Karma – All Around

I am doing a 7 day Transformation Week “workshop” with Brendon Burchard. As usual I was slightly behind, so I did Days 1 & 2 today. While I haven’t gotten to the intense worksheets yet, I watched the videos and I took lots of notes. It of course had almost some exact words from my own thoughts yesterday. His word is “command”, taking charge of all the things and encouraging them to happen, not to just let them come to you. Yesterday’s card was “I am the dreamer in control of my dream”, the exact same concept… I felt smacked by Karma…no doubt.

Then, before working on the worksheets, I wanted to get today’s blog and Universe card out. So I am reflecting on all the things I was just hearing and watching, and my energy is focused on that and on getting the right message for today. Karma…today’s message is about having faith in the things around you. Seriously, Universe? After listening about surrounding yourself with the things and people who make you feel alive, and give you energy, not I’m supposed to learn that my own happiness is a direct reflection of my trust and faith in the Universe itself…okay. I hear you Karma…

Now if that isn’t enough, as you’ll see in today’s picture, the journal page has the same quote on it. Yep…Karma again. Clearly, I am supposed to be talking today about how we need to trust in the Universe. How, although sometimes we learn hard lessons when we do that, it is the best way for us to get to our own energy and level of happiness.

Between the #transformationweek learnings from #hpxlife and #theuniversehasyourback cards, Karma wants me to remember, and to remind you, that we have the ability to be where we want to be, we just have to create the space, go at it with positive intention, be mindful and ritualistic in getting ourselves the energy and letting ourselves be open to what we need, to get to the level of happiness we are looking for in life.

Creating a morning ritual that revitalizes you, every morning, and opening yourself up to what the Universe has to offer for that day, and what you have to offer the Universe, will show Karma, that we are ready to be the best we can be, and to help others. Remember, what we put out is what comes back. Don’t put the negative out there, release it, ground it, and then put out the positive that you are looking for.

Today’s The Universe Has Your Back Card: My Happiness is a direct reflection of my level of faith in the Universe

Intention: I will trust what is around me and not doubt the direction it leads me.

Personal Reflection: “Well when it pops up both as a random draw and on the page you’re journaling it is clear you need to be paying attention to what is being said. Often I try to control all factors, leaving little to faith. I clearly have both control and trust issues where my Universal faith is concerned. We all know Karma – she is never as far away as she appears. When I am trying to control too much it is because when I let go I feel like Karma always s makes me, yet clearly, these are the lessons I am to be learning, so I need to let go more often and learn them so I can move forward.”

Personal Reflection

Karma – All Around

I am doing a 7 day Transformation Week “workshop” with Brendon Burchard. As usual I was slightly behind, so I did Days 1 & 2 today. While I haven’t gotten to the intense worksheets yet, I watched the videos and I took lots of notes. It of course had almost some exact words from my own thoughts yesterday. His word is “command”, taking charge of all the things and encouraging them to happen, not to just let them come to you. Yesterday’s card was “I am the dreamer in control of my dream”, the exact same concept… I felt smacked by Karma…no doubt.

Then, before working on the worksheets, I wanted to get today’s blog and Universe card out. So I am reflecting on all the things I was just hearing and watching, and my energy is focused on that and on getting the right message for today. Karma…today’s message is about having faith in the things around you. Seriously, Universe? After listening about surrounding yourself with the things and people who make you feel alive, and give you energy, not I’m supposed to learn that my own happiness is a direct reflection of my trust and faith in the Universe itself…okay. I hear you Karma…

Now if that isn’t enough, as you’ll see in today’s picture, the journal page has the same quote on it. Yep…Karma again. Clearly, I am supposed to be talking today about how we need to trust in the Universe. How, although sometimes we learn hard lessons when we do that, it is the best way for us to get to our own energy and level of happiness.

Between the #transformationweek learnings from #hpxlife and #theuniversehasyourback cards, Karma wants me to remember, and to remind you, that we have the ability to be where we want to be, we just have to create the space, go at it with positive intention, be mindful and ritualistic in getting ourselves the energy and letting ourselves be open to what we need, to get to the level of happiness we are looking for in life.

Creating a morning ritual that revitalizes you, every morning, and opening yourself up to what the Universe has to offer for that day, and what you have to offer the Universe, will show Karma, that we are ready to be the best we can be, and to help others. Remember, what we put out is what comes back. Don’t put the negative out there, release it, ground it, and then put out the positive that you are looking for.

Today’s The Universe Has Your Back Card: My Happiness is a direct reflection of my level of faith in the Universe

Intention: I will trust what is around me and not doubt the direction it leads me.

