Advancement

             Loads of signs and symbols lately about Moving Forward.  And while I’m not a fan of looking backwards (Release lessons, much?), I do understand the necessity for setting up a way to gauge, a method to measure with, an examination of sorts.

             Since I let go of all numbers, and no longer count calories, hours, steps, miles, nor any false form of calculating my body through artificial ciphers, seeing how we’ve improved on a non-physical plane seems like a positive way to proclaim our

Progress.

             To be in the moment is our ideal, appreciating all that we have, all that we are surrounded by.  At the same time, it feels like we’d benefit from experiencing and acknowledging how far we’ve truly come, how far this journey has already taken us.

             We can briefly glance back over our shoulders, honouring the task, the trials, the challenges, while genuinely being Here Now.   We can appreciate the advancements and education, continuing to recognize and respect our tremendous achievements while taking the time to breathe, to Be, and to be Still.

             It’s a difficult balance, yes, but  it’s also a Self-Care gift.  We are allowing ourselves to take credit for how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.  We are accepting gratitude for making it all this way, and for not only surviving, but for thriving and flourishing so beautifully.

             Progress is not only our advancing, but it’s the recognizing that we did this, we made it, we traveled, we have become aware.  We are the success.  We are the strength.

             Additionally, we are part of the bigger picture.  We are connected.

progress

“Devotion ~ Nature Spirits

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inspiration ~ contemplation ~ nature ~ faith

The presence of the Universe is everywhere, so if you feel disconnected from the Divine, you are the one who left.  Your Nature Spirits are beckoning you back to a place of awareness which reconnects you to your source.

Do not allow your mind to isolate you in fear or get stuck in dwelling on misery.  Instead, go outside and take in the natural world – which is a beautiful gift for you to enjoy.

Focus on the beauty, power, and holiness that nature affirms.  Humbly surrender to this greatest force present in all things, including you.

Your Nature Spirits message is this:

Breathe in the Divine.

You are one with All.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

 

Today’s Personal Note:

is to say that I’m about ready to give this site a different, look.  If there’s anything here you might want to save, I’d advise printing those pages, because most of them will be going away.

             I know I said this months ago, but now it’s really going to happen.  All I’m waiting for is another perfect header photo, and the time to archive what I won’t be bringing with.

             It is safe to be happy, it is safe to change, it is safe to make progress.

 

 

 

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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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Existence and Awareness

             We all have our struggles.  They are as varied as we are.  And the tools we use to keep ourselves safe, they are as individual, as well.

             What we all have in common, though, is what our message is here to remind us.

Staying and Going 

              It’s sometimes quite soothing to look back and reminisce, to recall those “good times” with friends and family.  But we must use care.  That type of thinking can become a problem when we dwell there.

              It can be painful when we compare.  It can become a roadblock to our forward momentum; just as always looking ahead and worrying or fretting over what “might” be in the future gets us nowhere.

               What the Universe wants us to keep in mind is that when we flow freely with a gentle pace, sailing our boat in a current of just the right speed, we can gaze back, or peer ahead.  While at the same time still moving forward.

              All the while, we are able to appreciate precisely where we are at this exact moment.  Be here now, it’s a beautiful spot, and it has an amazing view!

               In fact, on our card altar, it’s being suggested the we even pull ashore for a bit, and rest here.

higher self

“Judgment  ~  46  ~  Higher Self

precision, rationality, analysis, discernment

This isn’t a time to act under an imagined sense of urgency.  Keep emotions from running away with you.  Turn to your Higher Self, engage your power of reason, and trust your inclination to step away from the drama and intensity of the moment.

Study and analyze all the factors of the situation, and allow your Higher Self to guide you to the right end.

Sleep on it a night.  Better yet, sleep on it for three nights, then heed your Higher Self’s message:

‘Leave it to me for now’.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is to say, yes, this draw knows of which it speaks.  Don’t make any decisions for a short while.  We are in the Shadow Phase of an up-coming Mercury retrograde.

               The true planetary event begins on Thursday, April 28 at 10:20 p.m. (my time). Going direct Sunday, May 22 at 6:20 a.m.  It’s all about the review, the redo, the reconnect, the revisit, the revise, the reassess, the refresh, the renewal, the re-reading.

              Don’t sign papers, do speak clearly, and definitely be ready to repeat yourself (in a calm and kind way).

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Actively Pursuing

             I’ve been taking some Quiet Moments when I can, as the new job training gets started.  Staying tuned in, even if I can’t get here to share.

             Here’s what we are being asked to focus on right now.  It’s time to walk the talk.

