a spark

             My week has mostly been a lot of work.  Also, a lot of work on healing.

             To “do better” or “get better” often we must put effort and energy into it.  I’ve been trying to be successful.  I’ll keep going, keep at it ……

             encouraging you to do the same.

             Our message is simply this:

light

             On my new front porch, in the small house where we now live, appeared a box.  It was accompanied by a handwritten card.  and this gift.

spark in the dark

             She sent me Light.  I needed it.  Now, I am sharing it.

 

 

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thank you, my friend, for being there when I needed you most

 

 

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Growth

             Every.  Single.  Day.  We are granted educational opportunities.  It is our task to find them, and share them.  (We get more than one, but probably less than a million.)

             Some are obvious, way obvious.  They are clear and easy to understand, they make sense.  Others, well, they can be like a spiritual Easter Egg hunt, elusive and hiding.

              We all pass along our lessons in different and individual ways, none better than any other.  Some of us, like those loved ones who went Home early, had less time to learn and to teach.  But their lessons are as valid as someone who shares for twice as long.

             It’s so very important to honour every type, evenly, lovingly, and fairly.

             This is where the message is taking us right now:

find it, acknowledge it, give it.

             To share, is key.  We can learn and gather, but if we don’t share and give some of ours to others, it doesn’t help; doesn’t help us, doesn’t help those who we could be learning from, in our own sharing.

             This has been a difficult journey, no doubt about it, but it’s also been so fucking FULL!  The downs are terrible, the ups are amazing, but the in-betweens are where we spend most of our time.

            To be grateful for all, every lesson, is where the Universe wants us to focus.  We are here to learn, and …… to teach.  It’s the sharing.  Really, it is.

             And in

Today’s Sharing:

             I have to say that my old Nikon digital camera has been misbehaving lately.  I can’t take any photos with it at the current moment.  I may need a replacement.

             For this post, I’m being directed to search in our archives and come up with the perfect complimentary view.

             No card draw, just this, a shot I saved from December of 2015, it fits.  Our North Jetty, in Florence, as the sun sets.  All that sand, it used to be someplace else, and now, it makes a walkway, covering the rocks.

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simplicity

             Things change, and we move forward.  We treasure the past, but we have to cast our eyes ahead, while living here, in this moment.  Now.

 

 

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Positively Prideful

             For being kind of an impatient person, I’ve never had a problem with waiting rooms.  Standing in line is different, it can get annoying, mostly because I’d rather sit than stand (what with my on-going edema issues).

             But taking a seat (a forced rest!) and being self-occupied, I’m generally just fine with.  In fact, I get some of my best messages and insights that way.

             Like what I was shown for right now.  A beautiful image filled my view as I gazed up through a skylight into the clouds.  I knew instantly that our topic would be an important one.

Proudly

             It’s about bringing the body you’re in to the game (party, event, class, situation, location).  Walk with pride, exactly as we are.

             Because who and what we are in this particular second?  It’s precisely correct for us at this moment.

             Our scars, our wrinkles, our pounds, our experiences, these are all our awards.  They are the prizes we have won by merely getting this far.

             They are our blessings and our gifts.  Nothing about who we are is a mistake or a failure.  Nothing.  No.  Thing.

             When we aren’t being our proud and sacred selves, we are cheating those we love of our full and complete presence.  It’s unfair, to them, and to us.

             We can have pride in who we are, simply for arriving at this point and being so wonderfully and genuinely us.

             On our card altar, we are able to expand on this even further, by letting go, releasing that clinging need, and proudly creating as we feel drawn to.

desire attachment

“Wishing Well  ~  48

‘Desire is the sacred impulse for life.

Feel it, but let go of all attachment to ownership.’

Desire is the most important impulse for creating life.  Now you are seeing the relationship between desire and inspiration, and sensing that moment of truth when you feel the inception of new life.

It is an ‘aha!’ moment when everything makes sense.

Perhaps you recognize a soul mate, or are conceiving a baby, or an idea.  The Wishing Well card awakens you to the presence of unseen forces that enable new beginnings.

Divine intelligence activates the field of possibilities where new life is co-created in a magical way.  Neither you nor anyone else can know how or why this happens.  It just does.

To that end, you can’t control the process of growth.  Rather, you must step aside to be a channel for higher forces and relinquish any attachment to how this new creation should appear, or when.

