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The Eve of 12/12/12

Dear Universe – I’m so hungry, I can eat a horse!

Seriously though, it has been a while, so if you would bring me some food, I would be most grateful.

Hmm, All Bran, OK, I’ll give it a try. It’s a little… crunchy… and it could use some… flavor.

Raisin Bran. The raisins add a nice touch of sweetness. Thank you. But I am thinking I prefer oats.

Cooked oats?

Oh – oatmeal. Those are cooked oats, aren’t they. Maybe I should have said “rolled oats”.

Why is this so hard? What I meant was granola! Please! Sweet, chewy, crunchy, granola – with nuts and dates and raisins! Oh, and with milk, in a bowl, and a spoon with which to eat it!


Did I say something wrong?

Did I ask for too much?

OK, the Raisin Bran wasn’t that bad.

Shoot. I’m hungry again. I’ll even settle for that bland oatmeal now!

What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I ever be happy? I’ll never get this right. 😦

Manifestation: conscious, deliberate, precise & accurate, manifestation. It’s a bit silly to think about it in terms of cereal, isn’t it? Or food even… But replace the nouns in the above story with that experience you so desire. Maybe for you it’s money. Maybe it’s relationship. Or how about losing weight? Sweet, delicious granola is a cake walk! Just about everyone reading this could have a bowl in about 30 minutes with little effort: a quick drive to the grocery store, $6 handed over, a quick drive back – that’s all it takes! And I bet a good fraction of you could have that experience in minutes with a walk into the kitchen – maybe thanks to your wife or partner.

So, now back to that other experience. How long has it been? Maybe it’s been in fits and starts and then regression – one step forward, two steps back.

Life is a journey and as with vacationing, the journeying can be the hardest part. “Are we there yet?” echoes from the back seat. Kids. They have it easy don’t they? We feed them, clothe them, cart them along. These days, they want for nothing, and yet they want, and want, and want. Are we spoiling them?

The Universe does not know this word: spoil. There is no such thing. Over-abundance? Nope. Not that one either. The Universe doesn’t have E on its fuel gauge. There isn’t even a clock, a meter, or a valve. The tap’s always open and the water’s just right.

And yet, as spoiled as us western civilization folk are these days, it’s not enough. We have the world in our pocket, but if Facebook doesn’t load on our phone instantaneously, we complain. “Damn AT&T, there’s no signal here!”

Life is a joy. It is funny to see us act out, and then calm down. Have you really looked at how funny you can be? Let me tell you, I crack myself up.

“Seriously thought…”

And that’s the start of the funniest parts!

We often take this all too seriously. And why not? Pain really does hurt here! And loss feels so real! Not many (or any reading this) go hungry for any length of time, but even for a few minutes we really feel it.

And how about cold? I can honestly say, “It’s freezing out today!” because it’s 32 degrees in Texas, but I’m inside with a robe on and a heating pad beneath my writs as I type. But am I complaining about the cold? YES! LOL I’m not really complaining… too much… but silent requests for a more comfortable temperature are emanating from me even beyond my control.

I’m sure many of you are at least mildly entertained by this and some are even likely questioning if I have a point – mostly because I usually do. I’m not sure this qualifies, but I’ll wrap up by simply sharing this:

Yesterday evening, Mercury moved into the sign of Sagittarius – for the second time. The retrograde period is over, but Mercury still has a couple of days before he reaches new territory beyond where he stationed on Election day. He just squared Neptune less than 2 hours ago, and will square Chiron upon reaching new ground. Meanwhile, first the moon (any minute now) and then Venus (on 12/12/12) will cross over the North Node. And the last New Moon of the year occurs early morning on 12/13/12.

None of this happens on New Year’s Day, but it all has that kind of feeling. It is a beginning of another leg in the journey. We’ve been through a lot, haven’t we? This manifesting thing simply doesn’t feel as easy as we’re told it should. Those roadblocks we keep hitting do hurt.

Today is the eve of 12/12/12, and the first of nine days to arrive at 12/21/12. In one (rather large) reading I did for myself this morning, I received all four nines in the Tarot. One speaks of wishes and another of luxury, but the other two show us that the journey is often long and hard – not because it has to be, not because it’s supposed to be, but simply because it can be.

Celebrate every victory – be it a bowl of raisin bran or oatmeal – that’s on the way to that tasty granola. Raisin bran and oatmeal do not indicate that the granola isn’t coming – they just mean it hasn’t yet arrived… into your experience… as you’ve let yourself see… at this time. Keep reaching for it. Use your hands and your nose. If you feel something cold, it just might be the rim of the bowl. Rest, then stretch, relax, allow, and try again. The Universe is still listening and the tap is still on…


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