9 May 2016: The Laume

Hello dear ones,

It has been a while since I posted here. It has been a while since I have drawn an oracle card, but a friend on Facebook prompted me to do so when she shared her Oracle Card for the day.

Today’s card is The Laume. And since I have no idea where my guidebook is I need to listen and trust. Firstly the Laume is one of the Faery Guides and Guardians. Secondly, looking at the card while there is a lot that is going underneath, The Laume knows that sometimes we just need to sit and be. Completely and totally accepting of everything that is going on. Acknowledge the storms that have battered our wings, and then give time and rest a chance to work their magic with hopeful healing light.

The Laume talks of unconditional being, unconditional giving and unconditional acceptance…of not being a matyr but acknowledging our interconnectedness and the firm grounding that we achieve from those in our past.

I am going to listen to her wisdom…and accept the unconditional healing.

Love and healing,
Trisha

2 November: Sylvanius

Good morning,

Today’s faery is Sylvanius he is all about  truth and clarity. I must admit that I have been battling to see the commercial value of my services and asking people to pay for them. However,  this weekend I had an epiphany where I  realised that if I value the services that my colleagues provide then I am doing them a disservice by not charging market rates when offering those services myself.

Now is a time for finding out the false and misleading beliefs that you have accepted and discovering that you are a better person  than you thought – and have the potential to accomplish more than you believed you could.

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Love and the journey to accomplishment,
Trisha

21 October: Losgunna

Good morning,

Today’s faery is Losgunna again, and she is reminding me that while dancing to the tune of my life I must remember to be present. To not be rushing from one moment to the next but actually pausing in the fullness of the moment that exists with the here and the now. That incredibly powerful time that exists where we get to discover who we truly are and shape who we will become once choice at a time, one moment at a time.

Love and moments,
Trisha

20 October: Spirit Dancer

Good day,

Today’s faery is the Spirit Dancer. She is all about keeping on dancing to the music of life, sometimes the music is happy, sometimes it is sad, sometimes it is defiant, but it is always there and when we keep on dancing to the true song that is playing in our hearts that is when we are on the right track.

Dancing with our whole hearts is one way to fully and completely experience our emotion and experience so that we can detach from it.

Love and dancing,
Trisha

16 October: Losgunna

Good day,

Today’s faery is Losgunna and she is telling me to be present. I must admit I battle to be present, to focus on one thing at a time, and to an extent I think with a toddler it is impossible and irresponsible to be completely focused on a non-toddler related task. But I can’t help but wonder if the message is that there is treasure to be found in being in the moment.

I re-read Tuesdays with Morrie over the last couple of days, and the messages that are truly resonating with me are all about being present.  In the guidebook Losgunna’s keywords are: Sunken treasure. Discovery of self. Adventure. And while I have been meditating around the card, a quote from the movie Peter Pan surfaced, the one where Peter Pan says:

To live would be an awfully big adventure.

In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie keeps telling Mitch Albom that in order to learn how to live you need to know how to die. There is an exchange where Morrie and Mitch talk about culture which goes like this:

Morrie believed in the inherent good of people. But he also saw what they could become.
“People are only mean when they’re threatened”, he said later that day, “and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does. Even people who have jobs in our economy are threatened, because they worry about losing them. And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It’s all part of this culture.”
He exhaled. “Which is why I don’t buy into it.”

“Here’s what I mean by building your own little subculture,” Morrie said. “I don’t mean you disregard every rule of your community. I don’t go around naked, for example. I don’t run through red lights. The little things, I can obey. But the big things — how we think, what we value — those you must choose yourself. You can’t let  anyone — or any society  — determine those for you. …
Mitch goes on to ask Morrie why he did not move to another country when he was younger, “Someplace not as selfish as America”.
“Every society has its own problems,” Morrie said, lifting his eyebrows, the closest thing he could come to a shrug. “The way to do it, I think, isn’t to run away. You have to work at creating your own culture. Look, no matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don’t see what we could be. We should be looking at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become. … The problem, Mitch, is that we don’t believe we are as much alike as we are. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own.Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.”

Going back to the guidebook, Jessica writes about trying new experiences with the willingness of a child. Having a seventeen month old child with me for the majority of the time allows a different understanding of that statement…every experience that Lucas has, he has with his whole self. He has not yet learned to hold back so everything he does, he does with all of him. He is fully present, and he embraces it with curiosity and a willingness to explore, of course, there are frustrations and consequences but it seems that when he experiences the anger or hurt or frustration of an exploration not working out the way he would like, he lets out the emotion…he will have a small temper tantrum and then be done with it.

Where Mitch and Morrie discuss emotions, Morrie talks about learning to detach.

“You know what the Buddhists say? Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.”
But wait, I said. Aren’t you always talking about  experiencing life? All the good emotions, all the bad ones?
“Yes.”
Well, how can you do that if you’re detached?
“Ah. You’re thinking, Mitch. But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it. … If you hold back on the emotions — if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them — you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. … But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say. ‘All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.”

