Peace and Knowledge

             This current global tumultuousness can erode us like the waves do on a shoreline.  Wearing us down, abrading us away.  It all feels overwhelming and exhausting at times.  Makes me tired just thinking about how much there is still to do.

             But, here’s where we don’t let the bastards get us down.  Here’s where the Universe steps in, and in Its ultimate wisdom, gifts us with a reminder.

No Need To Join The Battle

            When we use words like “war” we then process, mentally and spiritually and emotionally, with that idea.  With the thought that we are either winning or losing the conflict.  When in reality, it’s NOT a battle at all.  We are not a conquering hoard, we are not out to slay our enemies.

             Teach them?  Yes.   Help them to understand the concepts of unity and compassion?  Definitely.  Improve our lives, and those of everyone else’s?  No question about it.

             Our weariness is misdirected.  Rather, when we view the work yet to be done as a lesson yet to be learned, we have changed our attitude, and removed the battle scenario; changing wars into teachable moments.

             Continuing this theme on in through Equinox week, I was directed to draw from an old friend.  And, of course, this deck brings us our validation.  Focusing on our own Personal Power, remembering it, will help us to move forward, see from every angle,  share knowledge, never needing to engage in battles (imaginary or otherwise).

animal dreaming

“Horse  ~  20  ~  Personal Power

When first introduced, Horse strengthened and deepened the people’s view of the world.  It afforded them greater understanding of the land because it allowed them to explore the horizon on a level never known before.

With obvious links to movement and travel, Horse sanctioned the exploration and conquering of the physical setting, the breaking of boundaries and the expansion of territory.

In similar fashion, Horse Dreaming embraces the essence of Personal Power and what it means to spiritually journey within in search of inherent wisdom.

Personal Power represents the wealth of knowledge we may accumulate over a lifetime of experience which, when honoured, shifts us from the mundane and familiar, into a world of unlimited potential.

According to tradition, a Horse stands symbolically at each of the four cardinal points on the great Wheel of Life, with the yellow Palomino protecting the East, the red Chestnut standing in the North, the black horse guarding the West, and the White or Dapple Grey representing the energies of the South.

Each of the four directions offers a sacred gift of Power and a wealth of corresponding energetic wisdom.

It is up to us to go out and spiritually seek this knowledge and, once found, integrate it into our life.  Metaphorically journeying to the East, for example, brings with it the gifts of illumination and introspection, while heading to the North inspires a healthy blend of innocence and passion.

In the West we learn to understand the art of introspection and meditation, and in the South we are offered maturity and judgment.

If Horse has galloped into your cards today, you are being primed for a journey of great power.

We all subconsciously know where our Personal Power lies, and as long as we instigate the search, we will ultimately find it – resulting in great rewards on all levels.

Remember: all journeys start with a simple step forward, with any forward movement nurturing growth, and growth leading to development and enrichment.

Promoting a sense of complete freedom, the appearance of Horse suggests travel of all kinds, both inner and outward; emotional, physical, and spiritual.”

             Additionally, when first directed here, I felt how deep and dynamic this entire message was.  If we feel tired, Horse is there to lend strength, to help us rise above, and to remind us never to forget how very powerful we truly are.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Sharing:

is this bonus messenger.

tree owl

             Not sure where the paper came from, but it drifted to the floor as I was getting situated here at my desk.

             While I’ve not been enjoying the signs of Spring, I do know that once we are through the miserable heat of Summer, cool weather will return.

             It feels as though this tiny Owl has dropped in to help me recall the dying of overly bright days and too short nights.  The reminder here is that our seasons move smoothly, from one in the next.

             Living with intention means we can be in all of them (even if we don’t love this particular one).  Knowing that none of them last.  But every one will return, again and again.

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With Confidence

             While I definitely believe in the “if you don’t like it, change it” theory.  I also have to wear this body and live in the real world.

             There’s just been a wee bit too much REALITY in my life the past week.  Sometimes I find it difficult to manage.  I become overwhelmed with it all.

             This is where my being a person of great faith comes in quite handy.  I know, with all of my whole and entire self that where we are, on this planet, in this plane of education, is truly just a stopping-over point.  I know, with all that I am, that we will get to go Home (eventually).

             Here is where this one took me, here is the word that rang out the loudest:

trust

             The Universe brings us reminders:  rainbows after a cleansing storm, babies after hard labor, presents we didn’t expect.

             The gifts are there, the messages being delivered, it’s our job to find them, to decipher them, to accept them, to receive them.  To be grateful for them.

             Often we struggle.  And that’s part of the process, too.  But in the end, we heal.  Sure, we sometimes go on to cycle around and have similar challenges.  That is another level of our lesson, spiraling ever upwards in our quest for Improvement.

             The WAY we learn, the WAY we manage, that’s key.  That’s where we are better able to see our path, to use our tools, and find the peace we seek.

             I was directed to this lovely validation.  When turmoil seems never-ending, we must remember that the solution will always arrive.

louise hay

“I am at Peace

Divine peace and harmony surround me and dwell in me.

I feel tolerance, compassion, and love for all, myself included.”

             At our own discretion, obviously.  Some folks maybe don’t warrant any kindness, currently.  But, WE sure do!  (And I, personally, am entirely at Peace with my decision to grant compassion where I see fit.)

Today’s Deck:

Power Thought Cards by (the late, great) Louise Hay

Today’s Inspiration:

is a view I found on Instagram, it’s both D.I.Y. and spiritually uplifting.

path to peace

The rocky road home.

 

 

 

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Repair, restore, rebuild.

             This week marks my ten year blogaversary.  I began here, a decade ago, to make sense of my sister’s death.  As a place for thoughts, feelings, and later, messages.

             It has served that purpose, plus so much more.  I have no plans to stop showing up, whether I have readers or not (although, I truly hope I do).  It’s worth my time to sit down, contemplate, type, and ultimately, share.

             My mother told me once, at a major turning point in her life, that she felt the perfect imagery (she could see it clearly in her mind’s eye), was the slow changing of a page, the folding flip of paper, as it turned over, marking the end of one chapter, beginning of another.

             I feel that now, as we transition into a new week, a new month, a new year, and no doubt, a new decade.  I hear the Universe tell us that this movement, this marking of time is

healing.

             The recovery and restoration has begun.  We may now go forward, wounded and wearing our scars proudly.  We may move on to the next chapter, the next path.

            We have learned, we have grown, and we have traveled so very far.  We are always better for surviving.  And if all we did was make it through this particular day, well, that is an accomplishment.  One we won’t diminish.

             Thank you, for taking this trip with me.  I appreciate you, and treasure your presence.

healing

May we all find peace.

May we all heal.

 

 

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Heart-forward

             Many of us are having a difficult time right now.  There is unrest and what appears to be unjust actions.  We don’t know every story from every person, but we hear enough to cause us pain.

             Sometimes, the stories are close to us, sometimes, farther away.  Distance means nothing when we are aware of how others suffer, how anyone suffers.  We all cope in different ways.

             Personally, I struggle.  I face grief issues.  I have an eating disorder.  I am no longer insured.  I was laid off.  It’s challenging to make ends meet.  Depression is close and closer.

             I’m not great at getting out of my own way.  I’m extraordinarily wonderful at helping YOU do it, though.  When everything just feels too heavy and too sad and too wrong, as I’ve said before, I reach out.  I recommend it, highly.

             Here is a quote from Colette Baron-Reid:

“Peace, love, forgiveness, compassion, and kindness are the antidotes for the world today.  Ask yourself – how can I make Peace the power that guides my heart?

Then listen and follow the signs.  Don’t let the unrest in the world rob you of Peace.  Let today be the beginning of a revolution of peace and prosperity for all!

Let it begin with gratitude.  Even if you can find no reason in the temporary conditions of life.  Find it in your heart.”

             I have trouble, every single day.  But, but, but ….. when I discover something like this, I know that I can make it.  I know that I can make it through one more day.  I know that I can force the Peace to calm my terror.

             I know that I can live in this world, this world where bad happens, but where good is never far away.

             Never far, is our

Hope

             We can’t give up (as Doreen says) just before the miracle arrives.  We can’t let the hate win.  Our job is to be informed, and then share the lovingkindness we know to be our Hope and our future.

             Even in the dark, we have never been let down by the dawning of a new day.  Even in the confusion, we have never been denied clarity of thought.

             Even on our card altar now, we see the balance.

suffering/celebration

“Suffering  ~  23  ~  Divine Teachers

An important part of being human, and something that can’t be avoided, is the pain which comes from simply being vulnerable to the physical world.

Your Divine teachers advise you to open to the fact that any upset you attract isn’t without hidden gifts and opportunities.

Celebration  ~  14  ~  Joy Guides

Your Joy Guides are on hand, ushering you into a season of abundance, celebration, and hospitality.

You are loved, accepted, and trusted by those around you.  This is a time when life gives back to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is an invitation.

sanctuary

Join me!

             I’ll be on the porch, choosing Joy, holding on to Hope.  Come by, there’s always an extra chair.

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Wealth of Well-Being

             As children, what we find to be of comfort to us can be different from that same sense later on, as adults.  Or, partly, anyway.  The idea is the same, but the process and tools can change.

             We all function better, no matter the circumstance, when we are living in a state of contentment.  As opposed to fear or sorrow.

Security

             Whether it has to do with our own personal safety or that of our loved ones, to feel at ease is to have a basic (and livable) foundation on which to build.

             How do we make sure that’s the case though?  Today we are reminded of our choices and our own decision to make this journey of learning.  We crafted a specific life, so if it’s not going well, we need to repair it.

              And we need to do it with Security and Serenity in mind.  Earlier, as I stood before our card altar, this was the direction I was sent.  In aid and validation of our message (and connected to yesterday), here is where we can begin, or where we may continue.

archangel chamuel

 “Peace  ~

Archangel Chamuel:

‘Peace comes from remembering that only love is real.’

Additional Message:

‘Look past the surface of this situation and see the underlying truth:  that everyone involved is a beloved child of the Universe.

By focusing upon this truth, you elicit loving behavior and solutions.

Even though appearances may seem otherwise, trust that a higher wisdom is in charge.  Love is the only power that exists, and its light shines away any seeming darkness.

Hold the intention to look for examples of this light within yourself and others, and you will have more light in your mind, heart, thoughts, and life.  This knowledge is the foundation of peace.’

Working with Archangel Chamuel:

When you wish to feel more centered, calm, and peaceful, call upon Chamuel.  He is the archangel of personal and global peace.

He’s very kind, loving, and sweet, and he will evoke a pleasant feeling of excitement when he works with you.  Know that Chamuel sees your true qualities and loves you unconditionally.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my other new March page.  (Be sure to click and enlarge, so you get to see the tiny boats.)

huntington beach

A storm brings rain to Huntington Beach, California.

             From my 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Watcher’s Calendar we have this:

“Crepuscular rays are nearly parallel rays of scattered sunlight that emerge from gaps in clouds or other objects and alternate with columns of shadow.  The rays appear to fan out because of perspective, just as a road seems to narrow toward the horizon.  ‘Crepuscular’ means ‘relating to twilight;’ near dawn and near dusk are the best times for high-contrast displays.”

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