Psychic Medium Ed

Welcome January

Welcome 2021


"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments. embark upon....."


Wishing you a Happy New Year

and month of January

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For days of auld lang syne

We twa hae run about the braes

And pu'd the gowans fine

But we've wander'd mony a weary fit

Sin days of auld lang syne

We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn

Frae morning sun till dine

But seas between us braid hae roar'd

Sin days of auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For days of auld lang syne

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp

And surely I'll be mine

And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For auld lang syne

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere

And gie's a hand o' thine

And we'll tak a right gude-willy waught

For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For auld lang syne

-Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Auld Lang Syne: Not Just for New Year’s Eve

With the beginning of a new year, we often pause to reflect on the past year.

What was, what could have been, but was not.

Origin and Meaning of Auld Lang Syne

There is a sweetness in reflection.

On New Year’s Eve, we sing Auld Lang Syne, words penned by Scottish poet Robert Burns.

It’s a song that makes you feel nostalgic even though you might not know why.

Some people call it the most famous song that nobody knows for this reason.

The words mean for the sake of old times or literally, “old long since”.

There is a song often played at the holidays which perfectly captures the moment two people run into each other at a convenience store on Christmas Eve. Surprised to see each other, they spend two hours catching up while sitting in a car. The song goes, “We drank a toast to innocence. We drank a toast to time. Reliving in our eloquence another ‘auld lang syne”. It is a bittersweet take on a relationship that once was and is no more. An anonymous author said this, “If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you’re going to be cock-eyed today.” While it is nice to reminisce and connect with warm memories, and it is important to set goals for the future as we so often do at the start of the New Year, living in the present is the only way to make a healthy connection between the two.

Connect Past and Present with Time at the Table

But how? Given the pace of life today, it seems we are always in motion. Traveling from somewhere to some place new. Here is the recipe. Spend consistent, quality time at the dining table on most evenings. This is the most satisfying and delicious way to live in the present. It is here that we connect with those most dear, cherish the memories of those who have gone before us, and look expectantly towards what awaits us in the future.

In this New Year, take the “What’s for dinner” pledge and vow to cherish time each evening over a home-cooked meal with family and friends.

This investment of time is the stuff of which memories are made and where we fuel ourselves for future adventures.

One Word

Over the past few years, our family has picked a word for the New Year that will inspire each of us to be our best. We started this practice a few years ago. Jon Gordon’s book One Word inspired me to start this yearly activity. Some of the words we have expressed individually and as a family are purpose, focus, trust, courage, believe and still. Each word has molded and shaped us to become a better, as a family, father, husband, writer and communicator. Looking back, I know my One Word chose me more often than I chose it. It is also a fun team building exercise and much more effective than New Year's resolutions. Nine out of ten people will fail with their resolutions but One Word sticks. No goals. No resolutions. Just One Word that helps you write and create a yearly chapter in your life story. It can be powerful. We also express a life word. One word is a word you pick each year. Your life word is a word you pick to leave a legacy during your life. Your life word may change but it is not something you would do yearly. It is powerful because if you can identify your life word now it will inspire you to live your highest purpose and leave your greatest legacy. Some examples to think about may be words that capture the essence and legacy of some of history's heroes. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln's Life Word might have been Unity. Martin Luther King Jr., Equality. Mother Theresa, Compassion. Susan B. Anthony, Vote. This year I hope you join us in choosing One Word for 2021 and a Life Word Life for your life. Think of your One Word as your yearly chapter in your story and your Life Word as the title to inspire you to leave a legacy for others.

Family,

2020 was, as most years are, a year of contrasts. Of wondrous events, tragedy and sadness. And as so often happens, the two were often welded together. Like winter. Both beautiful and sometimes terribly cold and somber. This past year brought attacks on humankind, natural disasters, covid related illness and deaths. At the same moment, there were acts of luminous courage, compassion, selflessness and love.

