Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mick speaks for me



I had a friend once upon a time whose name was Chris Bliss. It's neither here nor there, but really, what a name. Yes? I say yes.

Her pretty face came to mind this morning because I've been thinking about bliss, that indescribable feeling of perfect satisfaction, happiness, joy. How ironic, or maybe it's just another example of the paradoxical nature of "reality" that here in the middle of this dramatic time in my life, rife with sturm und drang, I am choosing tarot cards and runes (part of my daily practice) that are often associated with bliss. The ace of cups, for instance, has showed up several times this week. It is a card that conveys a pure and open heart, and the emotional willingness that accompanies that condition. Do you know what I mean by "emotional willingness?" I never understood until recently. I'm starting to get it. It's a big deal.

The rune I've pulled more than once during the last two or three days is wunjo. It looks like an angular P and is associated with joy, perfection, glory and bliss.

Hmmmm.



The practice I'm engaged in right now, holding love very gently in my heart without grasping or pushing it away, might be creating a space into which bliss can flow. Maybe THAT's why I'm working so hard. You think? Or maybe I've just totally lost my mind. Or something else, who knows?

When I ask my spirit guides what it means to choose such lovely oracles in the midst of hellish heat and humidity, while trying to manage unbelievably intense emotions, they pat me on the head and suggest that I keep working on the purging and packing of my stuff in preparation for my move. They keep telling me not to worry. Instead of all this consternation, they tell me, why not make a fresh fruit crisp? Indeed. Why not?? All the consternation in the world will not help me understand this moment. I have such great spirit guides.

I love to cook, and I have to say, I've been masterful in the kitchen of late. The cooking and my excitement about the upcoming move are so refreshing, like oases in the desert of my recent emotional exertions, like the dot of yang in the center of yin, the dot of yin at the center of yang. There's some kind of profound truth here, isn't there? Yep.

This is not a high quality video but oh my, they were so cute then. Even Keith Richards was such a puppy. Very sweet.

18 comments:

ellen abbott said...

How funny that you should post that video Reya. Well, not that video exactly but that song. It's sort of been one of the guiding principals of my life. that if you trust in the universe, you won't always get what you want but you'll get what you need. It has always (well mostly and accompanied with hard work) worked for me. sometimes gifts fell out of the sky just when they were most needed.

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Reya Mellicker said...

Yep. Ellen I love being on a wavelength with you.

I don't mind hard work. I actually love nothing better than having a project at hand.

I've always said I'm cool with being a person who allows passion and desire to rule the day, but I'm beginning to see the light; that opening my clenched fists is a graceful act of emotional willingness.

What a summer. Holy cow.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ignorance is bliss. Is that right??

janis said...

Always a favorite song/theme for me as well. I certainly give my all, but sometimes I just wish a little something back. (which isnt completely fair or true, I do know that I am Blessed~ but I just wish I had a little more karma my way).
Love to you this glorious day!

willow said...

Your emotional willingness spoke to me. I'm going to ponder that today!

Chris Bliss. Love it.

Steve said...

Cooking is often a wise approach to other problems. I think it satisfies our need to organize, create and nourish. Bravo for spending time in the kitchen.

Chris Bliss is a great name. Wow.

Ronda Laveen said...

Chris Bliss...oh, yeah what a great name. As I read this post, what strikes me is balance. Wasn't it a week or so ago you were drawing the Swords or some other heavy cards. Now you're drawing light, blissful cards.

Cooking, to me, is not only creative but very meditative. A fruit crisp is perfect for a hot summer day.

e said...

You can't always get what you want has been a theme throughout my life, and happened this week in spades as someone I liked and with whom I had been intimate bid me goodbye in an e-mail, health issues once again came to the fore and I was again forced to find work in our sagging economy...the good thing about being where I am in life is rolling with the punches rather than taking it all on the chin...

Change is the only certainty...

Best with your move and the changes from that, Reya.

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Washington Cube said...

It's funny you mention "fruit crisp," because for the past few days, I've been thinking about "flummery," and "roly-poly," and "figgy duff," and "summer pudding," and "jumble berry pie," and "clootie," and all of those oddly named British desserts from the past.

"I can't come to the phone right now. I'm making figgy duff."

Reya Mellicker said...

Sounds slightly obscene. Mine was made from organic nectarines, cherries (lovingly hand pitted with my cherry pitter - love that thing) and blueberries. Yum.

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Everton Terrace said...

I thought of you today. I read your post this morning before I left Provo, no time to comment. Then, as I was driving to Boise, I went past a sign for a town called "Bliss" (think it's here in Idaho). Made me smile to think of your blog.
I've got a giveaway going on now, if you like games, stop over.
Thanks again for your kind words about Jake.

Mary Ellen said...

That song was my mantra when my ex-boyfriend hooked up with my roommate in 1973, maybe, and it was clear they were hooked for the long haul (still are).

Angela said...

Ah, those young faces, trying to look so cool! hahaha, were we like that, too, Reya? And to my father this music was "bad influence" for us youngsters, incredible.
Let all that bliss come your way, just let it! have you read Natalie`s latest post, the quotation of the Hopi Indian? Push the word "struggle" out of your vocabulary. Let the canoe float in the middle of the river!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Angela! I don't know about you, but yes I definitely tried to be cool for so many years. I am SO NOT COOL. Thank God I'm no longer trying.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Oh yeah, that song is my anthem. I wish I could say I always get what I need, but I think I took a loooong, round-about way to getting what I need. Maybe it took me 30+ years to get on the right track, but I think (hope) I'm on it now.
I went to your Tarot link & did 2 readings. My first one was "Surrender"... look to God to point the way; the second was "Challenge"... work toward your own solutions. How diametrically opposed can one get?! I need help on these readings; guess I'll have to study-up on it.