Today’s Reading

This is a beautiful deck! They are the Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards.
Head to the site and choose a card!

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MY CARD
THE EARTHKEEPER

THE ESSENCE:
Just as you’re involved in co-creating your world, you are also responsible for its well-being. The Earthkeepers are dedicated to the stewardship of the Earth and all life. They choose to hold the sacred dream of a planet where all beings live in peace and where the rivers and the air are clean. Remember that everything you do has an impact for seven generations.

THE INVITATION:
You have outgrown your small dream of success and achievement and are ready to dream big, with possibilities beyond your wildest expectations. Take on the mantle of the Earthkeeper, and reach out to a friend in need whom you may not have been in touch with for some time. Take care of your pets, and feed the strays that come by. Clean up your yard, as this is a reflection of your relationship to the Earth. Grow the sacred dream, and your personal life will flourish. Remember, it’s not about “me” any longer.

THE MEDICINE:
As you care for your body, you show your care for Mother Earth, so begin with the stewardship of your health. What are you putting in your mouth? Are you feeding on foods and thoughts that are not good for you? Start doing what you know will be good for you today.

1_the-ancient-ones

WHAT ELSE
DO I NEED TO KNOW
THE ANCIENT ONES

THE ESSENCE:
The Ancient Ones are the shamans of old who defeated death and escaped from the tyranny of time. The Ancient Ones once walked the earth like us, in flesh and bone. Now they reside in infinity and can counsel us after we say yes to our calling. They are available to help us attain our full realization.

THE INVITATION:
The Ancient Ones are inviting you to reach to the future to help birth a new destiny for the Earth. Go ahead; find out who you are becoming 10,000 years from now. If you accept the invitation, great power and blessings will come your way and allow you to craft a new destiny for yourself. Do not hesitate to bite off more than you can chew, because you have unlimited spiritual resources available right now.

THE MEDICINE:
The Ancient Ones beseech you to examine your attitudes and actions, and be sure that they are of the highest integrity. Not forgiving an ancestor (or yourself) is keeping you from the freedom you seek. Remember this is no longer your karma. You can break the chains that once bound you to the family drama and be free of your generational curses. Forgive the ones you need to release. Honor your biological ancestors by lighting a candle to them tonight.

64_the-witness

WHERE IS THIS GOING
THE WITNESS

THE ESSENCE:
The witness observes without engaging in any action. By cultivating inner stillness, we are able to assess any situation from a higher perspective and make better decisions. When we can be present for someone else’s difficulties with stillness, then we are able to truly hear them and give better advice. Sometimes we can be so still that we are a mirror for the other. Then, through our presence, they receive their own answers.

THE INVITATION:
The witness that has been by your side all along is now ready to become your ally. You thought you were the doer, but today you discover that things happen when you get out of the way. Witness creation unfolding before you. Change reality by finding stillness and letting your true intent reveal itself.

THE MEDICINE:
Acknowledge your preconceptions, ideas, and feelings about the situation you are in, but resist the urge to change any of it. Do not fall back into your controlling patterns. Instead, take a few breaths, and connect with the joy of not having to perform. Hold space for the world to keep spinning on its own.

Shadow

Shadow

Do not fear your shadow.
It is there you hide your truth
From you.
Do not fear the darkness
It is there you find strength,
Courage to fight
The weight of its truth.

Do not fear sharing this weight.
Connection, like thread,
Sews up your wounds
That cut to the marrow
To be seen
In this truth
Heals not only you

Hold space for your own
Wounded heart
Lift it up to the heavens and wail
That they gave such a heart
As this
That feels so deep
Into inky depths
It threatens
To pull you down
Down
And further still
Into your pain

 

Do not fear your pain
Welcome it home
(Rejecting it fragments your truth)
And feel

Your heart has this strength
For though it was made but tiny flesh
Its fibers weave tapestry
Over scars
A shimmering armor
Not calloused
But shining ready
With light to balance this dark

 

We are not singular beings.
We dance between
light and dark both
When in the depths of despair
It is this shining, armored heart that
Leads us back to peace
Darkness is the terrain
Love is the compass
Light is the wayshower
To the truth of you

 

Oh, that you
knew the strength
Of your own
Heart.
Do not fear your shadow
Show it what it is to dance
With a being of light—
That being is you.

