Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Burning Daylight

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 52 Keeping Still

Non-action, still mind. The closest I've been to created meditation is corpse pose at the end of a yoga practice. But a consult with the dictionary this morning also gives: contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, brown study, concentration.

I'm reminded by this card, if we give life some stillness, the brain will fall in line. I probably do most of those definitions daily. Probably because I make a point of stillness in the course of a day. Non-action? Not so much, daylight is burning, get on with it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ratsaroonie

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 64 Completion

Pear shaped.
Round file it.
Right dog's dinner.
Foiled again.
Jiggers, the fuzz.
Ouch.
Cross purposes.
Frog stitching.
That is just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are unlimited phrases to signify loss of faith in a project or relationship.

Hexagram 64, the final one, would have us review ourselves first.
Big fat hurry.
Cutting corners.
Arguments.
Short funded.
And of course our old friend, ego.

Monday, October 16, 2017

I Doubt It

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 41 Decrease

Decreasing becomes increasing if we think about it.
Buy what we need rather than want increases our financial stewardship.
Decreasing world chatter increases our ability to think for ourselves.
Decreasing our own ego increases our ability to work with others.

After seventeen years of working FlyLady principles, this year Rob got on board with no word yea or nay from me. I've been so impressed with what he has let go of in his garage.

The biggest mental block to decreasing anything on any level? 'I might need it someday'.  I sincerely doubt it.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Equals

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 49 Revolution
Revolution = Breakthrough
Revolution = Change wanted and worked toward

I recently read Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War by Les Standiford. I'd forgotten the actual War of Independence lasted seven years with dedicated efforts the four years prior to that. I did remember the base reason, taxation without representation.

Reflecting my heart: Bring 'em home, bring 'em All home. We have no business conducting other countries revolutions, favorably skewed to old white men.

"Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions." ~ Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Let It Be

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Full Moon in Water

Emotions and events are working toward successful outcomes.

As a Scorpio in this moon, I have a tendency to not leave well enough alone, give it a poke, give it some gas, redo something that doesn't need redone. I'm not a perfectionist..just a muddler I guess.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Time and Energy

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Full Moon in Air

This moon only happens in full opposition to the sun.

I'm thinking most of my personal victories are all in opposition to someone or something. Maybe that is the only time we are willing to expend the time and energy it takes to find a solution?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Prominence or Power?

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Sceptre in Mansion 14

Desire for a position of prominence and or power.

Maybe at one time, no more. If I had to chose I'd prefer to be the 'power behind the throne'. Being on the throne makes one the big fat target for blame for everything under the sun. There isn't enough glory to make that worthwhile.

 "I achieved a lot of my materialistic objectives, and I lost a lot of my personal spirituality." ~ Benebell Wen 1981-

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dishrag

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ First Quarter Waxing Air

Adaptability, book advice: Idea? Obtain reactions from as many people possible, and adjust,  modify and adapt accordingly.

Not in my world. Can we say roll over dishrag?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Slingshot

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Hecate

Virgin, mother, crone.
Bearer of riches, magic, wisdom, victory. Not necessarily in that order.
Known to travel with a pack of hounds.
Lover of remote and dark places.

Not a mother, certainly believe in magic and aim for wisdom.
Travel with my two dogs and two kittens. All four discards, each special beyond words.
Like many of  my compatriots, my mind runs to remote and dark places, driven by outrage, embarrassment, fear, sorrow.

I've taken up the slingshot.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Scrape My Brain

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Black Moon in Earth

Economy is recommended, no new investments, begin nothing that involves risk, cut back on expenses.

If you knew a comet is likely to strike and change the world as we know it, how would you prepare? What are the first things you'd ditch? No power. No fuel. No grocery stores being resupplied. No medicines. No hospitals. No police or army. No government left. Money worth zip.

I'm listening to Lucifer's Hammer Niven/Pournelle 1977. No heroes here, just tough decisions, life or death every day. If living required economy every single day in day out, how would your life change? If the economy was based on barter, what skills do you have that would make you a keeper?

I've only scraped up three things so far, it would have to be a pretty small community to make me worth keeping. Eek.