My card of the week is card #49…
This is a card of higher self and transcendence…and I drew it Yang.
As I meditated on the card and read the ‘meaning’, a couple of things stuck with me.
From the reading of the meaning – it’s time to release and open up to next step.
It is very true for my writing career. I need to release the insecurities that no one will like my books and submit the Dragon Queen.
I also need to release with several people in my life. My clinging to their past I’ve not allowed us to take the next step.
One sentence struck home… The burden I carry on my shoulders very day is …what I choose…. So very true. I want everyone to be happy so I’ll carry what is theirs. This is my main focus this week. Giving back what is their to carry.
From meditating on the card. I was drawn to the diamonds/gems. Some sparkle is needed in my life. I need to focus on the positive. That has been a repeated thing for days – weeks. I’m in a ‘slump’ and I instantly felt the sun was a whirlpool… drawing me again from the goals and positive forces.
The rays of my diamonds and the whirl pool is separated by clutter…nothing really determinable just ‘stuff’. My life is being buried in ‘stuff’… home stuff…family stuff…writing stuff…job stuff…
While this week’s card didn’t reveal anything hidden, it was a firm nudge that I need to get my ‘stuff’ in order.
I think it’s very important to make ‘me time.’ Time spent focused on an activity that brings you pleasure – just pleasure. But that’s not enough. I think we need to slip special extra’s through the day. And believe me there are days, I need a lot of the special extras.
Doughnuts and cookies make awesome through out the day boost. But today I’m going to share my shower bomb recipe with you. I love to soak in a bubble bath but some days that just isn’t a real possibility.
Shower bombs are awesome ways to release soothing scents (like lavender or chamomile) for the evening. Or you can use them in the morning to jump start your day with scents like hyacinth or Eucalyptus.
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1/2 cup Epsom salt
• up to 2 tsp of water
• essential oils: amount depends
1. Combine baking soda, salt/Epsom salt, and mix well until combined.
2. Spray or drop small amounts water into the mix and stir until you get the consistency of slightly wet sand.
3. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling but should not appear wet at all. You may need to add slightly more water if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet.
4. Once you get this texture, add the menthol crystals and the essential oils and stir to combine.
5. Quickly push mixture into silicon molds, greased muffin tins, or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened.
6. When dry, remove and store in airtight container.
Time Capsule – Weekly updates.
In my first post on time capsule journaling I said I do weekly recaps. Here are two examples. The first one was from last summer. The second from last week.
As with any journal, there are no rules. I like to keep mine a ‘surface’ recap. I ‘work-out’ my personal ‘issues’ in the journal I use for my Sunday card readings.
A one all purpose journal doesn’t work for me. I took me years to figure that out… I know a little slow. Journaling personal and so you need to do it the best way it fits you.
Back from the rabbit hole. My weekly recaps vary as you can see. Sometimes there are lots of pictures…sometimes memorable from events… whatever reflects what I want to highlight for the week.
My aim for my time capsule journal is to keep record of the what was going on around me. I include family members but only worldly events that touched me personally. I know that may sound selfish but I can research what happened world wide but that won’t have the fact I spent time building a leprechaun trap with my 6 year old.
The time capsule journal is by far the most undefined and open for personal definition.
Next week, I’ll be talking about a dream journal.
What types of journal(s) do you keep? If you like more info or discuss journaling, please comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Willpower and messy relationships..
This week’s card is number 16 and I drew it Yang (upside down). While meditating on it before reading the chakras meeting, I was drawn to the 2 set of feet. One seemed to be skipping to the water while the other was stepping on sharp things and blocked from the water.
The other was figure eight – I thought of a race track. And I’m sure this is due to the high pace my life has been in the last couple of weeks.
While reading the meaning of the card – for the yang – I was overwhelmed with the repeated messages about the relationships in my life…
I have three things to keep in front of me this week –
1) Beware of the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude this week
2) Need to make time for the important people in my life
3) Some people I care about dearly this week are going to struggle, I need to remember I can’t ‘fix’ everything. And the ‘my way or the highway’ is what they need.
After reading about the card, the feet made sense. If I remember and stick to the 3 rules, I’ll have an easy path…if I don’t, well, things are going to get ‘pokey’.
As far as the race track, I believe I saw that as my body and mind are telling me I need a break. I need to schedule some ‘me time’ this week.
So that’s my week head. If you have any questions or would like a card read for you, leave a comment. Or if you are more comfortable, email me at – email@example.com
Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!
This week I drew an angel card….Archangels are willing allies on your personal journey (holding my hand)…This means I’m going need extra doughnuts because it’s going to be a week BUT because it’s Raphael, I can’t eat doughnuts.
Card #76 – Archangel Raphael
Raphael, is the healing angel (the medical symbol) and the third eye chakra. This includes self, others, and animals.
Since I only exercised once last week and ate ½ of an Irish Cream chocolate cake, I know one of the healings I need to do is me. NO DOUGHNUTS ….More water. Exercise. Basically respect my body.
The healing through the third eye is telling me to be on the lookout for someone in need. Have I said something recently that ‘hurt’ them? Have I been neglectful in the needs of someone close to me?
Another aspect of this is card is get out of my own head. Stop limiting myself. Trust that I will be able to ‘SEE’ this adventure through.
If you do Chakra readings, I’d love to hear from you. Or if you have any questions on my card or Chakra in general, please post them.
Every Wednesday, I’ll blog about the art of journal keeping. The different types, the different reasons, the different ways and most important that there is NO right way to journal. Keeping a journal is a lot like writing, no two people do it the same.
I’m going to start with the time capsule journal. Time capsule journals can be kept for a certain event (wedding, having a baby, remodeling a room or house, etc) or for a length of time (your ‘golden’ year or season or yearly). I keep a yearly time capsule journal.
I set mine up with a two page monthly spread and then do weekly summaries. The first thing I do is gather up my supplies…clippings, stickers, etc. I include birthdays, recipes I want to try, etc.
I don’t want to cover everything to begin with because I added events and comment to the main page as the month unfolds.
While I don’t have any weekly summaries for March, here is an example of what they do look like.
I’d love to hear from fellow journal keepers.
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The Hollow King is the first book in the Night of the Gryphon trilogy.
Humankind is plagued by an unspeakable evil who releasing monsters of nightmares. The banished world of magic is fading unable to contain or fight the evil threating the humans.
The Hollow King begins the journey of five unlikely companions. All harbor secrets that have the power to destroy or save. Friendships are formed. Love is found and destroyed. Can they overcome their differences and adversities to begin seeking the Specter of Hope?
Crenshaw fell to the damp forest floor. The musky scent of rotting leaves and fungus surrounded him. “How many beasts has she woken?” His stomach twisted and knotted like a ball of bread dough being worked by a baker. In his stupidity, he’d allowed a sorceress of evil to claim his kingdom. Closing his eyes, he shuddered at the thought of the price everyone had paid. Including his own brother whose body remained unclaimed and his spirit locked away, unable to join their ancestors.
The wind would carry Ovezara’s screams for centuries. The revenge he planned for the sorceress would be slow and painful.