Winter Wishes

             I hope whatever holiday you celebrate(d) was/is filled with light and joy.

             I hope if you do not celebrate, that your days are comfortable and kind.

             I hope, for all of us, that 2018 is more positive, more loving, and all ’round better than the one we’re in now.

             I hope all of us remember that this chosen life of ours is a journey, not a race.

             I hope we all treasure every step, and the quiet pauses which fall between them.

             I hope each and every one of us go into tomorrow, and all the tomorrow’s following, with health, prosperity, and love.

             Be Well,

from me to you.

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holiday cheer

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To Tend and To Manage

             For about 95% of my life, I was unaware of the Self-Care concept.  We are raised in this culture without it.  And that’s simply wrong.

             It’s true, everything DOES happen at just the correct moment, so I don’t lament the time I didn’t understand it.  I just now, go forward, and share the knowledge, the importance, with everyone who crosses my path.

             The process of being good to ourselves is vital, it is (should be, needs to be) part of our every day lives.

             Here’s what I heard:

start within.

             Because our beginning point, for all decisions and choices, must be ourselves, first.  As we are taken care of, so too, may we be good caretakers of others.

             Self-Care is crucial to our soul health, our mental health, and our physical health.  It’s importance cannot be understated.  What the Universe is reminding us right now is to put ourselves first.

             It is not selfish so practice Self-Care.  In fact, it’s the most generous action we can take.

             And speaking of honoring ourselves, our current card validates the spiritual aspect of this exact topic.

self-care

“Vision  ~

Guardian Angel

This is a message about honoring your vision.  It asks you to trust the mental images which you are receiving.  They are answers to your prayers.

Your prophetic visions will bring blessings to you and your loved ones.

Also, your guardian angels are helping you to clearly see the truth within your present situation. 

 Your guardian angels surround your physical and spiritual vision with light.  Look through their eyes and you will see the best within yourself and life itself.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to mention how very happy I am to be well inside of November.  It’s been cold, cloudy, windy, rainy, and just plain old blustery here.  I adore every second of it!

 

 

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Waiting for the Better

             I found out a little while ago that Kathy Griffin lost her sister to cancer today.  It was kind of my last straw on a very challenging afternoon.

             Every year now, I expect that this week (and my birthday week) won’t take me down.  And every year, for the past decade, I’ve been hit hard.

             This post is mostly a placeholder.  Just to let you all know, I’m here and I’m going to make it, it’s just so fucking hard.  Grief is stupid and I’m sick of it.

             Take care of yourselves, and each other, do something that feeds your soul, even if that means feeding your body.

             We can only keep showing up, and that’s enough for now.

 

 

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Resting and Roaming

             All of the images and visions I’ve received lately have to do with how we are best served by BEING in this current moment and understanding how no moment lasts forever.

             While at the same time, the Universe is reminding us of how we are here for the Journey.  The TRIP is the point, not the “end” of our adventure.  Because in truth, what we perceive as the end, isn’t.

             Feel free to hum and sing with this one:

As we travel along . . . . .

             To simultaneously be still and acknowledge movement would seem impossible.  And yet, that’s kind of our goal.

             We know we’re all excursion-ing on the path, but we also try really hard to appreciate our now.  Sound conflicting?  I agree.

             I’m told though, it’s completely do-able.

             On our (still-not-finished) card altar, we have been gifted the perfect validation.  Because, of course we have.

journey messages

“Expecting Miracles

‘Miracles are blossoming in my life.’

Card Meaning:

Majestic wonders are unfolding for you, even as you read this.  Watch for them and embrace them.

The more you become aware of the small marvels in your life, the more they will grow in magnitude around you.

The Universe wants you to know:

What is expected tends to be realized.  Expect miracles in your life.

Celebrate and cherish them when they appear, no matter how small they may seem.

Let go of fear and expectations; allow the Creator to solve your challenges in mysterious ways.  Don’t limit the ways in which you think miracles can appear in your life.

Know that you can be the miracle in the life of another.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I be even more open to miracles blossoming in my life?  What are the miracles that are occurring now or are coming in the future?  How am I a miracle for others?

Affirmation:

Miracles are blossoming in my life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my tiny house hallway.

summer out-house

             The heat of summer continues here, as we pass Lammas and Lughnasadh.  Brown more prevalent than green around us now.   I’m not editorializing, merely stating facts.  The Wheel of the Year turns.  And we ride along.

 

 

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Precarious Equilibrium

             The measurement of “success” has been on my mind lately.  Not surprising, as I have also been feeling it necessary to understand failure.  Challenging for me, since I don’t believe in mistakes.

             It’s about my tendency to bristle against societies constant competition.  And what constitutes “winning” in our warped and broken culture.

             I’ve struggled recently.  And what that usually means is I need to rest.  Here’s what I heard:

down-time.

             What’s the answer?  Why, Self-Care, obviously.  Except…. except it just isn’t always THAT obvious to us when we’re drenched in the stress, the anxiety, the conflict of weighing our ability to even leave the bed versus our family’s need for the money we bring in.

             That’s the moment we have to open our tool box and rummage around for assistance.  We have to reach out to friends and loved ones.  We have to STOP the cycle, step off the ride, pull our quilt up over our head.

             My wish for everyone who might ever come across this post (and all the others I’ve been fortunate enough to channel) is that they have as sturdy a safety net as I do.  My wish for all the planet is that we, each and every one of us, find relief, have care, discover lovingkindness, and share compassion.

             As if in answer to an unvoiced plea, we see that on our card altar, this perfect validation appeared precisely when we needed it most.

self-care

“The Resting Tree  ~  22  ~  patience, stillness

The Resting Tree is a sign for you to stop focusing and planning and be at peace in the moment.  This is the representation of nonaction and relaxation.  Patience is the key to being with this Ally.

The Resting Tree asks you to slow down, sit back, and watch the roses bloom and the birds feed in the meadow.  This isn’t the time to forge ahead in any way.

You may not be taking enough breaks, so you are invited to be still and contemplate your good fortune, even if it means blessing the chaos in your life.

This is a sign to allow everything to fall away except the stillness of the moment; it’s like living within the space between breaths.

When The Resting Tree appears, it signals that you’ve done all you can for now and it’s time to unwind, allow your story to unfold of its own accord.  You have earned the right to rest and relax.  Amazing things will come if you do.

Remember the ancient saying: we do without doing and everything gets done.”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation:

My life is a safe place of joy, love, and peace.

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