Advance and Process

             I’m sitting at a make-shift desk, in the house where we now live.  My Empress occupies our formal adobe. It’s been slow, and difficult.  But ….. I’m sitting at a make-shift desk.  In the house.  Where we now live.

             Let’s call that progress, shall we?  Because, what I’ve been hearing about, and what I’m learning so clearly right now, is that we must be thankful, we must notice the gifts.  We absolutely must

stay flexible.

             Nothing around here is done.  Nothing at the other house is done, either.  Two families are half-in, half-out of old and new situations.  But for this moment in time, none of us is homeLESS.  We are dry in the rain and warm in the cold.  (Hopefully, we’ll also be cool in the heat, too.)

             Things change.  That’s the way our journey goes.  It’s the very WAY this life is.  When we get too caught up in staying the same, we lose out on what might come along for us.

             It’s been challenging, this move, this tiny bit of progress.  But it’s also been kinda fun.  And that’s what we all could focus more on.  The fun.  The joy.  The little steps of advancement.

             Behind me, sitting atop (what is now taking the place of) our altar, is a great validation.  We have to take the time to see the nice vantage points.   Stop along the route and enjoy pleasant surroundings.

             The travel is part of this adventure!  We are constantly in motion, let’s notice and appreciate where it takes us.

six of swords

Six of Swords

This is one of the VisionQuest cards.  The journey, the lesson, the movement is what we focus on here.

But also, take note of where this individual is headed.  See the tiny star in that hillside?

The goal is to find our shining future, and aim for it; enjoy the scenery, and get to our destination when we get there.  It’ll be well worth the time spent.  Because truthfully, we have plenty of time to spend.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view.  There is almost nothing hung on our walls right now, except this.  I needed to see them, and spend time with them.  Maybe you do, too.

dolphin view

Choose Joy

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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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Gracious Perseverance

             Sometimes we stop and wonder if our life purpose might revolve around how many times we fail.  And if it’s more about the falling down, then about the getting up.

             In reality, our chosen lessons (and yes, remember, we DID choose them), are often challenging so that we are better able to learn.  “Fail” has nothing to do with it.  Because, there simply are no mistakes.

             Since yesterday, I’ve received three individual and separate messages that speak to our Divine beginnings, our continued advancement, and our ultimate reconnection.  Here’s what I heard this morning:

continued encouragement.

             Which, to me anyway, is always a welcome sort of support.  It is just good to know.  When shit gets difficult and obnoxious, we don’t have to feel like it’s all too much to handle on our own.

             We are supported.  We are cared for.  We have assistance and we have encouragement.   We are never left as much adrift as we worry that we are.

             On our card altar, still within the regular rotation, this draw keeps that theme going.  Again, such a worthwhile message to hear.

oracle cards, crystal messages

“Prehnite  ~

profound spiritual love, protection, prophetic vision

You are about to gain a profound spiritual insight in the form of a prophetic vision which appears to you in your dreams or at a time in which you least expect it.

Through this you realise that, at the heart of the matter, only love exists, and that our perceptions of good and evil are simply a human illusion.  A deep inner knowing will swell from within you and you will realise that all is literally bathed in love; nothing can ever harm you or have a negative effect on you, apart from your own fears.

Through this experience you will have no doubt that a higher force does exist, and that through this higher force, all is possible.  As you begin to trust in the universal power of love to guide you, your life will take on greater meaning and purpose.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS show.  Featuring my Hurricane.  Who, as much as she’d like to say it ain’t so, is sortakinda an awfully lot like her mother.

             Ooops, it happens to the best of us.  (She won’t be offended by this because all of my kids stopped reading these posts long ago.)

Performance Compulsion.

             Do any of you watch Project Runway’s: Under The Gunn?  It’s like the original Project Runway (and Project Runway All Stars), with all the good parts, but without Heidi.  In this newest version there are designer-mentors.

             I knew we were clueless about fashion before, and seeing these programs totally sealed the deal.  But we are learning, and it’s fascinating.  Also, enjoyable and educational.  The biggest draw, for me though, is Tim Gunn.  The man is Grace personified.

             He is an amazing guy, just in general.  Super knowledgeable and smart about tons of shit, not only this industry.  When he was a design school instructor he came up with the phrase which is our message today.

Make it work.

             It’s also going to be our daily draw image.  Because that’s what I was directed to share.

Tim Gunn

The very picture of dapper and debonair.

             This all blends nicely with yesterday’s information.  When we REALLY put forth the effort, with our whole being, we truly are able to make nearly anything work.

             Like the designers on these shows, we have guides.  We never need to go it alone.  However, also like on the shows, as Tim Gunn advises, we can’t allow someone else to do it FOR us.

             In order to learn, we absolutely must absorb the lesson by physically (emotionally, spiritually) doing it.

             Now, everyone say it with me, in the voice of Tim Gunn, “make it work, people.”  (Briskly clap three times.)  “Make it work!

Today’s Sharing:

is this view.  It made a rainy bike ride home even more difficult.  Panniers are not always my friend.

I'm behind already!

I’m behind already!

             Why do all of my requests come in at once?  Shit, if you need me, I’ll be over there on the couch, reading.  And then, ya know, reading some more.