Monday, September 26, 2016

Inner Child

I don't take the time to play everyday.  I read a book sometime back that advocated spending time everyday getting in contact with the inner child and play some everyday.  I worked at it but it began to feel like another chore, another thing that had to be done and I remember as a child I did not like to do chores.  I try to remember to smile everyday: one to share with a stranger, maybe one to share with myself in the mirror, and definitely one in appreciation of gratitude.
I do love a good laugh.  I enjoy  hearing children laugh and giggle.  I like a good joke, even the ones that are on me.  Children don't wake every morning thinking 'I think I will play today' it is just something that comes natural.  
Today is a good day to connect with my inner child and share a laugh and maybe a bit of adventure.

HEALING WITH THE FAIRIES Oracle Cards-Doreen Virtue

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Look Inside Yourself

Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue and a number of different artists, was a deck I purchased in 2012 after I got hurt.  I was looking for different modalities to facilitate my healing.  I never connected with the deck and occasionally I pull it out to see if I can relate to the images. 
When making a decision I can ask others their opinions but ultimately I decide.  I find that so many people want someone else to make the decision for them, so they don't have to take responsibility for their lives.  Sure there are times that someone else has to step in, but for the most part the decisions are and should be our own.  If not sure, I sit with myself and within a short time the answer will present itself to me.  Working with the Tarot and Oracles gives me focus and that helps.  I am thinking of the Magician who has all she/he needs on his table in the form of the elements and so to, we have all that we need, we just have to look within.  I think I will wear something in green today.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Extra Extra

I have journaled most of my life. Not feeling comfortable enough to share my thoughts and feeling on my joys and fears with others I poured them out on slips of paper and notebooks.  I eventually go back over and read those thoughts, feelings, and remembrances and then rip and shred the pages; not wanting to leave something behind that could be hurtful to another and also having moved on I need not be reminded by those bits of this n that.
When I was a teenager I started writing bits of poetry and I remember sharing those pages with my Mother who said they were too dark and disturbing and no one should read my thoughts.  I am guessing that has something to do with releasing those pages.  Of course I have come to realize this blog is a bit of journaling and sometimes I wonder if I should go back and erase the pages? 
Maybe there should be a bit of something of me left somewhere out there.

THE GAIAN TAROT - Joanna Powell Colbert

Friday, September 23, 2016

Come sit with me for a bit

Joanna Powell Colbert recently shared a spread she uses on her blog-website: A Tarot Spread for Insight into a Current Soul Lesson.  Divide your deck into three piles: Major cards, Number cards and People (Court) cards.
Ask yourself these questions:
  • What’s the big force (or soul lesson) at work in my life right now? Pull a card from the Major pile.
  • What area of my life is this showing up in? Pull a card from the Number pile.
  •  How am I relating to this force? Pull a card from the People pile. 
 So at 10:21am yesterday morning, just as Autumn introduced herself for her 2016 showing I drew the above cards to give me focus for the next three months.
I am giving these cards a look over for the next few days and allow the images to speak to me on a deeper spiritual level.
The first thing I noticed is that all three are moving or working at a tempo or some rhythm to their work. Drum beating you have a tempo, hammering iron I am sure you have to have a tempo, and spinning yarn definitely there is a tempo to that spinning wheel.  I notice the fire of spirit burns in the first card and is also present in the oven of the blacksmith.  And the spinner in her Autumnal garden is sure to enjoy the leaves change to their fiery bursts of color.  The two end cards are both focusing on the gal in the middle.  She does not seem to be enjoying herself as much as the the other two or is just so focused on working that hot iron that she is not aware of anything other than what is in front of her.
This spread is giving me the opportunity to reconnect on a deeper level with the cards and I will work with these three individuals a bit more over the next few days.  So they may revisit my blog after I sit with each a spell and have a conversation with them.

THE GAIAN TAROT - Joanna Powell Colbert

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Turn it off, please!

 This week I have been looking at the cards from a different view-point.  Trying to get a feel for what the advice was for the day or a different spin on the take of the card.  I noticed a few weeks ago that I was not connecting with the images. I thought it might be that Gilded Tarot, and so I put the deck away and yet I still spent a few days just looking at the card of the day-not getting much. So this week I thought I would take a different approach.  Today I drew Bindweed (The Devil) and those crows cawed at me and so my thoughts went to the sometime incessant chatter, that non stop diatribe that happens between my two ears.  I thought of the old saying 'the devil is in the details' so there it is as they say.  It's those little things, those minor details that can really screw around with you. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ticket to ride

Today marks the last full day of Summer for 2016.  The Autumnal Equinox tomorrow September 22 at 10:21 am (EST) marks the turn of the season. Still feels like Summer with ninety degree days forecasted for the next week or so.
Seasons change and with them the way we look at our day to day lives.  With Summer we still have reminiscing memories of childhood summers, swimming and chasing lightning bugs. Getting to stay out later and hide 'n seek in our backyards.  Autumn brings its joy of cooler days and beautiful kaleidoscopes of changing colors, thoughts of campfires and jumping in piles of raked leaves.  When Fall really sets in I love the mellow smell mixed in those soft breezes of change. I love the autumn though it is always mixed with a bit of dismay for the forthcoming winter.  For the moment though it is pumpkin spice and everything nice. 
Today I drew the Chariot which is quite appropriate for my thoughts on the change of season.  Time moves on and I am grateful to be alive for the ride.

Card is from Sue Lions eartheart oracle cards.

                                                               Bye Bye Summer!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Giving of gifts

Today I drew the Six of Earth or Pentacles.  Sharing and exchanging, as Rachel Pollack describes in Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom - "giving people what they are able to receive."

So instead of the Tarot card I drew for the Six of Earth I have gone with a different rendition, a pair of hands sharing energy to another.  Then that person can decide what to do with the gift, giving them control over what they will or will not do with the gift.  Years ago when I gave something to someone or did something for someone(s) it was assumed that I would get something back at the very least a 'thank you.'  Many times I was disappointed in others when the disappointment really should have been with myself.  Giving is the gift itself.  It has taken me years to let go of the expectation of reciprocity, in fact I still have issues, mostly when I wish someone a good day and don't hear the return salutation.
It reminds me of a quote from the Bible 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'  I am different from the next so doing for me is different from doing from you; so that gift I give, may not mean the same to another...