Two halves.

             Tomorrow night will be the second to last day of work.  Some of us will go in on Sunday to break down the booth.  When we all started this we were told that we’d be working up to the 1st.  Right.

             Much like nearly everything else this year, that statement was not an honest representation of the facts.  No worries, it won’t bother me after this weekend.  Because I won’t be coming back.  Whether the kiosk does or not, no longer my concern.

              I needed to learn some lessons from this experience.  And I have.  I’ve also hired some outstandingly wonderful people.  They are my bonus.  I don’t doubt that they’ll be a part of my life (somewhere, somehow) for a long time.

             This company, however, will not.  I did a damn good job, I’m a great boss.  The management, sadly, has a new toy (an iPad operating system).  It pretty much overshadowed all else.  Including employees, customers, and stock.

             I’m not sorry to see the season end.  Where we need to focus now, is on letting folks know that I’m also a terrific Tarot Card reader, and that everyone can benefit from hiring me.  If my readings can become consistent throughout the year, then I won’t even NEED to look for outside work.

             If this is not the case, I know that I still CAN do the job.  Just not with these people again.

             What I woke up with today talks about that, and about how our path is

similar and different.

             We are made of matter, but our thoughts are nothing anyone can hold in their hands.  We are physical beings, but we are also spiritual.  We learn lessons, and we master our crafts.

             We are all the same, in that we eat and we breathe and we live in a similar way.  But we are all individuals who are vastly different.  When we cross paths with others we sometimes compare stories, backgrounds, experiences.

             These interactions are part of our journey, part of what makes up the fabric of our lives.  Seeing the commonality in each of our Earth brothers and sisters, as well as seeing the distinctive diversity of us all, shows our partnership here in this adventure.

             I was directed to leave our regular rotation earlier, in order to continue this message.  But without the guidebook’s definition.

"Parenting and Children"

Parenting and Children

             We’ve discussed here before the fact of how families are not just those who are related to us by blood.  When I see this card it points to that truth.

             In some form or another, we’re all the children and we’re all the parents.  We are all the students and we are all the teachers.  We’re similar, and yet different.

             The fairies arrived to remind us of how valuable our relationships are.  No matter what label someone wears in our life, they are in our life, and THAT’S the point.

(Adjusted) Affirmation:

I allow my heart to open up so that I can feel compassion and love for all.

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (with channeled additions through me)

Today’s Amazing Event:

was shown on Instagram, but I’m also sharing it here.

flowers for your boss

To her boss (me!) on our last day of working together.
I nearly cried.

             Thank you, Kori, for more than I can say.  You’ll be hearing from me soon, I promise!

             Tomorrow I’ll grab a photo of another amazing gift.  I need one small part to make it complete.

Letting It Ride.

             Wanna know what makes me REALLY happy?  Well, I’ll tell you.  When I open my e-mail and find a letter from someone who has paid hard-earned money for me to read their cards, and it’s been worth every single penny.

             Since I am merely the radio, I don’t take credit for what the cards say or what I share.  And I remember almost nothing from a reading, it just all comes out my fingers here on to the keyboard, and I send it.

             But YOU remember, and YOU refer to it.  Then, some months (or even years, in a few cases) you contact me, and say “thanks, and wow.”  Then, I’m super super happy.  Because I helped.  I helped a person, across the miles (or just across town).  We had a fair exchange, and it was beneficial.

             I love when that happens.  And then, there are the days that go completely sideways…… but we appreciate what we have, all the more.  Also, remember when my mother said to not make plans?  Yeah.  That.

             The message I woke up with this afternoon was in two parts.  An image for each:

Soft care.

Hard love.

             I was directed to share that, another direction this concept could go is:

Easy.

Difficult.

             In our flawed human existence, we experience each other on varying levels.  There is a soft caring, which is pretty easy.  But there is also that hard love, which is more difficult.  Because both are part of the same whole.

             The best way to keep these aspects combined is to be honest.  For example, “yes, it’s challenging to love you, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care.”  We simply need others to know that we’re doing our best.  As we know they are, too.  (Or, we HOPE they are, anyway.)

             On our card altar, we’ve been given the gift of Release from our struggles.  I am so serious when I say that asking for help, and letting go, really does get results.

oracle cards, release, letting go

“Letting Go  ~

I surrender joyously to the ebbing and flowing of life.

