Stealth Style

             There’s a saying in the Christian mythos about “mysterious ways” in which the Universe works.  From my standpoint, as a practicing pagan, I have to partially agree.

             Often it feels as if life is happening TO US, instead of us living our life.  There seems to be only so much we can do about that.  Some of these decisions and situations we certainly sat down and mapped out.

             Others?  Well, those we look to Destiny, and the free will of all who are involved as the answer (and the blame).

             Our message right now, and where our focus has to be, is as close to a cliché as I can tolerate.  Problem is, it’s true, and important.

Disguised Blessings

             Possibly where we are and who we’re talking to is really the most perfect solution.  The future is malleable.

             The future is also our current reality when we arrive there.  Just as this moment now, is our truth.  Soon, today will be behind us.

             Let’s make each second count.  Let’s recognize those blessings and mysterious turns as the gifts that they are.  As we appreciate where we’ve been, honoring the place we sit now, while resting our eyes every so gently on where we may go next.

              The validation for this one is perfection.  (Again with the old adages, but ya know, maybe that, too, is part of our lesson.)

blessings in disguise

“Slow and Steady  ~  12

‘Slow and steady wins the race.’

This is the time for easy movement, unhurried steps, and a steady heart.

Trust that taking life at a more leisurely pace will give you greater access to your dreams.

Slowing down allows more contact with the juicier elements of your life.  Savor them.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

has no pictures.  But I’m sure you can imagine a towering stack of boxes in every room of a tiny house, some empty now, some still packed full, and a few with contents spilling out.

             That’s our current condition.  Definite progress, but, as the card says, it’s slow.

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Coming Around

             In the entertainment business, there is this practice of a “call back” (which is exactly what it sounds like, mentioning something again later, or calling it back).  Clearly I am NOT in show biz, but I am your radio.

             What I receive, I pass along.  So, “call back” is part of what I was made aware of this morning.

             Remember the message of gazing back, learning from our past while looking forward and being present?  That concept has returned.

Reminder

             We are being reminded.  We are being advised.  We are being asked to mindfully recall and remember.

             While at the same time, lightly peer into the future.  As well as stay present.

             The picture I saw showed a butterfly, gently landing on a small, sturdy, and unmoving stone in a huge, vast (seemingly endless) food- and flower-filled garden.

            As I stood in front of our card altar, I was directed to this draw.  The image and symbolism are tremendously similar!

enchanted map messages

“Slow and Steady  ~

‘Slow and steady wins the race.’

Remember the old cliché ‘Slow and steady wins the race?’  This is a time for easy movement, unhurried steps, and a steady heart.  

Trust that taking life at a more leisurely pace will give you greater access to your dreams.  Slowing down allows more contact with the juicier elements of your life.

Savor them.”

             Because this one flipped in an ambiguous fashion, we are going to look at both definitions.

“Reversed:

Pushing things forward impulsively will not only prevent success, but potentially cause more trouble than you are prepared to handle.

Moving too quickly will only yield unripe fruit with a bitter taste.  Slow down.  Breathe.  Meditate.  You’re not a human doing, you are a human being

Just be.

Everything will work out if you can apply the brakes and become more aware of what’s happening in this moment.  A calm focus on the now, breathing in the beauty of your surroundings, will restore your power to consciously co-create your world.

All fruits ripen in their own time.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS PIECE that my Seattle girl recently wrote.  It’s painful and uncomfortable (while phenomenally well written), and it should have been picked up by the fucking AP, so everyone can read it.

             Feel free to hand it out like a printed flyer with enticing coupons attached.

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