Gore Goals

Into Sagittarian season we go!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed the energy shift and lift this week.  Feels like the centaurian archer has got my back as I aim with bow and arrow to realistic priorities and seeing more clearly the steps I need to take to achieve certain goals. Goals.  Goals seem to be the hashtag trend these days, lit by a smirk tipping towards the sentiment.  Examples include; relationship goals, squad goals, hair goals, life goals etc. and it seems it has this undertone of absurd sarcasm with a hint of keenness to obtain this aspired thing, but with no real inclination to sit down and make it happen and actually do the work for it.  Or it could be just another way of saying, “maybe if I win the lottery,” the phrase sprays out, and hangs in the air like a fine mist and then dispels, leaving, without a glimpse of real hope or optimism or real purpose.

A gentle coveting never hurt anyone, but be mindful it doesn’t turn on you and curdle and collect fluffy mold envy.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the comparative state where we pick at what we don’t have and what others have.  Structure your motivations around your own sincere desires, otherwise be lost battering yourself up for not being as seemingly glamorous as the #goal person that has you starry eyed and unhealthily yearning.

Goals don’t need to be serious, mind you, however if you actually do want to set goals and possibly really meet them, the best way is to start hashing (instead of hashtagging) out what you really really want, what you can see yourself committing to and honing in on the steps to get there.  A phrase that occurred to me, to remind me and help recalibrate my focus is very simple and you can ask yourself this if you find you’re getting flustered with the details, choices and decisions is; “what is the next step?”.  Meeting goals can be sincerely rewarding once you have obtained them with dedicated time and commitment.  Focusing on priorities and becoming aware of your own behavioural patterns will be part of this process and it will take hard work and quite a bit of experimentation and investigation till you can find your flow.

To fire up motivation if you find yourself losing sight of attainment, or you’re getting restless not getting there fast enough or things aren’t going quite as you hoped, take the time to remind yourself of the deep true-to-you longing that pulled on your desires in the first place to start.  Staying motivated can be real sneaky and tricky sometimes, all of a sudden a wrench gets thrown into your flow or something else new and distracting catches your attention and before you know it you’ve blinked yourself off course.  Pay no mind to hiccups! and being hard on yourself doesn’t really do anything either.  Return with wonder and laugh at your silly wander, perhaps the sidetrack journey had you bring back a snack as you dive back into your goal focus.  Just remember the deep longing, the feeling you want to feel when you approach that goal.  Of course, it’s not going to turn out exactly how you pictured, or maybe it will, but you will feel so satisfied with the work you’ve put in.  So try it, the Sagittarius energy is a great time to pick up speed.  Take that bow and arrow in hand and look to were you want to shoot, are you going to aim for the stars?  And if you find yourself twitching to hashtag this endeavour, here’s one for you, #goalgoals.

There is always so much more to say on the goal topic.  But, let’s see what’s cooking with your guts and perhaps you will find the spice needed to fire your engine there.

Now, onto the Goreblot fortunes!

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spice variety

Here we have spice variety.  Think of your question, choose from the selection of 1. Cardamom, 2. Dried Mushrooms and 3. Dried Peppers and scroll down to find your corresponding message.

If you chose 1. Cardamom…

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  1. Cardamom.  Communication has lately been weird, yes? You are finding you are not on the same page or level as others.  You find you are vying to get your own attention and yet you are divided as you explain yourself to others or a partner.  Some communication gets dropped for no apparent reason, ghosted, abandoned with abandon.

What you think you need to come across may not necessarily need be communicated.  It just comes at this unspoken expectation or assumption that we openly share so many things with the world.  Social media is serving us a cadence, a rhythm of sharing and incorporating notes and beats before we even learn the entire song.

But you’re noticing the song isn’t quite whole.  It feels incomplete, lost.  That moment of stepping back and realizing, what are you engaging in?  Where is all this energy you are putting in going to? What would happen if you disengaged or decided to be quiet about something? or you made your own song away from the computer and phone?  Try taking a step back.  Assess where your energy and attention is going in this monitor-ful world, it’s easy to forget to check back and monitor ourselves.

