Not Shallow, Not Sparse

             In the past I have been such a judge-y person.  I try not to be, now, but sometimes I still am.  It’s a struggle, this immediate I-Know-Everything-In-An-Instant attitude and reaction.  It’s certainly a thing I’m working on.

             Our culture promotes it, and that’s just fucking wrong.  You look at an individual, and according to societal dictates, ya know all about ’em.

            Except.  That’s blatantly untrue.  Here’s what the Universe wants us to focus on, to help with educating ourselves, and others:

layers.

             There’s our insides, and there’s our outsides.  For me, it’s been extra difficult through the years, and now again more recently, to feel worthy.  I have the feeling as if my outside doesn’t match my inside.

             But, the truth is, we’re all made of layers, laminated like the very best and butteriest pastries.  What is on the inside, is the real value, what we’re carrying around on the outside is merely the vehicle to get us from point to point.

             Nobody’s outside is of more value than anyone else’s.  Ever.  The old phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” is entirely true.

             For our validation, and for a better understanding of this message, here’s a view I recently came across.  I’ve been meditating on it, and I recommend you do, as well.

layers

Inner, and outer.

             I’m not generally a FLOWER sort of person, although I adore plumeria, jasmine, and honeysuckle.  This image just said all the things we needed to hear.

 

 

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Exploration and Discovery

             We just arrived home from an exotic vacation.  Okay, not quite.  But we DID leave town!  And it WAS a great trip.  It simply wasn’t the one we thought we’d be taking.

             There are things we can plan for, and unforeseen situations we cannot.  Our get-away did not go exactly as we thought it would.

             And that brings us to what the Universe wants us to focus on, the current message.

Go where the road takes you.

             We begin this life with a blueprint, a Big Picture sort of idea.  What we are left to organize on our own, later, are the tiny details.  Add to this mix Free Will Choice, and we end up with the types of lives we actually participate in.

             Our Team, our loved ones, our own inner compass, all factor in to where we go, what we do, who we spend time with.  And, most importantly, how well we bounce back from those “unexpected” bumps in the road, the detours which take us to places we had no clue we’d be going.

             It’s a soul lesson, these re-routing maneuvers.  We learn from the way we handle it, how we feel, and whether we repeat the same sort of behaviour.  Our goal, obviously, is roll along with compassion and understanding.

             Each one of us know though, that’s not always how we react.  Are we doing better than the last time?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  Are we trying?  Alrighty then, that totally counts.

             It is definitely the Journey, and not the destination.

             Here’s a view from our drive home.  It was, as I said, not the trip we thought it would be.  But wow, it certainly was a very VERY good one.

go where the road takes you

Pacific ocean, mid November

             Somewhere below Astoria, but above Newport.  As the sun releases this day, I am energized and recharged.  Enjoy this, it was a gift to me, I’m sharing it with you.

 

 

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Marathoning,

            At my “day” job, there is a co-worker (one of my bosses, actually), who is fond of telling me to “trust the process” when I’m in the middle of a petulant tantrum of injustice.

             This phrase has been on my mind lately, not only because he’s correct in his advice, but because when we recall how we all set our own plans in motion, devised our own blueprints, gathered with our Team and came up with this particular life’s path, the “process” is exactly what we are immersed in, daily.

             When I’m feeling at my lowest (recent global news has not been helping), I try to rest my mind and recall that I made these choices.  I intentionally placed my soul in this body, right here…… the only question then becomes, why?

             And that, is our message.  We need only wait, trusting our earlier selves, our spirit-selves, to know what and when would be the most perfect way for us to learn and grow.

It’s about Time.

             As we’ve always been told, patience is a virtue.  Well, I’ve bristled at and struggled with this forEVER.  Turns out, the virtuous part is not necessarily valid, but the patience aspect, that certainly is.

             To worry and fret and whine and bitch gets us nowhere but unhappy.  Waiting, however, and viewing our blessings, acknowledging our gifts, this helps to ease the passage of time, just long enough for us to look back, glancing over our shoulders to the recent past, and seeing the “why” as well as the “when” as we notice patterns and reasons.

             To trust that we’ve originally laid things out for our highest and best possible good is a waiting game.  It can be trying and annoying as fuck, but it’s a Universal Truth.  Time, truly, will tell.

             It will tell us that we have chosen well.  It will tell us the process is a good one.  It can also tell us that if those selections aren’t going in a direction we now like, we can change them.

             And in perfect validation, here is our draw.

it's about time

“Making a Choice  ~  30

You are required to come to a decision now.

You’re faced with a dilemma or a fork in the road and must make a conscious choice regarding the next right action.  

Whatever that choice is, you must take responsibility for it – yet you needn’t be afraid.  You may not have all the answers right now, because the way ahead can’t be known until you have embarked and traveled a few steps.

Trust your intuition.  Ask for a sign from the spirit world and you will be led to the right path.

If you remain conscious and aware, your selection will be the right one at this time.  Life is always about learning.

