I have RA. That would be short for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am just now getting diagnosed, but when I think about the past, no doubt I've had it for some time. For those of you that are not familiar with RA, it is an autoimmune disorder that affects joints, but it also affects the heart, and you have this exhaustive feeling like if you had the flu. It also seems to make me catch a cold pretty fast.
Now, I have decided to not take the meds for it and I am doing a combination of CBD oil and a program using diet called the Paddison Program. It is working, but the diet is of course cutting out even more foods than I have already done due to my allergies. Disclaimer - Do not just stop taking your meds if you have this disorder. Please discuss your options with your Dr!)
The main gist is no gluten, no sugar (already had those both down) but no dairy and to be even more thorough, no meat. Because I am allergic to nuts and legumes (beans, etc) that is not possible for me, but the whole thing left me VERY VERY angry.
It also left me asking WHY. WHY is this even out there. I still am waiting for that answer, which I will get from the other side. While I may not like or agree with the answer, I still want one.
Anyway, yesterday after picking my daughter up from the nurse's office (the flu is going around BTW), I was in my car, still angry. Angry that I had even less to eat. I got a surprising message that came through. A truck passed in front of me that had a picture of premium dog food. The message came to me as "You would not knowingly feed an animal something that would hurt them, take care of yourself too". I LOVE cheese and dairy. It was the one food group I never wanted off my plate. I did feel that understanding that, I wouldn't give an animal anything that would hurt them. I would feed them food that I know would keep them healthy, so I have to apply this knowledge to myself as well.
While I am still not happy with the change, I've come to understand that I have to accept it and I will do so gracefully. I did find this small, personal revelation to be quite interesting.
Trick or treat! Halloween for the kiddies is all about the costumes and the treats. I do miss the days when my kids were younger and we would go out trick or treating, to park district parties all decked out in costume, and generally having a great time.
Now that my kids are older, I understand more about the true meaning of this Holiday. The veil is thinner between this world and the other side. This is the day to think upon and honor those who have passed before us.
Light some candles, prepare an extra plate, thank the ancestors for their guidance, meditate.
Better late than never! Using the Dreams of Gaia Tarot, the message for today is:
What a great Friday card! Abundance is a card that tells us to think about the abundance in our lives. It is a state of being content and in appreciation. It tell us to go out, have fun, relax! The universe has your back!
So - today is Friday! Go out, have a great time, relax at home if that's what you would rather do. Trust in the source that all is and will be ok. Let go, appreciate what you have and have gratuity.
You can also use your channeling quartz in dream work.
The Channeller crystal makes this process easier for you and for the spirit. Quartz is an amplifier but the 7 sided face is more in tune with this type of work.
Using the Dreams of Gaia, the card today is:
5 of Water
The five of water card is a card of grief/loss/insecure. How does that apply to today?
The card asks us to reflect on what we are grieving, face our insecurities, loneliness, loss, or depression. Take the time to feel those feelings. You must go through them in order to get past them and move on. Allow yourself to feel it and then move on when you are ready.
Be careful not to allow yourself to linger in this state for a long period of time. If you are suffering from depression, please talk to a Doctor, they can help!
Using the Dreams of Gaia Tarot, the daily message today is:
XXIII. Integrity; Reverse
Reversal cards are not bad, but signal a blockage or a warning
The reversed Integrity card signals that there is some contradictory behavior. You say one thing, but then do something different. You could be judging others for something you also do.
The reversal of this card tells to watch myself in my actions and my judgement. Not to be judgemental but also to watch my own actions as if I want to practice ethical and honest behavior, to make sure my actions line up in that behavior as well.
Using the Dreams of Gaia Tarot, Today's message is:
V. The Father
An interesting draw since for some, this is August 1st, Lughnasadh!
The father card is a take charge type of card. He symbolizes someone who is the center of a family, the person who is confident when things are tough. He makes confident decisions on what he feels is the best course of action. This represents a person of integrity, someone who is honest and takes responsibility for his actions.
What does this card mean for you?
Do have have a father or a father figure who exhibits these qualities? Tell him that you love him/her, even if they have passed onto the next world.
Are you at a time in your life where you are feeling indecisive? Not very confident? This is the card to meditate on, Take your stand! Make your decision(s) with strength and confidence. Make the best decision you can with the information you have. What if the decision didn't bring you the results you were looking for? Even though you may not like the result, you will know that you still made that decision to the best of your ability with the information you had.
What is the message of to day today?
I am using the Dream of Gaia Tarot.
One of the reasons we are here is for knowledge. Everyday we are learning whether we realize it or not. Knowledge is what we use to cook our meals, drive our car, and do basic functions for our life.
We go to college to learn more to earn more (for the most part).
What happens when we stop learning, stop actively pursuing things that we want to know even for our own happiness? We stall and we limit ourselves. No need for that! There are numerous ways to learn. Talking with other people brings us new knowledge, reading, audio books or podcasts. Being the observer in situations.
The knowledge card brings to light to question yourself - Reflect on the things you have learned. Have this knowledge worked for you? What else would you like to learn? There's no stopping you!
Using the Dreams of Gaia deck, which I must say is AWESOME! Today I pulled:
VII. The Sage
The Sage is the person that is older and wiser. He enjoys telling a good story but also is an active listener. He has eyes that sparkle and speak of hidden wisdom and knowledge. He takes time as well for inner reflection and healing.
What does The Sage say to us?
Think of a a great party where people are talking, sharing, and actively listening. Then at the end of the party, everyone goes home for their own time. It's like that! Share, listen, learn, but don't forget about some wind down you time at the end of the day!