On Monday I got together with friends for our monthly SoulCollage® group and made two cards. I'm far behind scanning my cards for Pinterest and have neglected Sacred Ordinary blog so much. If one thing is certain in life, it's change. Facebook has definitely affected the blog.
This card is called The Explorer and is in the Council suit. I am the one who recently took yet another silly quiz on Facebook called "Which Jungian archetype are you?" and to my great surprise I was the Explorer. I equate explorers with travel and adventuresomeness and though I travel, I'm not driven to it and I would not call myself a physical explorer. However, I'm definitely an interior explorer. I love to explore people, places, animals, history and thought. Books and the Internet are my playgrounds. I am the one who looks every day for the sacred in the ordinary of my average days. I am the one who for years traveled alone in the U.S. after my divorce and I would research whatever town I was in and then explore its sites and history. I am the one who realizes I am an explorer after all.
This card is in the Community suit of SoulCollage® and now Ellen DeGeneris has become part of my community/family in a more aware way than ever before. I like this description of the community suit, a favorite suit in my deck. "The Community Suit, or the communal dimension, is for the people and pets who have loved you, taught you, and challenged you. These people can be family, ancestors, friends, teachers, healers. You may know them personally, or you may only know them through their art, writing, or special accomplishments. They may be alive or dead. Relationships are honored in this suit, and your support system is represented here."
I am the one who has loved Ellen DeGeneris's style of humor and timing ever since I first saw her on television. I have been attracted to her as my next door neighbor girlfriend who is funny as hell but also has the wisdom of a sage. When she had the courage to come out publicly as gay, my admiration increased. I am the one who admires her courage and wishes I had it. I rarely watch her show because of the time frame and my ignorance about programming my TV, but when I do, I am so darned happy. She is a mentor to me of finding light and love even in the midst of what seems like disaster. I am the one who was utterly delighted with her large group selfie at the Academy Awards. I wish she were the permanent host.