our message right now focuses on the particular and wonderfully singular nature of each one of us.  And how we use that to do better, every day.  No matter how this advancement, this spiraling up, may appear or manifest.  The lessons are our own, and that’s the most important part.

             Here for validation, this reminder.  So welcome, and so appropriate.

abundance and wealth

“Citrine  ~

wealth, creativity, abundance, healing

Your financial concerns will soon begin to dissolve as a steady stream of abundance starts to flow into many areas of your life.

This is not abundance solely on a monetary level but abundance also of creativity and healing.

You are being asked to let go of any fear and guilt you may be holding on to in regard to your wealth and prosperity.

Be thankful for the abundance that you are about to receive.  Honour it and put it to use in ways that nurture and replenish your spirit.

You deserve to be and to have all your heart desires.

Lovingly recognise the abundance you eternally hold within your heart and you will manifest abundance through all you think, say, and do.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our dinner table tonight.  The Wilder Apartments.

downtown eugene

              We met with family, had food, and enjoyed the evening.

 

 

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Ever Evolving.

             Tonight we have to begin with part of a personal text exchange.   When the Deputy and I upgraded from flip to fancy-pants phone, we also switched home service carriers.  Fine, it had to do with saving money.  Whatever.  No big deal, right?

             Wrong.  Something huge happened.  Something I didn’t expect, or even think about.  Sure, I was disappointed that our old-fashioned, family room, princess-style, land-line would no longer be connected, but we had one newer model (probably less than 15 years old) upstairs (and later we can get another base, the kind with TWO handsets).   This is the new Me, I can be okay with that.  It’s only temporary.

             Until today.  When I discovered something accidentally.  Now, I’m still fine with waiting to be able to afford a new phone, because guess what?  (Prepare yourselves, this is huge.)

             The old one now shows caller I.D.!  Something we’ve NEVER had in this house before!  I excitedly sent out the following message to all of my children:

“Holy crap.  700 years after it was invented we finally have caller I.D.”

I heard back from Hanna:

“Welcome to the future!  It’s great here in 1995.”

             It certainly is!  A witch could totally get used to all of this modernity.   And I am, no doubt, going to fully enjoy my newly discovered bounty.

              However, we still have work to do, so let’s get to it.  (But honestly, I can hardly describe how fun this was to discover.)

             Here’s what I woke up to this afternoon:

be extra aware of signs,

and figure out what they mean.

             Which is, in itself, a sign.  When we see shapes in clouds, find feathers on our path, come across coins or treasures, look up to see a nearly naked guy ride past us during a seemingly solemn event, these are all messages.  The best way to know what the meaning is?  Just listen.  The answer will be clear, and often, loud.

             Mine was, when I stood in front of our card altar asking where we were headed.  I was directed here, and instructed to flip three.

alternative tarot

“Transformation  ~  XIII  ~  Major Arcana

The central figure in this card sits atop the vast flower of the void, and holds the symbols of transformation – the sword that cuts through illusion, the snake that rejuvenates itself by shedding its skin, the broken chain of limitations, and the yin/yang symbol of transcending duality.  One of its hands rests on its lap, open and receptive.  The other reaches down to touch the mouth of a sleeping face, symbolizing the silence that comes when we are at rest.

This is a time for a deep let-go.  Allow any pain, sorrow, or difficulty just to be there, accepting its ‘facticity’ . . . . 

Adventure  ~  Page of Rainbows  ~  Mastery of the Physical

Adventure  really has nothing to do with plans and maps and programs and organization.   The Page of Rainbows represents a quality that can come to us anywhere – at home or at the office, in the wilderness or in the city, in a creative project or in our relationships with others.  Whenever we move into the new and unknown with the trusting spirit of a child, innocent and open and vulnerable,  even the smallest things in life can become the greatest adventures.

Patience  ~  7  ~  Rainbows: the Physical

There are times when the only thing to do is wait.   The seed has been planted, the child is growing in the womb, the oyster is coating the grain of sand and making it into a pearl . . . .”

             There is not much I need to add here.  So much of what we’ve been talking about is in this draw.  The Transformation, the Adventure, and the Patience  all come together and show us the best way to proceed.

             We need to be open and accepting, observing our lives with Joy.  Being on our path with mindfulness.  Allowing the beauty of our days to wash over us as we share lovingkindness with every step we take.

             Laughing and finding fun in an unexpected feature on an old phone.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Mileage:

was just to the bank* and back, 6.780 miles, in 38 minutes 22 seconds, with a pretty decent average pace of 10.5 MPH.

*Yes, yes I absolutely DID take my bike into the drive-through lane.

Today’s Sharing:

is the grand bargain I mentioned the other day.

love stamps and cards

Two of each design!

             As previously discussed here, I go through a lot of greeting cards.  And stamps.  And I’m picky as hell.  Usually, I’m buying local, but sometimes, I just go with my heart.  This time, it was beyond cool.

             We were in line at the downtown post office (a gorgeous historic building with one of these on the walls).  In a display case I spot a package of cards.  When we get up to the counter, I inquire.  Our delightfully kind government worker is clueless, she has no idea what I’m talking about.  Clearly they do NOT have these in stock.

             Immediately she grabs her keys, and zooms out into the lobby.  Where she opens the back of their big glass box, and plucks out the above pictured collection.  Which we promptly purchase.   Barely out the door, I’m ripping the plastic off and trying to see what’s inside.

             Ta da!  Eight cards, in four designs, with stamps included!  Score!!!  I’ll be happy with this for weeks to come.