Celebrate Life!

4 of Wands The Star Tarot

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey
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Identify the animus/anima power within you that gives you strength

Day 14 Hero's Journey Challenge

Ida is a nerve channel on the left side of the sushumna in which the vital air passes through. Also the left nostril. The ida corresponds to the tamasic quality of nature. (“Cool, white, lunar, Moon-flow”.) Pingala – (lit.‘yellow’, “sunlike”, also solar, red.) A nerve channel on the right side of the sushumna in which the vital air passes through. Also the right nostril. It corresponds to the rajasic quality of nature.
~ Yogananda

Day 14 is going to be my final day of doing the Hero’s Journey challenge on the blog and Instagram, though I will continue in private. The person who set this challenge up accused me of being on a ‘crusade’ against Doreen Virtue. There was no need to be rude since I had done nothing to offend her personally and it made me feel meh about taking part. Sigh.  Read More

Day 13 of the #herosjourneychallenge My Third Trial – The Lovers on Repeat!

day 13 The Lovers from Tarot Decoratif for my third trial

Managing the power of choice, with all its creative and spiritual implications, is the essence of the human experience. All spiritual teachings are directed toward inspiring us to recognize that the power to make choices is the dynamic that converts our spirits into matter, our words into flesh. Choice is the process of creation itself.

The Lovers I got for the day 7 prompt about what finally gets me to accept the challenge is on repeat for today’s prompt about what my third trial might be. Read More

Day 12 #herosjourneychallenge My Second Trial

High Priestess Day 12 Hero's Journey Challenge Tarot Decoratif

“She is so bright and glorious that you cannot look at her face or her garments for the splendor with which she shines. For she is terrible with the terror of the avenging lightning, and gentle with the goodness of the bright sun; and both her terror and her gentleness are incomprehensible to humans…. But she is with everyone and in everyone, and so beautiful is her secret that no person can know the sweetness with which she sustains people, and spares them in inscrutable mercy.”
― Hildegard of Bingen Read More

What tools/weapons/resources will aid you? #herosjourneychallenge

Day 9 hero's journey challenge

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I was looking for quotes about having ‘cojones’ when I came across the quote about plants above. It’s not the ideal quote but it sort of does the job of illustrating what I thought when I turned over the 2 of Wands (Tarot Decoratif). Read More

Who/what friends/allies/sidekicks support you on your Hero’s Journey? #herosjourneychallenge

Day 8 Hero's Journey Challenge

“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G.K. Chesterton

As I was shuffling the cards for today’s draw, I was thinking about how it would almost be weird if I pulled a card without a dog in it. Since I got our JackShit Nimmy last year and our Jack Russel Gilly just over a month ago, I have come to realise – much like the Fool – that the best ally for the journey is indeed a dog. Read More

Who will advise or mentor you on your journey #herosjourneychallenge

day 6 heros journey challenge

“You’ve done rough in the past. It’s time for some smooth… something you clearly need help with.”
~ My Dragon Guide

I often feel like I’ve been left to fend for myself. I already knew the answer to the question for day 6 of the Hero’s Journey Challenge: my guide or mentor is in Spirit. Of course that does not mean I have been left to fend for myself – It only means that it is easier for me to feel that way. Read More