Seeking – Stepping

             The Universe is reminding us of the phrase: action steps.  Because, when we do the work, we gain the results.  When we search out what is best for us, we find it.

             It’s about our integrity, and our genuine desire to do well.  Without the Seeking and Stepping, we won’t get very far.

             What do we honestly want?  Truthfully, where do we want to go or be?  Are we being kind to ourselves first, and then helping others?  Are we doing what makes us happy?

             If we know that we need Joy, then the easy answer is to go find some.  Even when we know that the journey is challenging.  We also know that the rewards are worth whatever effort we put forth.

             Search it out, then go do it.  That’s it.  Easy?  Not even slightly.  Worthwhile and necessary?  Absolutely and completely.

             In our altar room, this is where I was directed.  I like how it gives us help with our assignment, and brings into focus some extremely useful tools at our disposal.

divine soul

“Psychic Awareness  ~47  ~  Divine Soul

Clairsentience, Clairvoyance, Reception, Telepathy

Your Divine Soul is awakening, and with it your psychic abilities are coming alive.  More evolved and specific than basic intuition, your psychic faculties are giving you access to the fourth dimension and are coming into contact with discarnate, enlightened helpers who can assist and guide you in beautiful ways.

You may start accessing Divine music or tap in to new healing energies.  You also may receive telepathic messages and have clairvoyant visions.

Heed your newly aroused psychic faculties, and don’t doubt the specific and profound transmissions flowing to you.  Record your dreams, believe in your hunches, and accept the symbols, signs, and signals being relayed to you from the psychic realm.

Trust your vibes, and embrace your psychic channels fully; what they are communicating is essential to fulfilling your purpose.   Ask your Divine Soul to lead you.

Its message is for you to embrace and trust what you receive.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is simply to say Thank You.  I am grateful for your patience and for your continued support.

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Impeccable

             When I got braces on my teeth last year, it was emotional.  The entire process brought up so many feelings of self-worth.

             (Also?  I never saw it coming.  Totally not the direction I thought we were headed.)

             Today’s message is addressing a similar concept, a societal construct which many of us fall prey to.  It’s not simply just about Self-Care.  Additionally, it’s about value.

I’m Worth It

             Because the truth is, we ARE!  Generally though, we’re the very ones who don’t know it.

             Too often, we step aside.  Or behind.  Or so completely out of the way that we, the true us/our spiritual selves, become lost.  Or crushed.  Or merely a faded fragment of the whole.

             To put our sacred selves forward and say, stating solidly, that we deserve the most basic of all things, respect and care, is to confirm: I’m worth it.

             And, we are.  Absolutely.  And without question.  Right now, in this moment.  Not later, not thinner, not prettier, not more accomplished, not richer.  Now.  Right this exact fucking second.

             This is a Universal Truth.  There is no arguing it.  We.  Are.  Worth.  It.  All of it.

             As is the way, we have our validation front and center.  Look at what (and who) has appeared on our card altar.

             (Don’t forget, if some words don’t work for you, please apply a substitute, just be sure to not toss out the importance of this message over verbiage.  Some examples include: the white light of peace, Nature, Life, Source, Mother and Father Gods, the infinite power of the Universe, and [everyone’s favorite], the Force.)

the holy spirit

“Rest  ~  24  ~  Holy Spirit

Meditation, Prayer, Withdrawal, Retreat

Our culturally perverse notion that ‘doing, doing, doing’ is the correct use of time, and that ‘doing nothing’ is a complete waste of time, has indeed made us a sick society.  Your overwhelming desire to back off from this whirlwind of activity and take a break – even throw in the towel altogether – isn’t crazy or unrealistic.

It’s a direct summons from the Holy Spirit to withdraw your attention from the outer world and reconnect with your soul.

Your life is not to be frittered away in meaningless and unexamined activity.  You came in with a purpose, and specific soul intentions that are being neglected.

They’re now knocking at the door of your attention, reminding you that you have commitments to keep.  If you don’t heed this call and begin to self-examine, you may enter a dark night of the soul, a time where nothing feels meaningful.

Listen to the Holy Spirit and open your heart to its direction.  Take lots of time to be alone, and get in touch with your soul.  Write in a journal, seek counseling, and pray.

Allow yourself to be in direct contact with the guiding wisdom of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.  Withdrawing from the world – whether through contemplation, meditation, or even a sabbatical – is the most powerful way to use your time right now.

You are being guided to your quiet moments.  The message is to make time for yourself.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is an amazing musician who just kept crossing my path. Go HERE, then click through, and make sure you watch some of her videos.  (You’re welcome.)

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