Opportunities For Discernment

             We’ve all known people who acted in a way we didn’t adore.  Maybe they spent their money on things we wouldn’t have purchased.  Or perhaps they behaved in a manner we felt was not making good decisions.

             It’s frustrating.  It can even be upsetting.  But, it’s also human nature.

             Sure, it might sometimes be cultural, and now we’ve all learned better.  What was once perfectly acceptable is now no longer considered a passable alternative.  We can transform that opportunity into a teaching moment, if appropriate for the situation.

             Today’s message is for us to focus on this idea of power in selection.  The thought that, we can choose any and all options, and so can everyone else.  Because, we all have

Free Will

             We all have choices.  We are all able to cast our votes, disperse our earnings, select our groceries, wear our clothing in the way that we see fit, in the way that suits us the best.  As is everyone.

             The truth is, our spiritual Free Will guarantees that we can all worship, pray, meditate, study, or do nothing, any way that makes sense to us.

             It is not up to our neighbor, our parents, our bosses, our children, our partners, nor a stranger on the street, to tell us what to do.  And yet, it does happen sometimes.

             Exercising our Free Will, we may ignore them, if we like.  We don’t have to listen.  And, it’s good to remember, no one has to listen to us.

             All anyone really has to do is be true to her or his own beliefs, own heart, and our very own genuine self.

             When we see the beauty and truth in this simple Universal Law, we also see joy, and happy results.  Just like on our card altar right now.  What a terrific validation.

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“Problem Resolved

Card Meaning:

‘An issue that’s been bothering you is being healed behind the scenes.  The solution is creative, ingenious, and is a joyous surprise for you.’

You are on the cusp of experiencing welcome relief from a problem that’s been bothering you.  The fairies want you to know that you have reason to smile, as the Universe is working on a solution which is so creative you’ll chuckle with delight.  Basically, it’s win-win for everyone.

You’ll soon be receiving good news . . . . .

Please don’t strain to figure out ‘how’ this solution will be achieved, or in what form it will manifest.  Instead, let yourself enjoy feelings of excitement and gratitude as you allow heaven to help you.

Affirmation:

I ask that all negative effects of mistakes and misunderstandings be undone, both in the past and present.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.

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More than Mere Management

             Have you ever had a dream involving problems with your teeth?  Most of us have.  It’s not that uncommon.  What we need to understand, though, is where these thoughts and images come from.

             Dreams such as this (or more often, nightmares), are almost always fear-based.  They are never prophetic, nor are they visitations.

             But, they are important to examine and heed; they are, without fail, messages.  Here’s what I was shown, and directed to share:

Control vs Care

             Representations of broken or damaged teeth tell us that our subconscious ( our ego, more times than not ) is concerned about losing control (lose control/loose teeth/loss).  The feeling of not being able to “get a grip” (or a bite) on our life or current circumstances is the symbolism.

             In truth, we aren’t ever in control.  Yes, we absolutely have free will, and we absolutely are able to make choices and decisions.  That’s where the Care part comes in.

             We need to honestly have a passion, honestly need to feel our lives, our journey, our day-to-day.  It’s so necessary for us to have real emotions, and yet, not be hung up on thinking we are “in control” – we can Care, but don’t need to be grasping so tightly that we “lose” our Joy in all the worry over Control, who has it, who doesn’t.

             Another aspect of this particular message comes up on our card altar.  When I first went to where I was being called and this one showed up, I thought it was a repeat, thought it was one we must have just drawn.

             This all crossed my mind, because, it was, in a way.  HERE is why……. funny, I never noticed, in all these years, all these readings, that the images, even from two different authours, are the same/similar.

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“Courage  ~

Archangel Ariel:

‘Be courageous, and stand up for your beliefs.’

Additional Message:

‘In this situation, you need to act upon your convictions, even if others disagree.

I’m protecting you from harm, and guiding you to be a loving warrior of light.  As you stand up for your beliefs, you are a role model for others.

This is an important form of spiritual teaching, in which your example gives others courage to also stand up for their own principles.’

Working with Archangel Ariel:

. . . If you notice images of lions or lionesses, this signals that Ariel is with you.  Call upon her to boost your confidence and courage.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that we had a lovely outing earlier.   THIS is a resource our community is hugely proud of.  If you’re ever here for a visit, be sure to stop by, and if you’re local, go (again) soon!  (There’s a video, and yes, it actually looked exactly like that this afternoon, not even kidding.)

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More Kind

              Does it seem like we’re talking a lot about “perspective” lately?   That’s because we are.  Messages arrive like broccoli, in clumps and bunches.