Of being there for one another when the most that could be done was to hold a hand. The great, life-changing, act of a human touch or maybe a whisper that all would be well.
When "all" suddenly means something different than it would have moments earlier. And "well" speaks of eternity, not the moment. All will be well. I must believe that. I do believe that. Because like you, I have seen acts this past year that remind me of the beauty of the human spirit.
It has been a 12-month to, at times, challenge, but also to reinforce, goodness, kindness, courage and resilience.

The month of December brought great will power to not travel. As we long to see our families in person we opted to spend the time reconnecting with just the three of us. We shopped as a family and watched holiday shows and movies together. We wrapped presents for our son and reminisced about being a child waiting for that special morning to arrive. We drove around looking at the decorations placed upon the outside of homes. We wrapped gifts for family afar and shipped to their homes. As Christmas Day approached, the excitement built with curiosity trying to figure out what was already under the tree. Christmas Day arrived with the gift of love and giving. We sit down to a home cooked meal with all the trimmings but first reminded each other of the blessings that were placed upon us over the past year. The celebration of holiday traditions reinforces the true meaning of the holiday, while at the same time bringing added warmth. I know life is fragile, and clearly, we do not know what the next day will bring, never mind the next year. My hope is to embrace it and enjoy every minute. To lean into what matters and try to give back more than I receive. Thank You for holding my hand. I hope you feel me holding yours.

A happy, healthy 2021 filled with love and the rapture of living.


With Love,

Did you know that the month of January is named after the Roman god of doors, Janus, because this month is the door into the New Year? Janus is also called the two-faced god as he represents all beginnings and possesses the ability to see the past and the future.

For the majority of people, January symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start.

In Pasadena, CA there has been a Rose Parade held every year since 1890.

In leap years, January always starts on the same day as April and July.

The Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published on January 10, 1776.

The Martin Luther King Jr holiday is celebrated on Jan 18. This will mark the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy.

Other celebrations are National Swiss Cheese Day, National Bird Day, National Bubble Bath day; Organize your home day,

Full moon arrives on January 28 and is known as the Full Wolf Moon. The howling of wolves was often heard at this time of year. It was traditionally thought that wolves howled due to hunger, but we know that wolves use howls to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and gather for hunting.

If you were born in January, your birthstone is a garnet.

There are two zodiac signs being Capricorn and Aquarius.

The Dianthus Caryophullus is the birth flower more commonly known as the carnation.

January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America. Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities. These are just a few of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty.

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Tarot of the Month

Ed,

The month of January has an energy of hopefulness and renewal. We like to think of the year being over and want to start thing new. A lot of people like to create New Year's resolutions in hopes to start something fresh. 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. (Cards are from "Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza)


1st Card: Six of Cups:

In times long gone, children gathered in the town center to enjoy exciting spectaculars. Citizens today often wish for their vanished past, yet time flows ever forward. Six cups, shown in carved relief on the puppet booth, exist like memories; in a tangible form, yet unobtainable. Divinatory meanings: Childhood memories. Nostalgia. The past. Longing for things long gone. Future events. Upcoming situation.


2nd Card: Four of Pentacles:

Unprepared for his doom, the miser is escorted by a demon leading him into the roaring flames of damnation. Looking back on his life, he clutches four pentacles in an attempt to maintain his worldly possessions. Divinatory meanings: One who is tight with money. Greed. Selfishness. Putting material gain over all else. A miser. Material delays. Hardships in business affairs.


3rd Card: Strength:

A man possessing incredible strength imposes his will on a wild beast. The man must beware, for what he seeks to control may ultimately overcome him.

Divinatory meanings: Power. Strength from within. Endurance. Defeat. Surrender.

Questions and Counsel

Dear Katelyn,

I feel everything so strongly as an empath that I have a hard time watching the news or to keep up to date with what is going on. What should I do?

