Psychic Medium Ed
The New Year is a moment of quiet reflection. Reflect on the year gone by; of the happy gains and missed opportunities. Recount the good and bad of the past year. Introspect on your personal growth and learn from the experience. New Year is the time to ensure that we bring balance to our life with positive influences overriding the negative ones.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Sparkling winter sunshine,
Faces all aglow
And angels in the snow ~
Streaming cups of cocoa,
A year that’s fresh and new ….
All of this is magic ~
Unfolding just for you.
Snow can be magical to many. It brings with it a sense of calm and a quiet peace. It makes the hecticness of life stop for a moment. It feels nostalgic, taking us back to a simpler, sweeter time. When we peer out the window it can seem spiritual because windows provide us with light. Light can be associated with our insight into life. Windows mean hope for the future, understanding of others, and possibilities for our lives.
˜Welcome change, embrace adventure, and make this new year one you will never forget˜
The new year is the perfect time to dream big and make fresh starts, responding to the call of our souls to stretch in a new direction or venture on an unfamiliar path. We move forward in faith even if the final destination is unknown or the entirety of the trail is not visible. We do this because the call is so unmistakable. It may not be possible to prepare for every possibility or avoid every pitfall. yet we journey forth, trusting that our callings are greater than any obstacles that may temporarily knock us off-kilter.
As we greet this new year, may we welcome the future we are called to create with gratitude for the spiritual gifts that make that creation possible. These gifts show us that when we respond to the longings of our hearts, we lead ourselves into the fullness of life.
What a beautiful December and end to the year. Cannot believe we have fulfilled another year. One filled with surprises, with blessings, and with its share of challenges. It was a cold and rainy December here in our part of the world. We shared many days to hot chocolate by the fireplace putting Christmas decorations out day by day. We celebrated my birthday and our son’s birthday. Our son turned fifteen and I…well let’s just say became a little wiser. I will soon be mimicking my parents by sitting in the passenger seat hitting my foot on a brake that doesn't exist while teaching our son to drive. Yes, he will be getting his learners permit soon. December seemed extended this year. Not the usual rush to get thing done. We drove around visiting different neighborhoods to see the decorations. Our son had his first band concert. While he has been in the band for the past three years, concerts have been restricted due to the pandemic. We were pleasantly surprised by what became an awesome concert. As Christmas neared we all became a bit more excited and readied ourselves for the big day. Christmas has always been exciting for our family. Christmas morning stays in tradition of opening gifts and sitting down for a small breakfast. We always take time to remember those who are no longer with us but always brought so much joy into our lives. I know their presence was still with us and that made Christmas day that much more enjoyable.
As we head into 2022, Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
Happy New Year, my dear friend. We are not alone. Thank you for "the light that is you."
Did You Know
Did you know Julius Caesar declared the first of January to be the start of the New Year. …
Noisemakers scare away evil spirits. Making loud noises on New Year’s Eve became tradition to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck for the upcoming year.
The ball drop started because fireworks were banned. The first Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop was in 1907 as an alternative to fireworks. Instead of fireworks, the ball they lowered weighed 700-lbs and was made of wood and iron.
There is confetti… lots and lots of confetti. At the Times Square celebration alone, at least 2500 pounds of confetti is dropped at midnight.
In parts of Italy, people welcome in the New Year by tossing old things out of their windows. By tossing out the old, they make room for new and lucky things to enter their households and lives in the coming year.
Enjoying a glass of champagne is a common New Year’s tradition. Originally popularized in the court of Louis XIV, the associations with wealth and royalty trickled down to the middle classes as a form of “aspirational drinking.” Over time, bubbly became associated with celebration, and in the 19th century, newspapers began to associate champagne with holiday family gatherings. By the 20th century, champagne became a must for New Year’s Eve, and it’s now a staple of New Year’s celebrations.
In Spain, eating grapes at midnight is both a tradition and a superstition. At the stroke of midnight, Spaniards eat twelve grapes symbolizing twelve lucky months ahead. In some areas, the grapes are also believed to ward away witches and general evil.
