Archive for November, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 21

November 20, 2009

Wheel of Fortune

Arthur’s Dream

 A really good card for a Saturday, ‘cos we can spend the weekend thinking about it, practicing a little bit and working out how to implement its advice scme the new week. 

 In pretty much any reading, Wheel of Fortune augurs well, especially for the immediate future.  It usually betokens a happy change of fortune and the beginning of a positive cycle. 

 Some readers would say, hop on!  Make the most of your life, NOW!!!!

 I agree with those interpretations, but my work with clients has prompted me to put a particular spin on that energy, no pun intended, for a change.  When the Wheel turns up I usually say something like,

 Look.  Take a moment.  Pay attention here. 

 You’re finally in a position to really be on top of the world, in the way you have wanted to be. 

 So first of all, let yourself believe in that.  Let yourself KNOW it.  Do what you need to do to move beyond doubt.  As I’ve said before, doubt kills more dreams than anything anyone else could possibly do.

 A special tweak to this, though, and it takes a bit of explanation. 

 The card says that over the years, and perhaps particularly in the recent past, you have learned tough lessons in hard ways. [Whenever I mention this aspect to a client, I almost always hear, “Damn right I have.”]  

One positive result of that is that you’ve developed a refined ability to pick up on and read the subtle vibrations of a situation – of situations in general – to a much greater extent than most people. 

This is a very effective tool for you right now. 

I repeat:

This is a very effective tool for you right now!!!! 

Honoring it, using it will be to your advantage.  Okay?  Are we on the same page here?

In fact, giving yourself permission to read and trust and use what you perceive about those subtle vibes (in an intelligent, I’m not gonna overload my mouth and blow my asshole up kinda way) is key to keeping yourself on top of the world. 

It will help you if pay attention to the fact that the Wheel of Fortune is always in spin, and remember you can move along with it at the right moments and in the right rhythm. By doing so you can keep yourself from losing your footing and being dumped into the moat.

As I’ve said before with this card, one of these days I’ll have to do an article listing some of the excuses I’ve heard, and… used, for not going with what we KNOW from reading the vibrations of a situation. [Like, “My boyfriend will find me annoying.  He doesn’t like to be contradicted.”  Get a clue, M’Dear.  He already finds you annoying.  And he’s gonna find you annoying ANYWAY!]  [Or, “She would never do that to me.  She’s my FRIEND.  She TOLD me so!”  Oyeah?  Betcha she already has.  Twice.] 

I’m not asking you to be paranoid — just honestly connected to the intuitive insights that come to you AS THEY COME TO YOU!   

There’s an old shamanic saying: “You know what you know.  Do what you know.” 

With the Wheel of Fortune, I’d tweak that a touch to say, “You know what you know.  Believe in what you know.  Act − in a skillful, respectful, savvy way − on what you know.”

Make sense?  Please?

Top o’ the world to ya!  Permanently!!

Bright blessings, joy, success and light!

Quote for the Day:  I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don’t have as many people who believe it.  ~ George Carlin

Today’s Weather:  Lemur-like wazzawiris.  Lumicate your panjandrum and keep it near the door. 

On This Date: 1877Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. [Tommy can you HEAR me?]

40 days remaining till the end of the year

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 20

November 19, 2009

Temperance

The Cauldron of Annwn

This card came up almost exactly a month ago. It’s not necessarily an Aquarian’s favorite card.  But it is good advice.  This card says very directly how it would have you go about the day:  

 

temperately, calmly, easily,

neither striving to leap over tall buildings in a single bound

nor being a slug and hiding under the covers till nightfall. [I’ve already got dibs on that space.]

It’s a card that counsels you to guard against those little wee tendencies to go to extremes − even supposedly positive ones.  Seek moderation today, and patience, and perhaps even a touch of diplomacy, no matter how much you might wish to just nuke the silly m#%@%@f**&##@s and be done with it!

When this card shows up in a reading, I often suggest that the client may be on the cusp of a substantial change.

BUT the way to best and most positively bring the change into being is to go about the transformation slowly, thoughtfully:

braiding or blending together the old with the new until, over an appropriate time, the new alone becomes who you are and what you do. 

