Tuesday, September 30, 2008

i guess you could call this "indian summer"

Days of heat have returned to my neck of the woods, interspersing themselves in the time of going from "hot" to "not hot" in SoCal. ;-)
Big rolling thunderheads build up in the eastern skies, oodles of fluffy white deepening the surrounding blue of the sky. They tease us with the promise of rain, but rarely deliver. Some parts of my homebase did get rained upon yesterday, but if there was any rain here, I didn't hear it. Maybe it came in the form of verga, I don't know.
What I do know that the thunder serenaded me into wakefulness yesterday morning. It was lovely, since thunderstorms are rather uncommon in these parts.

I feel myself settling back into my groove. This will be the first week back on the schedule I'd agreed upon in the first place: four days on, three days off. Lovely.
And I'm starting to feel the pull to create in my soul again. I need to take up the scissors and fine-tune images again. I need to grab my glue sticks and paste images onto paper again. I create mostly through collage, you see, and I've got a few "unfinished" projects that are quietly, patiently waiting for me.
I put "unfinished" in quotes because, in truth, I'm won't be finished with them until I'm done in this lifetime. I may reach the end of a sketchbook or a journal, but that only means I pick up another one and continue on in it. Stories are coming together in me, and soon they will be expressed through my hands, under the direction of my aesthetic gaze...

At the beginning of the harvest season, I was advised that this time of Creation was at hand. I thought it would be in the days of autumn, but outside circumstances spun me up and out of Kansas, so to speak! Now it looks like my Winter days will be the creative ones, which fits in just perfectly with the flow of the seasons. So I shall be communing with the Rainbow Serpent in the Dreamtime during the days of the dark.

At least that's the plan. Gods know that plans can change in a heartbeat! (lol)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beholding the Magick of Manifestation

Oh hai...
Before I go too much further along the road, I want to share with you a bit on what happened when I went to Philly, and as it turns out, the New Jersey area as well.

As I was flying in to Philly, my seatmates were a couple who lived in Jersey. They had boarded the plane in NC as refugees from a cancellation from another plane company. We actually had some conversation from NC to PA. (Yes, a marvelous change of pace in our age of iPods & laptops! lol)

Their recommendations to me: the Camden Aquarium, Liberty Mall, the Liberty Bell, and the consumption of a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.

Well, I had arranged to meet my net-friend T. the next afternoon. As we drove into New Jersey, the beach came up in the conversation. So since she lives so close to the beach, we paid it a visit. I knew there was a reason to pack my swimsuit, even though my duffle had been stretched to overflowing to make the trip! So now I have set feet in the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Pacific. :-)

As I went on, I hooked up with K., another other net-friend. She and the bf thought visiting the (Camden) Adventure Aquarium was an excellent idea (ping! manifestation no. 1!) So we paid them a visit - or is that paid them to visit? - where there was a huge surprise waiting for me in the main tank: a hammerhead shark that had arrived in the area on the SAME DAY as I had!

to digress a moment...the hammerhead is the first of my totem animals that revealed itself unto me, with the cat a close second. i've been agog about hammerheads since i could read, and i started reading when i was three. their importance in my life truly belongs in another post, but the synchronicity of seeing THIS shark in ze tank was/is huge.

Back to the vacay...from friends to family I went. My uncle B. took me into downtown Philly the next day. The Liberty Mall, I discovered, wasn't a shopping district, but an historical one (manifestation no. 2). So we prowled around, taking in Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell (manifestation no. 3!). Then we walked a short way over to Ben Franklin's homestead & visited his museum. It wouldn't have been a proper vacation for me to go to Philly without paying my respects to our Founding pagan Father, now, would it? ;-)

As for the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich - well, that failed to manifest. I was seduced by an eggplant panini instead, with some curly fries. Hey, three out of four ain't bad. ;-)

May I continue to synch up with the Universe in ever more delight*full and delicious ways...

Friday, September 19, 2008

the Universe has my back :-)

Aw yeah...

So on my break yesterday at work, I tracked down Big Brother.
I presented my suggestion/request to swap with the other operator who has also worked remotely with the folks Down South come the first of October.
He did me one better - when I go back to work on Sunday, I'm going back in the afternoon...and playing for the Home Team again. :-)

Of course, the Universe rarely gives one a pass gratis.
The condition for this manifestation of relief is to get back on track with my Work.
I have found my motivation.
Buckle up, folks! hee hee hee...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Detour? Regression? WTF!

Okay, tonight I'm Captain Crankypants and I need to get this outta my system.
The Harvest has taken an odd turn, and I'm not too terribly happy about it, truth be told...

I have been tapped to do some "remote operator" work for an answering service Down South. Basically, this means I'm in two places at once. (lol)
Recent events Down South - as in nasty hurricanes that try to flood everything in sight, if they can't blow everything down first! - have thrown the plans into chaos. What was only supposed to last "a couple of weeks" has now stretched to the end of the month...and may go even longer than that.

So now what was a part-time job in more of a "swing-shift" capacity has become a full time job where I have to set my alarm again to make sure I get up at a decent hour (Most of the time I beat it to the punch, but still!). And drama llamas are lurking behind the corners of both offices, ready to run amok at the drop of a hat. And while I'm at it, what is up with Gemini women born on June 5th?!? I've know two so far, and they've both managed to annoy the snot out of me!! :-o

The point is, not only am I feeling everyone's stress around me, I'm also feeling old stuff triggered within me - what I thought I'd left behind when I left the synagogue. In a sense, I've gone back into "survival" mode - and the Indigo Diva within me is SO done with survival.
We've got Important Work to do! What is up with all of this nonsense! This is so not what I signed on for! she rants.
And this is not when I'm in complete hysterics, as I was just before my oh-so-fortuitously timed vacation! It's really Pre-Menstrual Sensitivity, I'll tell y'all right now!

In my better moments, I know this, too, has a purpose - and this, too, shall pass.
In my better moments, I know what to do to counteract the dead vibrations, and do so.
But right now I just feel like doing a Bionic Pout. BLEH!

Gods willing this gives me the motivation to get busy with the Real Work, once things return to something closer than normal! ;-)

*deep breath*
Ahh, thank you. I do feel better now.