Thoughts For The Day

Thought 1

 “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer.”  ~ Kripalvanandji

 

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

 

Crying is such a great purging, washing us clean, as the tears flow like a river. We feel our emotions so deeply that they command expression. This is good, because such depth needs acknowledgement. When we cry, we open our channel to be heard, by whatever Higher Power we aspire to…and it is a prayer, or plea, in its purest and most honest form. When necessary, let those tears flow and cleanse you. It is not a sign of weakness at all, but an act in courage that, no matter how raw and deep the wound goes, there is still space for hope and renewal. Those tears clear that space for us.

 

And…did you know that we only have enough tears to cry for 10 minutes at a time? The tear ducts empty and it takes 10 minutes for them to fill up again. Thus giving us the space for breath and repose. The intelligence of the body!

 

Thought 2

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

 

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

 

We all need a Sacred Space. Sometimes it is a space in the physical, somewhere we go to find solitude and ponder and rejuvenate. But, if we do not have that space, or the time to get to it, within each of us is space to build a Sacred Space…a place we go within, built just as we would like, made just for us, where nothing and no one can get in unless we invite them. And in that Sacred Space is everything we need for ourselves…our Power, Compassion, Strength, Wisdom, and so much else. If you have not, go within and build your Sacred Space…fill it with all that you need for peace and balance…and go there often. Feed and nurture yourself from within. You will find what you need…over and over again.

 

Thought 3

“The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.”  ~ Dan Brown

 

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

 

If you ever thought you do not make a difference, that your thoughts or actions do not count, that there is too much negativity to overcome…and so it is hopeless…read this quote. It is so true, and it could save us. Consider that, whatever you are thinking right now, thousands of other minds are on the same thought. If that is negative…so will the energy be that flows from those thoughts. Now…just imagine for a minute…a thought bubble…connected by so many minds on the same thought…and that thought is Love. Imagine that bubble spreading across the world. Just think what that could mean. Make a difference. Think Love.

 

Blessings!

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Rune For A Monday

 

Welcome Back to Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely long holiday weekend! After time off and celebration…it is difficult to get back into the flow of “regular” life…so to start our Monday off this week, I was drawn to pulling a Rune (from my set and book by Ralph Blum)…and here is the symbol that presented itself with its message for the week:

Laguz

Laguz: Flow, Water, That Which Conducts

Message: “Unseen powers are active here, creative and fertile powers of Nature. The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of tides and emotions, of careers and relationships. Laguz fulfills our need to immerse ourselves in the experience of living…without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the desire for comfort and the satisfaction of emotional needs, to the lunar side of our nature. For while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward unity and merging.

This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganizing, realigning. A Rune of deep knowing, Laguz may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for self-transformation. Success now lies in contacting your intuitive knowing, in attuning to your rhythms. A Rune of the Self relating rightly to the Self, Laguz signifies what alchemists called the conjunctio, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after.”

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Well…there is most definitely a pattern emerging from the messages we have sought these past couple of weeks. This is the third in as many weeks that speak about Cleansing, Water, and Flow. I think a tide is turning…and we are being counseled to “go with the flow”…instead of against it. Laguz talks about the ebb and flow of life…as well as the active forces around us…and tells us to become as fluid as the water.

There may be changes or upheavals in our lives right now…but Laguz says we are not being called to evaluate them or understand them (just yet)…but to flow with them as they merge into our lives. Rather than trying to understand all that is going on, or change it…we should spend our energy on examining what holds value to us, and reorganizing our priorities. It calls on us to be in contact with our intuitive side…listening to that Inner Wiser Voice…and turning to the study of the spiritual aspect of life so that we may be in better touch with the Self. When the Self “relates rightly” with the Self…a deeper connection with our Spirit, Truth, and Power is created. A unity occurs…within and with the Self. It is in that unity that we find exactly what we desire to fulfill our needs.

