Specifically Us.

             Tomorrow, before pool class, I have one last errand for the mall job.  Then, I’m done.  This afternoon we packed up the glass and I sent in the last payroll.  Interestingly enough, our regional supervisor said that every one of his managers had advised him that they won’t be back next year.

             Huh.  Not just me, then.   Good to know.  But not sure it will change my mind.  Just not sure in the least.

             What I woke up with today, and what our daily draw suggests, leans toward my original answer of no.  However, we don’t rule anything out.  (We just HOPE for better news and fiscal independence.)

Individual strength.

             As we’ve been discussing our Tribal importance lately, we can’t forget the value of our own unique gifts and  assets.  Because while our Pack does need us, and us them, in the end we are still distinctly our own person.

             What makes our soul different from everyone else’s are qualities that we carry from life to life.  The outer body changes, but the essence of who we are does not.  If we ever find ourselves feeling “lost” it’s best to simply sit and tune back in to that original self.

             This also feels like a reminder of keeping up with the all important Self-Care.  The cards thought so, too.

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“Tranquility  ~

Make time to relax, be still, and enjoy your solitude, indulging in much-needed self-care.

This card asks you to take a break from your harried schedule.  Soaking or swimming in salty water creates a magical electric energy shift in your body.  The salt draws out emotional and physical toxins.

Purchase sea salt from your local health-food store’s spice section, and pour lots of the salt and fragrant essential oils into your warm bathwater.  Be sure to immerse your chest and heart chakra under the water as you soak in the tub in order to release toxic emotions.

Burn a white candle near your bathtub.  As you look at the flickering light, think about what you want.  The white candlelight amplifies your thoughts and feelings, so think about your desires and not your fears.  Let the saltwater wash away any doubts that could block your manifestation.  Ask the candle to illuminate your mind with faith and positive exceptions.  

Enjoy this relaxation time, and have faith that your prayers have been heard and are being answered.”

             While I realize that many of us may not be in a situation to do this exact thing (me included), we can all work towards something similar, something accessible to us.  As Individuals.

             I’m thinking that I’ll do it in two parts, the water while I’m in the pool.  And the candle while I’m listening to wave sounds with headphones (like I have going right this second from THIS PLACE).

             We (the mermaids and I) are encouraging everyone to get there in some fashion.   Even if it’s just those Three Quick Minutes squeezed someplace in your day.  The physical elements are important, but not as important as the mental ones.

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

FLP Report:

Wisconsin.

Lean, and Stand.

             The images I was shown earlier today, were so SO exacting and clear; a precise storyline of our message.  As well as an entire life of one singular family.

             This is the first time that what I’ve seen (before waking up) was THAT precise.  More movie-like than usual.  (And all of what I see spiritually is pretty freaking movie-like and precise.)

             But the message itself wasn’t as specific.  I had the general idea, just not the winnowed down words.  We’re going with this, which is as close as I could make it:

self-sufficient/depend on others.

             This goes along with our topic of the Tribe-Family-Clan from yesterday.  When there are others that we can go to for help, and they to us, then we’ve created a sacred resource which never gets depleted.

             We rely on our Group and our Team, as they rely on us.  This is the essence of being self-sufficient and dependent on others, in all the best ways.  It’s cooperation of the highest level.

             Interestingly, as I stood in front of our card altar, I was directed to flip two from this stack.  When I saw what they were, I knew why.

robin wood tarot

5 of Pentacles (r)
9 of Swords

             Briefly, we know that Pentacles are of Earth and Swords are of Air.  Matter and mind.

             Getting this Five reversed is the way we like to see it, because it means that we are on our way to helping ourselves.  Or, in the case of today’s message, being able to lean on those around us to help all for the greater good.

             This Nine is more problematic, though.  “It’s a fucking nightmare” is what I’ve named it.  If we don’t work pretty damn quickly to straighten out  those bedcovers and realign with the Universe, we could potentially see a not-so-fun series of events in the very near future.

