Strength by Association

             I was going to say that it’s been a difficult past week in Mental Health, but truly, EVERY week has its challenges, for so many of us.  We don’t hear about the non-famous folks who are also struggling.  And that’s where my focus has turned.

             It’s not even really about “reaching out” as all the media is reminding us.  It’s more about the

staying connected.

             There are people who think this is our only life, and that there is no Source.  Who believe that we’re just bouncing around out here randomly, and then we die.  Well, that’s not how I understand it.

             Our goal is to do the very best we can, and the prize is that we can then go Home.  If our journey causes more pain than we can tolerate, sometimes, we bail early.

             This option leaves behind more hurt than can be measured.  And yet.  There are moments, times, people, who can only see that avenue, and no other.

             We can never know what our tolerance is until we have reached the breaking point.  It is one of the most individual aspects of who we are.

             Staying in contact with our loved ones, our co-workers, our community is the very best way to keep that pain from overwhelming us.  Just knowing that there is someone, anyone, we can depend on to share a tiny bit of that pain with can be enough.

             Another suggestion is to find what eases the discomfort, even for a glancing second.  And then, to share it.  To say, “hey, this works for me” so that others may, too, find a moment of relief.

             As always, it takes me no time at all to arrive in front of the most perfect stack of cards with the most validating message.

angel messages

“Angel of Self-Worth

You are currently undervaluing yourself;

It is time to regain your self-worth.

You are so much more than what you are portraying to the world and those around you.

The Angel of Self-Worth is here today to reflect unto you all the beauty, love, and light that you are, and to help you regain your sense of self-worth.  Feel her healing light penetrating your aura this very moment and affirm to yourself:

I am a being of light and love.

I love and value the many wonderful qualities that I possess.

From this moment forward, I will honour and value myself, and all I am and all I do,

in the knowledge that I am part of Creation.

I am worthy of love.

I am worthy.

Repeat this affirmation several times each day, either out loud or in the silence of your heart.  Reflect upon each word and truly believe and own each one.  Express each word with all your heart and soul.

As you begin to value yourself, you will find that others start to value you.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is to say, without question, at times like these, when everywhere we turn there are reminders of suffering, please, practice Self-Care.  Take your three minutes, wrestle them out of every single fucking day.  You’re worth it, I’m worth it.

             Spend your valuable and sacred time sitting quietly.  Relax.  Don’t move.  Listen.  Recharge.  Breathe.  Perhaps even think about sending soothing and healing light to those who have more pain than they can carry right now.

 

 

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On The Plus Side

             Living with Intention is the goal.  Being Purposeful, that’s where we want to be.  Walking in LovingKindness, our aim.  Honestly?  We know how challenging this all is.

             However, we KEEP trying.  We begin every day, fresh, ready to attempt it somemore.  We live perpetually in Hope.

             This week we are celebrating some family birthdays, and a family visit.  I am focusing on what a wonderful opportunity this is, I am not going to worry or stress or panic.  (See how I’m telling you all this?  I’m doing it INTENTIONALLY.)

             The reason, the message, right now is that we are surrounded by garbage humans disguised as leaders and people of power, we are dealing with tragedies (foreign, domestic, personal), we are facing so many scary and shitty things that we MUST aim towards Light, and Love, and Positive.  We truly must.  It’s the only way to survive and to help.

             Here’s what the Universe wants us to hear:

Rise Above

             We are being instructed to Choose Joy, to face the fears and keep moving forward.  Count our blessings, not our troubles.

             Even if it is simply a few moments alone with deep breathing.  So long as we are putting our Positives out there, we are making a difference. Be enraged about injustice, yes.  But also, sit in a Zen and Calm place, sending out Hope, be one of many who shares LovingKindness.

            Our (still incomplete) card altar brings the most perfect validation.  (And when my camera malfunctioned [again], I didn’t fall apart, I just kept going, I used something else, and I made it work.)

rise above

“Angel of Pleasure

Take Pleasure in the things you do.

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.

It’s not all about hard work, achievement, and performance.  What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.

Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, study, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is continuation of/original channeled whisper, in photo form, from my Instagram account.

             We took the baby on some errands, it was delightful.  But then, so is she.

In Allowance

             There’s a lot (a lot!) going on this week, globally/politically.  None of which I am currently capable of commenting on, nor addressing.

             Where I am putting my focus is towards spiritual stuff, emotional stuff, small stuff.

       Little gestures can mean so VERY much.  We truly do not realize how far a smile, a hug, a caring touch, or even a tiny gift can mean in someone else’s life.

             Here’s the word I keep hearing:

Contributing

             Maybe we’re the one to brighten a day?  Maybe we’re the one to change a path leading in a less-than positive direction?  Maybe, all we need to do right now is love our neighbors, be present, and help where we are able.

             The big shit?  We change it by starting small.  We change it by never giving up Hope.

             And on our card altar, the most recognized sign of inspiration has appeared.  The rainbow in this image was the first place my eyes landed when I flipped it over.  I said: thank you! to the entire world.

