I was in a great mood! My husband, teen and I walked to the grocery store for milk and a bit of produce. It was sunny and I was just enjoying being with my people. We haven’t had as much time together lately and I was just really glad. We chatted and joked and laughed and it was just fun.
Having gathered our groceries we headed to the check out, and I have my bag. I always tell the checker I have a bag so they don’t have to ask about my “paper or plastic” preference. I think I am just being efficient.
Well, today, my “I have a bag.” must have expressed my pure joy in the magic of the day because the response from the checker was big, smiley, “Congratulations. Good for you!”
A bit surprised, and hit with this sudden moment of self-awareness I said, “If I can find such joy in just having a bag, I mean, isn’t that great?”
The checker laughed, commented something to the effect of being impressed and then said, “Hey, wherever you can find joy in life.”
To which I responded, “Yes, like this conversation!” And he laughed and laughed.
Then, he said, “Would you like paper or plastic?” Pause…. “Just kidding!”
This whole exchange that was really hilarious, and maybe it was a “had to be there” kind of hilarious, but this brief levity in the midst of the mundane is exactly the kind of magic we need every day!
I could call my part of this blog “Lessons from Luna” since that’s what it seems to becoming. She’s been cracking me up when I overhear her say to herself, “Good job!” And yet, couldn’t we all use a little more self-appreciating in our lives?! She also says, “Good catch!” whenever she trips or falls. What if every time we trip up, or fall/fail in life, we turn our focus to the “good catch.” It’s so easy to help direct her attention to the positive end of the stick, if only I could master my own!
And now, some wise words from the sidewalk…
Will you play along with me? Let’s tell ourselves out loud “good job” at least 10 times today!!
In honor of April Fools Day, I find myself thinking of the archetype of the Fool. It’s got this trickster dynamic. The very same kind of innocence that makes one easily fooled is also the openness to possibilities that allows an infinite future.
Follow your own path and trust that you will be guided. Every moment is a new starting point. Your lack of judgement isn’t foolish, it’s innocence from any past, and therefore infinite future.Time Travel through the Tarot course in Moon Feather Hollow
The Fool of a tarot deck is numbered zero, a round or egg-shaped space from which to go or grow in any direction. A faith in your own instincts and the freedom to move forward with a total openness to life is the archetype of the Fool. Having no distinction between possibility and reality is the “foolish” power of free choice.
Ruminate on the past, present, or future embodiment of the fool in your own life. Have you ever experienced falling for something and then wishing you’d known better? Or, have you ever felt a light-hearted silliness of trickery and fun? What about the experience of pure potential—a stirring of the quantum soup resulting in a wanted outcome? Foolishness itself is not good or bad, yet how we experience it can be labeled as wanted or not wanted.
Let’s harness the Fool’s Pure potentiality!
Do something spontaneous!
Dance or sing!
Start something new!
I just love to feel the shift in nature. Snow melts, leaves sprout, flowers bud & bloom! Letting the wintery bits of me melt, I wonder what new growth will sprout? How about you? Where does your heart’s desire lead you to spring forth and what winter wisdom will guide you?
It’s the Vernal Equinox, the time of the year when our huge, spinning, glowing sphere of hot gas—the sun—moves into the constellation of Aries. This zodiac sign is the archetype of identity, action, and passion. Both the month of March and the planet Mars are named for the Roman god. Did you know that Rome used a 10 month lunisolar calendar that began in March? Did you also know that we’ve only been using our current calendar system, the Gregorian calendar, since it was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582?
In centuries prior, countries around the world had used a disjointed array of uncoordinated calendars, each adopted for local purposes and based primarily on local geographical factors. The Mayan calendar would not be easily aligned with the Egyptian, Greek, Chinese or Julian calendars, and so forth. In addition to the pope’s far-reaching influence, the adoption of the Gregorian system was facilitated by the emergence of a globalized system marked by exploration and the development of long-distance trade networks and interconnectors between regions beginning in the late 1400s. The pope’s calendar was essentially the imposition of a true global interactive system and the acknowledgment of a new global reality.The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar