Peace and Knowledge

             This current global tumultuousness can erode us like the waves do on a shoreline.  Wearing us down, abrading us away.  It all feels overwhelming and exhausting at times.  Makes me tired just thinking about how much there is still to do.

             But, here’s where we don’t let the bastards get us down.  Here’s where the Universe steps in, and in Its ultimate wisdom, gifts us with a reminder.

No Need To Join The Battle

            When we use words like “war” we then process, mentally and spiritually and emotionally, with that idea.  With the thought that we are either winning or losing the conflict.  When in reality, it’s NOT a battle at all.  We are not a conquering hoard, we are not out to slay our enemies.

             Teach them?  Yes.   Help them to understand the concepts of unity and compassion?  Definitely.  Improve our lives, and those of everyone else’s?  No question about it.

             Our weariness is misdirected.  Rather, when we view the work yet to be done as a lesson yet to be learned, we have changed our attitude, and removed the battle scenario; changing wars into teachable moments.

             Continuing this theme on in through Equinox week, I was directed to draw from an old friend.  And, of course, this deck brings us our validation.  Focusing on our own Personal Power, remembering it, will help us to move forward, see from every angle,  share knowledge, never needing to engage in battles (imaginary or otherwise).

animal dreaming

“Horse  ~  20  ~  Personal Power

When first introduced, Horse strengthened and deepened the people’s view of the world.  It afforded them greater understanding of the land because it allowed them to explore the horizon on a level never known before.

With obvious links to movement and travel, Horse sanctioned the exploration and conquering of the physical setting, the breaking of boundaries and the expansion of territory.

In similar fashion, Horse Dreaming embraces the essence of Personal Power and what it means to spiritually journey within in search of inherent wisdom.

Personal Power represents the wealth of knowledge we may accumulate over a lifetime of experience which, when honoured, shifts us from the mundane and familiar, into a world of unlimited potential.

According to tradition, a Horse stands symbolically at each of the four cardinal points on the great Wheel of Life, with the yellow Palomino protecting the East, the red Chestnut standing in the North, the black horse guarding the West, and the White or Dapple Grey representing the energies of the South.

Each of the four directions offers a sacred gift of Power and a wealth of corresponding energetic wisdom.

It is up to us to go out and spiritually seek this knowledge and, once found, integrate it into our life.  Metaphorically journeying to the East, for example, brings with it the gifts of illumination and introspection, while heading to the North inspires a healthy blend of innocence and passion.

In the West we learn to understand the art of introspection and meditation, and in the South we are offered maturity and judgment.

If Horse has galloped into your cards today, you are being primed for a journey of great power.

We all subconsciously know where our Personal Power lies, and as long as we instigate the search, we will ultimately find it – resulting in great rewards on all levels.

Remember: all journeys start with a simple step forward, with any forward movement nurturing growth, and growth leading to development and enrichment.

Promoting a sense of complete freedom, the appearance of Horse suggests travel of all kinds, both inner and outward; emotional, physical, and spiritual.”

             Additionally, when first directed here, I felt how deep and dynamic this entire message was.  If we feel tired, Horse is there to lend strength, to help us rise above, and to remind us never to forget how very powerful we truly are.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Sharing:

is this bonus messenger.

tree owl

             Not sure where the paper came from, but it drifted to the floor as I was getting situated here at my desk.

             While I’ve not been enjoying the signs of Spring, I do know that once we are through the miserable heat of Summer, cool weather will return.

             It feels as though this tiny Owl has dropped in to help me recall the dying of overly bright days and too short nights.  The reminder here is that our seasons move smoothly, from one in the next.

             Living with intention means we can be in all of them (even if we don’t love this particular one).  Knowing that none of them last.  But every one will return, again and again.

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Seasonal Shifts

             As much as I’d like to embrace being a Luddite, and shun all technology, truthfully, there are parts and pieces that I actually enjoy.  Like this.  Just being here.  And, ya know, having any sort of music, just there, whenever I need some.

             Today’s message addresses our love/hate relationship with change.  How necessary, and yet, how challenging.  How we WANT to throw a fit and scream, “no, nothing new!”

             Spiritually speaking though, we really do need it.  And, it really is good for us.  The merest lean towards acceptance is so SO very healing.

             Here’s what I was made aware of this morning, what we are being asked to look at, and absorb:

Newness

             We’re timely, too.  It’s the first day of Fall, so all of Summer is technically gone now.  This is the moment when we have to face the death/rebirth cycle.  Again.

             On our card altar, this being a Special Day, we have a Special messenger.  How difficult was it for the Ancestors to adapt, originally, to this gift?  And yet, now, we can’t imagine our lives without.

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“Horse  ~  20  ~  Personal Power

When first introduced, Horse strengthened and deepened the people’s view of the world.  It afforded them greater understanding of the land because it allowed them to explore the horizon on a level never known before.  With obvious links to movement and travel, Horse sanctioned the exploration and conquering of the physical setting, the breaking of boundaries and the expansion of tterritory

In similar fashion, Horse Dreaming embraces the essence of Personal Power and what it means to spiritually journey within in search of inherent wisdom.

Personal Power represents the wealth of knowledge we may accumulate over a lifetime of experience which, when honoured, shifts from the mundane and familiar into a world of unlimited potential.

According to tradition, a Horse stands symbolically at each of the four cardinal points on the great Wheel of Life . . . . Each of the four directions offers a sacred gift of Power and a wealth of corresponding energetic wisdom.

 It is up to us to go out and spiritually seek this knowledge and, once found, integrate it into our life . . . . 

If Horse has galloped into your cards today, you are being primed for a journey of great Power.

We all subconsciously know where our Personal Power lies, and as long as we instigate the search, we will ultimately find it – resulting in great rewards on all levels.

Remember: all journeys start with a simple step forward, with any forward movement nurturing growth, and growth leading to development, and enrichment.

Promoting a sense of complete freedom, the appearance of Horse suggests travel of all kinds, both inner and outward; emotional, physical, and spiritual.”

Today’s Deck:

for this Special Occasion is the Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

              Happy Autumnal Equinox, to us all.

We are a festive people.

            We have already discussed here how practically all of us are fabulous blends of many cultures.  And how I come from a very entertaining combination of Mexican’s, Irish immigrants, and Native American’s.  As I said back in March, we don’t really celebrate anything in any sort of traditional way.  But we do believe in honoring our ancestors.  For years, when the kids were all at home, we’d have a corned beef and cabbage meal, often in May.   Because, ta da!  It’s Cinco de Mayo!  (Which meant that in March we’d do tamales.)  Hope you all enjoyed something special and a bit unusual out of respect for those who went before you and paved this road that we are blessed to travel now.  If not today, then on a day that is meaningful to you.

            (No, we didn’t do anything as a family this year, but Empress did mow her lawn.  Dan and his son had to work, and my Hurricane is preparing for an out of state adventure, so we’ll put something together later.   Probably with festive food and much hilarity.)

           In Blog Housekeeping news, I would like to apologize to a few folks.  I have been remiss in keeping up with my sidebars.  I like to read the people who read me, but I don’t always get the chance.  When Daniel goes back to work for his week, I spend gobs of time catching up.  I have taken down a couple of links that were no longer serving a purpose (by that I mean, I had stopped following them, not because they were not any good, but just because really, I only have so many hours in my night).  If they were ones you checked on regularly, I apologize.  But we have new ones up now.

          (Sorry Hanna, I know I promised to de-clutter, but …. uh, do you even check here anymore?  What with being an EDITOR IN CHIEF and all, you probably don’t have that kind of time either.)

          Sierra is a regular JulieLand visiter, and we adore her.  Why it took me so damn long to notice I didn’t have her over  <——- there is a mystery.  All fixed now though, we have easy access to her place as of this evening.  Her most recent post was just beautiful, as is she.  But she wanted us to know that she is not a regular blog writer (she has a life and everything).   No worries, we understand.  And will be more than glad to patiently wait.  (Believe me guys, she is worth it.)

           London Mabel has recently joined us, and we are most pleased.  Her insight has been very welcome, and often, extremely funny.  She has several blogs and lots of cool things to check out, so go there and poke around.  Both of these are links under Important Women, as well as, obviously their names in this post.  Sorry it took me so long ladies, but we have remedied that now.

          (If I have overlooked anyone else, please let me know!)

          From the Flowers of Renewal post Martha shared a link with us in the comments.  She thought it would be one that we would like, so I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.  I’ll check it out more thoroughly tonight and get back to you.  But feel free to see what it’s all about.  (Let me know if you’d like it added here someplace as well.)

          Karen mentioned her concern over my referencing a fuel leak in the Wee Walnut, but with all of her “I am still not dead” news, I forgot to reply.  It’s not so much a leak as it is a small, infrequent odor issue.  See, like the worn out seals in all the windows, there is a nonfunctioning Something in the line and system where gas goes.  When I fill the tank and then soon after make a left hand turn, some smelly stuff can get a little splashy. 

            I am hugely intolerant of aromas I don’t like, so it annoys me.  It is not necessarily dangerous, or really very toxic, it just pisses me off and then I get all crabby.  Dan hasn’t fixed it yet because we just recently figured out what the hell the exact problem is.  In the mean time, I keep sticks of lovely scented incense inside with me, and roll down the windows.  (I also make faces and pinch my nose closed, something he finds alternately hysterical and enormously irritating.)

          To mark this date of my heritage, we are going with our Special Occasion deck today.  Turned out to be really perfect too, as some of you know, my father’s family has a long (and colorful) equine history.  (And The Derby is this weekend!)

“Horse  ~  Personal Power.

When first introduced, Horse strengthened and deepened the people’s view of the world.  It afforded them greater understanding of the land because it allowed them to explore the horizon on a level never known before.  With obvious links to movement and travel, Horse sanctioned the exploration and conquering of the physical setting, the breaking of boundaries and the expansion of territory.

In similar fashion, Horse Dreaming embraces the essence of Personal Power and what it means to spiritually journey within in search of inherent wisdom.

Personal Power represents the wealth of knowledge we may accumulate over a lifetime of experience which, when honoured, shifts us from the mundane and familiar into a world of unlimited potential.

According to tradition, a Horse stands symbolically at each of the four cardinal points on the great Wheel of Life, with the yellow Palomino protecting East, the red Chestnut standing in the North, the black Horse guarding the West, and the White or Dapple Grey representing the energies of the South.  Each of the four directions offers a sacred gift of Power and a wealth of corresponding energetic wisdom.

It is up to us to go out and spiritually seek this knowledge and, once found, integrate it into our life.  Metaphorically journeying to the East, for example, brings with it the gifts of illumination and introspection, while heading to the North inspires a healthy blend of innocence and passion.  In the West we learn to understand the art of introspection and meditation, and in the South we are offered maturity and judgement.

When Horse gallops into your life, you are being primed for a journey of great Power

We all subconsciously know where our Personal Power lies, and as long as we instigate the search, we will ultimately find it – resulting in great rewards on all levels.

Remember: all journeys start with a single step forward, with any forward movement nurturing growth, and growth leading to development and enrichment.

Promoting a sense of complete freedom, the appearance of Horse suggests travel of all kinds, both inner and outward; emotional, physical, and spiritual.”