All in our minds.

             This whole “life changing” project that I’ve undertaken (again? some more?) is kinda hard.  Most days it’s just so much work.  But once I get a plan set, or an idea going, it’s not too bad.   Like the eating breakfast deal, I’m gettin’ there.

             It might not be in the MORNING, but it mostly happens (within an hour of being vertical, as suggested).  We went out today, and had bagels.  With a dessert.  Of course.

humble bagel

Yes, we took nearly all of it home.

             That roll on the right is a cheesy, spinach focaccia.  Which I plan on having for dinner as soon as I’m done here.  Also, since they were out of the Froot Loop Krispies, I suggested they make more.  For me.  (And then we promptly purchased that chocolate-almond one, instead.)

             Before we’d left The Burrow though, I jotted down today’s message.  Which, once more, arrived at the tail-end of my dreaming time.

It’s best to simply look past/move beyond many minor annoyances.

             In my case, that pertains directly to neighborhood cats.  I can’t WAIT for the backyard fence and planter to be done so that I can let all of the Grand Dogs out there!

             But that’s obviously a personal situation, please apply this wisdom directly to  your own circumstances.

             Still within our regular rotation, the daily draw is one of those that we love to see, and hear.  Supremely uplifting and hopeful.

gold with quartz

 “Gold with Quartz  ~

physically grounding, abstract ideas and inspirations

Several wonderful ideas and inspirations are filtering through into your physical reality.  These ideas and inspirations, which stem from your soul, will help you manifest many of the things your heart has, for so long, desired.

Over the coming days your intuition will be strong and you will have a greater sense of the universal spirit that flows through all things.  Through this, a new found sense of joy and wonder emerges – one which transforms your life.

Give thanks for this blessing and allow it to inspire and illuminate your heart and mind.  Your ideas and inspirations are divinely guided, so trust them!”

             As we were coming home this afternoon, I noticed several yards with one large white stone* prominently displayed in each.  All had a sparkle to them, like the above illustration shows.  It was lovely, and not something I’d spotted before.

*I’ll grab some pictures next time I pedal past.

             When I am shown mundane items in a special or Magickal way, I know that it has significant meaning.  This card today, along with the channeled message, and those decorative rocks, are making a statement.   At times like these, our gifts are obvious and abundant, when we pay attention and listen closely.

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was the above pictured outing, going 4.960 miles, in 30 minutes 57 seconds, with a leisurely average pace of 9.6 MPH.  To see it (and please, use that fly-over feature if you never have, it’s highly amusing) click HERE for Dan’s map.

Today’s Sharing:

is a freshly created place to go visit (because we all needed that).  Remember when my out-of-town kid edited that on-line mag?  Well HERE is something new.  The tag-line says it’s:

A tumblog about Seattle. Politics, drinking, obscenities, cute animals. Brought to you by a trio of mouthy broads.

             Even though none of us actually live IN that town (I know, some of you are VERY close) let’s all support Hanna, Alex, and Sarah by checking in from time to time.

To (re)construct.

             Yesterday’s title was in reference to several things (they almost always are).  Because that’s what has been on my mind lately, the idea (the concept) of change, the spiraling up, and the movement forward.  How we go through transitions and evolve, as we travel our paths.

             That very same topic was what I woke up thinking of, too.  And it was even more clear as I heard this message:

when rebuilding (whether physical, mental, or spiritual) be cautious, but more importantly, be positive, with every individual layer.

             Because for every bit we release, we also create anew.  Change can be challenging, this is a flat-out true fact.  However, when viewed through the lens of new/fun and as a treasure, it’s much more palatable to consider, and accept.  As long as we do it within the proper mind-set.

             On our card altar, back to the regular rotation, we’ve been gifted, for exactly that type of accomplishment.  (Woo hoo!)

angel cards and messages, guardian angel

“Reward  ~  

Guardian Angel

Your guardian angels are rewarding you for all your concerted efforts, hard work, and dedication to helping others.  You’ve been giving so much, and now it’s time for you to receive.

Your reward comes to you in an unexpected and happy way.  It helps you know that you are not alone, and that you are being watched over.  Allow this to boost your faith even further.

This is also a message for you to treat yourself with a few goodies.  You’ve been expending so much energy that there’s a need for a retreat and rejuvenation.   Indulge yourself with a massage, a pedicure, or a long soak in a warm bathtub.  Rewarding yourself helps you keep going and feel appreciated for all of  your hard work, and it balances all the giving that you have been doing.

You deserve this reward, and remember:

the more you allow yourself to receive, the more you have available to give to others.”

             While I think this message is WAY important (and awfully freaking timely), I can never understand all of Doreen’s adoration of the stereotypical “rewards” she suggests.  I’d rather throw my sweaty, puffy body in front of a screaming, speeding train than participate in those three torturous trials example activities.   But  ya know, that’s obviously just me.

             Whatever makes YOU feel better?  Go do that.  However much Quiet Time YOU can grab in your day?  Go take it.  Wherever recharges YOUR soul?  Go there!  Even if it’s only a few seconds to step out and look at the supermoon.  Step out!

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage:

was out for bagels, like last week.  With a Froot Loop Krispie Treat again, of course.  5.116 miles, in 31 minutes 25 seconds, at 9.7 MPH average speed.  Look at DAN’S MAP to see our route, including an Estate Sale stop off.  (Where we purchased some linen table napkins.  Six for less than 3 bucks!)

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS page from across the pond.  Go see it, totally worth the click.  (I want one.  Or maybe I just want to be there.)

Tonight’s Kitchen Adventure:

has already happened.  Early.  Because my ankles and feet are (still) swollen and I didn’t think I could do it later.

home-made tortillas

Tortillas, which then become quesadillas.

             I have so many recipes for these now, I can’t remember which ones I’ve used and liked, and which ones I’ve used and not liked.  Even though most of them have scribbled notes on them.  This version seems to be pleasingly soft, remind me to jot that down.