In the American South there is a tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s for luck. Black-eyed peas bring good luck, and the greens signify money and ensure a prosperous new year. The tradition was originally African, but spread through the South, especially the Carolinas, and can now be found on restaurant menus throughout the South
The song “Auld Lang Syne” is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. The version of the song that’s most widely sung today is based on a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns. The title translates to “old long since,” but is more like “old times” or “olden days.”
Dick Clark hosted the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from 1973-2004 until complications from a stroke forced him to turn over hosting duties to Ryan Seacrest. In 2012, the show peaked at 22.6 million home viewers, and has consistently been the highest-rated New Year’s special broadcast in the U.S.
The ball in New York City has dropped every year but two since 1907. Due to a citywide “dim-out” to cut back on energy costs during World War II, and to protect the city from Axis bombings, New York City took a hiatus from dropping the ball in 1942 and 1943. Instead, the crowds observed a minute of silence.
New Year’s Eve ranks fourth on Americans’ list of favorite holidays, with 41% of the population calling it their favorite.
Sydney, Australia, is amongst the first cities to celebrate the New Year, thanks to its time zone ahead of many territories.
According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, more cars are stolen on New Year’s Eve than any other night of the year. Moral of the story? Take a cab!
Finally, as for the ball for the drop this December 31, 2021 to ring in the new year here are just a few facts…………….The Ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter, and weighs 11,875 pounds.
The Ball is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles that vary in size,
and range in length from 4 ¾ inches to 5 ¾ inches per side. For Times Square 2022, 192 Waterford Crystal triangles introduce the new Gift of Wisdom design. The Ball is illuminated by 32,256 LEDs (light emitting diodes). Each LED module contains 48 LEDs – 12 reds, twelve blue, twelve green, and twelve white for a total of 8,064 of each color. The Ball can display a palette of more than sixteen million vibrant colors and billions of patterns that creates a spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One
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Tarot of the Month
The month of January will go quickly. You will just be settling into the new year and the month will almost be gone. Make sure you take time for self-care and gratitude. Don't get caught in the hustle and bustle of things.
The three cards pulled are for the 31 days. The first card being the first ten days, the second card being the next ten days, and the last card being the remaining eleven days. (Faerie Tarot by Nathalie Hertz)
1st Card: The Hanged Man:
A citizen hangs suspended in limbo. He is apathetic and feels no urgent need to alter his situation. Time around him does not stand still, however. He must free himself, or his life will pass him by. Divinatory Meanings: Letting time pass you by. Indecision. Opportunities missed. Wasting time. Lack of progress. Feeling stalled in life.
2nd Card: The Star
A maiden sits on the shore and pours water into a crystal pool. Seven stars shine behind her, bringing hope to the lands below. Divinatory Meanings: Hope. Sign of good things. Renewed faith. Fulfillment in life’s pleasures. Doubting one’s abilities. Stagnant creativity.
3rd Card: Page of Wands:
Using a pair of hand-made stilts, the page boldly treks across an icy pond. Undaunted by the inherent risk of his actions, he confronts life’s obstacles with youthful optimism and energy.
Divinatory Meanings: Creative thinking. Ingenuity. A genius. Dim-witted. Poor choices. Indecisive.
Questions and Counsel
Recently a woman sent me a text telling me she’s been dating my boyfriend. I am so broken. I don’t know what to do. I know I should walk away but I love him. He said she is lying. I don’t know who to believe. I don’t know what my intuition is telling me. Should I forgive him? Will he cheat again?
Hi my friend,
On behalf of most humans in this world allow me to say… been there. Words are so powerful. So much so that one message can hold enough power to completely destroy your sense of reality.
The quick destruction of what we’ve known to be real only further shows everything to be illusionary. There is freedom in that though. You get to do what you want because this is your reality.
So should you forgive him? What do you want? Will he cheat again? That’s his free will and a choice he will make serving his reality.
When we are in a place of not knowing what to do the right answer is to choose yourself. You do that until the next part becomes clear.
I know you’re in pain because I have had that pain. In my own experience the pain was so deep it felt as though I needed medic attention. I wrote a poem in fantasy of what I’d tell the doctors…
I can’t eat
I can’t sleep
I can’t breathe
I can’t see beyond this grief
and he’s calling her baby.
