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Friday, September 18, 2015

Mothers-in-Law ~ What I've Learned from Mine #1

MIL#1...First up, it was the 1970s.  This was a woman in her mid 40s, a short slightly portly little woman who was just entering menopause and a mid-life crisis.  She was a Farm Wife who had been transplanted to South Dakota as a teen-age bride from California.  She spent her entire adult life living on an isolated South Dakota farm at the edge of a tiny typically German/Czech community. 

When I first met, her hormones were raging, she was menopausal.  She was married to a man older than herself, a man who seemed cold and unemotional, blind and content in his own little world.  This woman was obviously making an effort to cling to the woman she had been, to cling to her youth, to her memories.  She was making an effort to justify her life and her decisions. When she spoke, you could hear regrets.  Her pain escaped in random comments that drifted from her lips unheard.

What did I learn from this woman?

  • I learned that self-sacrifice is a good and upstanding thing only up to a certain point.  
  • I learned that when you've over-played it, or when the time for its natural cessation has come, you have to let it go.  
  • I learned that it's not okay to give so much of yourself to other people that you are no longer "yourself" anymore, you are an empty vessel.  
  • I learned that it's okay for women to create their own space, to take time away from daily demands to ground and re-center.  
  • It's okay to follow your own dreams and ambitions, and it's okay to have your own goals.  
  • I learned that you shouldn't live your life in such a way as to have great big regrets towards the end of it, because then it may all be too late.

Monday, September 7, 2015

New at my Youtube Channel!...Monthly Astrological Readings

Here’s my newest Youtube Playlist…I’ve just taped 12 tarot readings, general readings geared to the 12 sun signs of the Zodiac, for September 2015.  I also want to point out that if you know your Moon Sign or your Rising Sign, there may be at least three videos within this playlist that will resonate with you.

If you would like a personal reading with me, you’ll have to go to my Tarot Website.
And would you do me a BIG favor?  If you like these videos, if you find them accurate and informative, if you find them entertaining and fun– Would you pass them on to your friends and family?

I'm very excited about doing monthly astrological readings at Youtube.  I can already tell that it's going to require a short, but intense, period of work to get them all out each month, but I feel so good about the finished videos; and I love the connections that I'm making with YOU!
I promise, pinky swear, that my next post here will swing back into Mundane Life.  I'm working on it already, it's in the rough stages, and it's a topic that I think SO many people will be able to identify with:  Mother-in-Laws.  I've had five-- that's 5, f-i-v-e.  Yep, it's been good, bad, and ugly, but you know what?  I believe that everyone comes into our lives for a time or a season for a purpose.  We LEARN something from everyone that has touched us, our lives, and our energy.
So... "Mother-in-Laws ~ What I've Learned From Mine"
Stay tuned.