Take some time to find your own rhythm again.  Find your song. Bottle your own essence and perhaps try keeping it to yourself.  If you release everything, what precious little do you have left to yourself? and then no wonder you find yourself lost and stumbling around not able to communicate properly.  Remember your voice.  Touch your song before you release it into a cave of confusing echoes of other voices.  You don’t need to battle others, just take the time now to regenerate your own voice so you can be heard more clearly.  Not only to others, but yourself as well.

If you chose 2. Dried Mushrooms…

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2. Dried Mushrooms.  Hyper sick.  Perhaps a new term to be used, though I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.  It’s the idea of allowing all disease to filter into your system.  There’s the unexpected sick that comes through your immune system from viruses, then the sick that is triggered somehow through your genes, then there’s the sick you carry in your body from external issues that you are not dealing with.  Putting yourself at dis-ease.  A clinging onto of illness because no cure is in sight or it’s so familiar, no other state seems right.

Hyper-sick, where all the systems feel attacked – your mind, body and spirit.  This is helplessness.  This is like all systems failed and where’s the reboot button? But fear not! There are many medicines to heal you, you just have to be willing to try them out.  Also, if you are not sick already, this is definitely a time to take caution and protect yourself.  Take some immune boosting herbals like oil of oregano or drink some echinacea tea.  Vegetables and a broth will be your friend.  Prevention and damage control are key.

When our bodies get attacked, it sucks.  Be investigative of the cause.  If it’s a mental sick, a spiralling mood, what foods did you eat, what situations or behavioural patterns did you sink into? If it’s spirit sick, what issues are you not dealing with or are you in denial of? If it’s body sick, how far did you push yourself or who were you around that might have passed it to you?  Sometimes finding the cause will help you.

A simple key to help, as wellness is an ongoing process, a continuous tinkering – just remember that alignment is what unlocks your strength.  Align yourself, physically, mentally, and spiritually – it’s work, but you will start unlocking where those sick knots lie.

If you chose 3. Dried Peppers…

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3. Dried Peppers.  Sometimes, you feel you need to get away.  You crave adventure or some different scenery.  There’s that urge to explore unchartered territory.  A buzz to spice things up, so to speak.  Hot dog!  Reel back that line you cast in the clouds and start figuring it out.  What can you afford? What steps can you implement to get to that dream vacation?

Don’t shoot it down and assume it’s never going to happen.  It won’t happen if you don’t allow yourself to line up with it.  Sometimes, the smallest step towards something can make the motion happen and you can move forward.  It can be as simple as writing it down on a piece of paper.  Sometimes placing a dream on a piece of paper can make it at least a bit more real than having it float around in your head.  And that piece of paper does not have a bunch of other ideas attacking it and shooting it down saying it will never happen.  By writing it down, you are claiming it’s presence and giving it vocation.

Yes, your dreams can become reality, yes you can get that trip.  Write it down, write down where you want to go and while you’re at it, you can even start brainstorming steps in getting there.  Do you need to set aside some money? do you need time off work? what can you do to make this more real?

Everything is intention and energy.  If you truly want and long for something, you will find yourself working towards it.  If you find you are being held back, then look at why that is.  What is your major road block and how much of a block is it really.

Here’s an assignment for you, find out what the meaning of life is.  Scratch that, find out what the meaning of your life is – you create it, it’s your vision.  What do you want and what do you see? This is an excellent time to make it happen.

Hope this helps! Have a fantastic weekend.

Love and Guts,
Doc G.

Shoot For the Thrill

It’s time again to consider current running themes in our lives and poke at the places where we deem need for improvement.  I don’t know about you, but this is my constant.  I’m constantly haunted by ruminations on top of my sensitivity on top of focus struggles because of those things.  It’s a feedback loop.  However,  everything is energy and the more we feed that energy, the more it thrives.  So starving that bird feeder so those anxious birds stop flitting about and returning for more of that dire feed, is a must.  How do we starve that energy we don’t want? by feeding the good energy, reinforcing, focusing on accomplishments and what is going good in your life.

Easier said than done, am I right?

One thing that helps me when I catch myself spiralling down is getting active.  Going for a walk, a run, and something I have been poking at myself to really get back into again is lifting weights.  The body really likes to move and as soon as you do so, it rewards you with the release of endorphins which not only staves pains away, but also makes you feel good, like if you were on morphine.  Endorphins are a natural drug that you can produce yourself!

