This week’s post will be quick, because Mercury being retrograde has made my technology very temperamental, and I don’t want to risk writing a long post just to have the laptop freeze or internet crash…SO, let’s get to it, shall we??
If you’ve every seen the Iconic 1983 cult movie sensation The Outsiders, based on the S.E. Hinton novel of the same name, then you have heard my favorite Robert Frost poem. Here it is to refresh your memory:
It’s lovely, and simple…and it’s full of bittersweet wisdom. I always liked how Johnny Cade reflected on the poem after hearing Ponyboy recite it…but, I guess when you’re stranded in the burn unit with a broken back you’ve got a lot of time to think. He explains the important message held within Frost’s words in his final letter to Pony. In it he says:
“I’ve been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That’s gold. Keep that way, it’s a good way to be.”
So, that’s it. Stay Gold, everyone…it’s a good way to be.
Divination Tool Used: Sacred Circle Tarot
Card Drawn: Knight of Cups
Key Word(s): Movement
My take on this card: This coming week is filled with opportunity. It is not, however filled with patience. It is the time to Seize the Day, Jump at the Chance, Lose Yourself in that special moment, Say Yes to the Dress…you get the idea. The thing you need to keep in mind is, should Opportunity come a-knockin’ you need to decide on the spot. Either snag the chance to do whatever, or risk missing out and having yet another moment to make you want to travel back in time and kick yourself in the arse (Hey, we’ve all got those moments, but why add another one to the pile???)
The image on this card includes a Knight standing in a river…he represents that opportunity that comes around…the river suggests that things shall be moving quickly and that things will have a deep spiritual and emotional impact.
This nifty little card also holds the image of an apple tree and….AN OTTER!! 😀 Both of these images are related to knowledge and wisdom. Apples are known as the “fruit of knowledge” and, in Irish Celtic lore, otters are known as guides and guardians of spiritual knowledge & wisdom.
All in all, it would seem that the recurring theme of my Wednesday Wisdom posts has been preparing us for the coming week. With that in mind, I shall leave you with a message that is on a new pair of socks I purchased while on vacation last week…as it should pretty much be everyone’s mantra next week.
So much has happened in the world, and in my personal life to keep this phrase pounding in my brain. It all started with the sudden death of a classmate from High School. 39 is so young for someone so vibrant to leave This Life… perhaps he had more important business on another plane, but he will be missed here.
The next morning we all learned of the devastation in Japan…and that has been an ongoing saga ever since. It seems that they got the destruction trifecta: 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami & a Nuclear Crisis. Any one of these would be enough to leave the country scrambling, but all three is still difficult to fathom for those of us who aren’t actually there. I feel the pain though, an entire nation crying out…my heart hurts for them.
If you’re looking for ways to help, there are many options, but there are two that are near and dear to my heart.
1.) Sacred Mists Shoppe: Light a Sacred Flame – 100% of profits of the sale of this candle go to the Red Cross
2.) Isle of Enchantments: Sunrise Heart Pendant for Japan – $5 from each Sunrise Heart pendant sold goes to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Fund.
As if these events weren’t enough, I learned that my Dad is going to have to have his thumb amputated due to cancer…A close friend had to deal with the death of his beloved Aunt, and we just discovered that my husband’s Dad not only has to have his gall bladder out, but they have found tumors on his kidney & liver.
And now, we’re bombing Libya…
So with all of this misery, pain and destruction in the world, what are we to do?? Sieze the Day.
If you are not living your dream, it is time to start. If you’ve always wanted to do This, That or The Other, do it. Try new things. Help the less fortunate. Use your imagination to change the world…Imagine Peace.
We don’t know how long we are here for, we need to pay attention and embrace Life!
Ferris Bueller said it best: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.
So I say to you: Don’t miss it. Seize the Day…and make your life extraordinary.