             In addition to complimenting our message beautifully, this is a tremendous validation.  It also comes with a very nice Affirmation we can carry with us in to the coming days.

  crystal messages

“Labradorite  ~

telepathic communication, prophecy, auras, energy

You will soon see that a particular situation, that is causing concern and preventing you from moving forward, is due to fear.

This realisation is, in itself, a breakthrough; by acknowledging your fear you transcend it and a whole new vista becomes visible.  Soon fear will no longer obstruct you and you will move forward in leaps and bounds.

As you begin to achieve your goals you will realise that you can communicate with others telepathically and that this form of communication can influence events in a positive way.

By bringing your focus within, it is possible to energetically connect, and communicate to everyone and everything upon this planet.  You will gain invaluable insights which will help you focus your attention on that which will be of greater good for all concerned, including yourself.

This is an exciting and wondrous time for you, however you are being cautioned not to abuse this new found gift and to remember to always act through love and for the highest and best good of all.

Affirmation:

At the heart of all creation only love exists.

It stirs within my heart as it moves the earth and stars through endless cycles.

All is interwoven with light.

All is interconnected through love.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing: 

is this calendar page view.  Most of our snow locally has melted, but I’m still dreaming of a winter wonderland.

winter wonderland

One can only ASSUME that “women” is on the other side?

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Unwavering and Brilliant

             As I continue to swaddle, cocooning myself and staying in a protected mode, I’ve been very aware of what’s coming through.  Not what I’m allowing through, because that’s still incredibly limited.

             What I have been clearly observing all this week is what (and who!) the Universe has been placing in my path.

             Every one, every thing, every sign has been safe, encouraging, and undeniably gentle.  My work schedule has begun to even out, and I’m hoping that the job itself will also begin to ease into a more natural pace.

             Here’s where it’s all taking us, and where it’s all coming from.

Keep The Faith

             But, this one’s definitely not to be interpreted as having any sort of religious slant to it.

             What our message is saying is that we need to continue doing what works for us.  We should keep ourselves safe, as it best suits our individual needs.

             We are being encouraged to use what tools feel the most comfortable in our hands.  And to watch for those signs.  We’re getting them, no doubt.  They are incredibly encouraging.

             Keeping the faith in our Self-Care, our unique journey, and our own empowerment is where our focus has to still be.  We can get past/around/through anything, as long as we remember how extremely important and valuable we are.

             Look at the validation on our card altar right now, she says the same thing: we’re strong, we’re beautiful, and we can do this.

keep the faith

“Goddess Of Beauty

‘You are a wondrous being of light;

there is nothing to change or fix’

You are a wondrously beautiful being of light, yet you cannot see it because you are comparing yourself to others instead of looking honestly and lovingly at yourself.

Meditate upon the image on this card and allow your light and natural beauty to shine through.  You are beautiful just as you are.  There is nothing to change or fix; just love and accept yourself as you are.

As you honour the beautiful person that you are, others will feel the light and warmth radiating from you.  As a result, you will attract wonderful and generous people into your life who will love and appreciate you for all you truly are.

Just be yourself – that is where your beauty lies!”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is to show you the latest from Instagram.

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             And to say that we’ve been greatly enjoying THIS series.  I was originally hesitant about doing the Netflix thing, for so very many reasons.  But right now, I’m super glad we have it.

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Real, and not.

             By now, you all know my feelings on the word (and belief in) “coincidence.”  It doesn’t exist.  Well, this morning that category doubled.

            We are now being reminded that there is another fictional concept that’s continually foisted upon us all.

There is no such things as perfect.

            Not in Nature, and certainly not in our damaged (and often harmful) culture.  The sooner we step away from this overly-promoted fiction, the healthier we’ll all be.

            It’s just so wrong to keep imagining that this is attainable.  Anywhere!  And with ANYthing.  Let it go, it was made up by folks who suffered from delusions.  We no longer need to follow what they brokenly believed in.

             Every situation is unique, as are we.  Once we’ve recognized the beauty in this fact, we can move forward.  To accept our wonderful quirky individuality is to be grateful for every aspect of our lives.  Not one bit of them perfect or even close to it.

            And on our card altar right now, within the regular rotation, we are being inspired by this delightful validation and uplifting guidance.

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“Fluorite  ~

concentration, psychic protection, emotional stability

Fluorite emanates a highly spiritual vibration that can shield you from a negative person that is causing you to be emotionally imbalanced.

Know that you are being surrounded by love and light, and trust in the protection you are now receiving.  Let go of your fears and concerns and allow this wondrous healing to occur.

Start to focus on the things that bring joy to your life.  Focus on all you would love to be doing rather than worrying about what others think.

You are safe and eternally loved.

Nothing can harm you except your own fears.

Trust!”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

FLP Report:

begins with the hilarious example of a specialty Washington plate with the word “DUCKS” as its vanity choice (entertaining for those of us here, because in the college sports world, those two simply don’t go together), and one picturesque South Carolina (their palmettos remain my very favorite).  Not much this week, the weather has kept movement to a minimum, or at least in my case, visibility.