Sincerely

R


Hi R,

Whew, relatable. If you ask other empaths do not be surprised if they tell you that as empaths, they do not watch the news, (etc.) because it is too hard for them. I commend them for that. I believe that it is a form of self-care they need to honor as they honor themselves as empaths. I am going to give you the opposite advice. Watch it. We are empaths because we are meant to feel those things, the pain, and the sadness, all of it. Obviously, do not do it as a way to truly hurt yourself. Rather watch it for awareness. We are empaths because we are supposed to process human emotion on this physical painful plain. Do not shy away because it is too scary or because you do not want to feel it. Feel it, process it, because that is where change comes from.


Empathically,

Katelyn


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Spiritual Practices

Diane:

Religion can be considered a codified set of beliefs and practices shared by a group of individuals regarding their relationship with a Higher Power (or powers). In contrast, spirituality is about an individual’s relationship with a Spirit (which can be a Higher Power like a god or is simply a representation of human being’s connection to a metaphysical reality greater than oneself). People can be religious without being spiritual (if they are simply going through the motions of following the practices of the group) and vice versa, there are individuals who are spiritual without being religious (people who do not subscribe to a particular religion’s belief system, but still feel connected to and contemplate the larger world and the universe beyond).

Spiritual and religious people find various ways to express these qualities by praying, attending religious services, interacting with people who share the same beliefs, meditating, viewing or making art or music, visiting nature, etc.

· Creating a sense of quiet, stillness, and peace. We spend so much time rushing from activity to activity and trying to get things done. Similarly, we spend a great deal of time either listening to (or vigorously trying to distract ourselves from) a myriad of thoughts that are rushing around in our minds. Practicing spirituality can give us a quiet respite from all of this rushing around. Time spent meditating, praying, or just appreciating what is around and within us in that given moment can allow space to detach from and find perspective on stressors, enhance our sense of awe at the amazing world that is around us, as well as give us time to gain some or all of the other positive benefits described next.

· Give up control. Believing in something greater than ourselves allows us to realize that we are not responsible for everything that happens in our lives. Bad things and good things will happen no matter what, through no fault (or through no specific effort) of our own. Spirituality can allow us to release (or at least decrease) the need to always blame ourselves for bad times and/or continuously scramble to achieve good outcomes.

· Increase meaning. When those inevitable positive and negative events happen, spiritual practice can help us look for a way to think about those events in a meaningful way. Asking, "What can I learn?" or "How can I grow stronger?" instead of asking "Why me?" when something bad happens can serve to decrease negative stress feelings fuel constructive behavior. Similarly, feeling grateful when good things happen can help to spur us to "spread the wealth" and practice altruistic acts toward others.

· Enhance a sense of connectedness. Feeling a part of something greater than ourselves can make us feel less isolated and alone. In addition, many people who belong to religious and/or spiritual groups receive social support benefits (interpersonal interactions; group activities; mentoring; help with money, food, transportation, respite, etc. in times of need). Most stressors seem smaller and easier to deal with if we know that we belong to and can connect with a group (or a higher power, or the universe) who can offer acceptance, solace, strength and possibly even solutions.

· Maintain a sense of purpose. Most of us have spent some time wondering what life is "all about." People who start to think that meetings, unpleasant chores, and the "rat race" is all that there is to life frequently start to feel depressed and stressed. The enhanced sense of connectedness and increased sense of meaning derived from spiritual practices allow us to look beyond ourselves, which increases our sense of responsibility for our wider community and universe.

· Gain perspective. Spiritual practice can help us to shrink obstacles that seem insurmountable into something approaching a manageable size. In addition, spirituality helps us to clarify our values, and focus on related goals that are important, rather than becoming consumed by material things or circumstances that are truly unimportant.

There are all sorts of ways to cultivate your spirituality. Probably the most common (and most formal) way to plan your spiritual practice is to join a particular religious group whose beliefs match (or closely match) your own. However, joining a group is not necessary or sufficient to grow your spiritual life (e.g., people who belong to but do not gain benefits from their particular religious group). Other ways to enhance spirituality include:

· Using prayer, meditation and/or relaxation techniques on a routine basis.

· Keeping a journal to help you express your thoughts and feelings and to record your progress.

