Friday, March 7, 2014
Since I loved the Psychic Tarot app so much I decided to get the Psychic Tarot for the Heart app. I love it. Great visuals, very good descriptions. Similar in style as the other one--it seems the same person illustrated this. I love it.
Today's card is Open Up. I think this goes really well with my other post today of Easy Does It. They both seem to recommend relaxation and allowing. There is a kind of mellowness about this and the other card I received. It feels warm and inviting.
Sending you all love,
Here is a recent repeat card. I pulled it yesterday then again today, using my Magical Messages from the Faeries App. It seems there's this repeat message of staying in the flow. I was just listening to something about this on a radio show. When you're out of the flow you try really hard to get things to work in a certain way, not realizing that when you're in overly analytical mode, you are often already off course, and away from the flow. I thought about it for a while and realized I could relate to what was said. So I'm going to attempt to stay in the flow, being more relaxed and trusting than usual, which should be a big leap for me, but I'll do my best!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
So, I finally stopped dithering and set dates and times for four workshops held in a local coffee shop. I then posted this on Facebook so I had the accountability of following through. I already have several sign-ups! All four classes have at least one person in them, thanks to lovely creative friends. I look forward to doing this workshop for/with them. I need to remember the main focus which is having fun and making things. I don't have to provide anything too intense so long as I explain what we're doing and facilitate things, bring materials, etc. I don't need to be a hero! Hahaa. My plan is to do all four, as long as there are at least two sign-ups per workshop.
Really, I think it'll be fun. When I first started teaching classes about 11 years ago I was always, always nervous, but it went well 98% of the time. Even with my inexperience, the students/participants were always gracious and friendly. I can only think of one student or maybe two (in one case a nervous man, and in another case a woman who was very clingy). But nearly everyone has been super supportive and responsive when I've taught. I really don't see it as teaching so much as witnessing other people as they create. But that's pretty cool.
Love to y'all,
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Here's a card I pulled last night. I like this card, but the image kinda makes me giggle. Nice...nipple fountain? But I suppose the metaphor of nurturing, giving love and sustenance from your breasts makes sense, considering breasts are used to feed and nurture young.
This card is similar to the high priestess (see the moon-esque headdress on the Hathor figure?), and a bit like the Empress, too. It has the added meaning of allowing and receiving. Instead of just giving, us moms, wives and women in general need to allow ourselves to receive. And not just receive, but GRACIOUSLY receive. Do you know those women who say, 'Oh, no, I can't charge you for that.' Or who refuse to let you pay for them, etc? Well, I think all of us are like that at times. Some more than others.
Sometimes I find myself refusing assistance. Other times I feel more able to receive. But even if I allow the gift, sometimes I still feel guilty about it. Why burden the joy of a gift with guilt? Especially when I do try to make a point to give to others and make them feel happy? We need to open up to the gifts of others.
These are all very good things to remember. The give and take of life--the balance therein is an important one. Don't deplete yourselves, dears! Allow yourself to receive.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Here is a card I received recently. I'm not entirely sure what it refers to, except I've had a couple minor things in motion (mostly stuff I've already done or have been going on for some time), but this card is usually more triumphant. I don't know. Maybe I am wrong. Does anyone else notice this about this card? It's more of a public recognition of some sort. It's slightly less subtle than some of the other 'good news' cards. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part. Hehe.
I think one thing I've been successful at, if you can call it that, is being less success-oriented. I'm trying to make it more my motto to enjoy the journey and not just grasp onto the future. I read Siddaleah's blog post, and her point about making yourself happy HERE and NOW is a hugely important one. I told my husband recently that I was tired of always looking for the NEXT BIG THING. Then I commented on how I found that practice quite pointless and tiring. And invalidating. I think artists are especially prone to this trap because we rarely get much financial recognition for what we do.
Sharyn remarked to me that building on who we are and have already been is very valuable. Trying to find that perfect fix in terms of a creative venture or outlet is not really going to happen. You may have some really good runs (not diarrhea, but creative stints), but you aren't going to find THE THING. Life is just a series of 'THINGS' and if we can't enjoy what is happening now, then what makes us think we'll enjoy what happens when the next 'THING' comes up? Anyway. So my motto is to be in the flow. My word of harmony for the year is still applicable. I am trying to find that harmony and balance within myself, in each and every moment.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
It has become something of a tradition to take mini trips during my birthday month. We can't really go very far right now, distance-wise, but we try to take little day trips that cost less money and are more convenient. So, I wasn't too surprised to see this card yesterday evening, since we had just booked a hotel for two days a couple hours prior.
Later this month, I'm visiting three of my friends in one city who live a couple of hours away. Rather than drive four hours in one day, or even stay one night, we're taking a family trip and staying two nights at a hotel with a nice pool where my husband and daughter can swim. My daughter is especially thrilled about it, and my husband seems to enjoy it, too. I get to visit with my friends while they hang out, swim and figure out other local activities that are kid-friendly.
I also plan to visit with my siblings, hopefully, as a couple of them have spring break from school; one of them is a professor and has most of the month off in March for the spring break, and another is going to school nearby and has a week off--though I actually think it's not until a week or so after my daughter's spring break. Anyyyyway. We plan to visit with my older sis and her baby and husband one of those days, and I might also visit a friend in Wyoming, too. So there are several ideas for little day and stay-cations floating around. In the midst of that, I tend to have a traditional shared birthday party with my dad.
The image on this card always amuses me. This fairy looks snobby/pissed/bored with her parrot companion. Don't let that happen to you! ;)