If there is something psychological that makes you not like exercise, or you’ve just never liked exercise, there are always sneaky ways around it.  You still need to get places, so walking is a sure fire way to get those steps in.  And if there is any other activities that you like that get you moving, dancing for instance, then you’re ahead of your own game.  Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill for the sedentary and honestly you’ll feel worse and your body will get worse if you don’t take the initiative to move.  If you need motivation, find a good friend to buddy up with so you can encourage each other and hold each other accountable.  If you like group activities, group fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated and you will feel good because you will feel part of a community.  All hits on the beneficial!

I may blog about exercise constantly because I endorse it, I believe in it, and it isn’t just some thing that ‘fit’ people do.  Exercise is for everybody, whether you like it or not.

Alright, now that I got that out of the way, onward to the Goreblot fortunes for this week!

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This week we are tapping into the energy of the Tarot suits.  As usual, think of your question or issue and choose a number or suit and then scroll down for your guidance.  If you can’t quite settle on one, you can choose more than one.

tarot suits

Your choices: 1. Swords, 2. Coins, 3. Chalices and 4. Wands

If you chose 1. Swords…

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  1. Swords.  Be thrilled to find what’s underneath the surface once you’ve cut into it.  Hesitance keeps us all holding ourselves back, you’re not the only one affected by your mind’s own self-afflictions.  Patience with the blade that is you, patience in maintaining the sharpness, patience in getting the dullness out.  A cloth to help you shine, a stone to help you sharpen.

The philosopher’s stone is bleeding around the edges and has you crying for an answer where the answer is not so ready wielded.  A partial answer may come around like a bread crumb with more questions attached to it.  This is the moment where you need to take control and decide.  Decide and take action.  Grab onto the tangible.  What have you already manifested? How can you improve your game and what you already have?  And if there’s something you’re really striving for, hone in on those blockages, corner them, and wittingly look at steps of attack that you can see are are clear, to overcome them.  Even the simple act of writing down and identifying your blocks can help you identify them and work out the steps around them.  No more mind loops that you have let yourself engage in.  No more wandering and wondering endlessly.  You will find your answers once you start engaging and focusing and taking true action.  Disengage the romanticizing and fantacizing tacts that take you away from the solid and tangible.  The time for cutting into the meat of your ideas and inspirations is now.

We’ll cut the thick and break the thin….

If you chose 2. Coins….

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2. Coins.  Mapping out plans through brown and violet.  You may have had in your life some decisions that were made seemingly for you from unexpected events such as unplanned pregnancy, being born into a family that was abusive physically or emotionally, or sudden loss (death).  Sometimes we just can’t control what has been handed to us in our life’s circumstances and some things are out of our control to decide.  We feel powerless to the circumstances of chance.  However, what you make of it is totally in your power.  It may not come easy, but perhaps you need to ease up on the focus of everything being so hard.  What are you fighting against now? What has you bashing your head against the wall?

You have come far and you have made significant impact, whether you see it or not.  You have dug your way out of so much dirt and bullshit that has been tossed your way.  Do not let the past bury you again.  There are green pastures up above you, you just need to excavate yourself out a tiny bit more.  Unbury the hidden treasures that await within you and your surroundings.  The sun is already kissing the top of your head.  Work towards that warm orb because it is real, you can feel it and you have the strength to pull out of that softly suffocating self-burial.  You will realize as soon as you start pulling yourself up, the grips of that dirt will loosen, and you will feel a satisfying release of your roots from that nutrient-deprived earth.  Then if you wish, you can find a new place to plant yourself. Call it a positive re-soiling 😉

Reckoning is the only reason why we suffer at all….

If you chose 3. Chalices…

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3. Chalices.  Driven by fame and fortune, where our passions drive us every day.  What drives you, what is your ultimate thrill?  What feels right and what is unusual?  Where have your waters of emotions run dry and/or shallow? You may have found yourself caught up in so much drama lately but if you pull back, you realize you don’t need to be as involved as you think.  There is no shame in taking time off social media to reconnect with yourself.  Not everyone is so skilled at dividing their attention.  Attention takes a certain kind of focus that can involve emotions, why we often say what ‘grabs our attention’ usually has some involvement of emotions.  It is intense to then try to respond to so much divided, emotionally driven attentions going on at once.  Our systems can only handle so much.  As attention grabbing, emotionally invested stuff requires reaction as well and reaction can be depletion to our energy stores.

