Mmmm…let’s just concentrate on that…A to Z Challenge – Day 13 – Link Lovin’ & a Tarot Card!

I decided I’ll go with something a little More this one, because I didn’t want to only discuss an M Tarot card (although I could expound just on that). You’ll find the card at the end. I thought I Might throw a fun in and do something I haven’t done for a bit. It’s time for a YouTube Link Lovin’.

I’m going to start with a small guilty (?) pleasure. When I’m down or feeling off, I’ll go and listen to come comedy. I love Bill Hicks – it’s too bad he passed away so early and so long ago (20 years? Really? D: ), but that’s More heady comedy. What really lifts my spirits is British comedy. It’s rather entertaining to hear someone really yuck it up in a British accent of any kind.

One comedian in particular that I’ve enjoyed is named Michael McIntyre. So, I’m feeling down now (or I was a bit ago), and I started looking through my YouTube feed to find something other than Dateline Mystery shows, which I’ve been watching lately. I’ve always liked those, but I think they’ve been affecting my Mindset some, not helping the depressing Mood that’s been creeping up a bit on Me. (It seems to Me that this post is going to be an M gold Mine!) Scrolling through My feed, I found this gem – an M gold Mine in and of itself! I was laughing My butt off half way through! (And it doesn’t help, he’s adorable!)

There’s also this one – not so Much for the M relation (although there is one – it’s MinutePhysics!), but simply because it’s interesting! I was caught by the last line in his discussion.

As for My feeling down and a bit depressed lately. With everything going on in My life, specifically My husband’s plant being closed down (I’m not going to say he’s “losing his job” because I find it a travesty, something that doesn’t need to happen, and is only happening because of a corporation ripping people off for more $$$…More M’s…), but also just everything, and certainly everything having to do with Money because even if he wasn’t going to have to find another job, we’d still have to deal with that in this reality – I’ve just been feeling down. But I will not feel defeated. Sad and frustrated, but not defeated, because we can get through this, and I won’t let them win.

There is one reason I can’t feel defeated. I’ve got the cookie. By that – I’ve got a business that I find absolutely stunning, second to none, and I have confidence that this particular corporation is not like a lot of the others. As Much as the heads of the corporation Might seem dazzling – somehow they seem down to earth, too. I like what I see.

I’m a Market America UFO. Even if I’m not accomplishing the requirements YET, having the Mindset that I am one already, is the first step to becoming one. If you want to know what I’m talking about, drop Me a line. You can find the link to my Shop.com site in the right hand column. It is a component of Market America, and one of the Many things I love about this business.

The two focuses (outside of and for My family) in My life right now are building this business before we go out to Missouri, and selling my crocheted and knitted items. That should get us through until it’s time to go, that and clearing out this apartment!

Magician - Metatron

Magician – Metatron

Now for the promised M Tarot card. Today’s card is the Magician from My Winged Spirit Tarot deck. He and I have a relationship of sorts – I’m very leery of him at the Moment (even tho I do and always have liked him, and what he stands for) because he would often either represent, or come up in readings for, a particular former friend of Mine. However, when I thought M, he was pretty much the only one who came to Mind, and the only one I could find in My Winged Spirit deck.

Book description (a summary): This angel is Metatron, who was Enoch (in the Bible), God’s beloved prophet, awarded angelship (?) because of his excellence on earth. Note that he is surrounded by all 4 elements of the deck (Wands, Swords, Spheres and Cups), and that he is “crowned” by the infinity symbol, symbolizing the infinite potential and divine spark within all of us – as he was once mortal man, and was able to rise to the level of angels, so do we have such potential.

My Perception: As I said before, he has connotations in My head because of who he represented for Me. But I’m encouraged by the potential he represents – we have the possibility for great depth and great Morality. My views of the hereafter don’t include “rewards”, but very valuable lessons learned on this plain and translated to the next upon our graduation. What that Means, I don’t know. I’m here, not there.