· Seeking out a trusted adviser or friend, or reading inspirational stories or essays to learn how to lead a fulfilling spiritual life.

· Being open to new experiences. If you are dissatisfied with a particular type of organized religion, try a new one (or multiple ones). Similarly, if a particular practice (art) does not enhance your spirituality; try something different (visiting nature).

· Sharing your spiritual journey with loved ones, and invite them to discuss their journey with you. During these discussions, remember that different people travel vastly different spiritual paths; try to resist the temptation to view and behave as if your particular path is the best (or only correct) way.

· Striving to see the good in other people and in yourself.


Blessed be!

Archangels

Facts about the Archangel Raquel:

Archangel Raguel is one of the most balanced archangels of heaven; he seeks justice and fairness for all the universe. Also allows the redemptions of those who come from evil behaviors. According to the Book of Enoch, Raguel also has the role of an observer of the universe; he shares this task with the other seven major archangels.

The observer role we are talking about has to do with sheriff tasks; he has to keep a close watch on the rebel angels and demons. He has the duty to inform about any novelty that occurs with these evil entities. Archangel Raguel has also been known for reprehending fallen angels and imprisoning them in hell. Although Archangel Raguel is not mentioned in canonical texts like the bible according to the Book of Enoch, Raguel along with Sariel were the ones who carried Enoch to heaven and transcended him to a higher plane to become part of the angelic realm (Enoch is also known as Archangel Metatron).

Our lives are full of complex situations, issues with others, and stress, that is why sometimes we just forget about the spiritual matters and try to solve everything on our own. Nevertheless, Archangel Raguel is one of those friends that can help us to solve common situations of life when you connect with the spiritual side, connecting with him is easier than with other major Archangel Names. You will find that divine energy is real once you start to materialize miracles, and improvements in other's lives and yours.

Wellness

Patrick

Spiritual Wellness: What Is Your Meaning and Purpose?

Spiritual wellness is being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values, principles, morals and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those principles to guide your actions.

One Piece in a Larger Puzzle

Many of the behaviors associated with overall wellness are key components of spiritual wellness. Examples include volunteering, being positive and optimistic, contributing to society, connecting with others, feeling a sense of belonging and practicing self-care.

Finding meaning and purpose may be a lifelong process that evolves based on unique circumstances, individual experiences and global events. Along with the other dimensions of wellness, a person’s level of spiritual wellness often fluctuates throughout their life. It is natural to experience a variety of emotions along the path to spiritual wellness – both positive (hope, forgiveness, acceptance, and joy) and negative (doubt, fear, disappointment, conflict).

Spiritual wellness has the power and capability to make our decisions and choices easier, ground us during periods of change and give us the resiliency to survive with grace and inner peace in the face of adversity. Having a spiritual element in our lives may even help us heal when suffering from a physical or mental condition.


Personal Reflection

Take a moment to assess your own spiritual wellness by asking yourself the following questions.

1. What gives my life meaning and purpose?

2. What gives me hope?

3. How do I get through tough times? Where do I find comfort?

4. Am I tolerant of other people’s views about life issues?

5. Do I attempt to expand my awareness of different ethnic, racial and religious groups?

6. Do I make time for relaxation in my day?

7. Do my values guide my decisions and actions?

Practice Spiritual Wellness

When striving to develop and practice your own spiritual wellness, it is best to find the technique and approach that works for you; similar to the other dimensions of wellness, there is no “one size fits all” approach.

Your journey to spiritual wellness may involve the following:

· Practicing meditation or yoga

· Praying or taking part in organized religion

· Spending quiet time alone pondering the meaning of life

· Building awareness through journaling

· Serving your community, spending time in nature, appreciating music and the arts


Spiritual wellness provides us with systems of faith, beliefs, values, ethics, principles and morals. A healthy spiritual practice may include examples of volunteerism, social contributions, belonging to a group, fellowship, optimism, forgiveness and expressions of compassion. Spiritual wellness allows one to live a life consistent with his or her own belief and moral systems, while we establish our feeling of purpose and find meaning in life events.

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