This Altered Now

             The feelings I have about Summer aren’t what they used to be.  So much has changed in our lives.  Very little looks as it once did.  Metaphorically, as well as physically.

             As a child, and then a young mother, I adored the idea of no schedules, no school, no rain, no constraints.  The all-too brief season of heat was what I lived for all through the rest of the year.

             Now, well now I’m just hot.  Now I’m working.  Now the weather no longer has much to do with my day, or even my night.

             Still, we want to remark on the moment.  We want to recognize the turning of the wheel.  We want to remind ourselves that each season is special and important.

             On Tuesday night, at 9:12 p.m. I will stop, and I will acknowledge that brief occasion, that ticking minute, when Spring has gone, and Summer has arrived.  I will stand in the longest day of the year and I will Choose Joy above all else.  No matter the temperate, no matter the circumstances.

             Our message is just this.  Be aware of time.  Sit with our experiences and feel our emotions.

             There is value in reflecting and savoring our memories.  There is also honest need to step forward into our next chapter, with appreciation of where we are, where we have been, and where we are going.

             In validation, we have this beautiful card altar draw.

oracle of the mermaids

“Endurance  ~  43  ~  Keep going!

Like these mermaids, you are reaching an important stage of your journey, and it is essential that you continue.  There will be times when you feel like you have had enough and you wish to suddenly stop moving . . . . to sink, rather than to swim.

But the mermaids are here to ask you to continue swimming, tired though you may be, full of doubt though you may feel.  The second part of your strength is readying itself, and will come through, just exactly when you need it to.

Keep going.  You are strong.  You will go so much further than you currently believe that you can!

This is not the time to run back, or to allow the waters to take you.

This is the time to continue the journey you committed to.

You must keep going.  Eyes forward, intentions focused.  Purpose clear.  Re-commit.

And keep going!”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is this quote I recently came across on Instagram.

Do no harm, 

and take no shit.




Abundance Happens

             New day, new month.  When it gets to July, then I feel like we’ve hit true summer.  (And today, with near-record-setting heat for my bike ride, I absolutely FELT every bit of it.)

             Let’s get right to our message, which arrived (I was told) in the form of this month’s calendar page.  (I just go where I’m directed with these things, and today, all we needed to hear about was this.  Apparently.)

I give myself permission to prosper.

I give myself permission to prosper.

“I recognize prosperity everywhere.

Begin to recognize prosperity everywhere, and rejoice in it.  Allow fancy homes and banks and fine stores and showrooms of all sorts to give you pleasure.  Recognize that all this is part of YOUR abundance, and you are increasing your consciousness to partake of these things if you desire.

We don’t want someone else’s good.  We want to have our own good.  And yet we do not own anything.  We only use possessions for a period of time until they pass on to someone else.  Sometimes a possession may stay in a family for a few generations, but eventually it will pass on.

There is a natural rhythm and flow of life.  Things come, and things go.  I believe that when something goes, it is only to make room for something new and better.”

Louise Hay

You Can Heal Your Life 2014 Calendar

Today’s Sharing:

is this phone photo from my every-six-months (bi-annual?) hair trim.

Remember when it was just one inch long all over my head?

Remember when it was just one inch long all over my head?

             I’m cataloging these pictures, some time I’ll gather them all for a slideshow to demonstrate the progress.  Then, when it’s been another five years, I’ll give it away and start all over again.