This weekend was a strange one. Since deciding to pay more attention to "coincidences," they have been popping up like crazy.
First the songs. Popping into my head, Welcome to the House of Fun. Then the next night, a song I rarely pay any attention to, it's just one of those songs that they play on the radio, Take Me Home, or a song that has that line in it, only I cannot figure out WHO sings it LOL I may have to download Soundhound and hum it, but it's been popping into my head on and off since Sunday.
So, house and home. Running theme.
Next up is me reading the rest of Side walk Oracle and the author is talking about a time he flew to Bozeman Montana for a group thing. I read the sentence that said Montana and my phone rang at that exact same moment... a robocall, from.... MONTANA.
Mkay, if that isn't the Universe saying HELLO, LOLOL So, I am now keeping an eye out for what? Homes in Montana?
I'm game ;)
Some photos of my Rose.... I got the plant for my birthday back in March and it was touch and go at first to see if she was going to make it. I am horrible at keeping roses alive BUT look at her. She has at least 10 more buds ready to bloom and she is doing wonderfully! BTW I took those rose photos in my room which was quite a bit aways from the plant. My Zoom lens is awesome.
Also a photo of Amelia the cactus in the sun.
No, no not that creepy Jigsaw game. *shudder*
But games with coincidences and synchronicities. I am about halfway through Sidewalk Oracles and there is so much information to play with. The author gives a lot of things to think about synchronicity and paying attention to the world around you.
One of the games I am trying out is listening to the various kledons, a kind of divination based on chance events or encounters, such as words occasionally uttered. The Ancient Romans did this all the time, seeing signs in all things and then using them as an augury.
These can be words you hear someone saying to another person, or a song bite that gets stuck in your head in the morning. Dreams, stories, one liners etc.
What I am doing is collecting at least one a day and writing it on an index card and then putting it in a box. After a few months of collecting, I will have a box of ready to go "oracle cards." Which will end up working just like a store bought set of cards, except it will be more personal as I made it with things personal to me. You ask your question for guidance and then pull a card. The reason I am waiting for a few months is that I want to kind of forget what I wrote, so they don't seem too familiar.
You can also do this as a sort of party game with a group of people. Have each person write on an index card, a story, or song snippet, line of poetry etc. Then collect all the cards. Then each person asks for guidance and pulls one of the index cards and sees how it relates to their question.
Anyway, it just struck me that there are a LOT of *coincidences* and things that are very synchronous in the world and it might be interesting to follow them for awhile. You never know where it may lead.
I started today because I woke up with a song in my head that I hadn't heard in a long time and decided I wanted to see if I could use those words to stay mindful during the day...
If you have any one-liners, snippets, stories or songs that have struck you as meaningful leave them in the comments so I can add them to my oracle deck!
First book, Sidewalk Oracles - I just started this one last night and only put it down because my eyes couldn't stay open anymore. It's funny, I have always been struck by "synchronicity" and feeling there was more to it.
I like Robert Moss's writing style too.
If you have ever been interested in Kairomancy, this is the book to read.
And of course the new King! He released a short story on his website the other day, Laurie, and I LOVED it, although I had to read it with one eye squinched shut because there as a dog in it LOL
So, after I finish blogging I am off to read -
Can't talk. Reading LOL
I will be honest, I hope this one isn't as "preaching to the choir," as Sleeping Beauties was. I just couldn't like that one. Mostly because I read to escape the news and that one was straight up horror from real life.
I know it's there, I am not trying to deny that, but I tend to read to escape from the uglies of the news and that book just felt like bathing in the news - so anyway, here's to more stories!
I finished the book today and I really loved it. BTW: SPOILERS..
So, first of all I LOVED that they brought Holly from Finders Keepers into the story. It was so nice to see an old friend and she still kicks ass.
Also, The Outsider? Could it be the same one as in the story Bag of Bones, also by Sai King? At the end of the book, in that last struggle Jo tells him the Outsider was let in (the tree/Sarah) and that the Outsider always returns.
Interesting - and I wonder if there will be any hint from King in the future, but I LOVES me the connections!
The book was part gruesome and part supernatural awesome.
*taps fingers for next book*
I did cancel my Loot Crate subscription, but they don't do refunds so I have 2 more crates after this one. OMG another awesome Pocket Watch that totally works. The last one was a Horcrux watch. The crates are really awesome but I just don't have the room anymore to keep getting them.
After almost a week of maybe 5 hours of sleep each night, I finally got a decent amount of quality sleep.
I always forget how dark I get when I can't get enough sleep. It is hard to to anything when you can't even function.
This is why it is so vital to make sure you don't over extend yourself and take on too many things, even if they need to be done, and not take any time for yourself.
It is totally OK to say NO (even to yourself when you are feeling guilty about not doing something,) and it is even more important to pay attention to your intuition. I ignored mine the other day because I felt I HAD to get this stuff done, I had been putting it off for awhile so off I went and it was a disaster.
Listen to that inner voice because it is always right! There will be time to get things done, even if they aren't done when you planned on doing it. There is always time. But if you don't take care of yourself, that time will be a dark place to hang out.
Trust yourself ok?
Happy Moms Day to all the Lovely Moms out there. I made that card for my Mom and I loved how it came out!
Note to self. If you pull the 10 of Swords do not continue on to Target. It will go badly for you.
First of all, I had forgotten that this particular Target had just remodeled and had this sort of bash to welcome people to the new look. IT. WAS. AWFUL.