What mindless impulses or reactionary signals have taken you away, or divided your attention so much lately? What have you allowed yourself to give into?  You may react to the internet trolls, but don’t be surprised to find that you started becoming one yourself.  Some of that attention stealing negative energy can be contagious, and I don’t blame you.  We’re all emotional beings and we all get sucked into the vacuum of knee-jerk opinions and reactions.  However, now is the time to really connect with your voice again and form complete thoughts that are not driven by the immediacy of the internet.  Yes, it’s work, it’s work because it’s breaking away from something so habitual and streamlined as being the norm of what’s expected.  Here’s news for you, no one is making you do it.  You’re a free bird and it’s completely in your hands to step back and take a break if you need.  You could even make it a healthy habit that you expect from yourself.  Perhaps take yourself out on a date, maybe catch that ridiculous Trolls movie, they’re probably far more palpable than internet trolls (hint: I saw the movie last night and they are, forget knee-jerking, try tear jerking, or that might just be me).

Just because we check the guns at the door; doesn’t mean our brains will change from hand grenades…

If you chose 4. Wands…

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4. Wands.  Dreams are at your fingertips to manifest.  Obviously, they won’t come out exactly the way you dreamed them but that’s the beauty of enjoying the process.  Serenity comes in the simplest of actions of just allowing yourself to show up and let the movements take you there.  That place of being in the process can be a deep and wonderful place if you are able to allow yourself to relax and surrender to it.  There are no holdings on you right now, so you have the freedom to play.  No expectations are driving your hands, just a sense of gentle curiosity.  Like staring at clouds and seeing objects and faces, this is a time of permission.  Give yourself the permission to pamper yourself, relax in a bubble bath, get a massage, take a meditation or yoga class even, if you have been considering these things but never took the steps to do them.  Anything gentle for you physically right now will rejuvenate you.  I mean, this stuff will always have the power to rejuvenate, however if you have been putting it off, then do it already! It will be especially potent for you now.  Also, if you dance, I suggest you find a place to do that, there’s a strong call to let loose, surrender, and feel yourself beyond your mind and body.  I’m talking soul, baby! Tap into that.

