Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Gift of Joy

A beautiful time of blue skies and warm weather.  Can't help but smile. Never want it to end although of course it will.  All things end. But an end is a new beginning.  This is where I am these days.  A new beginning.  Feels good.  Plans (with room for change of course) have been thought out and written down. Goals set.  Some reachable each day, some weekly and others over a longer time.  But all attainable.

Life is lighter lately and for that I am grateful.  Grateful for those who hung in with me and perhaps even for those who didn't.  It opened my eyes to many things.

It is hard to find a quiet time to get a nice little meditation in.  My apartment building seems to be filling with folks who don't mind being rather loud.  It was once a quiet wonderful place to live.  Seems that is no longer.  Not sure how to handle this particular situation but am working on it.

Determined, put some earplugs in and meditated. Been missing this very much and it needs to be incorporated back into my daily life.  Once done, I pulled out The Pagan Tarot by Gina Pace.  It is one of my fav decks. I find myself relating to her witch as she goes on her journey.

The card for today:

Ace of Chalices (Cups) ... the picture itself makes me smile.  I love the setting and if I could snap my fingers and be there, I would.  I love how the fish are jumping right out of the cup rough waters or not.  Parts of the lake are smooth as glass while where the fish are headed is a bit rough.  Kinda like me.  I immediately thought of myself jumping back into my life.

The card speaks to me of joy and of acceptance.  I know only too well, it isn't all going to be smooth sailing and that is okay.  Yeah, that is okay.

I am grateful for today.


  1. Looks like a lovely deck! I think I'd like it.
    Methinks some deck shopping is in order out here in Saskatchewan.
    Best of luck coping with noisy neighbours. That wouldn't be easy.

    1. Yes, I love the deck. Keep coming back to it. It has the ability to drag things out of me so to speak.

      Aww yes, deck shopping ... I haven't bought a new deck for years or a book either. Always so exciting. Going second hand book store shopping is now on my to-do list.

      Happy Thanksgiving weekend ...

  2. The ace of cups is also one of my favorite cards, It such a happy card. It reminds me of the importance of loving myself as much as I give love to others ( perhaps a bit more :)
    I hope the earplugs will help a little

    1. Thanks Ellen. The Ace of Cups gives me hope. Like it when it shows up. Your words hit it right on must be able to love oneself before we can truly love others. I have always been a giver, expecting nothing in return and most often at my own expense. Am learning to balance that out more.

      The earplugs are a short term fix ... but at the moment will have to do. Enjoying the peace and quiet right now ...but then it is only 7:30am.


    2. Giving and caring to much is in my opinion a pitfall for most women. I wish you a calm day :)