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The Fairy Who Came to Dance in My Writing Cottage

The Fairy Who Came to Dance in My Writing Cottage

My morning started with one of my dark chocolate coconut nibs being in the shape of a heart…and then someone on Instagram pointed out it is also smiling, which I didn’t initially catch. How’s that for a positive sign to start the day?

Dressed in my yoga gear with Gidget tucked under my right arm I walked twelve steps across the deck, through my periwinkle door, and into my sacred space that is my writing cottage.

As I began moving through my yoga poses, listening to an Eva Cassidy station on Pandora, I felt this presence with me.

It began as a small wisp of a flutter and a gentle nudge of a niggle. This presence swayed with grace within my imagination, beckoning me to join in.

But I was disciplined and didn’t have time for this whisper in my heart. I must move through my yoga poses as I do most days. 

And besides I was feeling shy. Go ahead, I thought, and sashay and sway all you want. I can’t join you right now.

But then it began to be a bit more insistent tickling my spirit with what it might feel like if I just let go and followed the path it was beckoning my soul to see…

And so to appease it, I decided to listen…and slowly I began to let go of feeling vulnerable…and soon enough my arms began to sway up, then down, and all around…and then my legs couldn’t help but join in carrying me where they may…as I smiled and frolicked with the fairy who came to dance in my writing cottage today.

The more I let go of “being seen”  the more my spirit soared…and the fairy’s wings flapped with utter joy at my willingness to finally open to the message she had been trying to convey to me.

The smile on my face grew wider and wider as I felt my wings being set free…dancing like no one was watching…and it was then I realized…

it was me…

I was the fairy that came to dance in my writing cottage today.

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Take Joy!…and Squeal with Delight!

Take Joy!...and Squeal with Delight!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take Joy! ~Fra Giovanni

I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but feel exuberant joy watching everything come to life with spring upon us.

Walking out my writing cottage door at lunch today, just after we had a soft rain, I squealed out loud, and said to Gidget who was tucked under my arm, “Oh look, Gidget!  The Willow Cherry tree has begun to blossom! I must get a picture.” 

In that moment I felt my love for Tasha Tudor bubble up again to the surface, imagining her delight in her exquisite garden that she too felt every spring.

This week in my newsletter which comes out on Sunday I wrote about the Wild Woman within each of us — Tasha was definitely the epitome of that!  She is one of my mentors because it is what I strive to continue to embrace more and more everyday…to walk to the beat of my own drum…

and to Take Joy! in all the simple pleasures life has to offer.

I recently learned of a Wisconsin Chapter for the Tasha Tudor Society. I was so excited to receive a response from the woman who organizes events in WI to celebrate Tasha Tudor letting me know I’m now added to her email list. I hope to attend an event in the near future!

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Frogs Message to Clear the Muddied Energy

Frog's Message to Clear the Muddied Energy

I love oracle cards and using them as a tool for guidance in my life. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile I believe you have a sense of that as I love sharing what I discover along the way.

Because of my love of animals and continuing to learn what I can from their wisdom, animal oracle cards are ones I turn to often.

Today I chose to use the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson to draw a card before my yoga practice. As I shuffled the cards I asked what I most needed to hear today and Frog card was the one that presented itself.

I’m concerned about a health issue with Gidget which I just learned of yesterday when I took her to the vet. Right now I’ve opted to wait a week or two to see if anything changes before making a decision on what to do next.

While I don’t want to specifically say what it could possibly be as there is a 50% chance it isn’t, I’m working on myself of not living in a place of fear around this concern, so I can make the best and right decision for Gidget. So, alas, I have some inner work to do.  🙂

So Frog’s message is what I needed to hear. In part Frog says:

If Frog hopped into the cards you chose today, its “ribet” 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, or 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.

Decisions are best made from a place of clear energy and a process I began yesterday afternoon. With Frog showing up today in the card reading, it is another confirmation of what I need to continue to do.

And so it is.

Update:  Five minutes after I shared this post on my Facebook page, my friend Dawn shared this photo of her new little pup, Deshka, resting with her frog toy this morning. Coincidence?  Nope. Frog is definitely talking to me today. And how about that Deshka? Could she be any cuter?!

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