Success lies in choosing consciously, guided by your Inner Voice and heeding the messages that the Universe sends you.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my tiny hallway.

harbour outhouse

             Autumnal Equinox has come and gone, the Full Moon is just ending, evenings are chilly, the sun has moved, it’s most definitely a new season.  I am embarrassing the changes, and hoping that you are, too.

             It’s a process, but I’m trusting in it.

 

 

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It’s What We Can Do

             We live in a flawed world, with rules made up by people.  This is true.  But what is also true is that there are real rules.

             Universal Law is on a higher plane and of more value than the back-and-forth of ignorant, petulant man-babies.

             We feel confused because in our physical bodies it seems like we need to heed both.  In a way, we do.  However, we don’t need to be overwhelmed by either.

             Here’s what I’m hearing:

steady, with care.

             I understand this to mean that we can detach, we can employ SelfCare, we can reach out, or we can burrow down.  Whatever is the best fit for each of us, as individuals, we should do that.

             We absolutely do not have to be so entrenched in the news, the worry, the fear mindset that it sends us spinning out of control.

             Allow that “control” to wash away; we can allow ourselves to be calm, steady, at ease, of zen mind and soul (the body will follow).

             A great lesson for me lately has been to simply “be” in this small house we now call home.  I visit the different rooms, spend time in the space there.  I am not (as!) impatient about FINISHING!!! every corner, every shelf, every wall.

             I softly and slowly, with care, envision how each small area will look, eventually.  I rest there, I breathe there, I simply am there.

             Practicing this patience is dual purpose.  I’m stepping (literally) away from the frenzy, the media, the stupidity which makes my blood boil, and I walk (literally) in to a calm, steady place.  It’s like a moving meditation.

             I believe it can be done anywhere, and I encourage others to try it.  We can’t change all the rules, but we can change our attitude about them.  We can stay involved and current, but we don’t need to let the chaos infect us or our emotions.

             Here is the card I was drawn to as I listened and channeled and typed; as a validation, of course, it’s perfect.

stay steady and calm

“Inner Calling  ~  2

You can choose to see your biggest challenges as your best opportunities for inner change and growth.  The trials and ordeals we experience in life are actually for our soul’s evolution.

Take a moment to reflect back on past difficulties and identify how those experiences have made you stronger and wiser.

Now, turn your attention to the present, reminding yourself to take the drama out of your challenges and try to see how they are serving you.

Affirmation:

I choose to see challenges as ideal opportunities to work on my inner self.

I look for the blessings in all situations, past and present.

I am connected to the positive aspects of my experience.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay

Today’s Sharing:

is something I just found out last night.  Did you know……. baby puffins are called PUFFLINGS?!  Of course, they can also be called chicks.  But come on!  Who would pass up a chance to say PUFFLINGS?!

 

 

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Sometimes, it just Is.

             For the past few nights, my dreams and visions have been filled with an uncomfortable mix of depressed and melancholic mood.  Not pleasant.

            Also, not sure where it’s all coming from, or even really, where it needs to go.  I’m feeling fine!  But clearly, that’s not what this is about.

            Being able to receive the images that I get, is never about me.  Obviously, it’s about others.  It’s about YOU!  (And to that end, I came across an enormously helpful tool yesterday, which will be at the end of this post.)

             Here’s what we need to address right now:

dealing with disappointment.

             On our path to Acceptance, not all of the travel-stops will be gardens and parks and fun rides.  Some pauses by the wayside will be somber spots.  Areas of contemplation and sadly, loss.

             Since we know how Joy feels, and it’s NOT the same as this, we have to understand that there is purpose to these intermissions of grief.  To sit in them, and absorb the fullness of it is the way through and out.

             There are merely times which we will be unhappy.  And that’s a fact (not a punishment).  Both sides of emotion are the ultimate Universal Truth.  It’s our reaction and healing that matters now.

             And within our regular rotation around the card altar we have a very soothing and uplifting illustration, with such a positive message to accompany it, we can’t help but be reminded of the duality (and circular movements) in all of Life.

             Never forget, there is always Hope, and there is always Tomorrow.

prosperity oracle card

“Cultivating Prosperity  ~

‘The abundance of the Universe is pouring into my life!’

Card Meaning: 

A stream of abundance is ready to flow into your life, but you need to take action to receive it.  Believe that you deserve it.  Take steps forward by planting seeds for your future prosperity.

The Universe wants you to know:

Right now you are moving toward receiving an outpouring of money, energy, time, and love.  However, you must first know that you deserve it . . . and you do.

Take action in the direction of your dreams.  This is not the time to passively wait for prosperity to fall into your lap.  Give deeply and fully of who you are and what you have, for the more you truly give, the more you will receive.

It is a universal law.  As you focus on gratitude for what you already have, your abundance will grow in leaps and bounds.

Questions to ask yourself:

Am I truly open and ready for abundance to flow into my life?  What could I do to cultivate even more riches?  Is there a symbol in my life that could give me insight into what blocks my prosperity?  What is it saying?

Affirmation:

The abundance of the Universe is pouring into my life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

for those of you who feel so inclined to listen, here is a channeled angel message, from Melanie.

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