Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nugget

The Golden Rule - The Person Who Has The Gold Makes The Rules.  I heard that from a speaker in a business class I took this last week.  When he posed the question, 'What is the Golden Rule'   I like others in the class responded with what was learned in our youths - Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated or Do Unto Others As You Would Have Done To You.

We really don't know what parameters other are working from.  I was raised different from the next, so to assume I know what others need or want, my assumptions start from what I need or want, and we all know the rule of the true meaning of  'assume'. 
What is the greatest idea of myself  that I can be today?  I am going to work in my garden with that thought for today.

"You're on your own - And you know what you know,
And you're the one -   Who'll decide where you go."  -Dr. Suess

RWS -Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Carnations Please

I recently read something in one of Deepka Chopra's books and I am going to paraphrase what I remember of that passage. 'Imagine ourselves as a flower, the inner bud is our highest self, our Soul and all the petals are our many Lifes all occurring at the same time.'  Pretty deep stuff getting into the Space Time Continuum with Space being fluid and all possibilities all happening at the same time...WHAT?
When I read it I thought of more like maybe Mother Earth as the inner bud and each of us are the petals on the flower of the Earth.

Sarasvati appears to be setting on a lotus flower and lotus flowers are typically thought of as a flower notating wisdom. So here we find the internal workings of the bud of the Flower - Earth.  There is lots of Light, Music, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Comfort.  Are not all those things within us if we could remember how to access those parts of ourselves, our inner 'bud'?
I think today I will go buy me a big flower bouquet and appreciate the simple beauty of each of the flowers.

Namaste

The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Friday, January 29, 2016

Stop Look Listen

This King is not at Court.  He is out previewing his lands and peoples. Seems to be, he might be out at one of the local villages listening and arbitrating a problem.  Maybe attending a marriage or jousting event.  Whatever it is he is not totally interested in what it is, his gaze to the left says to me 'how much longer must I be in attendance'?  Whether he is at Court or not, he still dresses in his Kingly garb, one of his finest white robes, cloak of power, crown, and his staff.

First impressions.  Part of his power is they way he presents himself.  If he looks like a King he must be a King.  Are we all not judged a bit on the way we dress; how we present ourselves to others?  Mostly yes I say, but I also notice with so much technology these days, most people hardly give another a 'once over.'  Too busy with their phones and ipads.  Too much of rush getting somewhere.
Today while out and about, I will slow myself down and take time to listen and really look at those around me.  Enjoy the moments and the day and not rush back to my castle.

The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am the Jewel

I often wonder who I would be if I was allowed the opportunity of self discovery.  What would the World be like if children could be children a little longer and be who they were born to be?  When I was a young girl we went to a preschool for just 4 weeks in the summer prior to 1st Grade.  Now they are starting children in school at like 2 and 3 years old.  The mechanics of education, A,B,C & 1,2,3.  What if we could be the poets, artists, jugglers, engineers, doctors, butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers that was innate in us?  What a wonderful world this would be.

Sometimes I think wistfully of who the other Carolyn would be now.  The nuns at the Catholic grade school taught with the limited vision that the Church and mainstream American academics called for.  I remember doodling.  I remember bits of poetry that Mother thought were a bit dark. I remember a nun in music appreciation class would not let me sing because I couldn't hold a note.  All the softer parts of life drummed right out me.  No wonder so many of us are adrift later in life looking for some kind of meaning.  Taking up this blog is helping me remember those bits of myself  that I had to put away so many years ago.

The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

































Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wait and see

I have had a lot of these days in my life.  Wait and see.  I wonder if it is a lesson in patience?  When I was a child, we had to 'wait and see' what kind of mood Dad was in that day before we could play, have dinner, watch tv.  In my younger years it was a wait and see what everyone in the group collective wanted to do.  I got tired of the all waiting... so I chose to do a lot of things on my own.


My business has stalled these last few weeks and I am waiting for things to turn around.  Instead of getting ready to go in panic mode because no one is calling, this is a reminder that the Wheel turns and my 'Ships' are coming to port.

