Exploration and Discovery

             We just arrived home from an exotic vacation.  Okay, not quite.  But we DID leave town!  And it WAS a great trip.  It simply wasn’t the one we thought we’d be taking.

             There are things we can plan for, and unforeseen situations we cannot.  Our get-away did not go exactly as we thought it would.

             And that brings us to what the Universe wants us to focus on, the current message.

Go where the road takes you.

             We begin this life with a blueprint, a Big Picture sort of idea.  What we are left to organize on our own, later, are the tiny details.  Add to this mix Free Will Choice, and we end up with the types of lives we actually participate in.

             Our Team, our loved ones, our own inner compass, all factor in to where we go, what we do, who we spend time with.  And, most importantly, how well we bounce back from those “unexpected” bumps in the road, the detours which take us to places we had no clue we’d be going.

             It’s a soul lesson, these re-routing maneuvers.  We learn from the way we handle it, how we feel, and whether we repeat the same sort of behaviour.  Our goal, obviously, is roll along with compassion and understanding.

             Each one of us know though, that’s not always how we react.  Are we doing better than the last time?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  Are we trying?  Alrighty then, that totally counts.

             It is definitely the Journey, and not the destination.

             Here’s a view from our drive home.  It was, as I said, not the trip we thought it would be.  But wow, it certainly was a very VERY good one.

go where the road takes you

Pacific ocean, mid November

             Somewhere below Astoria, but above Newport.  As the sun releases this day, I am energized and recharged.  Enjoy this, it was a gift to me, I’m sharing it with you.




More evolving.

             Most of us are perpetual students.  Learning and reaching.  Others feel perfectly comfortable As Is, and without the need to find life lessons, to seek answers.

             I’ve come to understand that I’m kind of an in-between.  There’s not always somewhere to take an investigation, to me.  Sometimes I feel as though I’ve come to the end of my interest on that topic.  Other places, other times, I’d like to keep finding out more.

             This is what’s been in my head lately.  Both ways are fine.  As is the way of doing a little of both.  When we follow the obvious path, we still learn.  When we step off the trodden road, we learn in a different way.

             The Universe is calling it

true higher education.

             We’re talking soul lessons, deep down education of our spirit.  Learning in our own individual way, and going as far as we feel comfortable with.  The follow-up can be brief, or take ages to reach.

             We know now that our own way is best for us, and the way of others suits them better.  If we don’t know it, well …. maybe we can strive to.

             When we recognize our unique geniuses, apply our own best practices and methods, we can climb so much higher, we can advance so much more smoothly.  Part of that though, is to honour our rate, our tools, as well as our flaws, our “failures” (even though they aren’t really failures at all).

             Our message right now focuses on the particular and wonderfully singular nature of each one of us.  And how we use that to do better, every day.  No matter how this advancement, this spiraling up, may appear or manifest.  The lessons are our own, and that’s the most important part.

             Here for validation, this reminder.  So welcome, and so appropriate.

abundance and wealth

“Citrine  ~

wealth, creativity, abundance, healing

Your financial concerns will soon begin to dissolve as a steady stream of abundance starts to flow into many areas of your life.

This is not abundance solely on a monetary level but abundance also of creativity and healing.

You are being asked to let go of any fear and guilt you may be holding on to in regard to your wealth and prosperity.

Be thankful for the abundance that you are about to receive.  Honour it and put it to use in ways that nurture and replenish your spirit.

You deserve to be and to have all your heart desires.

Lovingly recognise the abundance you eternally hold within your heart and you will manifest abundance through all you think, say, and do.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our dinner table tonight.  The Wilder Apartments.

downtown eugene

              We met with family, had food, and enjoyed the evening.




The Mind and The Soul and The Body.

             I’ve been receiving lots of signs and bits of info that deal with us without our bodies.  When I woke up today, there was another one.  That, in itself, is a type of portent.

             We had another wake-up-with-door-knocking-and-dog-barking morning.  But it didn’t disturb what I heard when I finally left the bed.


of the Soul.

             I was just telling our new Carol (not THIS Carol) about how we choose our life plans, and sit down to make up our blueprints.  When we wear these bodies, and then leave them behind, we are still evolving.

             That’s the whole point of being incarnated, to learn and ever spiral our souls upward.  The concern is when we get so caught up in the material world, we lose sight of the spiritual one.

             When this happens to an extreme, or when a person is damaged somehow, their souls are not always able to pull their bodies out of the problem/pull themselves to where they need to go.  Eventually they will, no one stays stuck forever, but it can take a VERY long time.

             Sometimes when a soul is extremely disconnected they stay here on the physical plane, but they no longer have a body to cling to.  So they reach out to other material items, like houses or boats or even personal belongings.  And that is a haunting.

             Today’s trio of cards speaks of something very similar.  I’ve been directed to not transcribe from the guidebook right now.   We’ll just go with a channeled definition.

osho zen tarot

“Morality  ~  Queen of Clouds  ~  Mastery of the Mind  (r)”

             When we see this one reversed, it’s for the good of everyone involved.  Because being the way this character is, is too damn strict and structured and painfully tight for anybody to actually function or live an honest life.  Arriving as Contrary is truly what we want to see.

             It signifies the letting go process beginning.  And that Release is something we can all do more of.

“Consciousness  ~  Ace of Clouds  (r)”

             On the other hand, we still have much work to do.  As our souls evolve and learn (with our bodies driving them along), we must also be aware of time and space as we know it.  In the form of mindfulness, meditation, prayer, and quieting our busy minds.

             Getting this one as a Challenger tells that we SEE what needs doing, we’re just not there yet.  We’re trying, but we have some ways still to go.

“The Outsider  ~  5 of Rainbows  ~  The Physical”

             When a person becomes a ghost they usually feel left out of life, often, their own life.  We, being still embodied, sometimes feel a similar sensation.  Both can be resolved, with very little effort.

             The key is to incorporate all parts of who we are, and move toward a loving and positive state of mind.  No judgement, no harsh stories of guilt, simply lovingkindness, applied with a wide brush.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot (with definitions channeled through me)

Tonight’s Mall Job Update:

is that we’ll be closing on Sunday.  About a week earlier than we were first advised.  But then, we were told a lot of things, so…….

FLP Report:

includes New Jersey (not anyone we know and love, merely a visitor from that area), along with one Illinois and a Dakota of some sort.