Advancement

             Loads of signs and symbols lately about Moving Forward.  And while I’m not a fan of looking backwards (Release lessons, much?), I do understand the necessity for setting up a way to gauge, a method to measure with, an examination of sorts.

             Since I let go of all numbers, and no longer count calories, hours, steps, miles, nor any false form of calculating my body through artificial ciphers, seeing how we’ve improved on a non-physical plane seems like a positive way to proclaim our

Progress.

             To be in the moment is our ideal, appreciating all that we have, all that we are surrounded by.  At the same time, it feels like we’d benefit from experiencing and acknowledging how far we’ve truly come, how far this journey has already taken us.

             We can briefly glance back over our shoulders, honouring the task, the trials, the challenges, while genuinely being Here Now.   We can appreciate the advancements and education, continuing to recognize and respect our tremendous achievements while taking the time to breathe, to Be, and to be Still.

             It’s a difficult balance, yes, but  it’s also a Self-Care gift.  We are allowing ourselves to take credit for how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.  We are accepting gratitude for making it all this way, and for not only surviving, but for thriving and flourishing so beautifully.

             Progress is not only our advancing, but it’s the recognizing that we did this, we made it, we traveled, we have become aware.  We are the success.  We are the strength.

             Additionally, we are part of the bigger picture.  We are connected.

progress

“Devotion ~ Nature Spirits

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inspiration ~ contemplation ~ nature ~ faith

The presence of the Universe is everywhere, so if you feel disconnected from the Divine, you are the one who left.  Your Nature Spirits are beckoning you back to a place of awareness which reconnects you to your source.

Do not allow your mind to isolate you in fear or get stuck in dwelling on misery.  Instead, go outside and take in the natural world – which is a beautiful gift for you to enjoy.

Focus on the beauty, power, and holiness that nature affirms.  Humbly surrender to this greatest force present in all things, including you.

Your Nature Spirits message is this:

Breathe in the Divine.

You are one with All.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

 

Today’s Personal Note:

is to say that I’m about ready to give this site a different, look.  If there’s anything here you might want to save, I’d advise printing those pages, because most of them will be going away.

             I know I said this months ago, but now it’s really going to happen.  All I’m waiting for is another perfect header photo, and the time to archive what I won’t be bringing with.

             It is safe to be happy, it is safe to change, it is safe to make progress.

 

 

 

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Higher Education

             Everywhere I’ve been lately, all I’m hearing is how advancement of knowledge is vital.  As a life-long learner, I couldn’t agree more.

             The trick is to aim our student-ness in the proper direction, figure out what we need to be seeking further edification in or about.

Keep Learning

             It’s often easiest to let the Universe know that we’ve received this message, and wait for our study materials (and instructors) to arrive.  (Mine appear in a variety of ways.)

             None of these signs or symbols are random, always there is order and reason.  We just don’t see it, or maybe we’re not looking for it.  When it’s time for us to proceed with our scholarly pursuits, then that is the perfect time.

             If nothing shows up, well then, it’ll make itself known exactly when it’s supposed to.  Our topic and moment will be here, we just have to stay open and aware for the arrival.

             Like this ideally appropriate messenger.  As we return to our regular rotation around the card altar, we have been given a tutor.  Air is the Tarot element of the Mind, all things that fly and soar and move silently from here to there.

draig-athar

“Air Dragon  ~  Draig-athar  (pronounced as Draig-a-ur)  

Inspiration, Insight, Vitality

The card shows one of the dragons of Beli flying high over the magical city of Dinas Affaraon in Snowdonia.  In the distance a bolt of lightening reminds us that Draig-athar is one of the servant of the Sky God.

Coming into contact with the air dragon can be as a bolt of lightning to the psyche and intellect – and as such must be treated with care and considerable respect.  Sometimes manifesting as sudden flashes of illumination, Draig-athar brings insight and clarity to your thoughts and imagination.  

As conveyor of numinous power, the air dragon can be seen as a symbol of visitation – for he is a messenger of the Sky God.”

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Bill Worthington

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that my beloved and most wonderful son recently returned from a trip to Mexico.

peso

It’s blue!

             Being the phenomenally generous individual that he is, he intended to purchase some awesomely beautiful gift items for me and his sisters.

             Then.  He forgot.  And now, he’s back home.  So, he gave me that, instead.  (I do love me a peso or 20……….)

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All Possibilities

             Ready for another post that’s made up mostly of lists?  Good, because that’s how I received our message.  In long lines of words, none of which formed any sort of whole sentence.

             I can say though, that the overall feeling was very bright, and  excessively lively.

Inspiration

             We’re talking about stopping and seeing.  Taking the time to observe our gifts, notice our blessings.  They’re in everything, so we shouldn’t have any trouble deciphering them.

             What sparks our interest right now?  And why aren’t we doing that more?  (Doing it without excuses.)

  • Pay attention.
  • Slow down.
  • Pray or meditate.
  • Be still.
  • Watch for signs.
  • Capture those inspired moments, and stay with them.

             And on our card altar, this one arrived complete with a cover-up from the last time through.  I like how she has shown up precisely when we need her the most.

auric field clearing

“Angel Of Clearing  ~

‘Your time of waiting and confusion will soon be over.’

The Angel of Clearing is at work right now clearing your auric field.  This will pave the way for a time of renewed clarity, focus, and purpose in your life.

Over the coming days you will feel the effects of this clearing as all areas of your life are brought into balance and harmony.  Give thanks to your angel for this gift and know that you deserve all the blessings coming your way.

Know also that the period of doubt, frustration, and confusion you have experienced in recent months was a necessary part of your growth, and in its own way also a blessing, for just as Nature has her changing seasons, so too does your life, which is governed by the same laws, and moves in constant cycles in accordance with Divine Will.