It’s a card of making profound and helpful changes slowly, by not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.  [But for pity’s sake, DO let yourself begin the process of change.  Don’t let yourself be a sitting duck where you are.]

So, let yourself explore how you would like your life to be, and how you would wish to move in positive new directions. 

Then stop and honestly take stock of who you are, where you are and how you have gotten there.   

Specifically acknowledge the good parts, the successful aspects, the skills, abilities and characteristics that are worth keeping and using and developing as you go forward. 

And blend them into the new you that is coming onto being.

Bright blessings and timely, comfortable and comforting emergings!  

Thought for the Day:  Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.. ~ Buddha

Today’s Waether: Dithermebobs and phalangial wispgizzler cowboys.  Wear a canvas poltroon in a seasonal color. 

On This Date: 1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville‘s 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).

Joke for the Day: A guy comes upon a box of apples.  Upon it is a sign that says:  “Please take one apple — God is watching.” He takes an apple and hikes on down the road.  About twenty minutes later he comes upon a big box of cookies with a sign that says:  “Take all the cookies you want —  God is watching the apples.”  [Thanks, Mike!]

Tarot card for the Day ~ November 19

November 18, 2009

Knight of Cups

Galahad

This fellow showed up for us last July.  It’s always a good energy & good advice card.

I think of this as the card of the sacred quest. 

[Oh. Yeah.  I guess that WOULD be kinda important lately, huh?]

Therefore, if you have been feeling that your life really isn’t going in the direction you and God (or The Universe, the Universal Life Force, the Big Enchilada, Madonna, The Voice of John Cleese, Brangelina – whoever) agreed to before you accepted birth this time around:

HEY!  YOU! 

Don’t you think it’s time to reconnect and GET GOING?

Some readers might interpret the Knight of Cups as the coming of a messenger, advancement in the world, or a graceful but not warlike person of great masculine energy [think Baryshnikov, I guess. Or George Clooney.  Or Brangelina.].  Others could say it indicates someone (maybe you?) ingenious, full of original ideas.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, feels this card betokens a tempting proposal which deserves serious consideration.  Also, an approaching opportunity for advancement.  Or an unexpected gift.  So if something like that crosses your path today, assume you deserve it, accept it fully and gratefully, and run with it! 

I still like my intuitive interpretation best.

Think upon the commitments for this lifetime

              that you made before you came into being. 

 Determine the next few steps

                        to keep you moving along that path –

 or the first steps that will be necessary

                                to move you back onto that path. 

And GET GOING!

Bright blessings and remembrance of your sacred self!  

Quote for the Day: We don’t need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.   ~ Philip Pullman 

Today’s Weather:  St. Katharine’s borscht bursting from the clouds like Jerry Lee Lewis on a three day jag! 

On This Date: 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

And: 1977Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 18

November 17, 2009

The Universe

The Giants’ Dance

 

Saw this one in mid-August or so.  And it’s absolutely one of the most glorious, hope-filled positive cards in the deck, so PLEASE know that such energy is available to and for you today.  Don’t waste the vibe by talking yourself out of what may be! 

The card in the Legend deck pictures a Goddess/dancer moving ecstatically, free under the stars within Stonehenge (the Giants’ Dance, as it was once known).  Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the deck, finds this card to be a harbinger of liberation, the attainment of a long-sought goal, and the culmination of events, efforts and experiences from the past.

Some readers find assured success, emigration and a change of place in this card.  Others see a promise that the querent – the person having the reading done − will become all that she or he can IF they are confident enough.  

[Need me to repeat that for ya? 

You will become all you can

IF you are confident enough!

As I sometimes say in my readings, remember:  you’re never too old to become a Mouseketeer.] 

When this card comes up, I ask clients:

What would dancing free under the stars be for you? 

What would give you that sense of

freedom,  

security,

elation,  

ecstasy,

connection to beautiful and eternal and renewing Source and its most healing , empowering rhythms? 

Now:

what can you do

and

what will you do

to begin to give that to yourself?  NOW! 

