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“This influence will give you opportunities to assert yourself and your individuality and do things that you have never done before. The keynote of this period is “freedom to be myself!” Your physical energy level will be stimulated, so that you will be able to work quite hard at any task you want to do. You will not be in the mood for disciplined, self-sacrificing kinds of work. It is not that you are feeling selfish or self-indulgent but that you really understand your personal needs and are unwilling to compromise. You may be suddenly released from restrictions that have been holding you back from many activities you would like to engage in that would truly help your personal development, and this will give you a new freedom to act. At other times you may have felt the need to lash out and rebel against obstacles in your life, but now that is not necessary. The opportunities to get rid of the obstacles arise of their own accord. However, the opportunities carry an obligation to take advantage of them in order to understand more completely what you are capable of doing. This influence will enlarge your idea of your capabilities, which has probably been too limited in the past. You will enjoy taking chances and risks even if you have always acted conservatively, and you will probably discover that you have been too careful before. Freedom is important to you now in every way. You will probably be attracted to others who have experienced similar restrictions in life, and you will work with them. If you have ever been attracted to movements for social reform and change, it is especially likely that you will do this now. Having found out more about your capabilities by getting rid of restrictions, you will enjoy stirring up others so that they can find that out for themselves, too. However, you must recognize that the limitations you have encountered in life were not put there solely by powers beyond your control. You at least acquiesced to them, either out of fear, a sense of personal inadequacy or a desire to be careful.”

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So the holiday to get away from it all is finally happening. For a while, I didn’t think it would — I’ve been really busy helping The Bestee with her nest and juggling my own…. stuff. And since I was more than gainfully occupied instead of twiddling my thumbs, I figured there was no need for a holiday really.

But in the past couple of weeks, so much has happened that I’m finding myself overwhelmed again — in a good way.

I now need that time alone space, far far away, to take stock of the roller-coaster ride over the last 3 months.

And more importantly, to welcome the arrival of this new being.

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“In the realm of Native American spirituality, the dolphin spirit bears both kindness and ‘play energy’. It has also become a representative role as the keeper of mysteries. Dolphins are regarded as the custodians of the lost and ancient wisdoms of the world, as well as the symbolic messenger of knowledge from our unconscious minds (underwater) to our waking, logical brains (the surface).”

“According to Celtic beliefs, water has the power to “wash away” past problems and to rejuvenate a person. In this sense, the person is able to make a new start. Therefore, the dolphin represents the death of a past lifestyle and the birth of a new life. The ancient Celts also viewed the dolphin as a symbol of both prosperity and guidance.”

Sometime this year then.

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What if all this were to end tomorrow?

I had asked, a tiny voice of doubt at the back of my mind.

And she answered, “But you now have the courage to face your fears.”

“For all his bluster, it is the sad province of Man that he cannot choose his triumph. He can only choose how he will stand when the call of destiny comes, hoping that he’ll have the courage to answer.”

~ H E R O E S

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He was always solicitous and sought my opinion or consent.

But on this, it was never posed as a question. It was assumed he would render the ‘service’ and I would simply go along with what he had decided.

And there I was, all ready to sneak in a line about finding men who had the confidence to take charge — sometimes — without having to consult the lady every step of the way, sexy.

Mmmmm :-)

Written by The Intimate Stranger

March 4th, 2011 at 8:12 am

Posted in who am i

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