Life constantly carries us within its ebb and flow; towards the horizon, across the great ocean of experience, and then back to rest upon the shores of our own divinity.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from a recent local publication (an edition of which we were gifted).

eugene magazine

I’ve never seen one in real life, but I live in hope.
Always, in hope.

             I’ve heard that, since we ARE near the coastline, and several species DO make a yearly migration in those waters, it IS possible to observe them from the shore.

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To Define

             There are un-countable numbers of people who do exactly what I do (or if not exactly, then, similarly).  One thing we all have in common is symbolism.

             Every person on the planet sees signs.  NOT every person acknowledges them.  And amongst those of us who do, we couldn’t possibly acknowledge every single one of them.

             The very significance of them all is where we learn.  We understand what one item or scene means, to us, in our frame of reference.  Building that virtual warehouse of symbols and signs is gaining knowledge, in ourselves and in our world.

             When I wake up every (or nearly every) morning with a message in my head, it’s usually connected to some sort of images that I was shown.  But it could be words or feelings.  All of this is: symbolism.

             And it’s what we were reminded to address today:

watch for signs.

            Finding them is easy, figuring out what they’re telling us can be more challenging.  Well, it can be.  Or, it can be no problem at all.

             One way to better comprehend what is being shared with us is to let go of the busy-ness in our heads.  Become Still.  Allowing ourselves to listen.

             As with our daily draw.  When we hear this definition, do we struggle against it?  Do we fight it?  Question it?   Or do we listen, and accept it?

angel messages, soul love

“Angel of Soul Love  ~

‘Time to look at how you value yourself;

Issues of self-love.’

The world around you is simply a reflection of your inner world, beliefs, and feelings.

There is a person or group of people in your life at present who keeps putting you down and undervaluing what you say or do.  The Angel of Soul Love realises that this is a painful and hurtful situation for you and has shown up in your reading today to help you work through and heal this issue.

From a higher perspective, all happens as an act of love.  The people in your life at present are simply here to help you face  your own feelings of inadequacy, self-worth, and self-love.  That is not to say that you should pat them on the back for making you feel small or sad, rather it is the opposite.

Stand up for yourself regardless of what others think or say and know that you are eternally worthy of love.  In essence, you are a wondrous and beautiful being of light and love.  You are held in eternal embrace by the soul of creation, loved and valued more than you will ever know.

Start to have loving thoughts for yourself; you are perfect just as you are.  There is no need to change anything about you except for the perceptions you hold about yourself.

Affirm to yourself many times each day, ‘I am love, I am light, I value and honour myself through my thoughts and through all I say and do.  The more that I love and value myself, the more love and value that I attract from those around me.’ “

             And we need to ask, what signs is the Universe sending us?  Our validations are going to show up, in a variety of ways.  All we need to do is acknowledge them, and be thankful for their appearance.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

One of Today’s (Obvious!) Signs:

is this bad phone photo from a parking lot (I blame the annoying people who were walking past as I was trying to get the shot).  It was directly in our path tonight.

9 of Diamonds (or, in the Tarot 9 of Pentacles)

9 of Diamonds
(or, in the Tarot
9 of Pentacles)

             Finding a playing card is always significant.  It’s almost like we are being handed a physical piece of signage.  A placard, or manifested announcement.   As I said earlier, they’re out there.

            And because I sometimes like to go a-googling, to see what’s new in my field, I discovered this brilliant description.  Making our sign even better.

“The 9 of Pentacles is one of the most uplifting and encouraging omens in the suit.  This can mean that your financial worries are over for a while, and that things in general will be going better than you thought possible.  Enjoy this good energy, and share your wealth and happiness with others.”

              I’ll take it, thanks!

Un-Ending Education

             Being a life-long learner infuses our lives with additional lessons, but also with Joy.  Especially when what we have learned can then help others.  I am a perpetual student, constantly researching and seeking increased knowledge.

             The images that I was shown this morning were simple and to the point.  Scenes which made sense and had a clear message.  Views that told a story.

Get to know that which we do not.

             There was a world leader in my dreams.  Or rather, the symbol of one.  She was there to show us how to continue learning, and to never slow our search for more.

             Her own journey was about finding out what she did not know, and then to teach that.  Sharing the lessons makes them easier to learn, and quicker to understand.  Even if the topic is one we are completely unfamiliar with.  THAT is basically the point.

             Standing in front of our card altar, with all of this information in my head, I was directed to leave the regular rotation, and here is why.  It’s precisely what we needed to know at this moment.

oracle cards, angel messages

“Angel of New Life  ~

An exciting new chapter of  your life is about to unfold.

The Angel of New Life is here to announce that a new chapter of your life is about to unfold.  Over the coming days and weeks  you will begin to feel a sense of renewed clarity, purpose, and direction.

New, magical, and exciting things begin to happen as you are intuitively guided to explore new avenues and possibilities for your life.  Through this process you will uncover aspects of yourself that  you didn’t know you had.

Embrace this new and exciting period in your life and know that the past is now behind you.  Your life is forever changing and you are forever evolving to ever greater spheres of light and love through the wondrous spirit of creation.

Enjoy the journey and all the blessings coming your way.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this photo of some new fabric pieces.

What makes me Happy? Palm trees, pink flamingos, bikes, aaaaand...... RUSSIAN STACKING DOLLS !!!

What makes me Happy?
Palm trees, books, pink flamingos, bikes, Hawaii, aaaaand……
RUSSIAN STACKING DOLLS !!!

             Thank you, Dorothy for thinking of me.  Your quilting work is beautiful, I am truly inspired!