             However, when we apply these two, as a paired set, to our current situation, we have an issue that we need to look at closely, and analyze in a true and factual manner.  Helping ourselves to get past it, and understand it.

             We sort of need to see it for ourselves, but we certainly don’t need to face it on our own with no support.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Anniversary:

was marked by WordPress notifying me of how long this blog has been up and running.  Nice of them.  Tomorrow we begin our 6th year in JulieLand.

Tonight’s LateNight Cop Contribution:

is this text I just received from The Deputy, “Drunk lady calls in to report that her husband is having a stroke – drunk husband calls in to say it was just an eyelash in his eye.”  Thanks, Dan.   And thank you, every officer in America.

Two halves.

             Tomorrow night will be the second to last day of work.  Some of us will go in on Sunday to break down the booth.  When we all started this we were told that we’d be working up to the 1st.  Right.

             Much like nearly everything else this year, that statement was not an honest representation of the facts.  No worries, it won’t bother me after this weekend.  Because I won’t be coming back.  Whether the kiosk does or not, no longer my concern.

              I needed to learn some lessons from this experience.  And I have.  I’ve also hired some outstandingly wonderful people.  They are my bonus.  I don’t doubt that they’ll be a part of my life (somewhere, somehow) for a long time.

             This company, however, will not.  I did a damn good job, I’m a great boss.  The management, sadly, has a new toy (an iPad operating system).  It pretty much overshadowed all else.  Including employees, customers, and stock.

             I’m not sorry to see the season end.  Where we need to focus now, is on letting folks know that I’m also a terrific Tarot Card reader, and that everyone can benefit from hiring me.  If my readings can become consistent throughout the year, then I won’t even NEED to look for outside work.

             If this is not the case, I know that I still CAN do the job.  Just not with these people again.

             What I woke up with today talks about that, and about how our path is

similar and different.

             We are made of matter, but our thoughts are nothing anyone can hold in their hands.  We are physical beings, but we are also spiritual.  We learn lessons, and we master our crafts.

             We are all the same, in that we eat and we breathe and we live in a similar way.  But we are all individuals who are vastly different.  When we cross paths with others we sometimes compare stories, backgrounds, experiences.

             These interactions are part of our journey, part of what makes up the fabric of our lives.  Seeing the commonality in each of our Earth brothers and sisters, as well as seeing the distinctive diversity of us all, shows our partnership here in this adventure.

             I was directed to leave our regular rotation earlier, in order to continue this message.  But without the guidebook’s definition.

"Parenting and Children"

Parenting and Children

             We’ve discussed here before the fact of how families are not just those who are related to us by blood.  When I see this card it points to that truth.

             In some form or another, we’re all the children and we’re all the parents.  We are all the students and we are all the teachers.  We’re similar, and yet different.

             The fairies arrived to remind us of how valuable our relationships are.  No matter what label someone wears in our life, they are in our life, and THAT’S the point.

(Adjusted) Affirmation:

I allow my heart to open up so that I can feel compassion and love for all.

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (with channeled additions through me)

Today’s Amazing Event:

was shown on Instagram, but I’m also sharing it here.

flowers for your boss

To her boss (me!) on our last day of working together.
I nearly cried.

             Thank you, Kori, for more than I can say.  You’ll be hearing from me soon, I promise!

             Tomorrow I’ll grab a photo of another amazing gift.  I need one small part to make it complete.

The Mind and The Soul and The Body.

             I’ve been receiving lots of signs and bits of info that deal with us without our bodies.  When I woke up today, there was another one.  That, in itself, is a type of portent.

             We had another wake-up-with-door-knocking-and-dog-barking morning.  But it didn’t disturb what I heard when I finally left the bed.

Stability,

of the Soul.

             I was just telling our new Carol (not THIS Carol) about how we choose our life plans, and sit down to make up our blueprints.  When we wear these bodies, and then leave them behind, we are still evolving.

