Mon. Nov. 23, 2020: Intent for the Week — Gratitude

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This week, I am going to try to temper my anger and remember that for which I am grateful.

I want to say home as much as possible, focus on the holiday, and then start the winter holiday decorating.

I realized, in the years I’ve been traveling to Maine for the holiday, I never got to actually rest.

I would prepare the Wednesday night meal ahead of time, and bring it up (feeding anywhere from 6-12, after driving from wherever I was to Maine).

I helped cook all day on Thursday.

I helped clean up all day on Thursday.

I drove back to wherever I was living on Friday.

I never had any time to rest.

Part of this holiday, staying home, will be rest, even though I’m cooking.

Gratitude.

And rest.

What’s on this week’s agenda for you?

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Mon. Nov. 16: Intent for the Week — Move Forward

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This is a lovely photo above, and I prefer horses to people, so that’s what I chose for the week’s inspiration.

Mercury and Mars are both direct, so some of our biggest obstacles are out of the way.

In spite of the pandemic, in spite of the need to stay at home, I have a need to get certain elements into play and move forward. I intend to do them remotely and safely, but enough faffing around already. It needs to happen.

This week is about taking the steps to move forward, while following health and safety protocols, not putting myself or anyone else at risk.

How’s your week starting?

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Mon. Nov. 9, 2020: Intent for the Week — Breathe

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Sorry this posted so late. I don’t understand why the scheduling tool isn’t working on Mondays.

Last week was stressful, we had some joy this weekend; we’re moving into a rough period for the next few months.

I have some stressors bearing down on me this week.

So, whenever possible, I am going to take even a moment or two, and just breathe.

Follow my breath.

Know that those who are causing my stress are only passing through my life, because I CHOOSE not to let them stay.

Just breathe.

How’s your week starting?

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Mon. Nov. 2, 2020: Intent for the Week — Vote

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I voted a couple of weeks ago, and dropped my ballot off at Town Hall.

Make sure you vote in a way that guarantees your vote is counted. EVERYTHING is on the line tomorrow.

EVERYTHING.

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Mon. Oct. 26, 2020: Intent for the Week — Prepare for the Dead

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With Halloween/Samhain/Day of the Dead approaching next weekend, this week, I prepare for the dead.

On the Cerridwen Iris Shea site, I have a piece where I talk about Tending the Dead.

With over 220,000 of my fellow citizens murdered by our government via virus, Tending the Dead this year feels like an overwhelming task.

But it will be done, and I take this week to prepare.

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Mon. Oct. 19, 2020: Intent for the Week — Create With Joy

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I ended last Friday’s post with something I want to carry over into this week:

Create with joy.

So many of us have struggled these past months to create. We’re exhasuted and stressed and frightened. We don’t know if what we had to say and have to say and want to say is relevant.

At least for this week, I need to try to drop all those layers of worry and take joy in the creative process. Even if I don’t get a lot done, I want to savor each moment.

I wish creative joy to you, too.

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Mon. Sept. 28, 2020: Intent for the Week — Time to Dream

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I’ve been so focused on survival and practicality for months on end now, that I need to build in some dream time this week. I need to build in an hour or several hours each day not being practical, not being productive, not doing other people’s work.

Just being and dreaming.

That should get some of the stuck bits out.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. Sept. 21, 2020: Intent for the Week — Balance

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My intent this week is to work on balance. I am not arrogant enough to believe I will achieve it, and I know obstacles will be thrown at me all week. But I will work on it.

Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox, Mabon, which is about the balance of light and dark, before tipping over into the dark of winter.

We just keep trying.

What are you working on this week?

Note: this didn’t post yesterday, although it was scheduled. Apologies).

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Mon. April 17, 2020: Intent for the Week — Glide

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This week, I will try to glide.

What does that mean?

I still have to work, obviously. I can’t take time off yet. Although, next year at this time, I hope to act like a European and take off the entire month of August.

I’m hoping to find an updraft of serenity and simply glide through the week, shaking off annoyances like a duck shakes water off it’s back.

Yeah, it’s a stretch.

I’m going to try to be kinder to myself, and simply disengage from the idiots.

If I can succeed, it will be good for me creatively and emotionally.

Fingers crossed.

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Mon. Aug. 3, 2020: Intent for the Week — Cope

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This week, I will need to gather my resources. Several difficult challenges will be thrown my way, and I will have to cope.

I’m doing as much planning ahead as possible, with A, B, and C strategies.

Let’s hope I can make it through the week.

What’s your intent?

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Mon. July 27, 2020: Intent for the Week– Finding Hope

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I feel hopeless on multiple fronts right now, so this week will focus on finding hope.

I’m not sure where that will happen – but I have some actions I plan to take in the search.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. July 20, 2020: Intent for the Week — Finding Pleasure

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We have a new moon, time for a fresh start.

I feel like I’ve lost a lot of joy these past months. So this week, my intent is to find pleasure in daily routines, and in things I might overlook.

I also intend to actively do things that give me pleasure.

I refuse to use the term “guilty pleasure.”

I have no guilt in that which gives me pleasure.

How will you find pleasure this week?

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Mon. July 13, 2020: Intent for the Week — Steadiness

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury DIRECT as of yesterday
Neptune Retrograde

Last week’s intent was “determination.” I dug down and made it through.

This week’s intent is “steadiness.”

I still need to dig down. I still need to use my resources of determination and creativity.

I’m less worried about pace than about the final outcome. I will work steadily, plodding along if need be, toward the goal.

Mercury is direct, which takes off some immediate pressure, but we still have four heavy retrogrades slowing us down.

The hope since the retrogrades started is to use them as positives rather than obstacles. Since we have so much else to deal with, in terms of sheer survival, that’s often difficult, but I’m making the attempt.

What is your intent for the week?

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