Personal Reflection: “Well when it pops up both as a random draw and on the page you’re journaling it is clear you need to be paying attention to what is being said. Often I try to control all factors, leaving little to faith. I clearly have both control and trust issues where my Universal faith is concerned. We all know Karma – she is never as far away as she appears. When I am trying to control too much it is because when I let go I feel like Karma always s makes me, yet clearly, these are the lessons I am to be learning, so I need to let go more often and learn them so I can move forward.”

Personal Reflection

Starting on the New Journey

With any journey there are multiple paths to choose from. Ahead of us lie those paths as they do every new year. I start this way every year, and every year I forget that I am in charge. I allow others, or circumstances, or things to get in the way of the journey, so I never even finish the path, starting at the beginning having not accomplished anything.

Today’s card was “I am the dreamer of my dream”. Never did anything fit my morning conversations, my own thoughts and feelings, and the card reminded me that I need to make sure to keep it going. I am the dreamer…and yet I allow others to control that, why? What makes it so easy to give up being the person in charge? Do I not want the responsibility or am I afraid of accepting the consequences? Those are not things I shirk in my life, so that can’t really be the thing.

I think I am afraid of the outcome being positive. Don’t we always look to self-sabotage? I think my self-sabotage is relinquishing control of where my life goes. So, this new journey, for me, it will be about remembering who is the Dreamer of my dream.

Card: I am the dreamer of my dream

Intention: My journey is only what I limit it to.

My personal thought: What an apropos card as Lady Lilyth and I were just talking and texting about this very thing. Change is within you, depends on your motivation, your inspiration, your dream. The biggest part is to celebrate even incremental changes. As the dreamer, being aware of even the smallest forward movement is important, so you’d an continue to celebrate your dream progress, reach further beyond what you were thinking as each small step moves your journey.

New Year, New Guidance

Happy New Year! 2019 is here. I am doing a number of things to keep myself on track already, besides the planner and the exercise, I am doing @MikeDooley ‘s 30 Days to Loving Your Life, which he opens up in December of every year and starts on the first day of the new year. This is my 2nd time doing this. It is a great program, that really makes you think about the bigger picture and your place in it. I am very excited to be doing this. Also if you don’t already get @notesfromtheuniverse you should! They are daily emails that simply remind you that you are already enough…in a thought provoking way.

Interestingly enough, as I sat down to do all this work this morning, Day 1 of the program is about your bigger general concept areas of improvement. Always a tough one, but then I drew my The Universe Has Your Back card for today’s intention and got “The moment I realign with love, clear direction is presented to me”. Of course, big idea for a big year. I always love synchronicity. And of course energy feeds off of itself, and what you put out there. So it only makes sense in my world that this would be the card.

I have changed it into my daily intention:

I will realign with love so clear direction is presented to me.

I also took the time to reflect of course. Remember that this is a bigger love than what you first think of when you hear the word. This is about realignment, not the love part. This is about recognition within yourself of what love is, how to love not just everyone else, but yourself, nature, the world around you. It is about appreciating and recognizing that love has been given to you, and that you are deserving of it and that you do know how to return it, not just in the form of physical things, but in the support you give.

This is a great time to remember this. To practice the intention of deliberately realigning with love, and to work on seeing that very clear path in front of you.

My personal reflection:

“Love is such a big word. it means so much more than what we, as mortals, ascribe to it. Realigning with love in that larger sense makes sense for this first day of a new year. Realigning with the emotion that brings so much with it. A better appreciation of everything, even those things that have seemed out of touch, or that we have approached with apprehension. If we, as individuals, realign with love, within ourselves, our outlook on everything changes, because our perspective changes, and new “eyes” bring new direction.”

End of the Year Reflections…

I have this amazing friend, her name is Lady Lilyth. She is always introducing me to new ideas, deities, and things. She recently introduced me to The Universe Has Your Back, a deck of intention cards from Hay House (Find Gabrielle Bernstein’s stuff here). Well…they are more like reminder cards, but she had this great idea of turning each card that she drew into an intention. I loved it so much, that as I start this deck, I am going to borrow her idea.

As I go through the last weekend in 2018 I am realizing that I didn’t follow through on much of anything. I got a good start on a lot of things, but then I let them go. As I was thinking this and reflecting on the things that were great, but also on the things that really could have been better, I pulled the card “I do whatever it take to get closer to consciousness.” I laughed. I had a lot of good starts at this for the 2018 year, but I never let myself quite get there. For a reflection card it was amazing.