It’s always heartening to get him in a spread. Sometimes a person needs that shake up, reminded they are capable of good things, of morality, of the existence of that divine spark within them. And sometimes they just need that acknowledged – that what they are doing in their life is translating to the world – or whatever audience that Matters – their divine spark. I always need that reminder, don’t you?

Well, until tomorrow….

Link Lovin’ – Stuff I Just LOVE – A to Z – Day 12

I’m going to take a quick break from the Tarot cards, and show you a few things I just LOVE. So we’re going to have an authentic (albeit short) Link Lovin’ on this one.

This one is just sweet:

The Science of Love:

Something (that “starts” with L) that I Love:

I LOVE British Comedy – but it’s about the accent, and this man’s accent makes me swoon even more. I LOVE CRAIG FERGUSON!!!! (Okay, he annoyed me when he was on The Drew Carey Show, but after that….OMG!) (It’s come to my attention – I didn’t make it clear – this Scottish man’s accent is even better than a British accent!)

This doesn’t start with an L (like the other ones did), but I still love it – it’s my favorite blog reader :-D

Bloglines

I think that’s good for now. Short and sweet :-)

Later!

He Really Is My Knight In Shining Armour (Already) – A to Z Challenge – Day 11

Often my understanding of a card comes from how they have presented themselves in a reading for me. Several of the Court Cards have connotations because of their appearance, and this card is no different.

Knight of Spheres

Knight of Spheres

Book description (direct): A powerful angelic fiure lifts a large sphere. The Knight of Spheres symbolizes the second stage of financial security, the humble laborer. The Knight may appear as a simple but comfortable an who works hard every day. We should look at our ability to perform the less than glamorous tasks necessary to achieve one’s goals.

My perception: When this card comes up, it signifies one of two things to me: one, I have to buckle down and work on those “less than glamorous tasks” to get what I want, or my hubby. He truly is the person the description paints a picture of, going to work every night to take care of his little family that he loves so much.

And the title – he wants to collect a costume for Halloween of a Knight in Shining Armour. But really, he already is. As much as he makes me want to tear my hair out sometimes…he’s it, I can’t deny that. He is my Rory <3 (because OF COURSE I'm Amy :-D ).

Just Do It! – A to Z Challenge – J – Day 10

You are going to get a small onslaught of posts here. I have a few saved up, I Just didn’t post them as I wrote them to catch up because they were a bit out of order. Here is the next in the series….

That’s really all there is to it when you want to get something done (whether you want to ask others or not, because with kids there’s promise it will get done) – and that is, you Just go and do it. I recently had a large bag of yarn come into my possession – I’m going thru it, bit by bit. I’ve got a business to build – I’m on the ground floor of this, but when it doubt, blurt it out. So that’s what I’m doing.

And finding the Joy and freedom and peace in it.

Anyhow, in looking for a Tarot card to use for J, I had a couple alternatives from my Winged Spirit deck. I didn’t really like either of them – too negatively slanting in my reading of them, and I Just want to be positive right now. Good thing I have 2 decks, isn’t it? I went looking in the other one, and found one that would work perfectly. I was able to find the image for this card from the artist who drew the images for this deck, Katherine Skaggs.

Joy

Joy

Book description (paraphrase): She’s here to remind you of the Joy and gifts of bliss all around you.

My interpretation: You know, the book’s definition isn’t really what I’m getting at here, doing this. My own interpretation is. You can go out and find out the book definition for these cards, if you so desire, where as the only way you know how I interpret the card and/or what it means to me is if you ask or I volunteer and tell you (which is, of course, what I’m doing here).

I always find it interesting when a card speaks to me. Either (like with this one, which this doesn’t happen very often, but) I go out and find it, or it presents itself to me (like with the Illusion card).

