The other night I dreamt my family and I were moving into a new home near the sea. We were dealing with all the unpacking and other business that goes along with relocating. Before heading back to the old house to pick up more boxes we decided to stop and visit the beach.

The beach was mostly grey sand and grey water with no vegetation, no animals, and no waves. It was eerily quiet. There were very few people there. I thought, how dead and barren this beach is! I sat on the sand and noticed a man staring at something right in front of him using tiny binoculars. I thought how strange. Normally you use binoculars to look at things far away. Another man, who looked like a vagrant, was shouting obscenities in an angry rant.

I dove into the water to see what might be under the water. I saw the same barren sand but I noticed an object and upon picking it up I found it was a small telescope. I used it to look at the sand and through it I could see tiny tips of vegetation and tiny fish swimming all around. I reached into the sand to uncover the plant and pulled up flowers, succulents, and seaweed. The water became clear and I could see the sun bouncing off the tiny gold flecks floating everywhere. It was beautiful! I went back to sit upon the beach and dug my hands into the sand and sure enough, there under the sand were beautiful plants. Then insects, birds, and sand crabs showed up.

I looked at everything differently. The grumpy old man that was sitting on the beach was suddenly full of stories of adventure, love, sadness and a long life lived.

So, perspective. Choosing to look deeper. Remembering that there is always more than what your eyes can see. Dig deeper!

Last year I had an oracle reading for 2018. My reader used the Earth Magic oracle deck by Stephen D. Farmer. Today I looked back at it and read my spring forecast. The card she pulled was Milky Way, Perspective! Earth Magic Oracle by Stephen D. Farmer

Yes, it’s time to reassess. It’s time to change my perspective.

A Moment of Respite

Yesterday my husband and I went to the movies. We don’t go often so this was sort of a date for us. It was nice and we enjoyed the film.

On our way into the theater we were stopped abruptly by two large yellow butterflies that fluttered right in front of us. We both just stopped and watched them dance for at least 30 seconds or more. They were so close we could’ve touched them. I thought for a second to pull out my phone to record them but then thought otherwise. These were something special. My husband and I both felt it. They were there to tell us something. We were both quiet but smiling at such a sight. When they finally fluttered away, I was left feeling joyful.

Some say yellow butterflies represent good tidings, joy, prosperity, and success. I certainly felt joy and I welcome all the rest!

It has been a very rough few weeks here at home. A lot of changes and transitions. Emotions have been high. Months ago I began getting tarot and oracle readings foretelling a time of storms. A time where my home would be torn down in order to be rebuilt. Well, that time is now. While it’s been difficult, I trust that we will end up right where we’re supposed to be.

Watching those butterflies were a much needed moment of simple joy and peace. A bit of respite. A chance to catch my breathe as I finish riding out this storm. I’m ready.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I’ve thought about starting a blog for a while now. I wanted a place to record my thoughts and a way that I could reflect back on them later. I’ve written in many journals over the years but I have a habit of writing in what ever journal or notebook is near at hand. The result was several notebooks with entries from many different times and on many random subjects. Here I’ll be able to have all my entries in one place. However, a professional writer I am not!

Many of my posts will likely have to do with the spiritual as it plays such a large role in my life. It affects the way I live everyday and the relationships I have. I started this spiritual path about 6 years ago and I’m so happy that I did. I’d love to meet others out there on a similar path but I welcome everyone. I find people and their stories fascinating and when they’re willing to share them with me I feel blessed. In the end that is all we really have, our stories.  This is part of mine.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton