Friday, November 11, 2011

Everything in Life is Connected Somehow...

“Everything in life is connected somehow. You may have to dig deep to find it but its there. Everything is the same even though its different. Somehow everything connects back with your life. The faces in certain places may be different, but the situation is the same. Irony is a hidden factor that creeps around us in life, letting its presence felt only after it has left. Picture back to a year ago and the situation you were in. Look at how things are different yet somehow everything it still in someway cognate. Everything connects together to form the balance of life, to maintain structure. Change is and always will be inevitable, but everything is relative, and all the moments and times in your life will come back around again, you just might find yourself on the other side of the coin. Things are always changing, as fast as everything stays the same.”

“You've changed so much. I guess that's what happens. I wish you knew how much you changed me. I wonder if I changed you, if your life is different because of me. Because mine's different. My God, you taught me so much, and now we don't even talk to each other. I guess that's what happens.”

      “It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.”

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

It all happened on the same day with a small amount of money-confusion on eBay... a silly "fight" over $5.95.


...I tried to share a happy comment from my happy customer and posted it on Tarotholics Anonymous on Facebook:
"My new deck of Hawaiian Tarot is being blessed by the Taurus full moon! MAHALO for your beautiful art! I want to tell the story of The World with the Major Arcana as an Occupy project. What do you think of that? ♥♥♥"


...a wonderful person from Tarotholics Anonymous commented on my post and I found out that she wrote something about my HazelMoon's Hawaiian Tarot on her blog. I really loved her writing and her way of thinking about money and some difficulties that it comes with... I am going to share her writing here with you...

She's a professional psychic with 25 years of experience reading tarot. She's deliver healing insights in a frank, yet supportive manner to those in pursuit of personal growth and spiritual solutions to life's challenges.

Leaving an Offering for Pele

Today's Draw: Six of Lava Stones (Pentacles) from HazelMoon's Hawaiian Tarot. Still worried about money despite my excellent post on manifestation two days ago? Having a hard time releasing your money fears? Or is time the thing of most value in your life these days? Ever considered making an offering to "The Gods"?

Today we get another card that has to do with our relationship to money. The Six of Pentacles is about the cycle of giving and receiving. A couple of days ago we talked about how the simple act of feeling flush can attract more prosperity into our lives and how the fear you won't have enough will just breed more fear and more "not having enough". 

This card is about the same thing, but from a different angle. This card is about keeping money in circulation...the giving and receiving of both time and money. So for those of you who feel you don't have enough time, the same principles apply. If you don't think you have enough, you won't. If you resent what you give, it supports a belief of not having enough. But if your belief is that you have enough and some to spare—and act that way—then you'll have enough some to spare. Simply put, as Mike Dooley puts it (google him), thoughts become things.

The book for this deck explains the picture is of the Hale Ma'u Ma'u crater on Mount Kilauea on the Big Island. Hawaiian legend says the Goddess Pele lives in this crater, so it's a sacred place. You can visit there, be cleansed in the steam vents and leave an offering for Pele.

The other day I mentioned that, when I feel fear about money, I'll do certain things. I'll take myself out for dinner and leave a large tip. One time I picked up the tab at a nearby table, completely anonymously. I didn't even hang out to see their reaction. Not that long ago, I gave $10 to a woman who was begging on the street because it was the smallest bill I had. She was very grateful. It was probably the biggest contribution she'd gotten that day. And I cried all the way home because there I was, worried about money, when the smallest bill I had was $10 and she was begging on the street.

I call it tithing to the universe. You can call it leaving an offering for Pele. I make a practice of it, doing it even when I'm feeling flush. One of my favorite things is to pay for one or two of the cars behind me when I visit Skyline Drive, which is a scenic roadway through Shenandoah National Park. Breathtaking views. Personally, I like to be anonymous and not receive anything in return except the enjoyment I get from doing it. The act is not just a message to the universe that I have more than enough, but, like the steam from Pele's vents, can be very cleansing, washing the fear away and replacing it with more productive thoughts.

Although I've placed a lot of attention on ridding money fears, this is a good practice to consider if you're feeling pretty stable and happy with your money situation, too. And what I'm talking about is beyond the automatic checks you write each year to charities. All that's good, don't get me wrong. But spontaneous acts increase the emotion and energy, giving your offering an extra punch, imo. Besides, they're fun and really good for knocking out sudden incidents of fear.

Of course you should never give away money you can't feel comfortable giving and if you can't pay your bills this month, maybe save your offering for another time...or give some clothes to charity. But many of us who are worried about money can manage to part with $5 or $10 or $20 without feeling it. And when you share it with someone less fortunate than you, both of you feel more flush. Which is like getting a bonus Pele steam-vent spa cleansing for free. So, what can you do to make someone else smile today?

© Tierney Sadler 2011

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