The Universe is your oyster.  It will give you back your fondest wishes, if you will be clear within yourself about those wishes, be true to those wishes, hold them close moment by moment, and honor them.

In our daily lives, we very often become wrapped up in the seeming necessities of the moment.  We lose track of our more profound, more eternal and inspiring hopes, wishes, beliefs − and powers. 

So, starting today, reconnect with that higher, more hopeful vision of yourself and your life.

KNOW that you have all that is necessary to bring it into being. 

This is a card of successful completion, harmony and lasting happiness. 

Believe!

Bright blessings!

 (Please share this card with someone who needs a little boost today.)

Quote for the day: Insist on yourself; never imitate. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Weather:  Casual meteors. Preternaturally ambitextural cloudiness and tweezling gooseberries.  Duck!   ҉

 On This Date:  1477William Caxton produces Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first book printed on a printing press in England. 

And: 1945Wilma Mankiller, first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation is born.

And: The Feast Day of Saint Odo of Cluny. 

 ҉     ҉     ҉   @@@Happy Birthday, Lovey!@@@   ҉҉     ҉     ҉

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 17

November 16, 2009

The Emperor

Arthur 

Hmmm….

This guy last showed up in late August. So it might be worth taking a moment to ask yourself how things just now are similar to how they were around then. 

It’s okay.  I’ll wait.  Go ahead.

Really.  Go ahead.

Good.

So.

This is a powerful, positive card [and I know bunches of folk who can use one at the moment], that encourages us to see the goodness flowing to us and our world.  Even more, it asks that we believe in it and be open to it.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, writes that this card betokens

wisdom and power,

conquest and conviction,

courage and ambition

balanced with

reason and fair play.

It can also herald a caring person with many responsibilities, so have an eye out for someone like that. 

I perceive The Emperor to be a card of intellect well used and accomplishment attained. 

For some clients, I find that it indicates they may be thrust into a new position of power, even if they have not sought it.  When that is the case, I ask that they accept the new responsibilities (and the attendant opportunities) graciously.  I say something like:

“If the Universe didn’t think you were ready for this, it wouldn’t have put you in a position to receive it.  So go for it and be brilliant about it!  You can be, you know!!!!!”

Be open to the helpful counsel of others, so that a greater wisdom can be attained and acted on.

This is a card of progress and security.  So believe in that – own that − as a true, evident and inevitable possibility.

Use your wonderful intellect very well today; that’s why you have it.  Seek wisdom through the counsel of others who truly have something helpful to offer.  Know that, through such actions, progress and security can be yours.

Bright blissings!

Quote for the Day:  When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

Today’s Weather: Portentous pancakes of pandering.  Or is it just weird waffling toward mid-morning?  Carry a pocket wolverine.

On This Date: 1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.   

 And a special apology to Peggy for last Friday’s violation of my promise not to do wife jokes online or onstage.  

Question for Clients, Friends, Bloglodytes, Etc.

November 16, 2009

 

Question for Clients, Friends, Bloglodytes (Blogolinis?) and Everybody
  
Hi, Y’All ~
 
This question really applies to the nice folk in the Greater Cleveland area, but I’d be interested in feedback from all around. 
 
Some of you may be aware (because of the ruthless marketing demon who inhabits my keyboard) that I have written a couple of versions of a piece called “Alex, the Christmas Imp.”  It began as a children’s story, and has evolved into a fantasy for folks of… several ages. 
 
Anyway,  I’m thinking of doing a public reading of the children’s version, followed by a couple of sections from the… other version, so I can get some feedback via moment by moment audience response.  Or lack thereof. 
 
I would be doing the reading as a (relatively low-priced) fund raiser for a couple wee not-for-profit organizations; one of them might be a small church.  It would probably occur the week of December 7, before we’re all in final holiday frenzy.  It might be in Lakewood.
 
It would likely be in two segments of about 35 minutes each with a short intermission.  There might be some option to purchase refreshments. 
 
So, the questions are:
 
1. Do you think you might join me for such a thingy?
2. If you have kidlets of whatever age, would you bring them along (possibly at a reduced fee)?
 