A feeling good, good, creepin’ up on you…

~~~I hope this shines brightly on your day and days to come!

Love and guts,
Doc. G

Enter a new year

There are so many layers to self-reflection, just when you think you reflect enough, you then realize there’s another layer to peel back. There is something to how we form our thoughts. Even when we think that we think many thoughts, which we do, there are ways in which we are habitual and cyclical about those thoughts. You may self-reflect or get into deep thought, but what is deep? You surrender yourself to all the voices, all the callings of your attention, then you find you are ruminating, worrying and latching on to so many thoughts – like a thought hoarder pack rat. Thoughts can be very cyclical and formed by habit just like our physical actions. That’s why I feel it’s very important, just forming habits of making the bed, to clear that mental space every now and again. Not only will you feel lighter and more clear, you’ll feel less toxic and more at ease in your approach to any area in your life. Bad habit thoughts can be carried in the body in so many different ways. Notice where you are holding it in your body when you start digging at a thought or many thoughts. You may be even holding your breathe, grinding your teeth, clenching your shoulders or your stomach and this isn’t even exercise. In fact, this is a great reason for why we do exercise, so we can get more physically in tune with our bodies and also physically work out any stress that we’ve accumulated.

There’s a theme here and it’s accumulation.

If you find you’re suffocating in stuff, or your brain is buzzing with too many things and you’re feeling more often than not, paralyzed. This is a time to give yourself space and I invite you to consider a practice of meditation. I’m certain you can allow yourself to let go of all the things you are holding onto for 5-10 minutes a day. If you’re finding it too hard to sit still, then you can practice a meditation while doing a mundane task such as washing the dishes or cleaning the floors, the idea is to let go of what your mind is holding onto and allowing yourself to be absorbed in the task in front of you. It can be challenging, but also so rewarding when you realize how lovely it can be to give yourself a break and to really focus on nothing but the life that is in front of you, your breathe, the feeling of your body and all the energy the stirs inside of it.

You will notice so much when you give in and you will realize how much strain one or more thoughts can have on you.

So take time for yourself to be with yourself and notice the difference. Notice that with a regular practice like this, you’ll be able to approach tasks with more ease as you won’t be fretting so much about the outcomes.

On to the Goreblot fortunes….

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I do hope you have had a glorious October and Halloween. Alas, with about 60 odd days left of this year, I hope they find you well and fruitful!

Here’s the drill, pick a healing hand with an issue or question in mind and then scroll down to find your corresponding message. I use my own divination technique called Goreblots, using paintomancy to call upon the messages. The images that appear is the result of the divination painting process.

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If you chose 1…
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There’s a need to connect to some light. It feels distant and you want to get closer to it, but you don’t know quite how to do so. Guiding light can only reach you if you take that step forward into it. Let your hand illuminate your toe. Not only is there light on the outside, but as cheezy as this sounds, you have some light within. This is a time to look at your own fingertips and see what energy they can manifest. We tend to ignore our most handy and used body part that does all these things for us, all this work, we don’t even realize.

If you focus your energy to your fingertips, what do you imagine coming out of them?

Swirls of colour, starbursts, shooting stars, a sparkling rainbow, lazors, or maybe even magic snakes. Let the power of your imagination, your mind, wield your fingertips into a powerful tool where energy spills out of them and onto the objects that you touch or onto a task you are doing, perhaps even a dance. It’s no mere object or thing now that you’ve laced it with your magical tendrils. This is your connection to light, your inner illumination. A soft focus enmeshed with a simple intention creates your magical power. You keep this focus and visualization going and just see that everything you touch radiates just a little more.

Can you feel the light….

If you chose 2…
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Reach out and touch, me. Your own Personal Jesus. Reaching out over and over, you talk with your hands more than your mouth. And not by gesticulations but by tapping on buttons or touch screens. It’s so automatic half the time you don’t know you’re doing it, you’re so enmeshed (word of the day) in the habit. Your hands are these automatons stringing you along this world of projections. Tap, tap, swipe, clich, what other motion do they know other than wiping your ass and making a cup of coffee?

Dead fingers, cold, lacking heat. When was the last time you traced something with your fingers? When’s the last time you scrunched your fingers into a fist or gripped onto something really tight? It may not have been that long ago. Yesterday even. But how meaningful was it to you and how meaningful to you are your screen interactions?

You are distracting yourself from a worry. The worry of creating something that already exists.

Your fingers are the plugs plugging you in and engrossing you in this world of infinity – so many things not to be missed.

Everything already does exist. You can keep discovering new versions of the same things in a different voice or quality. But my recommendation to you so you don’t get completely lost, is simplify. Look at your palms and really take a moment to look. Rub them together and create warmth, blow on them if you need to and then cover your eyes. Without overthinking (I know that’s really hard), what’s the first image you see? breathe in and then out deeply, identify what the image is. Now take your fingers onto your scalp and move it up and down, side to side, releasing any thoughts you are holding onto and go, go towards that image that was set in your mind. Your hands want more for you. Whenever you need to reconnect, do this, reach out and touch yourself and remember that you are here.

Salvation lies just a touch away…

If you chose 3…
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Prophecy. Rise. Shed. Bone Marrow. You are tinkering and touching and feeling. Playing with the threads of some new ball of string or strumming a chord on a new instrument, you are finding that this is speaking to a different part of your soul. Perhaps, unlike what you’ve felt, or perhaps you have and its been a long time since. Hand and shadow puppets, now is the time to play and dance, stretch and reach, your hands are your navigators, your scouts, they reach something before the rest of your body catches up. Your hands take so much impact, sometimes holding up your own entire body weight, maybe even someone else’s. Your hands are your base. Are you finding that sitting and doing one action makes you squirm? Perhaps your mind wanders too much, your body follows, and you step in pace with an energy that is not your own and is not intentional but distracted. This is a time to return back to your base and play with mudras (intentional hand gestures) and/or meditation so you can realign yourself back to where you can feel that soul drive, that aura, that ease in your direction. Expression is in your base, it is in your hands that hold you and carry what surrounds you.

Just give me a second baby, to clear my head…

I hope this helps shed some expression and light into your days to come.

Love and guts,
Doc Goreblot