This is what I know I need. I need to find the Joy in life. Now, finding the Joy in things, like finding true Enlightenment, does not me you do not suffer, it does not mean you don’t feel bad, it doesn’t mean you do not hurt. It does, however, mean that you find levity in all of it, that you find each events place in your life (not very easy and I’m not going to tell you that I’ve figured out every little thing in my life. Despite the next post, I’m not even sure about my husband’s place in my life all of the time), that you understand that (even if you don’t know EXACTLY what it is) there is MORE to this life than Just you. There are more view points, more ideas than you have, more eyes of the Divine experiencing and interpreting life in it’s own way, the views of the Divine are as numerous as there are …. strings in the universe. I recently crashed – not in a way as bad as it could be (or has been before) – but I got to a point where I was so stressed I Just wanted to explode. I didn’t, but I got close. I had to step down and relax myself. Not completely there yet. But I am finding my Joy again. I’m playing in this amazing pile of yarn.

Is it a bad thing I’m willing to give up?

It’s not that I don’t have posts written, I tried to catch up over the last week, but….

Stress. Just, stress. So bad, I’m getting headaches….

It will all be over eventually. I just have to get through this rough patch.

So it’s not that I don’t want to be here or I don’t want to post or that I’m not trying…just that I still feel so overwhelmed, and I’m trying to do things here…and…

I think it’s time to go to bed…

Catching up – Starting with I – A to Z Challenge, Day 9

I Intended to do all of this yesterday, however I became overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of EVERYTHING I had to do, and so said forget It….These next 3 posts (because I’m not going to do them all together) will be my catch up posts for the A to Z Challenge.

Following with what I said In the last challenge entry, the subject of these will be Tarot Cards.

Today’s Tarot Card comes from my Mythical Goddess Tarot. When I thought about and had set a reminder for myself as to which cards to do for the next 2 days, I had a card all picked out. However, when I went to the deck to find the card, a totally different card drew my attention. That’s the one I will be going with today.

The card I am writing about is Illusion. It’s from the wind “suit” and number 10.

MG_Illusion

(Card borrowed/clipped from a picture found at )

The way things will (hopefully, mostly) go during a post about a card will be a brief summary of the book description, and then what I feel about the card/why I am drawn to it.

Book’s description: “This silly girl is armed to the teeth against the furious imaginary rainstorm she percieves to be lashing her from above. In reality there is just a tiny rain cloud passing overhead, and it’s a beautiful sunny day.” It goes on to say that things aren’t really how we see it – we need to see the humor in the situation/our perception of reality, that there is a bigger picture than what we see, and that there is very likely a vast difference between what we perceive and how things really are.

My perception: First, I took note of the cards’s aspect, Moon In Gemini. My moon Is In Gemini. My sun Is also In Gemini, but when I saw that, something clicked In my brain. She also seems to me to be someone making a whole lot more of things they they really are – almost a “look at me, see me, see how bad things are.” Pondering It, part of why I feel the card drew me to Itself Is that, yes, there are places In my life where I may not be seeing the reality, or I’m concentrating on or making the worst of what really Isn’t all that bad. I fully acknowledge the message she Is trying to Impart, even If I’m not fully able to articulate It or wish to describe to everyone how bad I think It Is. Tho, much like the feeling I get from her – yeah, no, I’ll tell everyone how bad I think It Is. I definitely had that problem today, tho there are other things I’m working hard not to feel the worst about It, too…in my life.

I know I need to move away from this. I don’t like the idea of expect the best, prepare for the worst, because I feel if I completely prepare for the worst, I’m doomed (almost) to obtain it.

The period this covered was Interesting – In the days between when I was so strongly drawn to her and when I finally sat down here and wrote this passage, her message can be seen very strongly. Things truly never are as bad as we my feel they are. There Is a great big beautiful world out there, the storm clouds – while often present (we had a nice rainy day today), are not as bad as we might think, and will be gone soon enough. So I guess the post truly comes full circle – I start off by telling you I felt overwhelmed by all I have to do (I still do, to an extent), and end by acknowledging that I’m may be making more out of some things than is really there. Interesting.

Sometimes I get chills about how accurate the cards are when they talk to me.

That’s all for this letter…

Until next time….