'All good things come to those who wait' - While that may be true it drives me batty waiting.


The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I Do

               WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
We've only just begun, White lace and promises, A kiss for luck and we're on our way, We've only begun...
Sharing horizons that are new to us, Watching the signs along the way, Talkin' it over just the two of us, Working' together day to day...    -The Carpenters

Isn't this how most relationships begin.  Ahh the rosy glow of beginnings of new love.

I never did marry.  I never found the 'someone' that I wanted to say 'Yes I will stay with you the next 70 years of my life.'  I couldn't do it.  I watched my parents struggle, my older sisters and their not so well chosen mates.  Now much older I can see my parents did pretty darn good, considering where they came from.  I learned their stories and their childhood misery's and see that yes they started off this way and then Life happened. Work to do, the castle to be cleaned, 7 children to raise.  There can be joy and happiness but you have to make that a priority in your life. 


The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Monday, January 25, 2016

Beginnings

The traditional card for '0' is The Fool.  TARA was/is the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion.  She is no fool and she has been on her journey for time immortal.  She does not look off, out in to the unknown, but turns back to me and says "are you ready?"  A guide to help me get started on a new path.  I sometimes wonder if I got the chance at a 'do over' in life if I would choose to do all the same things I have already done, walk the same path ?  Most likely I would unless I could keep the memories. 

New beginnings are happening all the time, everyday, usually without me noticing them.  Wishing that life was different; if I take a moment I realize it actually is different.  And as I go about my day I will keep a look out for the lion hiding on sidelines.  Ready to pounce or ready to give me courage? 


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. " -Lau Tzu


The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Sunday, January 24, 2016

To Thine Ownself be True

I took a tarot class a few years back after being introduced to the cards and one of the lessons of that day is to figure out which card in the deck was our own Significator.  Based on my visual response and astrological information I chose the Queen of Pentacles.  The Queen of Earth.  This Queen was born into the royal family.  Some queens marry into the role, not this Queen, she has been royal since birth.  She does not hold tight or stare at her pentacle, she is comfortable in all her glory.

I am always happy to see the Queen of Pentacles.  I first knew her in the RWS deck from that class.  Whenever she presents herself for the day, I usually learn or figure out something else about myself.  The lessons of life never end and her lessons are usually beneficial and educational.  So look I forward to the day.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Excerpt from  A RETURN TO LOVE -Marianne Williamson

THE GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snow Day

Been out shoveling snow and clearing pathways.  If it snowed non stop, as it does in lots of places during the winter, I guess the days would blend.

Today is really all I have, might as well enjoy it. Tomorrow will take care of tomorrow.


My car is dug out and driveway cleared.  I am getting out of the house and go find someone to hang out with other than myself. 


Maybe a walk in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Look at That!

Rainbows.  What is it that fascinates us so?  Portent of good luck, messages from a loved one on the other side, and possibly the promised pot of gold.  Whatever meaning that is attached to rainbows we all love them.  Lots of people post pictures on their Facebook page, the local new stations give us pictures of recent sightings, and I must confess, I have a few on my phone and camera.

Blessings is an appropriate description of a Rainbow, for me it is a blessing to get to see one.  Simple magic.  It really is the simple things in life that can make me happy.  Rainbows are a reminder of that.  If I followed the Rainbow I would find it ends on the ground I stand on, but I have enough Irish in me that I can't dismiss the possibility of the pot of gold.

"Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land; there is no other life but this." -Henry David Thoreau

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D Farmer

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I am my own Shaman

In this card I see the Hermit and the Hierophant.  The old saying with age comes wisdom and on the surface that may be true, but I don't trust older men.  I mentioned that last week when the King of Winter came up two days in a row.  They want to retain the  status quo . 'I know more than you so just accept it and deal with it.'  But this Teacher is Old beyond his years and what he has to say is not self serving. I don't think he his here to tell me how to live my life, more like Life is for living, and be gentle with the Great Mother.

