Saturday, January 29, 2011

Faery Dust

I think all I need is a "little faery dust". Yep blown into the wind with a wish and things start to change. Wouldn't it be marvelous?

The house...cleaned.
Money in the bank.
Harmony in life.

Oh yes...a little faery dust would go a long way. But then again...faery wishes are tricky things. Just when you get the very thing you wish bites you. If you obtain something too simply blowing the faery dust into the miss out on the experiences that occur when you achieve it yourself.

Along the road of life, sometimes we get the things we want/work for and sometimes we don't but even when they are unobtainable...we gain something from the experience itself. We learn little lessons, we gather endurance, we shift our mind set, we learn that everything that glitters is not gold (or faery dust either).

For the journey through life is about just that...gathering more inner wisdom than jewels or riches. Oh would I turn down a lottery win? No but am I going to believe my life is less because of not winning. No.

So if a little faery dust arrives in my life, I'll enjoy the adventure it brings....but if it stays hidden in the faery realm, I'll still have fun!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Today I've had this nagging sensation that something is just not as it should be. Perhaps it's just a bit of post Christmas blues or winter doldrums. I'm not sure...just a sense of uneasiness, a twinge of sadness, and a feeling that something needs "fixing" but what?

Have you ever wondered about moods and how they seem to slip into our lives and upset the balance that we try to achieve. Once I wrote about feeling like something was hurtling at me through the darkness, just outside the range of my consciousness....I proposed that thing was another another dimension....coming dangerously close to colliding with the me in this dimension. seemed like a good explanation at the time. lol

This doesn't feel like that. This is different. A frustration that I can't "fix things" for all the people I love and care about. You know...make their worlds perfect for them or at least better. A sense of emptiness at the many sad things that happen in the world today. A realization that they can happen to anyone at any time....and this in turn creating a sense of fear. Most of the time I can shield myself from such thoughts but at times they seep into my veins and course through me creating a not very pleasant feeling. It leads to a sense of humble feebleness....a dawning of the truth....I am not really in control ebbs and flows and rumbles along at it's own pace and with its own direction.

I need to go to bed, to sleep away the fears, the sense that I am but a speck in a never ending universe of drift into the darkness of my dreams where all things are possible. To let my mind relax into the soft cushion of possibilities.

For the quest continues....even when one is weary and thinks the course too rough and too long.  Anything we do is not without dangers....and set backs...and most of all questions....the hows and whys and whens of life rest quiet nicely with the whats and wheres. Nestled together in the nest of life...they wait.

So dear readers....I leave you ....perhaps tomorrow I shall be more enlightening....for tonight the riddles lay thick upon my mind like the morning dew that drenches the grass.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring Break

So last year a couple friends and I did Spring Break on a budget and my total cost for a trip to Hot Springs Arkansas was right at $300. That included gas, room, food, and entertainment! We are attempting to put together another little trip and as I told them....they are already putting me over my budget from last year.

So we are looking at a little Vegas package that includes hmmm....I think four days three nights, and airfare. Also included are tickets to a show. Coming in at $380 that's already over budget from last year and I have to eat while I'm there. I'm gonna make a guesstimate of $500 for this trip but I'll let you know the grand total if we actually go!

So off to count my pennies and see if I can pull off a little Spring Break adventure!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Quest

So dear's been awhile but I have been busy...such is the journey through life full of things to do when one would much rather be blogging.....I hope your new year is off to a great start. My word for 2011 is QUEST.....and as I started the year I had a rather foggy idea of what the word might mean in my own life and how I might live it in 2011. As January comes to a close, I have a better more clearly developed vision of the Quest.... but it is still unfolding each day.

As I started the year I decided that throughout the year I would search for or be on the lookout for Quest clues....things that present themselves to me that seem to have "some meaning" and that might guide me on this quest of 2011. Let me share the "quest clues" I have collected so far.

On the very first day of 2011 my friends took me on a mystery "quest" which was a lot of fun. On that day one of my friends was reading from a book, and this "lesson" was presented..."Live in the Moment" Oh yes, it rang in my head and I clue. And so I filed it away to see what else might unfold or point me in the right direction. Live in the hard in today's world. As one stumbles along with so many things to grab our attention, it's a wonder anyone ever just "lives".  This is important to me because each second that ticks by is a second of the journey that is over with, never to be recaptured again. I do not say this in the sense to make it a bad thing or a sad thing....but simply to say...Live in the Moment! For it shall not come again!

Then a couple days later we had a speaker at our school. The thing that immediately grabbed me was one word....Possibilities.....just that word and I said (to myself of course)...Quest clue....the word just seemed to roll around in my head and it spoke to me on some level beyond or different than I am sure the speaker meant. Possibilities are all around us, whether we notice them or not is up to us.

Then about a week later I was faced with a challenge. One of those situations where it really seems that no matter what you do it will be the "wrong" choice, at least for someone. And it came to me that so much of life is like that. Challenges drift in and out of our lives every day. Some are so small as to hardly matter at all while others seem to be as important as the air we breath. And in my head I heard....Accept the Challenge (quest clue #3)

Then I started reading about some very strange events....birds falling from the sky, fish dead, and then cows also falling dead for unexplained reasons. Eventually I hope some will be explained but odd none the less. And everyone just seemed to be going about their merry (and not so merry) lives. These events didn't even appear to create a blimp on the radar of their lives. And when one questioned them...why they would always say, "well they say it happens all the time." OR "they say it was fireworks" or what ever the current news story was. And I pondered this for a bit and then this word popped into my just seemed to present itself as so often quest clues do....and the single word....just like the earlier "possibilities" presented so much to much to much to glean....and the word was ...Question. As if an invitation or perhaps a reinforcement of the idea that it is OK to question....we do not have to accept everything at face value.

So there you have the first four quest clues of 2011 and I have a better understanding of the Quest and where it is going. I will share that in another post, as well as, share with you a Faery reading that an online friend did in which I asked for guidance or enlightenment related to my Quest of 2011. It all ties together nicely with the quest clues.

So Ginger's Journey readers, I hope to post more often....until next time...Take Care & Be Kind.

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