As I tried to turn it into an intention I wondered what for. I mean this was my reflection pull and so why did I need an intention? This caught me for a second, and catches me again as I type. Isn’t this the whole problem I faced for 2018? Why bother? Is it worth it? What is the gain from it? I realized as I was reflecting, I was following the same pattern I had been for the whole year. I do not intend for that to happen again this year. I am going to be better…even if I have to kick my own ass to do it.

So the Reflection Intention I came up with is “Whatever it takes, I will move closer to consciousness”. I am not going to allow myself to fail. That is what has happened in the past. Perhaps I have blamed others, or never even analyzed why something didn’t happen or work the way I anticipated. Not this time. This time I am moving myself forward, one small step at a time.

Here were my rambling thoughts on what I had pulled:

This is something I though of doing often, but did not make big enough steps towards. Most times giving up on myself,or not believing I could before anything could even manifest. I am good at beginning, bad at following through. There were some amazing moments in 2018 that got lost or lost momentum simply because I let them. This is my reminder that I can, will, and shall achieve what I want in 2019.

I have the Dragontree DreamBook and Planner for this year, I am working on my body through Pilates with Robin at the Balanced Life and with OmDaily and their 21 Day Goddess Workout and I am cleaning not just my room but sorting clothes, things, shoes and getting sacred space back into my life, something that has been missing as I have given up on accomplishing anything. This time next year, my biggest goal, is to be saying I accomplished all of this, plus whatever come after. I do not, and will not, be typing that I am doing all of these same things over again because I quit, but rather that I have reordered, or am doing something again because it worked!

Create Your Own Reality…and then live it

Often times we are told how we should live, where we should work, what is right for us, without anyone checking in on what it is we want. We allow others to create the reality that we live in, with little or no input from us. This is often the case with those who follow a “different” path in religion or beliefs. It is difficult when one does not “conform” to the holidays or the calendars of the societal norm. As we approach the season of Yule, I am often reminded of how intolerant and selfish others are. They focus on their wants and needs and they don’t create a space where everyone can feel accepted or wanted.

As we move forward in this time of year, a time often for reflection, and for growth, it would do us all good to look at who we are. Are we who we want to be? Are we allowing others to define our reality, or are we living what is expected of us? Are we choosing to the be best we can be, to be accepting of those around us, or are we falling into the same shellfish category that has put us in someone else’s reality as it is?

I am working on me. I am learning how to navigate the world outside of me in a way that allows me to be the best me I can be, and to not fall into other’s reality. I will do things my way. It isn’t that I won’t listen to the ideas of others, or incorporate them, or compromise. What I won’t continue doing is following meekly, allowing myself to be hidden or pushed off because someone expects something different from me.

This will partly include new clothing integrated into an already eclectic wardrobe. Pieces that fit who I am, and who I want others to see me as. So this weekend is purge the closet, keep what I want, shop for what I need. This will also include the continued cleaning of the house, and the making of candles. Those two things have actually been going well.

I will also be getting back here, and making the time daily to create space for tarot (which I miss tremendously), for personal study of the things that interest me, and for my own spiritual and emotional growth. This time of reflection is over, it is time for action. I am not going to stop being me, simply because others aren’t ready to see.

Here is my final thought…create your own reality, be you, and live where you want to be. Don’t let others dictate that.

Tarot today: Ace of Swords

“As the great bard said, there is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Core Meaning: An opportunity for a new way of thinking

I don’t hand pick these for the topic of the day. I always do a single card draw to help my day through. I did this draw after I wrote the post. This card is a gift. Be careful with it though, for it represents a new way of thinking, but if mishandled can disappear in a second. Take this time to reflect, to look for the opening, to act wisely, and to create that reality.

Tarot, Tarot and a little more Tarot!

So, I did it. I bit the bullet and joined the Tarot Reader’s Academy Summer School. That’s 13 Tarot courses on a variety of topics starting Solstice (June 21).

I am very excited to begin this next advancement in my Tarot journey and learn from a large variety of well known experts and practitioners in the field. The other thing that excites me about all of this is the sharing with you that I will get to do.

I am also going to start a 78 day tarot study and place it here. This is something else I am excited to be sharing. Beginning Monday, and the 77 days following, I will be posting about each of the tarot cards. Not until Monday because I need to go through my decks and see which one I would like to do this with. I only have 100 or so to choose from. I was planning on going through then this summer anyways, so why not this week/weekend?

I hope that as I study and learn I can pass new knowledge on to those of you who are here. That has always been my goal with the blog. I will be using meditations and diffusers with all I do, so you can still expect information on essential oils and blends, and great places for meditations.

Podcasts getting a shout out:

Tarot Visions

Stirring the Cauldron

Check them out.