Form your intention, and take action by dropping the coin into the Wishing Well; then trust in Spirit.  Prepare to be amazed.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this small piece I recently ran across.  It seemed so perfect for us.

Kindness.

Doesn’t cost a damn thing.

Sprinkle that shit everywhere.

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A-Journey-ing Along

             While we most often equate putting on a body and living this physical life with attending boarding school, there is also the Adventure aspect which we can’t ignore.  The whole “this is so new and strange!” element that just can’t be overlooked.

             What I was made aware of this morning is simply another reminder of why we’re here.  And how we can get more out of it all.

Our Chosen Path

             This can’t be stressed strongly enough, we are NOT racing to the finish to see who has collected the most crap!  That’s entirely the opposite of our point of being here.

             It absolutely is NOT the destination.  It has everything to do with the journey and the roads we select.  Also, when we opt to veer off of a particular avenue.

             This is the life we picked, or at least, some version of it.  So, we have to remember why that selection was made.  Once we’ve narrowed it down, and recalled our purpose, we may then proceed.  At whatever pace feels right and appropriate.

             Meandering or zipping right along, doesn’t matter, so long as we do it mindfully and with lovingkindness.  For ourselves, and for everyone around us.

             One of the other reasons we’re here, in addition to our lessons, is to interact and swap knowledge.  Which is precisely what our daily draw says.

generosity

“Sharing of Yourself  ~

‘I am an incredibly generous being.’

Card meaning:

Share who you are with others.  Give what you have, what you do, and who you are.  Be generous.  The more freely and fully you share of yourself, the more freely and fully the Universe will give to you.

The Universe wants you to know:

You need to share from the depths of your soul.  Allow others to see your essence and feel your radiance.  If you give with the thought that it’s something you must do as a duty or sacrifice, you may feel depleted.

However, if you give with the belief that there is no scarcity of energy, funds, or joy, the Universe will pour an abundance of these things into your life.  Don’t expect to receive something in return – rather, be generous just because it feels right.

You can only give as much as your capacity to receive, so open yourself to receiving even more.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I give even more?  What is stopping the flow within my life?  What could occur in my life if I gave without reservations?

Affirmation:

I am an incredibly generous being.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is from one of our favorite friends (and an incredibly generous being).

ocean

Can your hear it?
She stood in this spot on Monday.

             Thank you, Anna.  You were correct, I could use it!  (Also, I really needed it, too.)

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Non-bartering Trade

             No argument, the old saying of “fake it ’til you make it” actually works as a mind-set and forceful concept.  And with the scenes I was shown this morning, I have to believe it’s even more effective than originally thought.

             We’re talking about a not-exactly-fair exchange here, when we insert (false?) happiness in the place where our negativity is holding court.  Call in a substitution!

             Setting out with full intention of replacing a bad attitude with a good one is the key.  Make it be true.  Force that fear/pain/negativity completely away.

Positive Will

             It is entirely possible to shove our way back up to joy.  The job isn’t easy, but it is simple.  There is nothing complicated about taking a few quiet moments and running through a list of all our blessings.

             Or, sitting in a calm place while we recall a happy, loving memory.  We can even imagine a dream vacation* or perfect new home.  When we bring good things to mind, good things are brought to us.

*Like that photo at the end of this post.

             On our card altar right now, we’ve returned to the regular rotation.  It’s delivered another view of this same message.  When we go to bed, and are grateful for the day, our sleep will be more restful (and even productive), as opposed to trying to fall asleep with the burdens of unhappiness weighing down our well-deserved slumber.

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“Kyanite  ~

 intuition ideas, dreams

Pay attention to your intuition and your dreams over the coming days for you are being guided towards deeper spiritual understanding and insight.

Through this process, much of which occurs on a subconscious level or in your dream state, a rather ingenious idea will surface that will radically change your views on life, particularly your career.

Kyanite will help you ground this idea as you discover ways of practically applying your idea in your every day life and work.  However, do not try to force the process.  The idea will surface when you least expect it.

Simply relax and allow yourself to be open to new possibilities and insights.  Know that they already exist within you in an abstract spiritual form.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this stock photo I came across recently.

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Yes, please.

             Goes with yesterday’s wave sounds link.  I’m ready to go, won’t take a sec to pack.