Successes.

                         We went out.  And came home late, because we brought my bike home after pool class (and also picked up some food).  Notice the new fenders!  And what you can’t see is that I now have working shifters, one on each side.  What a luxury!

biking in eugene, kerri's neighborhood bike shop

Plus a non-frayed (and dangerous) brake cable.

             Next payday?  The Deputy’s bike gets to go see Kerri and have the same treatment.  (Well, some of it anyway.  His shit isn’t as broken down as mine was.)

             (I’m having trouble concentrating right now.  Dan is upstairs making another flower water infusion, this time with lavender and rosemary.  For the grand-dog.  The smell wafting down here is so amazingly wonderful I can hardly think in even my own non-focused fashion.)

             The message I woke up with this afternoon was quite exacting and direct.

Be proud of your accomplishments,

but leave the vanity out.

             Which, at first, felt a little like scolding.  But then I realized how much truth there is here.  Really, we are either born with these particular qualities,  or we are not.  Sure, some talent and practice certainly does help, but there’s just only a limited amount that we can do for some of it.

             On our card altar, I was directed to leave the regular rotation and go with this stack of words-I-love (but who often need a cover-up).

healing, oraacle and angel cards

“Angel of Healing  ~

The Angels have felt your sadness and have shown up today to send you healing.

Your angel of healing has felt your sadness and has shown up in your reading today to reflect healing light into your heart.  Your angel wishes you to know that you are loved more than you can possibly imagine.  Even though you feel alone and unloved at times, know that you are eternally loved.  Whether you feel it or not, you are dearly loved and appreciated by many on the Earth plane, as well as in the angelic realm.

Close your eyes right now, place your hand upon your heart and feel the healing light pour through as you feel the presence of your angel.  Feel yourself being breathed and supported by the universal life force of love, and imagine yourself glowing with light.  Talk to your angel; ask anything you wish – share anything you wish.  You may communicate through writing, or simply through thoughts and feelings.  

Doubt not that your angel exists; you will receive a positive sign or confirmation of some kind in the next few days which will help you to both trust and believe.”

             Everybody, join me in practicing this exercise.  Deep breaths, hand over heart, clear and open channel to our angels.  Breathing in out, in out. In out, in out.

             We can all afford to grab three minutes and make that connection.

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is from our very own xenatuba, go HERE to see this clip.  Thanks, Ally!

FLP Report:

was TWO from Tennessee, within less than five minutes of each other, and definitely NOT the same car spotted twice.

LateNight Wisdom:

came with our dinner.

fortune cookies

I don’t care what the origin of this tradition is, I love it.

             And they go well with a nice pot of hot tea, too.

Simplified.

             It was a jammy day, here in The Burrow, for all of us.  First one in, I don’t know….. months?  As the storm raged away outside, we stayed cozy indoors.  Clearly my bike is not yet back.

             When I got up today (finally), this is what I heard:

moderating indulgence.

             Not only have I learned how to live without numbers* in the past year, but my lessons on living joyfully have been powerful.  I know that, without question, we need to do what makes us happy, we need to seek satisfaction and fulfillment.

*Without numbers means that our bodies are not meant to be measured by digits: no calories, no pounds, no miles, no reps, no hours, no days.

             Our journeys are about finding Peace and sharing Love, not about math and guilt and acquisition.  The balance is our key.  Along those same lines, our daily draw expands on this concept nicely.

             (Remember, we can substitute any and all words here, to better receive this message.  If “camp-hosts” [or The Force, or Nature, or whatever] works for you, please use it, or any other replacement that suits your needs.  Just, please, don’t disregard this entire [important] concept simply due to letter arrangement.)

oracle cards, messages of love

“Love  ~  God

God is Love, and God is everywhere.  Therefore, Divine care is surrounding, healing, and supporting this situation.   The answer to your question is quite simply ‘love.’  That’s because it’s all that exists, in truth.  By focusing upon God and this caring, you’ll find the answers, solutions, and results that you are seeking.

It appears that you’ve been struggling to do things on your own.  This card is a reminder for you to call on God for help with everything.  Heaven’s infinite wisdom has miraculous answers and solutions for you.  Don’t worry about how your prayers will be answered – instead, have faith that God’s will is for you and your loved ones to be at peace.

Your life purpose involves your being a role model of Divine love.  By meditating upon God before you do anything, you are a reflection of this shining light, which is the best way for you to be a spiritual teacher: by living as an example.  Feel that powerful love in your heart right now, and know that this is the answer that you seek.”

             When the Universe gives us this type of direct suggestion, we really need to honour it.  (Words aside.)

Today’s Deck:

Saint’s & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

LateNight Update:

just heard from Kerri, bike’s done.  I can go get it tomorrow!

Lasting.

             We are currently under siege here in River City.  By Air and Water.  The massive storm that my smarty-pants phone has been warning us about for days is here.  And here, seriously!  I just know that any minute we’re going to lose power, so I feel as though I need to hurry and get this post up before we do.

             Our channeled message today is a single word.  But it’s a powerful one.  With depth and with strength.

Endurance.

             It felt so emotional  when I heard, too.  Like the Universe wanted us to be aware of the vitality this individual concept brings to us right now.

             Back within our regular rotation on the card altar, this theme continues nicely.  (I really do love how this works out.)

animal messages, oracle cards

“Fox  ~

camouflage

Wiley Fox has many allies in the woodlands, including the foliage, which offers protection and much medicine.  Fox is seemingly able to vanish amidst the lush undergrowth of the forest.  This flora is Fox’s ally.  The ability to meld into one’s surroundings and be unnoticed is a powerful gift when one is observing the activities of others.

Another natural gift of Fox is the ability to adapt to winter by changing color, like the chameleon.  Its rich, white, winter coat allows Fox to blend into the snow when the leaves no longer linger.  Fox medicine involves adaptability, cunning, observation, integration  and swiftness of thought and action.  These traits may also include quick decisiveness, and sure-footedness in the physical world.

If Fox has chosen to share its medicine with you, it is a sign that you are to become like the wind, which is unseen yet is able to weave into and through any location or situation.  You would be wise to observe the acts of others rather than their words at this time.  Use your cunning nature in a positive way; keep silent about who and what and why you are observing.  In learning the art of camouflage, you need to test your abilities to pull this off.”

             Today we are also being shown the reverse angle, but as with the above definition, I’ve edited it down a bit.  (These are super long.)

“Contrary:

Someone may be watching you, and trying to figure out your next move.  If  you look deeper however, it may be that you are watching yourself to prove to yourself that you exist.  If you have become a ‘wallflower’ to the point of disappearing, you may need to decide that you are worth noticing.

Contrary Fox is as foolish as it is cunning, and you may have fooled yourself into believing that your low self-esteem is due to your being born plain or having an ordinary life.  This is camouflage of a different sort, in that you have camouflaged your true desire to experience life with friends, with joy, and with purpose.  In any case, you are put on notice to be aware of apathy and self-induced boredom.  You may have to dig deeply to find what excites you enough to scurry across the wasteland of your dulled senses and live.

Become Fox and feel the joy of knowing the playground of your life. “

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angel C Werneke

FLP Report:

(from the past few days, proving that we CAN tell when the college kids show up) Indiana, Iowa, an old New Mexico, Nebraska, Kentucky (sadly, still no one we know and love), Illinois, Ohio, Maine (again or a new person?), Hawaii, New York and New Jersey (also not filled with friends).

Broken Bike Update:

is only the notice of it being at a shop.  Details tomorrow when we hear back.