             This morning I saw a scene which made me uncomfortable.  The annoyance was very real, and I found my honest reaction was über judge-y.  Often, that’s our response.

             So, we’re discussing it again.  We need to let go, we need to figure out the Why.  We must go within, and truly observe what our feelings are, and how they got there.

             We are being reminded, in this instance, to use our:

Love Eyes.

             To apply them as much as possible.  To wear the truest vision, with the most heart.  To see honestly and with care.

             Yesterday’s idea of gratitude and appreciation is one way to accomplish this, and another is where I was drawn to on our card altar.

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“Pleasure  ~  9  ~  Divine Goddess

Fulfillment, Abundance, Satisfaction, Contentment

The Divine Goddess smiles upon you, urging you to step into her luscious and beautiful garden and drink from her well of vitality and joy.

Relax, have fun, and allow the good times to roll.  Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.  Whether it’s a fun day at the beach, or a rousing sexual romp with your lover, the Divine Goddess reminds you that there’s nothing holy, superior, or righteous in resisting pleasure or hiding your beauty.

She has stepped into your life to remedy the sad fact that you are not taking joy in much of anything of late and have lost touch with your beauty.  Life is at risk of becoming too black and white and shades of gray, and you’re missing color.

She sweetly advises you not to postpone your rewards until you’re in heaven – instead, she encourages you to enjoy a little heaven on Earth.  Indulge your soul in some delicious food, good music, close friends, and playful fun.  Use her sparkle to inspire you to embellish your environment.

 Redecorate: add a splash of color to your beige walls, bring in fresh flowers, and make yourself beautiful as well . . . . . accept yourself as a beautiful human being.

This is a harvest, a time of abundance and flow.  Share your beauty with others, be generous, and don’t fret about overindulging or getting carried away.  Get used to the beautiful life, and consider it your birthright to dance in the Divine Goddess’s garden.

Her question to you: how good can you stand it?”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Power Statement:

I affirm my absolute right to be happy, healthy, prosperous, and loved.

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Anti-Antagonistic

             Turns out, that which we struggle with the most, is our best lesson, the one with the longest lasting value.  I knew this, but, maybe I kinda didn’t.

             My own example is all about letting go, obviously.  So, while I constantly battle that gather-and-hold urge, I am really trying to muster Release.

             Like a friend of mine who began her own business, she detests paperwork.  And yet, her field is packed full of notes, insurance, and government licensing.  In other words: nothing BUT paperwork.

             She and I face our challenges all the damn time!    Because, see, that’s actually THE POINT.

Opposing our Opposites

             Every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, these same learning opportunities exist.  They don’t go away!  The key is, what are we going to do about our attitude toward them?

             We address them.  Acknowledge their presence.  Then, we Relax.  Metaphorically.  Spiritually.  Physically, even.

             In a stress-free pose, we stand, feet slightly apart, head held high.  We extend our arms, hands open in peace and serenity.  We breathe.

             Because the opposite is a tense fist, our entire body a jumble of anxiety and clinched unhappiness.

             When we Release, we Relax.  We are then able to Receive.  And in Receiving, we have let go of the fight.  We’ve Accepted that gifts are more plentiful than sorrow and stress.  Exchanging versus Opposing.

             We are striving for a state of calm, of lovingkindness, which we can then share.  Yes, it’s on-going, this challenge and lesson.  And that’s due to the fact that Life is on-going.  But, if we live it hands open, breathing in and out, mindfully, with an attitude of gratitude, then the struggle diminishes.  The difficulties are diluted.  By the second, by the minute, by the hour, by the day, by the week, by the month, by the year and eventually, by the decade too.

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, we have been presented with this helpful and complementary message, (which is also a bit reminiscent of yesterday’s calendar page).

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“Sharing of Yourself  ~

‘I am an incredibly generous being.’

Card Meaning:

Share who you are with others.  Give what you have, what you do, and who you are.  Be generous.  The more freely and fully you share yourself, the more freely and fully the Universe will be to you.

The Universe wants you to know:

You need to share from the depths of your soul.  Allow others to see your essence and feel your radiance.  If you give with the thought that it’s something you must do as a duty or sacrifice, you may feel depleted.

However, if you give with the belief that there’s no scarcity of energy, funds, or joy, the Universe will pour an abundance of these things into your life.

Don’t expect to receive something in return – rather, be generous just because it feels right.  You can only give as much as your capacity to receive, so open yourself to receiving even more.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I give even more?  What is stopping the flow within my life?  What could occur in my life if I gave without reservation?

Affirmation:

I am an incredibly generous being.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denis Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS PLACE.  Yeah, I could live there.  Plus, it’s historic.

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