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“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is a new ” look”  from what you’ve been used to seeing from Owls and Orchids. The past two years, especially the past twelve months has seen many changes for me, more to come on that.
Yesterday I was led to draw a card, offering an insight into what we need to be aware of for the coming week. You must remember that this is my interpretation of this card and you must take what resonates only with you. The card which I drew was from the Messenger Oracle Deck – card 38:
“See the Signs”.

#signs, #guidance, #nature

See the Signs

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

If you look at the card it tells you all you need to know. We have Spirit around us, anywhere you can think of and from everywhere.
The Tree of Life is wrapped around us, cocooning us with the strength of Mother Gaia and nature spirits. You can see the face of man at the bottom, wrapped safely within the strength of the tree.
On his right hand is the beautiful golden lion, representing strength and wisdom. The male lion looks after his pride, is aware of any danger and protects them with his strength.
On his left hand is the black wolf, yet again showing us, we are protected by the immense strength and intelligence of the animal kingdom. Wolves are known for their connection to family and for travelling vast distances to do so.
We have the beautiful image of Lapis Lazuli above the man’s head. Lapis Lazuli, known for its ability to raise awareness and connection to Spirit.
Above this we have the representation of the spirit of the tree, of nature itself, whilst on either side are the beautiful butterflies, gold and purple; both of which represent the chakras and our connection with Spirit. This is strengthened by the Dove above the wolf’s head. Dove, representing Spirit.
Surrounding everything are the Sacred Geometry shapes.

@signs,#guidance, #nature

“See the Signs”

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
― Jim Morrison

With the many changes we have been going through since the beginning of the year this card tells us that we need to be aware of what is happening around us. It is more important than ever to see the signs and synchronicities which occur that we may not see them or their significance.
We are always in such a hurry to get from point “A” to point “B” that we rarely see what is happening around us. It is almost as if we were wearing blinkers – unable to see what happens unless it is directly in front of us. The energies we have all felt tell us to be aware of who and what we are – a Spirit in a human body and also to be aware of the world around us and what is in it. We have the opportunity to use these energies to raise our vibrations and move into a new paradigm.
This card is showing us that so many things are happening around us and we need to be more conscious of what we are doing as we go through our day, through our life. We need to “See the Signs” and use those signs to grow and make our lives better. Get out into nature and breathe deeply of the freshness, calm and ability to renew our inner self by breaking away from the rush and bustle of the everyday. It helps even if we can only do this for five or ten minutes, but longer is better.

Get in tune with your inner self and how the magic of nature and life can enable you to soar into new energies and experiences.

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
― Harvey Fierstein

With love for everyone I know now, and will come to know in the future. My heart is big enough to encompass everyone, without judgement and with acceptance.

 

Bessings, Susan ♥

© Susan Alexander 2015

©Susan Jamieson 2015

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#Communication. It's Only Words

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“From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Have you ever stopped to wonder why words cause so many difficulties? After all they’re only words, the means by which we convey our thoughts and feelings. Yet so many times, what is a simple and forgettable word to one person, can be a veritable insult to another. Is it any wonder that there are so many hurt feelings and arguments over what we mean by the words we say to each other?

Many are the words uttered in anger, or whilst feeling under pressure or stress. Do these words mean the same thing if they were said whilst calm and unpressured? I rather doubt it. At least, that has been my observation.

Computers and computer programs, have the singular honour of creating the most intense feelings of frustration for many people, even over minor matters. They are such contrary machines, aren’t they? Some days, no matter how hard you try, or follow the same steps you followed the day before, the wretched program refuses to behave as it should. You’re blood pressure rises and you can feel the irritation begin to mount.

In retrospect, it is at this point that the rest of the household, or office, should embark for points north, south, east of west. Anywhere, in fact, to avoid the likely wrath to come. But no, everyone remains and the ensuing eruption of heightened emotion spills over and someone ends up feeling hurt or misunderstood.

#Communication - It's Only Words

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“Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself. Impossible. Confusing. Frustrating … but there are other ways to understanding.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

The irony is, the person struggling with the computer, or any appliance which is being contrary, should simple mutter under their breath, except….. Someone is sure to ‘demand’ that they repeat what they have just said. I can almost guarantee that the word “Stupid” will form part of the epithet. Guaranteed!   What’s even more certain, is that the person listening is going to hear that they are being called stupid. It may even sound as though that was the intention. Yet I am positive that the intention is that the computer, program, appliance, even the operator of the machine is really saying they are stupid for not getting it to work correctly. Perhaps if the person offering assistance has already pushed their help on the struggling and irate digitally challenged person, then they may mean they feel, momentarily that they are stupid for not being able to offer the solution.

However, I’m sure if you were able to ask that person what they meant, they would not have been accusing or abusing the other person of being stupid. Now we have a recipe for an even more bitter and disastrous interchange to occur. The mountain of misunderstanding rises moment by moment.

#Communication - It's Only Words
Image courtesy of twiki.org          No wonder my head hurts at times.

Now we have a struggling computer person, who is definitely not nerdy, feeling even more stupid themselves, plus the person offering to help, when they should have left well enough alone, feeling hurt and offended, because they feel they’ve been abused and called stupid. What a disastrous state of affairs. Why? Because of words. Words should be used to enlighten, to assist, to love and cherish, foster loving feelings and calm hurt ones, not to abuse and enrage. A classic case of miscommunication.

So where now? Somehow, through this veritable minefield of the English language, two people have to tread warily, and hope they can untangle this knotted ball of wool. I had a ball of wool recently, so knotted up that it took two hours to untangle it… I wasn’t sure I had the patience but I did succeed in the end. I know for a fact that I cursed that wool roundly and often – without it taking offense. Luckily for me!

#Communication - It's Only Words

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“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Human emotions are not as easy as a ball of wool. You can’t hurt the feelings of a ball of wool. You may chop it into pieces if it is really annoying and tangled, but it isn’t going to be hurt or upset. Yet here we have two people who have to walk a tightrope and hope they reach an understanding. Why is the English language so fraught with traps? What is meant by one is not meant by another and this misunderstanding of the use of the same word can cause irreparable damage. Someone, at some time, definitely did not like people conversing.

So, I’m about to try to walk the minefield of knotted logic and understanding and hope I can get my point of view across and understand theirs, so that harmony can flower in the home once more. What puzzles me the most, is that we are speaking the same language. It isn’t as though we are talking different languages and it is an interpretation problem. Or perhaps it is. Perhaps that is the missing key.

English has been added to over the centuries, as the various conquerors have added their offerings to the base language and idioms. In retrospect, it’s not surprising there are so many misunderstandings. Perhaps I should go back to school and study English again, although I fear everyone may need to so we can all be on the same wavelength.

#Communication - It's Only Words
Image courtesy of http://www.iusb.edu    Build the base for communication.

“Oh what a wicked web we weave”. My aching head is going to bed. Good intentions will succeed in the end – survival depends on it.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
Nelson Mandela

Very wise words.

 

Blessings, Susan.♥

© Susan Jamieson. August 2014

 

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