Hello to you. How are you doing in your present moment as you visit here? I hope you are less conflicted inside than I am! I am excited about seeing Lindsey Stirling tonight and sad with the news that our neighbors sister died yesterday after not recovering from complications due to an automobile accident! Rhonda was apt to remind me there are pills for my being happy and sad at the same time. I reminded her I’m taking some of those and it’s not helping with my predicament today!
There are more than a few things just popping some pill or another won’t provide any sort of consolation for. Coping with mixed emotions is an inside job to tackle with the God of your understanding if you have one or spending time in prayer, meditation, a long walk….for some to even smoke some weed! It’s important to allow ourselves to feel emotions and not just use people, places and things to obstruct or mask the experience. We are human beings and having feelings is part of being human!
Had an early morning wake up, like 1:38 am or so. It was like someone was standing right next to my side of the bed with a cup of prepared coffee! The mystery kind of got solved when I let the dogs out later and smelled the same sort of smell outside. Must have got into the house via our HVAC system or something.
So this morning’s meditation included my cards and a map of the United States I got from the Sierra Club many years ago. The messages spoke to me but also seemed to speak to what I see is happening these days in our country…in our world. I want to stress cards of any kind and there are millions of different types people use, are just tools. Sometimes I feel like my chalk drawings are too ambiguous and vague. Adding the cards lately is helping things get more specific.
It’s important to not read too much into such things..the phrase “self-fulfilling prophecy” comes to mind. There is always a fork in the road and we can choose, at any moment, which road to take.
8 of Cups face up- Tells you you will get what you’ve hoped for, but you may be being over-cautious
8 of Swords face down – Warns of unexpected calamities
Knight of Cups face up- Most often represents a lover, or the messenger of true love
8 of Wands face up – This is a time to take action, to be hopeful, to plan your next moves.
2 of Wands face down – Portends something unexpected will happen or enter the picture, or loss or failure in your new enterprise
Ace of Swords face up – Represents triumph by force
3 of Wands face up – Problems can be resolved if the person remains calm, dignified, intelligent
The World face down – Symbolizes complete mastery and understanding of your own inner nature and of the forces surrounding you
3 of Swords face up – Indicates the disintegration of alliances
6 of Swords face down – Indicates a journey, or visitor or message
Special: 5 of Wands face up – Signifies Greed, competition for financial gain, hardship
The drawings that came up, especially the one with Vladimir Putin dressed in the colors of our flag, political parties and surrounded in “Cheeto Orange” comes with messages that resonated with me with the recent indictment of Michael Flynn. The messages, “They all play in this game” and “Takes many sheep to make a lamb” were what came forth after the poor drawing of Putin. In my perception, it’s not fair to just go after one person when so many are probably involved with this whole thing. I think it’s important for transparency in this whole issue and to focus on how to make these wrongs right instead of just tearing more people and this country apart. Sometimes looking at or hearing the news headlines in this country seems like what it may have been for the Romans in their Colosseums! Just watching people being shredded alive! Only in our day an age it isn’t flesh being ripped apart by lions, it’s their characters…their very souls.
The other messages pertains to what is going on with people, mostly men, being ripped apart and their legacies laid waste with sexual misconduct allegations. It came to me, as someone who has experienced sexual misconduct many times in my life, that bringing such things to light out of a heartspace of spite does no one any good. It’s just pouring more gasoline on a fire. We don’t heal as a nation and a people by attacking each other out of spite and vengeance.
http://variety.com/2017/politics/news/michael-flynn-guilty-charged-russia-probe-1202627430/ – use link for complete article
Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI in Russia Probe
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, plead guilty to one count to lying to the FBI as part of an agreement reached with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller charged Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russia’s ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
I told Kyle this morning that in a way, despite how ugly this whole year has been in this country, I am becoming almost grateful for it. I am seeing it has been the sort of humbling experience this country has needed for a very long time. We can learn from what is happening in this literal and figurative dismantling of America. We can come together as a nation and instead of rebuilding other countries as we’ve done in the past after wars….begin to rebuild ours in peaceful cooperation with the rest of this world.