I think that the message that Losgunna is giving me, is about the adventure that comes from living fully and being present. Of course, there are risks to opening up, but perhaps, the risks of not being open are far bigger.

Love and exploration,
Trisha

 

26 September: Ta’Om the Poet (Reversed)

Good morning,

Today’s faery card is Ta’Om the Poet but he is head over heels. Ta’Om is a story teller and in order to tell stories, one needs to pay attention, and see the world as it really is.
He speaks to me of the fact that you cannot discover stories when wrapped in one’s own little world…you need to open your eyes.

Terry Pratchett, in the thoughts of Tiffany Aching in the Wee Free Men says:

The secret is not to dream … The secret is to wake up. Waking up is harder. I have woken up and I am real. I know where I come from and I know where I’m going. You cannot fool me anymore. Or touch me. Or anything that is mine.”
I’ll never be like this again, she thought, as she saw the terror in the Queen’s face. I’ll never again feel as tall as the sky and as old as the hills and as strong as the sea. I’ve been given something for a while, and the price of it is that I have to give it back.

And the reward is giving it back, too. No human could live like this. You could spend a day looking at a flower to see how wonderful it is, and that wouldn’t get the milking done. No wonder we dream our way through our lives. To be awake, and see it all as it really is … no one could stand that for long.

After we are awake, part of our challenge is to tell our stories…to bring them back into the world in the way that makes sense. Ta’Om is reminding me to be properly awake, he is warning me against sleep walking and wondering blind through the world, missing out on the amazing stories that are all around. The connections that we can make.

Love and stories,
Trisha

23 September: Penelope Dreamweaver (Reversed)

Good morning and happy equinox day!

Today’s faery is Penelope Dreamweaver, coming with a caution…telling me not to hold on too tightly, to trust the creative process. Creativity is a function of both knowledge and experimentation. I am afraid of experimentation…I can encourage it in others but I will always give reasons why I should be different and therefore not require multiple attempts and practice and effort to get it right…Setting up very high expectations.

I am busy reading a no-holds barred book by John Carlton, the Entrepreneur’s Guide to getting your shit together, and in it he makes the point that none of us are that special…we are all susceptible to the same human weakness as the rest of humanity. Yet, by expecting perfection without work…that is claiming a very special super-power.

I believe that Penelope is giving me the message that I should do the work but leave room for happy accidents of creativity and connections.

Love and dreamweaving,
Trisha

22 September: Laiste, Moon’s Daughter

Good morning,

Today’s faery card is another Sphinx, Dorcha’s sister.

There are places in ourselves that we may have feared because they are shadowed and unknown. We may imagine them full of monsters when, in fact, they are inhabited by joyful spirits. She wishes us to explore this terra incognita because that is where much of our potential and as yet unexplored wisdom lies.

Laiste wants us to trust the process.

Doing the work and putting one foot in front of another is scary, especially since there is so much that is unknown. But that is okay. I will just keep showing up and learning from my mistakes… Now is not the time for me to get seduced by wanting to know more. Now is a time for action. Scary though it may be. There are people and spirits who are helping me along the way.

Love and trusting the process,
Trisha

11 September: UnDressing of the Salad

Good morning,

Today’s card is the UnDressing of a Salad one of the Faery Guides and Guardians. 

The UnDressing of the Salad is about the consistent evolving balancing act that is life. 

Adroito the central Faery is a master of recycling balls,  and keeping an eye on the balls. 

The main theme of this card is remaining calm among the chaos,  this reminds of me of the quote

Keep calm,  nothing is under control

Which is important but not an excuse to despair but rather an opportunity to adapt to the changing circumstances rather than being fixated on a particular outcome. 

Love and flexibility,
Trisha

26 August 2015: The Laume gvgvvf

Hello blog,

Yes, it has been a while. Life just hit between the eyes and I have been very lax about drawing my faery card. But as the note that I saw when I picked up my cards says:

We are here, and this is now.

Today’s faery card is the Laume. One of the Faery Guides and Guardians,  who as a group:

help us to become more than we already are, exploring our potentials and transcending our self-imposed limitations and fears.

The Laume is all about unconditional giving and unconditional receiving. Brene Brown writes about how these concepts are inextricably linked and how until you have learnt to receive unconditionally you cannot truly give unconditionally.

In the guidebook, Jessica Macbeth (who is now blogging regularly over at Jesa’s Logbook) writes about falling out of balance with what we give and what we receive resulting in spiritual diarhea or constipation. In the starter reading there is the suggestion to stop focusing on what I am trying to accomplish and to simply give to others — freely and generously and unconditionally. It is easy to give unconditionally to a stranger, giving unconditionally to those that we live with day in and day out is difficult, because the temptation to keep score is so much higher. And I suspect that the Laume is telling me that I should just let go and just give…not at the expense of my soul, but when a task is done, when the gift of my energy has been expended I should just let go of the expectation. Of course this is far easier to write than to do, but I can always try. (Yes Yoda, I am made of try).

Love and challenges,
Trisha

True dignity comes from being kind and showing respect and consideration for others and ourselves.

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