Jamie is singing my heart's song with today's Wishcasting
A song it was singing well before my daughter left
Now with more urgency
I'm feeling stretched thin
As Bilbo Baggins said in the Fellowship of the Ring movie
"like butter scraped over too much bread"
So I wish to just take a break and give myself some space
Space to commune with Goddess
Space to receive guidance on what's to come next
Space for magic and miracles
Space to really enjoy being with my son
Space to play and wiggle our toes in the sand
My dog thinks I'm the most amazing person she knows.
If I leave the room, she comes to see what miracles I'm preforming.
She waits patiently for me to give her a bit of attention.
She drapes herself around my shoulders and sighs with contentment whenever I sit down to knit.
She sits at my feet as I spend seemingly endless hours online
She dances with delight every time I return from a long or short trip.
Even when I make mistakes
Even when I'm not kind to others
Even when I'm not gentle with myself
She loves me unconditionally and thinks I hang the moon.
If I'm the kind of person my dog thinks I am
That means I'm an incredible, marvelous person
capable of wonderful, outstanding things.
If that's true, why is it so hard to believe that of myself?
Could it be my self love reserves are running low?
Self love can be a very confusing concept to grasp as people
often feel conflicted between it and egotism.
I don't want to be thought of as egotistic
So I minimize my accomplishments.
I deflect complements or deny them all together
I put myself in a victim state
A state that weakens me and disconnects me from Goddess
(God/Great Spirit/ Source)
I know people who constantly talk about themselves.
I'm sure you know them too.
What I've learned working with Aphrodite on self love is
that person that who talks about herself constantly
isn't filled with self love.
That person is trying to fill herself looking to outside resources.
That person is saying no one else cares about me
and there isn't enough love in the world.
That person probably believes she will never have the love she needs
I didn't want to be that person
So I worked at it and came to realize self love truly is
a gift that honors me and my spiritual source.
And by honoring myself, I learned to honor the uniqueness of others
and my connection to them.
But it's not a one time thing.
I continually work with Aphrodite
and practice honoring myself with the gift of self love.
Honoring myself for who I am right now
in all of my imperfect perfection.
And believe I truly am the kind of person
My dog thinks I am
Will you join me dear one?
I put my daughter on a plane today for her foreign
exchange trip to Japan.
Her first solo adventure.
I'm feeling very introspective about the whole thing
My baby is starting to fly (literally and figuratively) on her own
It's been her and me going places, sharing experiences
for 18 years
I've given her everything I could think of for her trip
Everything I could find to add to her medicine bag
Everything that worked for me
Gave her space to figure out what works best for her
And asked Goddess to give her the rest
Encouraged her to let go of what didn't serve her
While watching with pride as she grew
My Daughter Josephine
Now she's off to see the world
Unfolding her amazing wings
And sharing her beauty with the world
May Isis wrap her wings around you my daughter
And guide you as you begin this new life journey.
Today is the day I offer you some of my favorite music that feeds my spirit and fills my soul. Soul Food. I hope it feeds your spirit too.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love