Gratitude Challenge entry #9

This entry is a review of my recalcitrant logic and how I plan to undo the damage of my self-betrayal. It is going to involve change, lots of change.  Humiliation got me into this mess, and, although I can recall a billion events that involved me being ridiculed and mortified, none of them logically helps…

Gratitude Challenge entry #8

Yesterday in my GC #7 I wrote about the lessons and gifts in emotional wounds. Today, I am going to visit my recent self-discoveries. As earlier stated in several previous posts I have felt defeated, unheard, even invisible as of late. I have been lashing out at loved ones but the truth is I set…

Gratitude Challenge #7

I did mention that hiccups arise when you initially start the gratitude challenge, right? These hiccups are actually healings. The muck rises to the surface and gets in your way until you discover the lesson (and the gift) and of course, eventually, take action to get your life back on track. It sounds easy but…

Tuesday: Gratitude Challenge entry #6

The past few months have been a bit vexing for me. I found myself in an emotional place I didn’t like. To keep this short, I felt like life was passing me by rather quickly and I had yet to achieve any of the goals I set for myself. This is largely my fault because…

Tuesday Tarot: The Fours

The vibrational energy of the Four has us dealing with Compassion. I have noticed that Compassion has become synonymous with pity and let’s face it, NO ONE wants to be pitied. Compassion is the sympathetic/empathetic consciousness of others’ distress with a desire to alleviate it. This extends to our self as well, we often forget…

Monday Mosaic: Winds and Gratitude Challenge entry #5

While most of the Midwest got a Blizzard, we had high winds and a temperature plummet. The winds are par for course, this is Oklahoma after all, ‘where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.’ My grandfather always told me that the wind heralds change and maybe he is right about that; yesterdays gales and…

Sunday: Gratitude Challenge Entry#4…

or…the pleasure of simple things. I have rather simple taste, believe it or not, and so seasonal goodies are things that I wait for with much anticipation and indulge in with great delight once in season. My love for autumnal pumpkin goodies fell flat this year but it looks like the Christmas bounty may make…

Saturday: Gratitude Challenge entry # 3

Yesterday, I was grateful for 30 minutes of extra sleep and it turned out that I probably got those extra 30 minutes because some higher being knew that I was going to have a restless night last night. There were all sorts of mystery noises, popping, thudding, neighbors dogs barking and my pets running from…

Friday Free-Day: The Gratitude Challenge

So, yesterday, I started the Gratitude Challenge and of course I have to post one thing (unrepeatable) for today but before I do that I wanted to give you some background on this endeavor. This challenge harkens back to my Bipolar recovery days and sadly instead of keeping it going the four years I was…

Thursday: Thanksgiving

Here in the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving, which is overshadowed by the consumer driven onslaught of commercials touting Black Friday Sales and previews of Christmas shows. Christmas it seems comes earlier every year. I am not here to rant or give a historical lesson on the significance of the day, rather I would…

Tuesday Tarot: The Three’s

The Three’s have us dealing with Belief. What do we believe in? Who do we believe? Do we believe in our self? All of these questions and more help us to find our place in the world and define our worldview. Is it one of exuberance or lack; loneliness or companionship; heartbreak or love; Adventure…

Monday Mosaic: Autumn

It appears that once in awhile, thanks to an unusually rare El Nino cycle, we do get Autumnal Bliss in my neck of the woods. It has been unseasonably cool and wet but the colors produced from this change in climate is wonderful. Birds and little critters are eating for what will undoubtedly be an…