How Dynamic We Are

             As you may know, I have a “day” job.  One of my tasks, pretty much on an hourly basis (if not more often), is giving my opinion.

             Travelers ask what I think.  They ask about the campus.  They ask about local sights and events.  They ask me, and this is the number one question, where I think they should eat dinner.

             I have two quick answers.  Because: distance from our hotel, and quality.  Generally the people asking me this question have high expectations.

             I don’t let them down.  I deliver.  And that’s because these two restaurants, which I always recommend, never let ME down.

             Our message today has to do with tuning in to, and following along with, those instincts we’re all born with.  It’s about being ourselves, our sacred selves.

             The Universe would like to remind us that we are powerful beings.  We have strength.  We have compassion.  We have an inner knowing.  We have

 Spiritual Fortitude

             To honour the fact that we all come from Source, and will return back to Source, we need to remember our Divine Value.  When I make those recommendations, I am confident. I know the food and service will be remarkable, in a good and healing way.  The experience with be positive.

             In other aspects of my life?  I falter.  I fall down.  I waver.  I fail.  I am flawed.  But in the areas where I know?  I stand strong.  I am bold.

             This encourages me.  It helps me to help those who ask for my assistance, or my guidance.  Or, my recommendations.

             The perfect validation has appeared on our (still incomplete) card altar.  Sadly, the guidebook went missing in this move.  So, I’m going to take my own advice and type out what comes through me, with confidence and strength of knowing.

sacred selves

“Life Review

Archangel Jeremiel:

‘Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced.’ “

             It can be simple.  We make it more complicated.  Where there is negativity, remove it.  Where there is unhappiness, let the sorrow go.  Where we find ourselves uncomfortable, move on.

             It might be a VERY difficult choice.  But when we look back, do we WANT to say we spent all of that time suffering?  Or do we want to enjoy all the moments that we can?

Today’s Deck:

Archangels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Additional Resources:

me.

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that I know you’re curious.  Here are the two restaurants,

Cafe Soriah and Davis.  Both names, clickable links to their websites.

             Last night, I was treated to a gorgeous meal at Soriah, made (specifically for me!) by the owner and executive chef himself.  It was so amazing, I cried.  He was beyond kind and generous; the food and service  were extraordinary.

 

 

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Capably So

             Yesterday, before I begin a week of training for my new holiday/temporary employment, we went to my happy place.  Otherwise known as: the beach.

             I am incredibly empowered by the shore.  Where the land meets the water, that in-between sacred space of neither one, nor the other.  It’s magical, it’s energetic.  To me, it’s life.

             As we were coming home I thought about how much this journey of mine has been shaped by the sea.  It’s clearly something I cannot live without.  And as I get older (learning more along the way), I know that I don’t have to.

             Here’s what I heard, as I pondered how very much each trip to the coast impacts me, on a soul-deep level:

find your strength.

             I’ve located mine.  It’s about an hour west of here.  Someday, I promise, someday it will be out my back door, or a few steps down the road.  Someday, I will live so close that we can hear it from our porch.

             For now though, I’m (almost) satisfied by making these occasional visits, and bringing that strength home with me.  In mental images, in memories, in phone photos, and in my dreaming mind.

             This isn’t a new discovery for me, and yet in some ways it’s a fucking epiphany.  I’d bet real cash money that you know what yours is, too.   But maybe never realized it?

             What moves your heart?  What powers your spirit?  What is it that gives you strength and energy?

             Find it.  Aim at it.  Bring it home with you.  Hold it close.  Treasure it like the gift that it is.

              On our card altar right now is an excellent reminder and validation.  Do we gain power from our Faith?  Is there strength in the knowledge that we are beloved and blessed and honoured?

             Do we feel better holding on to the fact that we are never alone?  Never need to be afraid or lonely?

faith

“Faith  ~

Have faith.

Faith grows when you act without knowing the end result.”

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this view of

north jetty

Dan and Rosemary

             As the sun sets…..

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(LateNight Problem:

yes, WordPress seems to have some sort of issue with clicking on my photos.  Sorry if this is happening to you.  Just e-mail me, I’ll send you your own copy if you want to look at either of them closer.)

Empowered and Independent Strength

             Earlier today, I wrote nearly this entire post in my head.  But then, I had to leave the waterbed.  And then, I found out my Twitter account had been hacked.

             So yeah, after that, everything was gone.  Which tells me, this one wasn’t for right now.  Instead, we’ll be talking about the holiday.  No, nothing to do with a rodent.  And no, nothing to do with a football* game.

*Although, yikes.  If you’re from this side of the earth, it was a great game.

             The real celebration is Imbolc.   Also known as Candlemas and Brigid’s Day (pronounced as Breed).  It is all about Hope.  How we now know that Winter won’t last forever:

This is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring and the return of the sun are noted, i.e. the first sprouting of leaves, the sprouting of the Crocus flowers etc. In other words, it is the festival commemorating the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year.”

             I’ve always liked this one because it has a cold-but-clear feel to it.  Like, yeah, it’s not quite Spring, but HEY, it won’t be long now!  Go HERE to see a really well-balanced and nicely written article with some great details.  (And outstanding photos.)

             Since it IS a Pagan High Holy day, we are going with our Special Occasion cards.  Because it is, on all fronts, a very significant day.

oracle cards, animal messages, fairy penquin

“Fairy Penguin  ~  37  ~  Willpower

In keeping with spiritual tradition, Penguins are celebrated as lucid dreamers; creatures capable of walking with clarity and intent in both the physical realm or ordinary landscape and that of the more obscure, non-ordinary reality.

The Fairy Penguin, for example, teaches us to picture in our mind’s eye a desired outcome and coaches us to physically and abundantly bring it to fruition.  His strong will and self-belief means he will never be restricted by limitation or inadequacy, and if we follow his lead, neither will we.

Having evolved over thousands of years to an aquatic lifestyle, Penguins lack the physical prowess to become airborne like other birds.  The strong-willed Fairy Penguin  however, refuses to surrender to jealousy of his sky-roving cousins.  Rather than limiting himself, he searches for alternative ways to fulfill his natural impulse to fly.

Instead of taking flight like a regular bird and soaring through the clouds, Fairy Penguin takes to the white foam of Grandmother Ocean.  An earth-bound bird, Fairy Penguin joyfully circles the water with the subtlety of a Swallow.  Dipping and diving through the subterranean valleys, skimming the peaks of submerged mountains and flitting in and out of thick kelp forests, Fairy Penguin ‘hawks’ for fish in similar fashion to how a Flycatcher seizes insects while on the wing.

If Fairy Penguin has trundled  into your cards today, know that you can overcome any limitation by adopting a resolute mindset.

Awaken your inherent creativity by listening intuitively to your dreams and trusting what they show you.  Utilise your inner power now and believe in yourself because a time approaches that will require you to be a little more independent.  

Remove the blinkers, because you can achieve anything when you surrender  your impediments by drawing on your willpower to find alternative ways of viewing them.  Personal limitations cease being a problem when you seek constructive and achievable solutions within yourself.

It is time to stop playing the drama queen, to acknowledge the aspects of your life that are hindering your growth and to deal with them appropriately.

Penguin is telling you that it is time to harness the willpower needed to fulfill your dreams, no matter what they may be.”

             Isn’t that lovely and validating?  Additionally, the numbers of this one adds down to 10, or simply One.  Which we all know is the beginning of a new cycle, the start of something, as we let go of, see the end, something else.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS piece on our messenger of the day, plus a bonus picture.

Fairy Penguin

Also called:
Little Blue

                          Because, come on!  The cute here is deadly.