             That’s the whole point of being incarnated, to learn and ever spiral our souls upward.  The concern is when we get so caught up in the material world, we lose sight of the spiritual one.

             When this happens to an extreme, or when a person is damaged somehow, their souls are not always able to pull their bodies out of the problem/pull themselves to where they need to go.  Eventually they will, no one stays stuck forever, but it can take a VERY long time.

             Sometimes when a soul is extremely disconnected they stay here on the physical plane, but they no longer have a body to cling to.  So they reach out to other material items, like houses or boats or even personal belongings.  And that is a haunting.

             Today’s trio of cards speaks of something very similar.  I’ve been directed to not transcribe from the guidebook right now.   We’ll just go with a channeled definition.

osho zen tarot

“Morality  ~  Queen of Clouds  ~  Mastery of the Mind  (r)”

             When we see this one reversed, it’s for the good of everyone involved.  Because being the way this character is, is too damn strict and structured and painfully tight for anybody to actually function or live an honest life.  Arriving as Contrary is truly what we want to see.

             It signifies the letting go process beginning.  And that Release is something we can all do more of.

“Consciousness  ~  Ace of Clouds  (r)”

             On the other hand, we still have much work to do.  As our souls evolve and learn (with our bodies driving them along), we must also be aware of time and space as we know it.  In the form of mindfulness, meditation, prayer, and quieting our busy minds.

             Getting this one as a Challenger tells that we SEE what needs doing, we’re just not there yet.  We’re trying, but we have some ways still to go.

“The Outsider  ~  5 of Rainbows  ~  The Physical”

             When a person becomes a ghost they usually feel left out of life, often, their own life.  We, being still embodied, sometimes feel a similar sensation.  Both can be resolved, with very little effort.

             The key is to incorporate all parts of who we are, and move toward a loving and positive state of mind.  No judgement, no harsh stories of guilt, simply lovingkindness, applied with a wide brush.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot (with definitions channeled through me)

Tonight’s Mall Job Update:

is that we’ll be closing on Sunday.  About a week earlier than we were first advised.  But then, we were told a lot of things, so…….

FLP Report:

includes New Jersey (not anyone we know and love, merely a visitor from that area), along with one Illinois and a Dakota of some sort.

Coming Out The Other Side, with Compassion.

              There is a fine balance, with this path we’re on.  We know that Self-Care is vital, but we also need to be aware of swinging too far into the direction of conceit.

             Whatever we  do it’s best to do it with…….

grace 

and no ego.

             Leaving out any sign of arrogance, we should definitely still be proud of our accomplishments.  We just can’t get all braggy about them.  Which is where the state of grace comes in.

             When we are gracious, we are also being generous.  It’s a tough lesson for some of us to learn (me!) so this reminder is certainly welcome.  As is our daily draw.

             Here, as I was directed to leave our regular rotation, we have a messenger that is not only timely for our thoughts today, but also where we are astrologically and on the calendar.

goddess of the unknown, new chapters, oracle cards

“Goddess Of The Unknown  ~

A new chapter of your life is around the corner;

remove fear & embrace the unknown.

Only through the darkness of night are we able to see the beautiful tapestry of light which stems from the stars above us.

This card is here to help you ease your fears about the future and of the unknown.  Even though you presently cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are being urged by the Goddess to trust.  You are always on the right path even when you think you’ve strayed completely off it.

A major chapter in the story of your life has recently come to a close and an exciting new chapter is about to begin.  Through the current emptiness, the seeds of a fertile new future sprout through   Soon, you will see the light shining as brightly as ever.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Newness:

is THIS stack of cards that I recently acquired   I’ve also got the book, which I haven’t had time to read yet.  Next week, when the booth closes down, I’ll go through it and share my findings.  As well as the gorgeous illustrations.  I’m thinking we may do this as a course study kind of thing, in order of how the deck is created and set up.