~Author: Angel Marie Russell

 

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My Neighbor 🥜

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Right outside my office window lives 2 tiny squirrels. They some times hang out on our balcony. And I’ve even caught the little ones staring in at me. Today this one spent quite some time eating, grooming and napping in my line of sight. I sure hope these two get enough food stored. We may not have super bad winters here, but these two are skinny. They are super cute though and I tend to get distracted from work to watch them play and run up and down the trees 

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Indigenous Peoples Day

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Today, this year, Indigenous Peoples Day falls on what is still in many places in our country, Columbus Day. A sad part of a country trying to maintain and remember history is also to ignore painful parts of history that as we evolve realize were not really the glorious moments they were considered as when they were actually happening.

This country, my America was not “discovered” as our history too kindly speaks. This beautiful land was already the home of another race and culture. Columbus himself was a cruel man. And when history is taught it should no longer be taught with Christopher Columbus as a hero of the modern world. Yes, the history must be learned but not with him as a discoverer and hero in the narrative of the story. 

I don’t celebrate “Columbus Day”, I haven’t in a very very longtime. Not until as an adult I learned both sides of the story did I realize good old Chris was no one to admire or celebrate, nor should the founding of the Americas be a happy celebration. History, our history is riddled with oppression and violence. And I fear history is more prone to repeat itself the more we glamorize and memorialize history in only the way we wish it would have happened instead of the truth. 

It’s way past time that just like with news media, we need to demand that history be retold like it actually was. No added rhetoric, no admonished glory to the side we stand on. But just plain facts, it will tell a story of truth if we face facts instead of just believing whatever it is we want to believe to make ourselves feel good.  Then and only then will we as a country maybe not keep repeating the same historical tragedies.

A Call For Kindness

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“As America figures this all out, I’ll be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, saying good morning, being patient with sales clerks, and smiling at pedestrians as often as I am provided the opportunity. Because I will not stand idly by and live in a world where unconditional love is invisible. Join me in showing love to someone who may not necessarily deserve it, but who needs it. Find your own way to swing the pendulum in the direction of love. Be kind to a stranger today and every day.”

I did not write the above statement. (Wish I did!) It was copied from a friend who copied it from someone else, who copied from someone else. You are welcome to pass it on to all your social media or wherever. Copy and add your town at the bottom.  It will be like an anonymous chain letter for peace!  No risk, no spam, just tell the world WE THE PEOPLE, plan to act in kindness.

This message (so far)  comes to you from Michigan City IN, Chattanooga TN, Waltonville Illinois, Bluford IL, Kalkaska MI, Sugar Run PA, Ellabell GA, Parma ID, Nevada City CA, Redwood City CA, Danville CA, Prescott Wa, Sonoma CA, Santa Rosa CA, Petaluma, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Rio Rancho, NM, Santa Fe, NM, Edgewood, NM, Elmendorf TX, Matthews, NC, Charlotte NC, Denver, NC, Maiden NC Beckley WV, Hope Mills, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Hunlock Creek,PA, Chandler,AZ, Hainesport,NJ.  Mt Laurel,  Munising, Michigan, Chico, CA,  Green Bay, WI, Nashville, TN, Jersey City, NJ, Flanders, NJ, Mt Arlington, NJ, Flemington, NJ, Cliffwood Beach,NJ, Parkesburg, PA, Hampton Bays, NY, Champions Gate FL, Kissimmee, FL. Orlando, FL, Venice, FL, Telluride, CO, Avon, CO, Westminster, CO, Craig, CO , Lockport, IL, Crestwood, IL, Justice, IL, Chicago IL, Virginia Beach VA, 

Charlottesville VA.