It's kind of fascinating to think of ancient wisdom.  In some eyes I am getting up there in years, at 59 I seem ancient to younger people. So maybe the laugh is on me. The Tarot and Oracle cards have become my Teachers over the last few years.  They speak to me and help me tap in to Wisdom of the Ages and of myself.

"You are never forgotten by the Universe.  Its powerful force swirls around and through you to your core and fills up any empty place." - Sue Lion

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D Farmer 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Look to the Sky

This is such a appropriate card today.  I have been hearing about the visible planetary alignment happening in the sky.  Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter all visible in the sky.  The best viewing time is early morning say 5 am.  Look to the South and Mercury will be closest to the horizon then look for other bright spots.  For a month or so I can see and hopefully appreciate more of the wonder of this Universe with these visible planets lined up in the sky.

Perspective is a apt description of this card.  It is how I look at things that matter.  Well actually I have to look first.  There is so much wonder in the World, I only have to take the time to stop, look, and listen.  Forget the naysayers and the doomsday predictions and look and see the grand splendor that has been gifted.  I am ever grateful for my time on the another planet in our Solar System, Earth.
Live Long and Prosper.


EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D Farmer

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Seeing Deeper

On the surface is seems bleak and cold.  Winter is like that.  As the cold winds blow, we keep our heads down out of the wind and endure the cold winter days.  Maybe instead of rushing through my day trying to get it all done, I slow my pace and really look around me.  Winter is its own special time. There is beauty in the stillness of the forest and in the quiet places with in me.

For the next few days there are possibilities of lots of snow.  Better dig out my snow boots and get ready for a walk in a winter wonderland.  Since this title is Reflection, maybe get my mirror out and do some 'Mirror' work today.

"I think that I shall never see
A Poem lovely as a tree."  - from the poem - TREE by Joyce Kilmer



EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D Farmer

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cave

Home is what we make it.  I am considering moving.  Finding a new place to call home.  Yesterday I drew the Waterfall and postulated where should I move.  When I look at this picture I understand I need to make my list of what are important features.  A roof over my head.  A place to keep me warm.  Maybe a place with a big window so I can see what it going on outside before I leave the house. Simple things really. 

Once moved it is me that will make the place I chose, Home.  What I do inside the walls and how I decorate my place is what it will make it home, otherwise it is just a Cave.  Isn't this what we do inside our homes.  Make it ours; sleep, eat, protection from the outside elements, and ponder the day ahead. 
Archaelogists study cave drawings and tell us they help us understand where we came from, how are lives have evolved.  I wonder if somewhere in the future if someone discovered this blog and wondered where I moved to?  Ha.

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D Farmer



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Effortless

I have been thinking of moving lately.  When I was younger I moved all the time; every couple of years I decided I wanted a change and I packed up and moved to a new apartment.  No problem, it seemed Effortless.  I went with the flow.  I didn't worry about particulars or if there was a 'waterfall' ahead, difficulties not yet seen.  Just moved.  What the heck if there was something ahead unknown and maybe even a little dangerous it added to the intrigue.  Ahhh to be young again filled with whimsy and bravado.

Not so Effortless now.  All the preparation and planning.  Does this go or not?  Do I find a place close to  a grocery store, hospital, family, friends?  Do I buy or rent?  Getting older I find I have to stop and weight all the considerations.  It has gotten a lot more challenging than getting some boxes and moving on the quick.  Now it feels like heading headlong over the cliff.  Maybe I will call my niece and let her decide.  She is 23 and will have me boxed up and moved before I hang up the phone.


EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D. Farmer

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Relax and Enjoy

It is Saturday and life is good.  Time to just let go and enjoy the day.  Play some music, do some reading, and maybe take a nap.  I have done my work for the week and need this time to recharge.

I have spent a long time reflecting on this card and can come up with a lot of different ways and explanations how this fairy in her garden speaks to me.  Mostly it is just relax and enjoy myself.  Maybe I will get a book on gardening and think of Spring planting.