[By the way, a THIRD version of the piece is available as a radio play on archived streaming audio at WKSU.  The link is  http://www.wksu.org/alexandra/  .]
 
So please let me know what you think.
 
Thanks so much!
 
Blessings,
 
Neal
 
P.S.  I apologize if you have received (many) more than one copy of this.  Darn that marketing demon!
 
 

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 16

November 15, 2009

Eight of Shields

Wayland

I’m always almost deliriously happy whenever this card shows up in a reading or on this blog.  It’s a card with SO much potential, and so much useful direction ~ if only we’d actually follow it! 

I always tell my clients that Eight of Shields is the card of magical work. 

And you can interpret that as magical WORK

or MAGICAL work

(Or both, of course.  But, as I always request, feel it through for a minute and see if one doesn’t resonate more strongly, at least for today.)

So, let’s assume you focus on the first interpretation, magical WORK. 

Well then, you need to be engaged in, or actively seeking (because that counts, too), employment that is so perfect for you it isn’t like work, it’s like magic.  It’s such a joy when you are doing what you’re doing in the way you’re doing it with the people you’re doing it with, when it’s so right that you can hardly wait to roll out of bed to get at it every morning. 

As I’ve said before, believe it or not, those kind of careers and positions do actually exist.  I’ve had that experience, even in the corporate world, and it’s wonderful!  And it didn’t require handing anyone a small, extravagantly decorated hand grenade.  Hardly ever, ennyway.

So if a really soul-deep happy work scenario is not in your life now:

a.)  It’s likely in part because you don’t KNOW what you’d really love to do, or

b.)  You’re unwilling to admit to yourself what it is that you’d really love to do, and/or

c.)  You won’t let yourself believe that you could actually, successfully, happily have that in your life without starving, and so

d.)  You’re not letting yourself hold out for what you’d really love to do, or even

e.)  You’re not letting yourself figure out what baby steps would help take you in that direction, or

f.)  something, fergawdsake! 

Who CARES if you’re too old to be a Mouseketeer? 

If that’s what would really light up the universe for you, at least start down the path and see what the job placement elves put at your feet. 

But you’ve gotta be honest with yourself about your career ideals first!

Ah, but let’s assume it was the MAGICAL work interpretation that rang your chimes. 

Well then, what kind of regular, ongoing personal ritual, or ceremony, or magic or prayerwork are you doing in your life to bring about what you want in the world?

[Well why not?]

[What do you mean, “Such as?”

Well, such as burning the right color candles in the right phases of the moon with the right kind of prayer for financial abundance. 

Or getting the Feng Shui of your house together and in line with your desire to have (positive) fame in your life. 

Or even making the time every day to use guided meditation/guided imagery CDs to help boost your immune system and help increase your energy to help you engage in your own career revolution. 

Your magical work is exactly that: YOUR magical work.  For you it may be prayer, or shamanic journeys, or herbal-infused spellwork, or whatever floats your magical/spiritual boat.  But do it.  DO IT!

And think about really working with both interpretations (magical WORK + MAGICAL work = MAGICAL LIFE!) together. 

Move toward your magical WORK, and let your MAGICAL work help get you there more quickly, and keep you happier, more connected, more fulfilled while you work on getting there.  It’ll make the world better for you, and everyone and everything.

Bright blessings and magical blissings!

Quote for the Day:  Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Today’s Weather: Bangles protruding across intermittent nymphadoras.  Pestilential vapors to the south.  Use a bacon*/port reduction.  

On This Date: 1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland.  This despite the fact that she is a woman. [I will not go there.  I will not go there.  I will not go there.]

 

* Sir Francis Bacon

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 15

November 15, 2009

King of Spears

King Pellinore

Haven’t seen this extraordinary fellow since early August.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of Legend, the Arthurian Tarot, finds the King of Spears to be a mature man [I suppose these days, for this blog, we should say PERSON] of wisdom, someone with humor and theatrical flair.  [Anybody come to mind?  Al Franken, maybe?  Dr. Ruth?]  So keep an eye out for that kind of energy today. Better still, seek to embody it yourself.

