To Tend and To Manage

             For about 95% of my life, I was unaware of the Self-Care concept.  We are raised in this culture without it.  And that’s simply wrong.

             It’s true, everything DOES happen at just the correct moment, so I don’t lament the time I didn’t understand it.  I just now, go forward, and share the knowledge, the importance, with everyone who crosses my path.

             The process of being good to ourselves is vital, it is (should be, needs to be) part of our every day lives.

             Here’s what I heard:

start within.

             Because our beginning point, for all decisions and choices, must be ourselves, first.  As we are taken care of, so too, may we be good caretakers of others.

             Self-Care is crucial to our soul health, our mental health, and our physical health.  It’s importance cannot be understated.  What the Universe is reminding us right now is to put ourselves first.

             It is not selfish so practice Self-Care.  In fact, it’s the most generous action we can take.

             And speaking of honoring ourselves, our current card validates the spiritual aspect of this exact topic.

self-care

“Vision  ~

Guardian Angel

This is a message about honoring your vision.  It asks you to trust the mental images which you are receiving.  They are answers to your prayers.

Your prophetic visions will bring blessings to you and your loved ones.

Also, your guardian angels are helping you to clearly see the truth within your present situation. 

 Your guardian angels surround your physical and spiritual vision with light.  Look through their eyes and you will see the best within yourself and life itself.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to mention how very happy I am to be well inside of November.  It’s been cold, cloudy, windy, rainy, and just plain old blustery here.  I adore every second of it!

 

 

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Care-Taking, on-going

             There are some messages which need to be repeated.  And then, repeated again.  With a slightly different slant?  We can only hope.

             This morning I heard words, then saw scenes.  Both methods were sharing with me what would help us the most, and both methods were bright but gentle.  Nothing harsh (in itself, part of the entire reminder).

Taking Care,

some more.

             A predominant attitude of comfort is what’s called for right now.  We, our loved ones, and the planet* must live with love and ease.

*Happy Beltane!

             Another way to look at this one today is to see it through the eyes of our daily draw.  They are both Kings, but are going about this journey (and its lessons) in very different ways.

osho zen tarot

“Abundance  ~  King Of Rainbows  ~  Mastery Of The Physical

You have to be whole: rich in the body, rich in science, rich in meditation, rich in consciousness.  Only a whole person is a holy person.

This Dionysian character is the very picture of a whole man, a ‘Zorba the Buddha’ who can drink wine, dance on the beach and sing in the rain, and at the same time enjoy the depths of understanding and wisdom that belong to the sage.  

In one hand he holds a lotus, showing that he respects and contains within himself the grace of the feminine.  His exposed chest (an open heart) and relaxed belly show that he is at home with his masculinity as well, utterly self-contained.

The four elements fo earth, fire, water, and sky all conjunct at the King of Rainbows who sits atop the book of the wisdom of life.

If you are a woman, the King of Rainbows brings the support of your own male energies into your life, a union with the soulmate within.  For a man, this card represents a time of breaking through the conventional male stereotypes and allowing the fullness of the whole human being to shine forth.”

             For me, this is more about a PERSON, more a ruling individual than a man or woman, because the balance of male/female is so aligned.  I see no need for gender here, merely human-ness.

             Also, I’m not addressing the next card’s Contrary direction, it felt more as thought they were being opposed to each other, rather than to us.

“Control  ~  King Of Clouds  ~  Mastery Of Mind (reversed)

There is a time and a place for control, but if we put it in charge of our lives we end up totally rigid.   The figure is encased in the angels of pyramid shapes that surround him.  Light glitters and glints off his shiny surfaces, but does not penetrate.  

It’s as if he is almost mummified inside this structure he’s built up around himself.  His fists are clenched, and his stare is blank, almost blind.  The lower part of his body beneath the table is a knife point, a cutting edge that divides and separates.  His world is ordered and perfect, but it is not alive – he cannot allow any spontaneity or vulnerability to enter it.

The image of the King of Clouds reminds us to take a deep breath, loosen our neckties, and take it easy.  If mistakes happen, it’s okay.  If things get a little out of hand, it’s probably just what the doctor ordered.

There is much, much more to life than being ‘on top of things’.”

             Perspective is everything.  As long as we keep the main point in our sights.  As we heard yesterday, lovefulness is the key.  So, we are reminded to take care, be human, and find joy in all aspects of our selves, and others.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this regal creature we spotted the other day.

Llama! (Woven into a blanket.)

Llama!
(Woven into a blanket.)

             Of course, I immediately texted the phone photo to J.D.  Because, llama!