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Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, Heather Hayer and Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen died in the events surrounding the white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville VA. 

 

 

I don’t have much to say because hate groups SHOULD be something of the past, especially here in the USA. We fought a war here in the United States called the Civil War to abolish cruelty and the inhumanity white privilege held onto, and the side against slavery and white supremacy LOST. We fought a war to prevent bigotry, supremacy and hatred in Germany, and against all odds, humanity won.
There is a fine line crossed with freedom of speech when that speech is a message of hate, discrimination and bigotry. 
#RestInPeace
Heather D. Heyer
Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen
Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates

How to Help in the Wake of Charlottesville

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Dance In That Rain!

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I’ve had a SUPER busy, preoccupied kind of week last week.  I just never seemed to find time to blog 😒 and it feels like it’s been forever. So yeah, the week/weekend took me away a bit and definitely distracted me from some of my goals. But I had fun and spent time with doing good things, seeing great friends and spending quality time with the hubby and that made for a great weekend! No regrets!

I was working on G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. projects all week. Which was so much fun, and since I’m not at allllll artsy, I chose tasks that were close to heart and made up of all kinds of random kindness. Indeed very me. 

I also went to a picnic in the rain to say farewell to a few people we know who are leaving the area. Surprisingly a picnic in the rain (under a shelter) isn’t half bad. The rain was nice. I spent a few extra minutes in the Jeep listening to rain fall on the roof while hubby went ahead to the picnic.  We have a soft top and I love the sound of the raindrops. I nearly fell asleep lol. We ran into our friends Greg & Jade who we haven’t seen in quite a while. It was awesome to catch up and just chill a minute.

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Saturday we went to the New Breed Championships. They are a jiu jitsu,  muy Thai and general mixed martial arts competition. One of our close friends daughter was in competition there for her team/training dojo,  OutFox. It’s crazy how good these kids are. Dedication and commitment mixed with a lot of heart and love for their sport. Keith and I walked away feeling like we just visited a tight community. We are so proud of Lily’s accomplishments. This was her FIRST real competition and she had to go up against someone at a higher skill set than she was in. She held her own and all and all she did am amazing job for her first real go at it competitively. 

We were going to go to Busch Gardens afterwards but it was still rainy and Keith’s till suffering an ankle injury (rain doesn’t help). So we decided to stay home and just have a lazy weekend spending some quality time together. The week was kind of non stop for both of us between work, working out and events going on. We didn’t even hit the computers much. We just wanted some quiet time to make plans, dream and just “be”. 

Then last night and some baaaaaad salsa. Not a great way to end a beautiful week, but I’ll take it because the rest was magical!

That’s where I’ve been, taking a few days technologically low key. And now a new week begins and so does a new round of the fitness program I’m doing as well as getting back to some run training and tweaking our PCS a little more. 

Just reach out

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This is seriously breaking my heart, and making me angry all at the same time, 
As Keith said tonight; depression is a very real thing.
May his family and loved ones find the comfort and strength they need at this time.

Rest now Chester Charles Bennington

For the rest of you, reach out, make other choices…
USA Suicide Prevention 24 Hour Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

The First Of May

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May Day
May Day is celebrated on May 1st. It’s primarily a northern hemisphere spring tradition and in many areas is a public holiday. Celebrated with spring festivals, decorated maypoles, spring flowers🌺 left for neighbors on their doorknobs, dancing and decorations in spring colors and blooms! In some countries kids go door to door giving flowers to the neighbors and toss pennies into wishing wells. In Germany they plant trees and in Hawaii May Day is transformed into Lei Day adorning each other with gorgeous lei’s🌸 and maybe even a kiss on the cheek 😘 
May Day to me is a celebration of springs approach and arrival and taking a moment to let the stress go, enjoy good company, good food and celebrate life!