Laguz River

Cleansing, water, tears and flow are the message here…so continue to cleanse yourself of negative energy and thought…rinse them away in the water…allow the cleansing tears to come…and go with the flow of what is happening (for now)…until the energy transforms…as it always does. Seek answers in the spiritual realm…because understanding in the physical is not within our grasp at the moment.

We are being called to Trust our paths…and the Wisdom of God and the Higher Powers and the Universe…and to take care of our own rhythms that guide us on that path. Be Present, See to our needs…and all, in the end, will be well.

Blessings!

A Friday Message

 

This past week the energy has been very tense. Everyone seems to be feeling it. Everywhere I go and everyone I speak with, as well as my clients and myself…are feeling this taut and stressful energy. And we are having a tough time of moving through it. Whether you believe in this sort of thing or not…in my quest to seek the source of this discomforting energy…I found the planets are in a ruckus, with Mercury having gone retrograde a few days ago. I have a certain “connection” to this little planet and its retrograde antics since, maaaaany years ago when I was bartending, I was introduced to its power when I bent down to grab a wine bottle and came up to the drawer of the cash register slamming into my forehead and knocking me out. I was told at the time by someone who follows planetary alignment, etc., that it happened at the very moment of retrograde. Thanks for the message Mercury! I made it a life task to always know when Mercury was on the move.

But, if planetary alignment is not your thing…there is still something very wicked about the energy this week. I have been encouraging everyone to keep taking deep core breaths, staying as balanced as possible, and when the feeling gets too intense…go within and cleanse your energy. However it works for you.

So, it is no surprise that this morning I felt compelled to seek a message from one of my tools to see if we can find some further enlightenment. I was drawn to my deck “Medicine Cards – The Discovery of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson. It seems the animal kingdom has some wisdom to impart  – and the card that came to my hand is:

Frog 1

FROG ~ Cleansing ~ “Bring In The Water, Tears Cleanse Your Feelings, Refill With Well-Being”

Message (paraphrased): “Frog medicine is akin to water energy. Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul. All water rites belong to Frog, including all initiations by water. If Frog hopped into the cards today, it may be calling in the cleansing you need. If you were to look at where you are today, would you use any of the following words to describe your condition: tired, overloaded, harried, frustrated, guilty, itchy, nervous, at a loss, empty, weakened?

If so, take a break and allow yourself to bathe in the waters of Frog medicine. This could mean a long, relaxing bath, disconnecting the phone, “yelling” stop, or taking in deep, cleansing breaths. The key thought is to find a way to rid yourself of distractions and to replace the mud with clear energy. Then replenish your parched spirit, body, and mind. Call to Frog and find peace in the process of cleansing to contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.”

Frog W 3

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Well, I called that one a bit didn’t I? LOL! When the energy gets this intense, and there does not seem to be a way around it, the best thing to do is hunker down and go within and take care of the Self. We are the ones that have to get through it, and we should nurture and give ourselves the attention we need to maintain until we pass to the other side of that energy.

Take those deep, core breaths…the ones that you inhale past your chest and into your belly. Hold it there a few seconds…then exhale…and as the breath leaves you, imagine all your stress and tension leaving your mind, body, and soul. Do this frequently and keep cleansing that tension. And, take opportunities to “go to the water”…whether it be a long, relaxing bath or shower, swimming, or going to a body of water…as well as drinking lots of water to flush the physical tension. And also…those therapeutic tears…let them come. Let those jewels of teardrops escape, drip from your lashes, roll down your cheeks and splash on your clothes. It is OK! Let them come and cleanse you of all that is causing your tension. Feel the sweet release as you breathe through it. We all feel better after a good cry…and there is nothing at all wrong in allowing ourselves that moment.

Frog T 4

Now…after your cleansing and release…do not forget to fill yourself up with something that will replenish your spirit, mind, and body. Do something nice for yourself, eat a treat, meditate, whatever means something to you that fills you up with well-being and pleasure.

I am not sure just how long this phase of energy will last…but we will get through it. Keep the Focus on cleansing, balancing and replenishing and let the rest of it work itself out. Frog says…flow through it.

Blessings!