Altered Alignments

             Remember when we talked about how the only constant is Change, and how we need to learn about flexibility where Change is concerned?  Well, we’re back there now.

             Or rather, we’ve spiraled up to a new level of it.

             As we all know, the world is a fucking shit show.  So much is wrong.  So.  Much!

             On the other hand, some great progress is being made, and some wonderful new opportunities are arriving.  Always, there is Hope.

             Astrologically speaking, these big steps forward have been approaching for a while now, they are not a secret.  We’re sitting in the middle of a very large growth phase, a huge upset.  Globally, we are moving towards tremendous improvement.

             One of the reasons I’m so confident that things will get better is because, for me personally, there’s been some excellent progress.  Every time I allow the Universe to lead, I am directed in a completely positive way.

             Here is what we can focus on, what will help, and what will get us past the growing pains, on our way to Improvement:

Ever Advancing

             We are never going backwards.  We do not make mistakes.  We learn.  We advance.  We just do better!  (Yes, there are set-backs, we’re dealing with flawed humans.)

             The trick is to let go.  Then, re-aim at something even more than where we are now.  Fix a few key points, deal-breakers and must-haves, then . . . . .  release.

             It’s simple, but can be difficult.  The challenge we face is that our human brain can often fight against the spiritual side.  Be strong.  Then, allow the greatness to catch up.

             This was who called out to me for our validation.  It’s a wonderful number, too.  Ten is a new cycle.  And as we heard, spiraling ever upwards.

change happens

“The Arrow Master  ~  10

hitting the mark, intention, detachment

The Arrow Master appears to help you target your intentions and teaches you how to shoot straight for the stars.

The message is to be deliberate about focusing your dreams and desires with intention and about aligning your intentions with Spirit.

Then let them fly on the wind, directed by the Divine, until they reach their goal.

The only way to hit the target is to allow the arrow of your intention to fly unencumbered by your eagerness to see it travel exactly the way you want it to go.

You may think it needs to veer a certain way to reach your goal, but in the invisible realms, human power cannot make this happen.

The Divine has its own idea of how the arrow flies and upon what wind it’s carried.  Nonetheless, if you don’t shoot, you’ll never score.

This is a fortunate message as long as you remember the Law of Detachment.  If you do, then be assured that you are right on point!”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

 is to say that I am in the middle of a job move.   I set my intentions earlier, and the results have come in.  (Swiftly!)  More details soon; as this week progresses I’ll be working at the old place, while simultaneously training with the new.

             It will be very tiring, but I am feeling energized at taking this step.  Onward and upward!  (Also Outward, and down 5 blocks.)

 

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Open Our Hands

              It can be frustrating when our forward momentum is slowed.  We’re all ready to GO!  But nothing is happening.  And we don’t even know why.

             This morning the images that were presented to me were mostly all accompanied by a struggling, trapped feeling.  (Never fun.)  With this message:

release to receive.

             Remember our affirmation of, relax, release, receive?   Well, it’s like that.  We all know that the tighter we hang on, the less progress we’ll make.  And yet, letting go is one of our most consistent and challenging lessons.

             No more thrashing about, that’s what the Universe wants us to know.  And to keep us on the right path, while staying in a positive mood, I was directed to stick with yesterday’s cards, just flip one more.  Our draw couldn’t BE more validating.

oracle cards, angles gods goddesses, messages of support

“Angel of Support  ~

‘The Universe has heard your silent cry for help.’

The Universe has heard your silent cry for help and has sent an angel to support and guide you through the current circumstances.  Your financial and emotional wellbeing is about to take a turn for the better through an unexpected blessing or sudden change in fortune that is soon to come your way.

Surrender all fear and anxiety to (Mr and Mrs) God and trust!

The Universe is conspiring to help you.  Emotional, spiritual, and material support come through a seemingly chance encounter with someone new, or through an unexpected offer.  

Stop worrying!”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is this double view of my arm.  And a brass figurine.

Side by side.

Side by side.

             My fabulous friend Patty, from the pool, gave me this beautiful representation last year.  We’ve known each other for probably close to a decade by now, and no doubt in some lifetime(s) before this one.

Lightened up so you can see her details.

Lightened up so you can see her details.

             The ink was done almost four years ago, on my arm dedicated to Earth.  (If you don’t know what that means, I have an appendage with artwork devoted to four of the five sacred directions/elements, the stories start HERE.)

             She, the icon, is a Minoan Snake Goddess.  As is the tattoo.  Only, mine has some individual, and asymmetric personalizations.

Look, then let go.

             Our messages today have a fictional and factual quality to them.  All at the same time.  Which turned out to be quite interesting.

             I woke up hearing the affirmation from last week about releasing what no longer serves.   And then, knew exactly what words to apply for the images I was shown.

Sift and sort.

             Which is coming out as similar to the reminder for us to only carry our own sticks, not the burdens of everyone else.  In this case, we are still toting around extra crap, and it’s mostly our own.

             As we can plainly see in our daily draw.  The underlying topic is still about release.

robin wood tarot, 8 of swords

8 of Swords

             The colors and metallic quality of this illustration make it one of my favorites.   The red of the her binding practically jumps out of the card.  Also, there’s the deep-and-earthy-blended-with-jewel-tones on her Sword handles.

             In fact, let’s talk Swords.  The mind, thinking, anything written or distinctly brain-oriented.  Of the Air.  Cutting, like a feather through the wind.  Legal documents and the spoken word.

             Eight, on its side the Infinity symbol.  Continuous and on-going.  Ever spiraling, going around and never stopping, no beginning – no end.  Cyclically moving, moving.  Like seasons or minutes or tides.

             All of this speaks of life patterns and continuation.   But it also shows us that we are not as bound to these as we think we are.  Or, as we have been TOLD we are.  We are free to step out, away from what is holding us back.  Willingly and deliberately.

             Look at the bold rays of sunlight, breaking out of those clouds behind her head.  A new day is struggling to be seen and noticed.  As is our inner self.  We need do nothing more than drop the blindfold and see what’s important   Then, walk towards it.  Lightly and with no burdens.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

FLP Report:

for the past few days is fairly dull.  Ish.  (But still pretty foreign.)  Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska.

 

 

A Bird in the Hand, plus more that isn’t birds.

             Similar to our recent fawning adoration of Tim Gunn and his philosophy (“make it work!), today’s message is about utilizing the tools at our disposal and the materials in front of us.

Work with what we have.

             When a case of the “wants” gets the better of us, that means it’s time to step back and see what’s in the pantry.  Do we REALLY need to go out and gather more?  Or do we have enough to get us through the winter?

             Fortunately, the cold dark season is nearly over with.  Even if where you are doesn’t feel like it, yet.  I promise, Spring is seriously on her way.

             We can’t be all greedy though, and that’s part of today’s reminder.  Not only how we are perfectly able to make what we have work for us, but that it is absolutely the best way for us right now.

              Within our regular rotation around the card altar, the daily draw validates that fact nicely.

oracle cards, gateway messages, manifesting dreams

“Manifesting Dreams  ~

‘My dreams are coming true!’

Card meaning:

Life foes in cycles.  There is a time for planting seeds and a time for harvesting bounty.  Right now is your time for harvesting.

Your innermost dreams and desires are manifesting.  Don’t stop the flow by doubting the process.  All is unfolding according to your highest good.

The Universe wants you to know:

The seeds of desires you planted so long ago (perhaps even before this life) are coming to fruition.  Sometimes it’s simply a matter of being still, opening your heart, and knowing that you deserve your dreams to come true.

You are worthy of greatness, and you have the ability to manifest your deepest and most heartfelt wishes.  Timing is everything, and the moment is ripe for those lingering desires to be realized.  

The bounty of the Universe is pouring into your life.

Questions to ask yourself:

What do I truly desire?  Is there anything that I need to release in order to reach my dreams?  What steps can I take to help my heartfelt wishes come true in my life?

Affirmation:

My dreams are coming true!”

             Well, this is a welcome one.  I’m going to spend some time with those questions tonight, and work on my “Relax, Release, Receive” intentions.   Hopefully to move that manifestation more easily into place.

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Update:

is the new header photo.  Not what I had intended to use, but it’s what fit.

The right size and sentiment, for now.

The right size and sentiment, for now.

             On my way home from a quick run down to our closest market, I stopped to take a picture.  But the angle was wrong.   So I just Instagrammed it instead.

No more ice and snow.

No more ice and snow.

             You can see the canal in the background.  It’s really running much quicker than this view shows.  I’ll try again in a few days for another (better) shot.