Hello to you. Hope this finds you well today. I found out it’s World Water Day – water is life! There are simple things each of us can do to help conserve our most precious of resources. Stuff as simple as turning off the tap when your brushing your teeth. Taking shorter showers. Not rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I found this National Geographic video that is short but shows some good examples of places where efforts are being made to preserve waterways- so many lives, not just human, depend on them:
The night before Chris died I had a disturbing dream of being pulled through my bedroom ceiling. Finding out he had strangled himself really hit me hard. His music was some of the first music my husband shared with me. In particular I Am the Highway. Songs like Be Yourself have comforted me through so many difficult times. His struggles and manner of death really bothered me. With my own journey with alcohol dependency for a time hearing of his battles really touched my heart. Addiction is a disease that so many lose the battle with….Chris was one such casualty. I’m glad his family got some peace with their law suite: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/chris-cornell-family-settlement-doctor-1166269/amp/
Messages from A Woman’s Spirit:
When we are all wrapped up in ourselves, we present a very small package to others. – Georgette Vickstrom
Today I can put aside my tendency to look at every circumstance in relationship to myself. With God’s help, I can put my attention on others.
Hello to you. How are you doing today? Link and I have started to get in the patterns of the sun. When it’s dark you go so sleep. So here I am at the keyboard, artificial sunshine of coffee and computer screen on! This is a process that will only last a short period of time and then I’ll have to figure out what to do next lol. It’s better than laying in bed like I was doing, fretting about a bunch of stuff I can’t control!
Such is life these days right? What to do with myself to keep busy but stay at home. I’m sure if I were to peruse the internet right now I’d find all kinds of advice on what I could be doing. I can turn on the news on any station and if it’s not covoid19 hysteria it’s other bored people, famous and not, showing us what they are doing to not be bored at home. Finding stuff do and being alone didn’t use to be a problem for me. What happened is choice of whether to immerse or not immerse myself in the world has been pretty much removed. If I go out into the world to do something, it’s getting groceries, an appointment or something pretty important I need to do.
Yesterday I shared some of my art supplies with our neighbor children. We have a couple of Mom’s in the neighborhood with young children and it’s so challenging right now for them to keep the young one’s entertained.
The old standbys have always been drawing, writing and right now working on another corner to corner afghan. I’ve even considered working on an edited version of a book I’ve already e-published, The Gospel According to Sam (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Sam-Jackie-Wygant-ebook/dp/B00533VOTU) all proceeds going to charity. The only part of me that seems to really be working right now is the writing. I sit down to draw and unlike years past, it’s just a blank page or trying to record what is in front of me.
There are only so many words, so many drawings, paintings and creative ways to put together the same meals before you start to repeat yourself or others. The other thing is I’m trying to downsize and reduce the amount of that stuff I want around the house. Thank goodness for digital writing but even that isn’t without pitfalls…..you need a reliable way to store the media if you care to retrieve it later. I had a hard drive I was using. It got dropped one too many times and now the data is is locked in there unless I can get someone with some skills to break them out! I am having to learn to be a more transitory person and it’s hard.
So I have found myself asking, what does the God of my understanding want me doing right now?! I want to be useful and help somehow so is my even sharing this today doing that? Do my words here help alleviate boredom and the same things for someone other than myself?
It’s kind of like life in the extremes of weather be it extreme cold or extreme heat. In either one, I have learned to hunker down and keep busy but sometimes my lesser natures take over and I gain weight. Eating becoming an activity. Thankfully here the weather has been nice so when I get really restless I put on my walking shoes and take Link out or go just by myself. Walking does help!
Today I decided to look at the phrase staying busy. I’m going to put all the values I’ve come up on my “travels” with gematria. Sometimes to see the order in which I have found different number values is like a weird sentence lol:
“staying busy” in the English Ordinal system equals 162 – a taking, train, insane, riches, torah, shift, poop, behaves, noise, hearing germs, right, under, humane, doubt, Queen, disease, favor, plasma, choices, under, right, audience, a miracle, polar.
“one six two” in the English Ordinal system equals 144 – a mask, brain, clock, handle, hope, faith, cut, space, bored, talk.
“one four four” in the English Ordinal system equals 154 – a love, sun, play, French, voice, eyes, chemical, health, acting, spar, breath, Bavaria, butch, pods, bodies, Gabriel, Mama bear, foodie, gnome, eyes
“one five four” in the English Ordinal system equals 136 – a halo, child, hair, bite, heard, hug, have, asp, agree, chips
“one three six” in the English Ordinal system equals 142 – a self, new, gift, balanced, rain, run, war, raw, rare, bitch, female, rebel, Odin, sub, tail
“one four two” in the English Ordinal system equals 152 – a blonde, earth, seeds, caring, speak, what, thaw, hobby, disable, heart, Pope, kept, raise, create, spice, birds, devil, dog, pee, crop, ship, going, hobby, ashes, a glaze, thaw
“one five two” in the English Ordinal system equals 134 – a cold, chance, free, hate, breed, heat
Now all of this said, I am not trying to invite drama into my life. What I wish to invite into my life is a positive, loving way I can be of service to God as I understand them.
The last thing I want to be is a waste of space. So I am going to trust that gradually, as I can handle it, God will show me great ways to be of service in this uncertain time. May be in some way, I’m already doing it just blogging here? May be somebody, that’s not me, will see my message here and get some relief from their personal struggles and be able to pass that light on to someone near or far in their own life? That’s my hope!