I see the King of Spears as the card of the Renaissance Man (or Renaissance Woman). 

Look for 

~ or better still, give yourself permission to have ~

a restless, joyful, driving curiosity that you allow to take you toward many different fascinations

Here’s my picture of a typical Renaissance Person as represented by this card:

He or she

~ does trigonometry problems for fun and

~ does passable table magic and

~ can conjugate verbs in Latin, French and Japanese or Russian and

~ is on Neil Gaiman’s Twitter follow list and

~ converted a car to biodiesel with no help and

~ understands permaculture and has a rain garden and

~ sang backup for Tom Petty late one night (in a bar, if nowhere else) and

~ rides a Harley and

~ wrote a published urban fantasy novel and

~ owns a Prius and

~ works with Habitat for Humanity

He or she wants to learn

~ French cooking and

~ Feng Shui and 

~ Shamanic Healing and

~ judo and

~ controlled remote viewing and

~ Vedic astrology and

~ Thai massage and

~ book making and

~ classical guitar and

~ how to REALLY make money day trading and

~ how to build a PC by hand and

~ wants to design a line of edgy greeting cards and

~ wants to write a play for Broadway

And so on. 

(And will BY GOD! do so, by the way.) 

But remember, a true Renaissance Person is not just a dibbler-dabbler in lots of things.  The characteristic that distinguishes the Renaissance person is a real commitment to explore deeply, to develop true expertise in the many areas − one at a time if necessary − that appeal.  Patience, deep learning and wisdom, not just faking it or cramming to get by, are required here.

So, if you were to really own up to the Renaissancer in you, what interests, skills, and wisdom would you go after?  Which one first?  How can you start TODAY?

Brightest blessings, joy and wonder!

Quote for the Day:    One researcher thinks that, for some sufferers, nightmares are a “learned behavior.”  He says, “Dreams naturally want to change.  People who have nightmares don’t realize that.” ~ Margaret Talbot, form the article “Nightmare Scenario” in The New Yorker, November 16, 2009  [Link at http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/11/16/091116fa_fact_talbot  ]

Today’s Weather:  Rhythm guitar and mouth organ.  With ivory moonbeams.

 On This Date: 1969 – In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s restaurant.  

 And: Roman Festival in honor of Feronia, a marginal rural goddess in Roman religion, to whom woods and springs were sacred, and a more important goddess among the Latins. Some Latins believed Feronia to be a harvest goddess, and honored her with the harvest firstfruits in order to secure a good harvest the following year. Feronia also served as a goddess of travellers, fire, and waters. Slaves regarded Feronia as a goddess of freedom, and believed that sitting on a holy stone in one of her sanctuaries would set them free. ~ Wikipedia

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 14

November 13, 2009

The Judgement

Avalon

Now here’s a card that last showed up on US Independence Day.  It’s always a good card to work with and one we would do well to allow to guide us. I certainly need to pay more attention to it!

So.  Then.   If there’s any inkling in your mind that you might be being

just a tad

judgemental,

it’s tremendously important that you STOP THAT RIGHT NOW ~ don’t be judgemental of anyone else.  And especially don’t be judgemental toward yourself. It’s not useful or even valid to be that way.  Today, anyway.

That doesn’t mean you should let yourself – or anyone else − run hog wild, going off half-cocked and half baked in every goofy direction that occurs. 

Nor should you beat yourself up if you really want to just get quiet and do what it takes to stay grounded – or want to just hide and say, “To hell with ALL these Bozos!” for today.  Oh. Wait.  That would be kinda judgemental.  So you can do it (hide away), just don’t say it (these Bozos).

It does mean

~ don’t repress your own tendency to wish for what you wish for

~ don’t berate yourself for wanting to be able to upgrade 

   WELL beyond what ordinary reality might provide

   this week in some area of your life, but 

~ stay grounded for the moment regarding what you actually grab

 or grab for 

And send kind energy and blessings of Light to those who do get sucked into any craziness that’s around today. 

Also [and I’m finding this one to be unusually important with my clients lately],

be sure you are pursuing what really is for the highest and best of all. 