Card meaning:

Surrender.  Relinquish control and allow Spirit to take over.  You don’t need to do everything by yourself.  All is well.  It’s time to just let it all go and enjoy the ride!  Doing so gives others permission to let go in their own lives.

The Universe wants you to know:

There are times to hold on for dear life, and times to simply throw up your hands and let go.  It’s time to release any limiting patterns, emotional attachments,  or inner and outer clutter.   

Surrendering doesn’t mean that you are yielding to a force outside of yourself.  It means that you’re allowing your soul to take over.  Release the stress of needing to control things, wanting to determine the outcome of a situation, or expecting others to act in a particular way.  

There is a simple grace and beauty that unfolds when you truly let go.  Loving spiritual help is all around you . . .

simply open your heart and let it in. 

Questions to ask yourself:

Is there any thing I need to release?  Is there a person or situation that I need to let go of?  Is there anyone who needs to let go of me?

Affirmation:

I surrender joyously to the ebbing and flowing of life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is a new link under the Important Women heading.  She is a newly published authour, and our support is welcome.  Go see her, HERE.

FLP Report:

Illinois (times 2), plus another one that Dan and I couldn’t agree on.  Either Kansans or a Dakota.  There have been a few more, but it’s been so hectic that I haven’t had time to jot them down.

Bountiful Dreaming, and Living Hope.

             Here’s the deal, I need help.  Of a sharing type.  Without getting all braggy-ass on everyone, we all agree that I’m damn good at my job.  Reading cards is what I do best, no question there.  What I don’t do well is promotion and business crap.  Here’s where  you come in.

             I’ve been losing readers (rapidly) in the past 6 months.  Is it because my depression is driving them off this sinking ship like proverbial rats?  Is it because I’ve run my course and offer nothing new?  Is it my continued whine-fest and baking binges?  Who can say?  Clearly not me.

             The assistance I’m asking for is that you dedicated (few remaining) JulieLanders tell one or two people about me, my blog, and my radio transmissions (the TESTIMONIALS tab is an excellent place for anyone to start).  That’s all.  (Thank you Megan and Judy, for already sharing this place.)  Where ever you go in your day-to-day happenings, just listen to your intuition and offer that exactly right person (or people!) the information they need to arrive here.

             We need to get the word out.  We need to staple virtual handbills to metaphoric power poles all over this electronic city of the interwebz.  We need to announce, to one and all, that my archives are FREE and packed full of goodies, that my prices are reasonable, and my services are highly praised.  We need to let it be known, far and wide, that I am VERY freaking available.

             Because if we don’t start generating some income, I will need to shut down and go seek outside employment.  And believe me, NO ONE wants that.  (Most especially, local minimum wage employers, I’ve tried, it’s not pretty.)

             My sincere and heartfelt gratitude to you all for this aid.  Now, let’s get right to our daily draw.  It’s from a stack which called out to me, but one that did not need to be covered up with our new clippings.  (Funny how that works out.)

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“Goddess Of Nature  ~  

You reap what you sow;

Your dream is coming to fruition.

This is the time to reap the rewards and benefits that are derived from the seeds of a project, venture, or idea planted some time ago.  It has been plain sailing, and many a time you have doubted whether your many efforts and labour would ever be rewarded.

Yet harvest time has come.  A time when you reap what you have sown.  Accept all the blessings about to come your way and realise that they are the result of the love, courage, dedication, and commitment you have shown in the recent past.

Give thanks to Mother Nature and enjoy!”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was 8.777 for 51 minutes and 14 seconds  putting my average speed up to 10.2 MPH because I was trying to get home before the deputy had to leave for work.

Today’s Festive Greetings:

are to celebrate Oregon’s 154th Birthday,

and more importantly,

to wish Dan’s beloved parents a beautiful, romantic, and marvelously happy wedding anniversary!

Today’s Baking:

was not done by me.

crumb together in eugene

Couldn’t be helped, we ended up with a Valentine-themed treat anyway.

             On my way to see *A* this afternoon I had to pedal right past the cookie store.  Since I sort of knew this would happen, before I left The Burrow I raided our $5 Savings Plan bottle, so I could then raid De and Tony’s day-old bin.