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Greetings again at the full moon!


Did you know that the original meaning of “enthusiasm” is “inspired or possessed by God”? 
 
Or, as Carolyn Casey puts it, “that which makes the divine within us dance.” 

I love that idea.
 
My being is dancing with enthusiasm today. It is mid-August, the time of warm sunshine, dramatic thunderstorms, lush flowers, abundant fruits and vegetables. For days we have enjoyed a glowing, waxing moon (and a meteor shower). Recently I enjoyed several days on a lake in Alexandria and some time along the Mississippi. And I have just returned from Madeline Island, away from media and the city, where I spent a long weekend dedicated to blessing Lake Superior and the waters of the world with the Grandmothers Gathering for Gitchigaaming. 
 
It was nourishing to be with sixteen wise and playful women in a gorgeous, peaceful sacred setting in the woods along Lake Superior. Even more nourishing, though, was spending four days in blessing—blessing the lake, each other, our food, the plants and animals around us, the sky, the earth below our feet.
 
And noticing in each moment how the Universe blesses us in return.
 
Blessing:  giving and receiving praise, prayers, gratitude, offerings, and holding positive visions for the future.

How good this feels!  Physically good--heart filled with gratitude, mind calm, face alight with smiles, life juices flowing. Perhaps because John Muir was right in asserting:
 
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. 
The trees wave and the flowers bloom 
in our bodies as well as our souls, 
and every bird song, wind song, 
and tremendous storm song of the rocks 
in the heart of the mountains is our song,
 our very own, and sings our love.
 
The challenge, of course, is to carry on blessing, to remain enthusiastic, now that I’m home, amidst the pulse of daily life and daily news. To continue to notice and bless all that blesses me, undeterred by personal struggles or heartbreaking events. To remember that heartbreak and blessing are intertwined.
 
One of the easiest times to practice mutual blessing must be August in Minnesota. 
 
This month, may we notice and enjoy all the beauty and bounty around us. May we be filled with enthusiasm. May we nourish each other with the sparkle gleaming from our gratitude and delight. 
 
Below are more photos, several quotes, a link you might enjoy and other information. More than usual this month in the spirit of abundance.
 
Blessings,
Anne

 




Fill my heart with Love,

that my every teardrop may become a star.  

                                                           Hazrat Inayat Khan
 



I see a tarot session as a weaving of blessings. You bless your life story by pausing to consider it. You bless your future by seeking direction and being open to receiving guidance. You bless your higher wisdom by consulting it, and then it blesses you with its voice. You bless me by trusting me to work with you. I am blessed by our mutual discovery, and I bless you with my intuition and with the sharing of the cards. The cards bless us both with their truth and power, and we thank them in return.  

You can find more information about my mission and how I work with tarot here.  You can read what people have said about the fun and usefulness of working with me here. Please do contact me if you have questions or wish to schedule a session.



 

Why do you walk through the fields in gloves
When the grass is soft as the breasts of doves
And shivering sweet to the touch?             

                                                             Frances Cornford

 





You might enjoy this exquisitely filmed video
of prairie lupines (less than one minute).




 




You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
                                       
 Colette


 





If you live outside the Twin Cities or Minnesota:

I do tarot sessions via FaceTime or Skype and three card readings via email.

 
More info here.  Contact me if you’d like to schedule.



 

.You can read my latest blog, Fabric, Evolution and Raspberries, here.

Please forward this newsletter or any of my blogs to anyone who you think might be interested. Thank you!

(photos by Anne Peek or Tom Ehlinger)
 

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