But the reality is a cheating boyfriend and a broken heart isn’t reason to go to the hospital, but it is reason enough to start questioning what you want vs what is being shown to you. This is discernment.
This is the time for you to ask everything you want answers to. The time to collect all information to make your decision. This isn’t the time to rely solely on your intuition. That’s why you don’t know exactly what it’s telling you. This is the time for you to use your discernment. This is the time of bravery, having the courage to hold on or let go. The time of self reflection, and really really good friends.
The greatest illusion is that things will last forever. Nothing is forever, for better or worse… forever is illusionary. In reality the only thing that is real is right now, and the choices we make to get what we want.
It’s your world,
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Here is the one word each of us in our family chose for the year 2022.
My one word is comfort. Everything I do I want to be comfortable. Comfort in relationships, being at ease physically, being free from pain or constraint, comfortable within myself and self-acceptance.
Our sons one word is grateful. For him it shows thankfulness or being kind.
Patrick chose goals. He liked the idea of it being the ability to dream, sketch out bigger goals.
One word can stretch us in all six dimensions of life:
spiritual, physical, mental, relational, emotional, and financial.
What is your one word this year?
͂ Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm ͂
When you think of serenity, what image appears? A monk on a mountaintop? A roomful of meditators? Perhaps you see yourself blissfully sitting by a stream in the woods? Whatever the image, it likely depicts a place of silence. We often think of "getting away from it all" to "find" inner peace. But do those two thoughts--getting away and finding--actually increase the likelihood of our living a life of inner peace?
Serenity is a state of mental calm and clarity, where you feel at peace in the present moment, able to focus on what matters. Being in a state of serenity is the opposite of a state of anxiety. Anxiety pulls you out of the present moment, clouding your mind with thoughts of the past, and worries about the future.
If we believe that serenity is something to be found…only by the lucky ones, rather than the natural state that it is, available to each of us, we will keep looking for it somewhere "out there." But, in fact, serenity is always "within," not something we experience to greater and lesser degrees depending upon the decisions we make
If we believe that serenity is inextricably linked to "getting away from it all," we limit our expectations (and therefore our actions) of when and where we can experience inner peace. We relegate it to meditation sessions, Yoga classes, weekend retreats, or perhaps a week at the beach. Such a paradigm makes us victims of daily stress and encourages an ineffective wait-for-vacation method of refueling and rejuvenation.
On days when you feel a bit hollow inside, uninspired, perhaps…wondering if this is all there is, you won’t throw up your hands, thinking, "It’s natural, I’m getting old" or "Someday--when I retire and have more time--I’m going to do what I’ve been meaning to do." Instead, you will remember that your daily choices are what polish your natural state, and you will take action that reminds you of compassion and connections outside of yourself. Perhaps you will stop and offer a prayer of healing for someone in pain, write a note of thanks, or call someone to let them know they are loved. You might register for a cause you wish to support or teach someone something you have learned. Write a page of a book you have been meaning to write, or somehow begin work on your legacy. If you decide to act in meaningful ways on a daily basis, regardless of how small the steps might be--you walk on the path of serenity.
It is amazing what a small shift in thinking can do to make peace a reality in our daily lives. Our thoughts change our expectations. Our expectations change our decisions. Our decisions change our behaviors. Our behaviors change our experience. And, of course, our experience changes our thoughts.
͂ Merry met, and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart ͂
Happy New Year my friends! My resolution for this year is to remember to greet each day with a grateful heart for all the blessings in my life. So, I raise my glass and toast to all of you as we step into the New Year, a brand-new slate to write upon. "Merry met, and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart."
Slainte! (To your health!)
As we ring in a new year many people think about new year’s resolutions. I used to do resolutions until a few years ago. I never really stuck to my resolutions for very long. So now instead of a new year’s resolution I tend to focus on gratitude. Gratitude, for me, is giving time and energy to recognize the things, large and small, for which I am grateful. At this moment, while I am writing this, I am feeling grateful for my beautiful family, our home which is our haven, I have a job that I love, and we have food in the fridge and pantry. Keeping my gratitude’s simple keeps me grounded. It serves as a reminder that while my life is not perfect, I do have a lot to be thankful for that add up to me living the life that I want.