Don’t just do what you’ve always been told you should do in order to be successful, popular, spiritual, thinner, blah, blah, blah…

Anyway.

Different decks portray ~ and different readers interpret ~ The Judgement in exceptionally different ways.  Some say it indicates a change of position, a renewal or reawakening, an ultimate outcome.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds it to portend passing through a gateway to a new existence, an understanding of how one’s actions influence others, good health or a positive legal outcome.

Me? [Thought you’d never ask.]  I tend to see this card as requiring some action.  When this card appears, I’m likely to say:

“Look.  Really.  There are powerful, helpful people who would be happy to work with you, work on your behalf, who might actually be out there looking for you right now.  But they can’t find you where you usually are. 

“There are wonderful, transformational experiences waiting for you.  But they can’t happen where you are, in the rhythm of your life as you currently live it. 

“You’ve got to go new places, meet new people, do new things!  And push yourself a bit to keep doing that for the foreseeable future.”

So, while staying grounded and aware of what your wishes are − or could be if you really owned what you wish for − entice yourself out of your rut. 

Shop at different stores, from grocers to clothiers to where you buy your lottery tickets or get your dry cleaning done. 

Go to different movies at different theaters. 

Eat at different restaurants.

Write at different coffee bars. 

Don’t let yourself stagnate where you are and have been. 

Perhaps the most important aspect of this card is that it indicates your destiny is trying to reach out to you and for you.  Will you be there?   If you are, bear in mind the insight of the card as it reminds us to understand the impact of our actions upon others.

Know what you want. 

Don’t be crazy, but be willing to try something unusual or out of character to get it. 

Reach out for your destiny.

Bright blessings (without even the least little hint of  judgemental)! [I mean it!]   

Quote for the Day:  Humans, eh? Think they’re lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven. ~ Terry Pratchett, from The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Today’s Weather:  Aesculapian do-overs.  Tarahumaran winds empowering the ‘Tauds in the fields.        

On This Date: 1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.

 

 

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 13

November 12, 2009

King of Shields

Uther

Last saw this card around this time in September.  As those of you who have been with the blog for a while know, the King of Shields is what I call the card of the Good King.

This is the king who knows what’s going on in his kingdom − how the crops in every county are doing (if not, in fact, how every farmer is doing), what his knights are up to (and what they should be up to), the state of repair of the entire kingdom’s major walls, bridges and roads, etc. − how the kingdom is doing.  Really. 

He’s perfectly comfortable in the limelight, although he does not seek it for himself and does not miss it when it isn’t on him. 

He is simply the good king who understands that his mission is to take care of his kingdom and take care of his subjects so that they generally can take care of themselves.  He considers himself the servant of all his people [even those he’d like to gangster-smack].

The hard lesson he has learned is that there will always be more things asked of him than he can possibly fulfill, more things in need of attention than he can possibly do or see to, even by delegating. 

He has, therefore, come to understand and be comfortable with the necessity of allocating his resources, caring and effort, in such a way as will provide the greatest return and benefit to himself and especially to his people. 

In his realm, it ISN’T the squeakiest wheel that gets the grease; it’s the wheel whose repair is most significant and valuable to him, his people and his land.

So, beginning today, how can you come to understand better the myriad workings of your kingdom? 

What, in fact, IS your kingdom?  And how do you need to give yourself − in a functional, practical way − permission to attend to that which is really MOST IMPORTANT rather than that which seems MOST URGENT (or most annoying) in order to keep your kingdom’s balance, harmony and prosperity at the forefront of your rule? 

What do you need to let go of, or let go fallow, or let go to hell, for that matter, in order for the stuff you truly care about − the stuff you truly came here to do − to get done and get done well?  

So ask yourself, “What the hell is all that noise?  But what is REALLY important?  Now how do I attend to THAT?”

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day: There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Today’s Weather: Slow sundowns with occasional transcendent glimpses.  Walk gently. 

Thought for the Day: WHO IS YOUR REAL FRIEND? Just try this experiment. Put your dog and your spouse in the trunk of the car for an hour. When you open the trunk, which one is really happy to see you?