It felt like a Walmart, the music was way too loud and it was hard to find anything. So, I managed to find a new day planner and some free weights and some essential oils and then made a run for it. I wonder how their online shopping is.....
Friday was my companies annual art fundraiser and I didn't get home until after midnight. I did enjoy the no traffic situation, but halfway home it started pouring down rain. Yet, somehow, my car did NOT get clean - faulty rain.
I am still feeling hung over from the noise and crowd, my introverted self was not enjoying that at all. I am glad it is over for another year :)
Spending my "free" time trying to focus on a path or I don't know, a focus on what I want to be doing right now. I know I want to help heal with mindfulness and awakening people, but I am scattered with how to do so. I am using the The Map by Collete Baron-Reid and the oracle cards that go with it to help me focus and so far, each day the card I pick is really helping me stay mindful and gives me a lot to think about.
I also noticed as well that once I decided to narrow my focus EVERYTHING around me started to synch itself to me and that is just pure magic. I just need to stay focused, because SQUIRREL!
How do you narrow your focus or how have you found the way forward on your own life path?
The World of All Souls
SO EXCITED! Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life is one of my all time favorite trilogies and I have been drooling over this book while waiting for its release today!
I actually held off reading these books because I don't normally like vampire/witchy novels that sparkle. But I am so glad I finally took a chance. The perfect mix of history and fiction makes these books so wonderful to fall into. And Deborah Harkness knows her history. So well done!
This World of All Souls The Complete Guide is just gorgeous!!
Can't talk. Reading. 😄❤📖📚
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Over the weekend I was trying to read as many Amazon Unlimited books as possible before deciding to just keep the subscription LOL But one of the books was Crazy Free, An Epic Spiritual Journey by Melissa Wyld.
It reminded me of the Peaceful Warrior books by Dan Millman and some of the topics she talked about really resonated with me. Things I had known once but forgotten. I ended up filling 20 some pages in a journal with my thoughts and it shifted something inside me.
These things, like energy and vibrations and being connected, they seem both "way out there" and obvious at the same time - it just all made sense again.
Since I struggle the most with anger in my daily commute I was really thinking about how I have no control over that commute except for ME. How I react and how I feel. No matter how annoyed I get, I can't stop the crazy people from being around me but I can stop how annoyed I get. Or try anyway.
I also noticed that when I am tired or just in a really good mood, I tend to have a decent drive. Things go well and I don't get all tense. But when I am in a crappy mood, the drive is worse and ALL THE THINGS annoy me.
Is that my mood perspective or is it my intense mood vibrations drawing like energy to me?
I was thinking about all of that on my drive yesterday and again, something shifted. It felt like everything around me was clear and vivid. Things popped and sparkled and seemed more than real. At first I thought it was just the light of the sun but even when it was cloudy it still looked vibrant. And while there were the usual annoyances I found myself shifting to be not annoyed. Or laughing at it and continuing on my way.
I am working to keep this perspective which I know will be challenging at times but if I can just remember how this feels, I think I can find my way back to it again a lot easier each time.
Today all the gods and goddesses of THINGS THAT NEED DOING blessed me today. The timing of everything was perfect!
First stop - the hairs cut. I have been taking this hair/nail vitamin and didn't realize until today that it was actually WORKING. My stylist was like hey you need 2 inches cut and you were just here - so it's nice to know that sort of thing works. Also, love my hair and my hair stylist does a perfect long bob. She noticed my hair shimmering but wasn't sure if it was just a reflection so she asked me about it.
I am trying a new color, because keeping it a dark burgundy is just too much work. I am using a dusty mauve shimmering color that you can see in the sun and it almost looks like that lenticular shimmy stuff. I am doing another coloring today so it will be fun to see how it looks with a second month of it. I will try to get photos outdoors for maximum shimmer.
Then off to the grocery store which I hate. I was even telling my hair person about how it always seems that there is a family reunion going on in the freezer aisle or something, too many peoples that make my introvertness cringe. So, I had to laugh when I actually saw someone I KNOW and haven't seen in a few months. So I got to be THAT PERSON squeeing in the aisle LOL
And now I am back and I have Chinese food and all is well in my world today. Because Teriyaki Chicken makes me happy. I hope you are having a happy face day today too.
Book Review? I am not sure how I can review it since I spent most of the book saying WHAT THE EFF AM I READING? It was a free world book day selection from Amazon and I am all about free books, so I started with The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen. I can't really describe it because it would probably give too much away, but it is a mindf*ck to say the least. Most of the time I was trying to figure out WTF is all this and then I had to finish it because I had invested too much time in it already. Upon finishing it I said, WHAT THE EFF DID I JUST READ. lol
It was an interesting idea and done pretty well and maybe it was the translation that made it seem so funky weird, but I can honestly say I had no idea what was going on until they explained it and that is a good thing in a book where you think you know what is happening.
And now it is noonish and I am going to do some arty things. Have a great day!
1: Fun color cube of paper
2: Pocket Hippo has more cowbell
3: Animal Cookie - which I am pretty sure is a rhino but the little nose horn came off so it's a hippo. Frankly, I do not understand why there are no hippos period.
4:The trees are all sorts of lovely colors now. This green and purple makes me happy
5: There were some killer rays coming through the clouds, but I only had my old Android so it really doesn't do the sky justice
I wonder if I should do this on Instagram too.... hmmmm... ponders.
Have a lovely weekend!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious