An Oracle Message…

6. Your time for manifestation, for the fullness of success, is either upon you now or close at hand. It will come, and soon. Now is not the time to force anything or try to grasp control. Even if it seems as though you are losing the very thing you want to hold onto by letting go, do it anyway. If you try to maneuver events you will just get in the way. Let go with patience, trust and serenity.

You will see the unthinkable happening in the most beautiful of ways in perfect timing. This is the masterstroke of the divine artist. It will be worth any effort applied to become effortless so that grace can happen. It wants to happen now, or very soon. Be determined to allow it.

This message is to trust in what you feel beneath the surface of things rather than what appears to be…. It indicates a quickening on your path into accelerated manifestation of your desires into physical form. You are being asked to trust unconditionally. So even if all appears to be going backwards at an alarming rate, do not give in to doubt, do not dispense with trust. The ocean appears to pull back in order to build another wave that will soon reach the shore. So it is with the unfolding of life and the mysterious workings of grace.

You must trust unconditionally. There is no need for fear or anxiety here. Although it may seem unfamiliar or strange to you, it is completely appropriate to wait and rest to allow life to have its way. When it is time for you to act again, to take flight by using you won wings, you will feel the air lift you and naturally, flight will happen. The oracle gives an indication of timing that this fulfillment, this manifestation, is close to happening, if it hasn’t already begun.

My Goddess has returned

After the summer of my depression, I noted that my Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff was holding a Samhain Service today. I have only been attending sporadically since my return from England, as I felt that I did not have the “social capital” to extend to church services.

But I did attend the service today and my goddess has re-appeared. We sang, cast the circle, did Goddess Chants and Sarah Ricke gave an excellent service on Samhain and Solitude. I plan on taking her advice and spending time in solitude to process my feelings that I am still not ready for a full re-appearance at church.

BTW if you are not familiar with Samhain (pronounced sow-ain) it is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, usually celebrated on Oct. 31. And that of course is also Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween, so it is a jam packed week!

We are also having a Day of the Dead service next week, which I also plan to attend. See you there?

 

Message From the Universe

Again… I am not sure how they know me so well????

In case you didn’t know, you couldn’t tell, or you haven’t heard…

 

If you’re reading this right now on a phone or computer, Shari, you’re rich.

 

If you have somewhere to go today, you’re connected.

 

And if there is anyone, anywhere, who for any reason knows where you are at this moment, you’re loved.

 

Dang, you just keep acing time and space.

 

Big time,

The Universe

On Creativity

I think that this is one of the best statements on Creativity I have seen:

Creativity, please keep in mind, is not about painting, singing, or artistry. Creative energy really should be understood in the broadest way you can imagine, beginning with our relationship to our life force itself. We must utilize the life force running through us each day. Walking, eating, breathing are “acts of creation”. We may not think of those basic acts of life as creative artistry, but they qualify as acts of creation. Using our energy in any way is an “act of creation” – period. Every choice we make, every thought we construct, every personal judgment we make, every emotion we feel – all of these little inner flutters – send sparks of our life force into acts of creation. Some may only amount to one more psychic free radical sent off into the collective consciousness to mate up with the billions and zillions of other psychic free radicals our endless negative thought forms generate, but these are micro-creative acts.  Carolyn Myss

To read the entire article click HERE

On Aging

Found this this AM on a great site… Brainpickings.org

I know what worries me most when I look in the mirror and see the old woman with no waist. It’s not that I’ve lost my beauty — I never had enough to carry on about. It’s that that woman doesn’t look like me. She isn’t who I thought I was.                                                                           Ursula LeGuin

Interesting take – see the whole post here:

“Running Amok”

Individuals perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence is not a new phenomenon. What’s new, rather, are the altered states of consciousness induced by … drugs well-documented to promote homicidal and suicidal behavior in susceptible individuals.

Although semi-automatic weapons have enabled the infliction of mass casualties at an unprecedented scale, massacres perpetrated by lone individuals are not new phenomena. Rather, these tragic and inexplicable events may represent an incarnation of a more ancient phenomena called “running amok,” formerly believed to be a culture-bound syndrome isolated to certain societies.

The Resemblance of Mass Shootings to Running Amok

Used in colloquial verbiage to indicate an irrational individual wreaking havoc, the linguistic origins of “running amok” stem from the description of a mentally perturbed individual that engages in unprovoked, homicidal and subsequently suicidal behavior, oftentimes involving an average of ten victims (1).

Although it was not classified as a psychological condition until 1849, amok was first described anthropologically two hundred years ago in isolated, tribal island populations such as Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Laos, where geographic seclusion and indigenous spirituality were hypothesized to be cultural factors implicated in this culture-bound syndrome.

1. Saint Martin, M.L. (1999) “Running Amok: A Modern Perspective on a Culture-Bound Syndrome”. Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1(3), 66-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC181064/?tool=pmcentrez

We all need to demand that Congress start the process of instituting sensible gun ownership laws. Not that I want to take anyone’s guns… as most of my family own multiple guns.

I know that NOT having a gun in the house has personally saved my life on more than one occasion as my first husband and I had a very volatile relationship and I may have injured or killed him several times, and the reverse was also true.

My family also has a tragic link to suicide by firearm.