"It's a Good Thing"  -Martha Stewart



FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

Friday, January 15, 2016

Deep Silence

The King of Winter has presented himself again today.  I am always amazed when the same card shows up two days in a row or repeatedly within a short span of time. After shuffling and cutting, the same card shows up from the previous day, I need to pay attention.
Today I see Merlin out in the woods.  He had to retreat deep into the forest to center himself and clear his mind.


I have been here, deep in the woods, alone with my thoughts.  It has been along time.  Silence prevails and you really tune into yourself and the only disruption to your deep thoughts is the cracking of a tree limb under the weight of snow and ice.

'The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.'
from the poem-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - Robert Frost

FAIRY Tarot Cards - Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson




Thursday, January 14, 2016

I didn't ask

I didn't ask for advice.  This King of Winter in most decks is King of Swords; full of advice on how,...well just about everything.  He walks alone with his wisdom (owl) I think because he just knows he knows more than most and so he keeps to himself.  I am sure something will come up today and someone will try to tell me what I should do.

I pretty much keep my own counsel.  There are times I am sure I can be like him, isolated because the rest of world just doesn't get me.


"I don't trust old men who think they know better.  Beware that angelic pose... Behind it is eons of lies." - Sharyn Mallow Woertz



FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fairy Dust

This young fairy looks directly at me.  In most cards and in most decks the characters seldom look directly at us.  I think she is trying to convey to me - is make a wish and make it so.  The golden coin is magically pulled from thin air.  All we need is all around us we just need to realize it.  The curiosity in this card that really gets my attention are all the books and especially the two books that seemingly have been opened to the same pages.  The book in the foreground and the one on the toadstool, I just can't quite make out what the art is on those pages. 

The caption of the card is... A windfall of money, advice, or assistance from others.  A very successful project.  A happy change in your career.    All nice thoughts and possibilities.  Tonight is the Big Power Ball Drawing.  Now that would be a windfall of money!





FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Head Games

Mystification - fear is a hammer and when the people are finally beaten into the conviction that existence hangs by a frayed thread, they will be led to where they need to go. 

Right at the moment all is well in my world.  I will not let this portent of fear and worry lead me down the path of fear and worry.  I will let my heart guide me and not respond to the day in fear.  What ever might come up today, I can and will handle. 
'Don't worry be Happy!'




FAIRY Tarot Cards - Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Couple

I decided to stay with this same deck this week so I could become more familiar with the deck.  The deck was a Christmas present to me from me and I wanted to hang out with all the cast of players in the deck for a few weeks.  After shuffling and cutting I usually draw the top card and work with the energy and design of that card, well today the 2 cards stuck together and right behind the King of Summer was the Empress. 'Behind every man is a good woman?'  

Not sure what to think about 'The Couple.'  Maybe I will meet new clients today?  Maybe I will hear from someone that wants my input on his plans?  Maybe it's just me working with both sides of my nature, the blending of the masculine and feminine?  Maybe I am overthinking it?  No clear impression for me today so I will wait and see.

FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Change is good

Ace of Spring, a breath of fresh air after dealing with the 10's of the last few day.  If tens are the turning point with one thing ending and beginning of another, this Ace of Spring heralds a nice and maybe even a little exciting change. When something ends it can always be worrisome of what the new will be.  I think of  the expression 'one door closes and another opens' -  well, what if the one that closes is on the room I just got done decorating and cleaning and I am happy there?

It is a new week with a new adventure.  Fear can hold me in place. The naysayers confuse us and tell us lies. The goodness and magic of Life can be compromised by living from a place of fear.  The door opens to this wonderful enchanted garden and I can shake off the bonds of negativity and allow myself to enjoy the day/week/year and believe in my own magic.
This promise of Spring is much welcomed with snow falling outside.
Hope Springs Eternal. 
One of my Fathers favorite sayings "The only thing constant in Life is change."

FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Awareness

The Ten of Winter came up again today.  3 days of 10's and the Ten of Winter was also drawn 2 days ago.  It concerns me when I draw the the 10 of Air/Swords and this 10 is that 10 in other decks.  For 6 months prior to being hurt in the tornado I continuously drew the 10 of Swords from the RWS deck.  The RWS deck shows a fallen individual with 10 swords in her/his back. Definitely negative.  This 10 advises to just walk away from difficulties, to move on.  So it kind of alarms me to draw the 10 card of Air/Swords/Winter, I just cannot ignore it.

Not being sure I put the card back in the deck asking for advise on its meaning.  After shuffling, I went looking for the Ten of Winter and the cards on either side it.  I drew Five of  Spring and the Queen of Autumn.  The 10 has turned her back on the difficulties in the 5 and  begins anew her path to her true nature of the Queen of Autumn.  My birthday was few days ago and  being born in the sign of Capricorn, this Queen of Earth/Pentacles/Autumn speaks to me.

'When the past calls don't answer it. It has nothing new to say.'

RWS -Rider Waite Smith

FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Friday, January 8, 2016

Chillax

Another Ten.  I drew the 10 of Winter/Air yesterday and today the 10 of Spring/Fire. Typically Ten's denote a time of ending and the start of something new.  A transition period and usually a small break between the project just finished and the new task at hand.  This is the first week of the new year so definitely working on the new.  This fairy has finished cleaning the place and thinking what is next?  Maybe just take a break and relax a bit and it wouldn't hurt to go by a new outfit this one is a little raggedy.

I am like this right at the moment.  Through the end of the year my business was pretty solid.  Now is the pause.  I find myself concerned during the 'Pause', when my phone doesn't ring and I am not busy busy busy. ' What happens if nothing happens? Oh my nobody wants to work with me?  Is this the beginning of the end?'  I can really freak myself out.  So I will stop myself right here.  Listen to my Guardian Fairy-My Higher Self and take off the working clothes, go buy myself something new and relax.

 "The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not on our circumstances." -Martha Washington

FAIRY Tarot Cards - Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Leave it behind

I have heard the words before, in books, movies, and in conversations, and it is true, "Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself."  I awoke earlier from a dream and who knows maybe I strayed into a memory.  It was a horrible dream.  I found myself in the midst of violence and a place of total disregard of life.  Where individuals had been dehumanized by violence and evil.  Trying to escape the place, I became or reverted to the same kind of behavior of others.  I struggled and finally came awake.  I kept thinking how could I do cruel things to others even to save my own life? Some of it seemed so real that I had to ask myself  'in a past lifetime could I have really participated or been a victim of this kind of treatment?'

Forgiveness is the only thing that I can ask for here. Something troubled me in the depth of sleep and the hated dream was my subconscious working through it.  I woke up and asked forgiveness for myself and others if I had ever wrong them in such away.  I have to let it go.  Release the fear and negativity and move on and focus on the future and what lies ahead.

Forgiveness.  Self Love is the path to Healing, Health, & Wellness.


FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

7 of 5

Two cards presented themselves to me this morning.  Seven of Winter and Five of Winter.  According to the accompanying booklet the suit of Winter is also the element of air/swords.  My first thought is 7 and 5 and this is January 6th, so to pay attention to my daily thoughts today.  Something I was thinking of yesterday, I brood on today and may show up tomorrow.  Then my next thought was 7 of 5.  Remember the BORG from Star Trek...7 of 9.  She/it was  BORG-part of the collective. Somewhat of a slave race all intergrated in to a  computed collective. One unit , one consciousness. Each unit/individual connected to all the other millions of units.

I recently have noticed that others are not hearing or reading what I am saying.  They see in my texts and emails and hear what they think they see and hear, which is not what I was conveying.  Confusing at best.  This happens a lot. What we say is heard different than what is meant if heard at all and electronic conversations are even more fraught with misunderstanding.  In the 5 is someone upset with me and walks away or am I upset with them for not listening to me and let them walk away. And in the 7 card am I hanging out with myself since I believe I am so misunderstood?  I am going to pay closer attention to what is being said and heard on both sides of the conversation. 

FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wowzaa

Happy Birthday to Me!  Today is my Birthday, yay!  I get to celebrate another year.  I never was one to be all 'oh not another year' - birthdays came and went and it was more like checking the day off the calendar.   Not anymore.  Since the tornado trauma in 2012 I realize it is a celebration of another year on this glorious planet Earth.  I want another day and another year, so since I got what I want I am going to celebrate.

I work with tarot and oracle cards, affirmations and other augury symbols to help me along my path of Healing, Health, and Wellness.  I also pay attention to other pictures (worth a 1000 words) and  events that will help me on that path.  I got to say this snap shot of Helen Mirran really speaks to me.  All that gloriousness.  She has it all together.  Recently celebrating 70 birthday, she flaunts her wonderful self.  Wowzaa. 


What if your fairy godmother
is the wisest, smartest version of your self - whispering from the future.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Confusion

Confusion.  That is what this King brings to me.  The King of Summer or the King of Cups.  When I first shuffled and drew this King, I said "no, no, no."  I was involved off and on for years with this King, who ultimately did not stand with me during my trauma issues in 2012.  Finally, after all the on and off times, I told him no more and said goodbye. So when it came up I did what I have only done a few times with the cards; put him back in the deck, reshuffled, cut the cards and drew a new card - King of Summer. 

I really don't know what to think about this.  Either the old issue and that King is going to show up again, or another King is going to present himself. I have a feeling the former over the latter.  I was hoping to deal with him next time in another lifetime. 
The cards can be like that.  I had that occur once years ago, I card I didn't understand,  put it back in the deck did the reshuffle and it came up again.  So I guess I will wait and see how the day rolls out.  The fairies do that, surprise us and sometimes it is not so good.
 

FAIRY Tarot Cards -Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Frolicking

Reminds me to do what makes me happy.  Life is good.  There are times though that I get caught up in the drama. My own little insecurities and heaven forbid others little games and weirdness.  That's when I need to get away and just dance.  Play a little bit.  Throw off the heaviness and get out and play.  Not to take it all so serious and have some fun with myself and enjoy others.

The Holidays are just past, kind of a let down.  All the preparations, shopping, cooking, celebrating and then...  Still there are a lot of everyday things worth celebrating and enjoying.   It's a new year, a new week, a new day.  Today is all about today.  Just go with it and have fun.  Just let my heart fly and celebrate the day.  
I gave myself this new deck for Christmas.  I love fairies, they enjoy themselves.  Sometimes their fun comes when they play tricks on you and sometimes that is not so much fun, but what is life without a few surprises.

FAIRY Tarot Cards- Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Psssh

Waking up kind of late today and just on the verge of being a gloomy gus.  Blah.  I didn't start my New Year out like normally.  Stayed home all day and just hung out with myself.  It was a good day yet I feel a little out of sync doing something different and not spending time with family. I needed a break from all the holiday hooplah. 

Before the gloominess sets in I need to get out and about in the fresh air and sunshine.  I think that was part of it, cloudy, rainy days for a week and now the winter chill has set in.  Just get out and about.  Smile and say hello to people.  Shake off the blues, shadows, and disappointments.  Today is a new day.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Nugget of Wisdom

Salmon is my totem animal for the year 2016.  Different  animal guides show up in life to help give guidance when needed.  Salmon is a card of instinctual wisdom.  Is it not amazing that Salmon spawn from a creek or river bed and make their journey out to the ocean and return years later to same birthplace?  Instincts guide their lives, something born with and not learned.  That is something to ponder, the wisdom of the Ages is within me.  That All I Need is Within Me Now!

       The Tradition of the SALMON

Peer often deep within the pool of Fec,
Peer often deep within the pool of thought,
And you will harmonize the wandering mind,
    Recover sunken secrets of yourself,
Find love and light without you, as within,
And wake new wonder by the banks of Boyne
-from "The Song of the Salmon-God" -W.P. Ryan
  

An inspiring idea that the ingredients to life's answers were ordinary and hid in plain sight.
                      
 Card/Artwork The DRUID ANIMAL ORACLE                -Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm