I know this to be true. I often forget it though. So today, Wayne Dyer’s quote from “You Are What You Think” resonates with me:
“To release attachments, you have to make a shift in how you view yourself. If your primary identification is with your body and your possessions, your ego is the dominant force in your life If you can tame your ego sufficiently, you’ll call upon your spirit to be the guiding force in your life. As a spiritual being, you can observe your body and be a compassionate witness to your existence. Your spiritual aspect sees the folly of attachments because your spiritual self is an infinite soul.”
This has been a tough year for me physically and emotionally. Today, I am releasing any attachment I have to how my physical and emotional bodies “should” be. It is what it is. Awareness is key and today I am aware.
Now I’m coming back home. I’ve been away now, oh how I’ve been alone.
I don’t know if you recognized those as lyrics from the Beatles song, “Wait.” I’ve been listening almost non-stop to the Beatles channel on Sirius XM. Their songs are timeless. That particular song, “Wait”, speaks to me. I am not a patient person and any reminder to embody patience is welcomed.
And I have been away from my blog for awhile. I can’t believe the the last time I posted was in the fall of 2017. I think that’s when “the shift” happened for me. It’s taken quite awhile to shed the dissonance. Normally I am provided with words at the beginning of each year that guide me — more spiritually than anything. No words came to me at the beginning of 2018. I spent the first quarter of 2018 in a physical slump which also affected my mental and emotional realms.
One day in March, I was sitting in my new “loft space”, purging files and throwing stuff away and a piece of paper dropped out of the pile, floating down to the floor. I turned it over and two words popped out at me: Resilience and Fluidity.
I was stunned. My words for 2018. And let me tell ya…Resilience and Fluidity is the name of the game.
Do those words speak to you? If so, how do you see them in your life?
Vertical reality vs. horizontal reality: Vertical reality is looking up, aligning oneself with the things of Spirit as opposed to looking straight ahead or looking down and aligning oneself with the ways of the world.
The body, the heart and the mind are our capacities from which Life, Love and Truth are expressed. So many in the world today are fooled into thinking the capacities ARE the expression. Don’t be fooled.
Know the difference. Live it. Express it. You can’t be a beacon if your light don’t shine. Be the light from which others can find their way.
I’m not sure if Victory comes first and then Success, but either way I think you get my drift. Often times with victory and success, the “big-head” syndrome starts and one’s chest puffs out and one struts one’s stuff, being all proud up in everyone’s face. That is not attractive to me. I plan on having a victory soon, followed by success. Then…gratitude. Gratitude for the gifts I’ve been given to share with the world.
Gratitude rests in the heart waiting to be seen, heard, felt, offered…and gratitude is followed by humility. Humility. Say it with me. Humility. When I Googled “humility”, the definition was “a low view of one’s importance.” Huh? That’s certainly not what I feel humility to be.
So I found this quote: “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Yes. With humility comes wisdom. Truth.
May your victories be successes and may you offer gratitude back to the Universe and in return bask in humility.
Once again, Surrender and Patience are key words to my question: “is it time to go professional with my tarot readings?”
Huge life lessons are among the 3-card spread above. Surrender and Patience; Quiet Determination and Strength and a Blend of Intellect and Intuition come up for me to look at.
The Hanged Man in the position of “Where I Am Now”: My tendency is to move quickly, jump in with both feet and then deal with the consequences later. I sort of did that earlier in the year when I created a website with the intention of including this blog as a part of it, but alas, it just turned out to be another blog (I needed to gather some more facts of obviously). And now I don’t know how to merge the two blogs into one. Sigh….Surrender and Patience indeed.
Strength in the position of “Where I’m Going”: Quiet determination and strength is the name of the game right now. I can’t say that I’m very quiet much of the time in my determination — on occasion, yes, and certainly my inner strength is what is keeping me anchored. I love the image of the woman as a different kind of a lion tamer and the lion, although laying down is voicing his determination.
The Lovers in the position of “How I’m Going to Get There”: I was a little disconcerted with The Lovers card in this position, but then this card doesn’t have to always reflect being in love or being in a relationship with another person (although it certainly can be). In this instance, my intuition tells me that this card is about my relationship with tarot — moving forward professionally with practical magic.
And there ya have it. Practical magic. It’s the way I live my life, so why not how I read the cards!!
This card speaks to every aspect of my life right now. The Seven of Pentacles — seeds have been sown, the garden is beginning to fill in and now it’s time for patience…but not the sit back and wait for something to happen kind of patience. Rather it’s the discipline, diligence, accountability and being responsible for what is emerging kind of patience that is necessary. It is both scary AND inspiring…but mostly inspiring. Now I Am Surrendering…
My husband and I have had a garden party every summer for 15 years. We invite our friends, neighbors, our staff and our business customers — most of who fit into the friend or neighbor category, too.
The picture is of a metal structure that was gifted to my husband by four really good friends for his upcoming birthday. We intend to move it to “the perfect spot” when we find it. We have 2 1/2 acres of paths, gardens, a pond, a vineyard and truthfully it’s just an awesome sanctuary, if I say so myself.
I came in from this sanctuary just moments ago and felt I had to state my gratitude for life’s design. I had been sitting at one of our newer seating areas — a new deck built by another good friend — and as I looked out on the property and looked at the pond and then watched my cat, Gloria, walk over to me and flop down beside me, I was moved to tears. Life has been good to me AND I’ve been good to life. If it wasn’t for me following life’s designs throughout the years, I wouldn’t be sitting at the dining room table typing this into my blog.
Even our modest house is harkening me to tears: the downstairs rooms painted several years ago by another good friend. The colors: Paprika and Sage Green in the kitchen, Cashew and Sage Green in the living room and Paprika in the hallway. The colors are still rich and stunning even after these several years.
Gratitude for this garden of being — inside and outside. Gratitude for my garden of being — my body, my mind, my heart guided and served by Spirit.
Among the many aspects within my stewardship , I give tarot readings and the cards say this is a year of manifesting my dreams. The cards never lie.