Selection Making

             When I first became aware of the concept (later movement, and hashtag) of Choose Joy, I jumped directly on it, no delay, no hesitation.  I mean, CHOICE and JOY?  Who wouldn’t want to go there?

             We’d recently discovered, and discussed in great detail, the LovingKindness theory.  So, of course, I was all in.

             It’s been a few years, and I’m still enamored with them both.  Following along with several accounts on-line, and doing my own research/practicing daily, I’m finding them to be nothing but beneficial.

             I’ll never abandon my Pro Choice belief, just as I’ll never stop believing that we are all equal.  But to focus on the positive, at the cost of letting go of no-longer-useful negativity, can only be seen (and felt) as progress.

             This comes up right now, in an atmosphere of continuing media trash and unconscionable adult behaviour.  I never want to go back to complaining instead of thanking.  It just doesn’t serve anyone’s purposes to lay blame, incite hatred, stir up misery.

             Here is what I’ve been hearing, and here is where my view has been directed.

attitude

             I don’t know where the image came from, but it resonated with me the second I read it.  Our message of Choose Joy is about that gratitude attitude and recognizing (with intention) what we DO have rather than what we DON’T.

             Our lessons are not punishment, they are ways to do better, be better, and help more.  Improvement, that’s our goal.  Globally, personally, and within our community.  We begin with our very own soul, rippling out from there.

             It truly is a game-changer when we realize how much of our “suffering” is actually perception.

             Here’s one more, like last time, a meditation point, a vista to gaze upon and enjoy.  No one is asking anything of you, other than to be here, and to be you.

palmtree land

 

 

 

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Action Steps

             Our message is brought to us by a small rental house.  No, not ours, a different one.  The Air BnB residence that Daniel’s family stayed in this week when all of the hotels in town were Sold Out.  (Yes, even mine.)

             It’s simple, like so many of the reminders we recieve.  It’s also important, and timely.

be the help we need

             The owners of this bungalow are active in their community.  They care about their fellow humans.  I like that in a landlady/landlord.

             This message, this call to action, this involvement, it helps us to remember that it doesn’t take huge gestures to make huge progress in positive ways.

             Do a small thing, make a large impact.  Change our world for the better.  Reach out.  Smile, connect.  Lend a hand.  Share.  Donate.  Give back.

             Make a difference.

Today’s Resources:

me, and framed art.

Today’s Sharing:

is really more like Today’s Gratitude.  Thank you family and loved ones, for making my partner’s birthday extremely special this year.  Time together, it is invaluable.

 

 

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On The Plus Side

             Living with Intention is the goal.  Being Purposeful, that’s where we want to be.  Walking in LovingKindness, our aim.  Honestly?  We know how challenging this all is.

             However, we KEEP trying.  We begin every day, fresh, ready to attempt it somemore.  We live perpetually in Hope.

             This week we are celebrating some family birthdays, and a family visit.  I am focusing on what a wonderful opportunity this is, I am not going to worry or stress or panic.  (See how I’m telling you all this?  I’m doing it INTENTIONALLY.)

             The reason, the message, right now is that we are surrounded by garbage humans disguised as leaders and people of power, we are dealing with tragedies (foreign, domestic, personal), we are facing so many scary and shitty things that we MUST aim towards Light, and Love, and Positive.  We truly must.  It’s the only way to survive and to help.

             Here’s what the Universe wants us to hear:

Rise Above

             We are being instructed to Choose Joy, to face the fears and keep moving forward.  Count our blessings, not our troubles.

             Even if it is simply a few moments alone with deep breathing.  So long as we are putting our Positives out there, we are making a difference. Be enraged about injustice, yes.  But also, sit in a Zen and Calm place, sending out Hope, be one of many who shares LovingKindness.

            Our (still incomplete) card altar brings the most perfect validation.  (And when my camera malfunctioned [again], I didn’t fall apart, I just kept going, I used something else, and I made it work.)

rise above

“Angel of Pleasure

Take Pleasure in the things you do.

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.

It’s not all about hard work, achievement, and performance.  What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.

Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, study, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is continuation of/original channeled whisper, in photo form, from my Instagram account.

             We took the baby on some errands, it was delightful.  But then, so is she.

Of Great Value

             We all know about receiving messages.  In our daily lives, as we move about our jobs, chores, errands, and mundane concerns.  They pop up.

             When we notice them, they can be so comforting.  But if we ignore them, the messengers will keep trying.

             One of the most wonderful parts of living a spiritual life is the realization that we aren’t going through any of this alone.  And those signs, those subtle symbols, they remind us.  They reach us.

             Here’s what I heard today, amongst chaos and heartache and pain, this came through:

focus and forgive.

             Maybe who needs forgiving right now is ourselves.  Maybe what we need to focus on is SelfCare.  Maybe, just maybe, this is a time to take a step back, and simply go within.

             Even if it’s just our quick fix, the fast few moments we can grab between every other needy and distasteful demand on our time and our energy.  Probably, this message will keep coming up, until we listen.

             As a form of validation, look at who (and what) has appeared on our card altar.

archangel metatron

“Prioritize  ~

Archangel Metatron:

‘Focus on your highest priorities.  I will help you get organized and motivated.’

Additional Message:

‘What’s your calling?  What makes your heart sing?  When you focus on these areas, your joyful energy increases, which benefits everyone.

Take charge of your schedule, and spend more time on priorities and activities close to your heart.  Make choices which honor your priorities and support your life’s mission.’

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron… helps people develop organizational and record-keeping skills.

When you call upon Metatron, he motivates you to organize and prioritize.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that I’d like to follow this suggestion.  I’m going to ask for that help, and have faith about my success.

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Our Choice

             Our choices, they are unending.  There is a limitless supply of ways to go, who to be, and how to behave.

             This is a Universal Truth.  It just is.  There is no denying it.

             Continuing on our Transitional theme, here’s what I heard this morning:

Options

             We need only select the direction we want to go.  We need only choose the adventure we want to have.

             Since our Options are up to us, it’s important to stay positive.  Because it’s not merely our mind who is doing the voting.  Our actions, our feelings, our words, our judgments, they all count.

             When we are in a lovingkindness mindset, that same experience will follow.  When we struggle and complain/acquiesce and swallow disappointment, that TOO is our reality.

             “Choose Well” – that’s our message.  Take your Options seriously, but then, have fun with them.

choices

             Like last month, I invite you to join me on my new calendar page.  I’ll be envisioning us here.  (This time it’s Bavaria!)

             Good company, excellent food, perfect weather (whatever that means to you), and a calm serenity where we can relax with no pressure, no stress.  And many options.

Today’s Sharing:

is also Business News.  I’ve been offered a full-time job.  It has the benefits we need, and I feel as though it is in the best interest for my family.  So, I’ve accepted the position.

             How this will change my channeled messages, I do not know.  I’m going to try and stay here, showing up when things need to be said.  There won’t be a regular schedule, probably.

             I encourage everyone who has not done so already to sign up for e-mail notifications.  There’s a FOLLOW button on this page, as well as a method under the tab: DIRECT CONTACT.  Scroll down and click “Yes, I want this” to activate.

             Also, there will still be activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Etsy.  I won’t be going away, I’ll just be in training Transition for a few months, then we’ll see where everything falls after that.

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