Adaptations

             Change?  It happens.  Progress?  We hope for it.  Evolution?  An obvious truth.  We live in a world which never stops moving.

             In my family, we are non-traditionalists.  For calendar holidays, we work, while others celebrate.  I can’t count the number of Thanksgivings where we’ve gathered on the following Sunday or Monday.

             This past week, for a Sunday event, we got together, in various combinations throughout the day and night, on that Thursday before.

             In the past few days I’ve had personal emergencies, unexpected tragedies, and plain old life situations, all of which have caused me to approach my current journey in a new (different!) and unaccustomed way.

             Why all of this?  Because, if we don’t

make adjustments

we die.  We cease existing in our physical form.  We falter, and often feel as though we’ve failed.

             This message is about acknowledging that “yeah, this sucks” but it doesn’t need to stop us from continuing.  It is not necessary to flounder, never to rise above.

            All of this doesn’t mean I’m not down.  Truthfully?  It’s been full-time residence in Depression City.  There’s great waves of sorrow.  Sadness and grief?  Fully present.

             Whatever are our individual circumstances, it simply proves that we CAN move forward in the face of . . . . . . of nearly any fucking thing that gets thrown at us.

             Do we want to rise above and be the better person right now?  Oh, hell to the no.  Are we able to?  Yep, pretty much every damn time.

            We can, and we do.  After.  After some reflection.  After some sobbing.  After adjusting and recalibrating, we can move forward.  We can survive.  We can (eventually!), once more, even thrive.

            (Just, ya know, give us a minute here.)

             As validation, and as a reminder of our strength, we are presented with this, a stone of great power.

acceptance and grief

“turquoise  ~

speaking one’s truth, clear communication, purification

Don’t be afraid to speak your truth.  A situation that is causing you concern can easily be resolved by simply expressing how you truly feel.

You will not hurt nor upset anyone by speaking your truth.  In fact, speaking your truth has the opposite effect to what you think.  

By communicating your feelings and preferences clearly and honestly all concerned will be relieved.  At present, others are rather confused because they sense that all is not the way you are purporting it to be.

This magical Turquoise crystal will help you ease any fear you have regarding clear and true communication with either yourself or others.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

 

 

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We didn’t get a mes…. wait. Yes, we did.

             Sometimes we take credit for assets which really have nothing to do with us.  Like, there are gifts we’re all born with.  We just have them.  And yet, we kind of act like we CREATED them.

             Every so often, we even take these blessings for granted.  (I’m trying very hard not to do this.)  My point, and you know that I do have one, is about what type of message we received here today.

             In order for me to be given a channeled message, I have to be asleep.  I have to be resting.  Sleeping is something that, traditionally, I do phenomenally well.  By no talent of my own.  I was born this way.

            Last night, not restful.  Not enough sleeping.  Much restlessness.  Difficult to breathe, even.  This equals, nothing from the Universe.    Or, does it?

             Every day, we ALL receive a message.  In our own way, we’re being told something.  I was being reminded to express my gratitude for how well I usually sleep.  Each time I think we didn’t get a message, we actually still did.

            This morning?  It was all about the gratitude.  And the NEVER taking for granted those wonderful natural gifts.

             Continuing within the regular rotation, on our card altar, we have a beautiful stone to help us with any fall-out from what the planets are currently up to, as well as to remind us how truly essential it is that we keep it simple.  As simple as being thankful.

crystals, turquoise, oracle cards

“Turquoise  ~

speaking one’s truth, clear communication, purification

Don’t be afraid to speak your truth.  A situation that is causing you concern can easily be resolved by simply expressing how you truly feel.

You will not hurt or upset anyone by speaking your truth.  In fact, speaking your truth has the opposite effect to what you think.  By communicating your feelings and preferences clearly and honestly, all concerned will be relieved.

At present, others are rather confused because they sense that all is not the way you are purporting it to be.

This magical Turquoise crystal will help you ease any fear you have regarding clear and true communication with either yourself or others.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is this view, at the end of our driveway, on Sunday.

A present, in the form of a gorgeous black feather.

A present, in the form of a gorgeous black feather.

             I wait until the very last second to put my shoes on, if shoes are, indeed, required.  In this case, we were out the door and I still had them in my hand.  So, when I spotted this gift, I just set them down.  For perspective (and so I could maneuver the phone).  Also, everything matched nicely.  Bonus!