Here is an old Japanese Folktale I have enjoyed throughout the years.
This simple tale reminds me to not only have gratitude but to also pass it on.
O-Jizo San, The Grateful Statues
Once upon a time an old man and an old woman were living in a country village in Japan. They were extremely poor and spent every day weaving big hats out of straw. Whenever they finished a number of hats, the old man would take them to the nearest town to sell them.
One day the old man said to the old woman: "New Year's is the day after tomorrow. How I wish we had some rice-cakes to eat on New Year's Day! Even one or two little cakes would be enough. Without some rice-cakes we can't even celebrate New Year's."
"Well, then," said the old woman, "After you've sold these hats, why don't you buy some rice-cakes and bring them back with you?"
So early the next morning the old man took the five new hats that they had made and went to town to sell them. But after he got to town, he was unable to sell a single hat. And to make things still worse, it began to snow extremely hard.
The old man was sad as he began trudging wearily back toward his village. He was going along a lonesome mountain trail when he suddenly came upon a row of six stone statues of Jizo, the protector of children, all covered with snow.
"My, my! Now isn't this a pity," the old man said. "These are only stone statues of Jizo, but even so just think how cold they must be standing here in the snow. “So, he unfastened the five new hats from his back and began tying them, one by one, on the heads of the Jizo statues.
So, he unfastened the five new hats from his back and began tying them, one by one, on the heads of the Jizo statues. When he came to the last statue, he suddenly realized that all the hats were gone. "Oh, my!" he said, "I don't have enough hats." But then he remembered his own hat. So, he took it off his head and tied it on the head of the last Jizo. Then he went on his way home.
When he reached his house, the old woman was waiting for him by the fire. She took one look at him and cried: "You must be frozen half to death. Quick! Come to the fire. What did you do with your hat?"
The old man shook the snow out of his hair and came to the fire. He told the old woman how he had given all the new hats, and even his own hat, to the six stone Jizo. He told her he was sorry that he hadn't been able to bring any rice-cakes.
"My! That was a truly kind thing you did for the Jizo," said the old woman. She was proud of the old man and went on: "It's better to do a kind thing like that than to have all the rice-cakes in the world. We'll get along without any rice-cakes for New Year's."
By this time, it was late at night, so the old man and woman went to bed. And just before dawn, while they were still asleep, a very wonderful thing happened. Suddenly there was the sound of voices in the distance, singing:
"A kind old man walking in the snow
Gave all his hats to the stone Jizo.
So we bring him gifts with a yo-heave-ho!"
The voices came nearer and nearer, and then you could hear footsteps on the snow.
The sounds came right up to the house where the old man and woman were sleeping. And then all at once there was a great noise, as though something had been put down just in front of the house.
The old couple jumped out of bed and ran to the front door. When they opened it, what do you suppose they found? Well, right there at the door someone had spread a straw mat and arranged very neatly on the mat was one of the biggest and most beautiful and freshest rice-cakes the old people had ever seen.
"Whoever could have brought us such a wonderful gift?" they said and looked about wonderingly.
They saw some tracks in the snow leading away from their house. The snow was all tinted with the colors of dawn, and there in the distance, walking over the snow, were the. six stone Jizo, still wearing the hats which the old man had given them.
The old man said: "It was the stone Jizo who brought this wonderful rice-cake to us."
The old woman said: "You did them a kind favor when you gave them your hats, so they brought this rice-cake to show their gratitude.
The old couple had a very wonderful New Year's Day celebration, because now they had this wonderful rice-cake to eat.
Happy New Year
Auld Lang Syne
Should old acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot
and old lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear
for auld lang syne
we'll take a cup of kindness yet
for auld lang syne.
And surely you'll buy your pint cup
and surely I'll buy mine
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet
for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes
and picked the daisies fine;
But we've wandered many a weary foot
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream
from morning sun till dine
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there's a hand my trusty friend
And give me a hand o' thine
And we'll take a right goodwill draught
for auld lang syne