Psychic Medium Ed
~November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life~
Honoring Veterans Past, Present and Future
Thank You for your Service
November is a tangy mix of cold and bright, the kind of weather that would make a hopeless romantic get poetic about their long-lost love or the love they haven’t met. It is the transition month between the rainy monsoon and the cold winter. The weather during November is delightful after the rains have settled, it’s neither damp nor dry, the breeze is colder but isn’t harsh. It is the time of the year you step outside more often. November is undoubtedly the month of hopeless romantics, since it is also the time when red roses bloom, along with chrysanthemums, tulips and dahlias. Also, Himalayan states and North eastern states yield cherry blossoms in abundance during this time. It’s one of the most magical blooming one can ever witness. Fancy buying some fresh bouquet of flowers for your loved one? Well, November is the time to hand them flowers, some chocolates and a hand-written letter, along with your heart.
One river gives
Its journey to the next.
We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.
We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it—
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made
Something greater from the difference
The beauty of a great poem is not that we are provided the answer, but that we are given a question to consider.
All Souls Day
Remembering the dead reminds us to keep an eternal perspective. It draws us back to the essence of what we believe and the truth that we proclaim.
In a year where many of us have suffered the loss of loved ones, All Souls Day presents us with sacred opportunities. This day is set apart for people around the world to come together and honor our beloved departed. Officially named “The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed,” today gives us space to remember, grieve, celebrate, and pray for the souls of the deceased. As this day revolves around souls, it reminds us that our faith gives us hope in everlasting life.
Trees, at the spiritual level, help us become more aware of our connections with something larger than ourselves. In mythology, trees are sometimes portrayed as the abodes of nature spirits. There is even a special word — dendrolatry — in reference to the way we worship trees. It is suggested that trees call us to a state of “mindfulness,” where we become better in tune with and more compassionate toward our surroundings. Perhaps this is why sacred groves have been an important part of various cultures throughout the world. Examples include cedar groves in Lebanon, redwood groves along the Pacific coast of North America, the Shaman forests in south Peru and the Garden of Gethsemane in Israel. In Japan, a large number of Shinto and Buddhist groves are cherished as sacred natural sites, while people in other parts of the world and with different religions have established specific wooded areas as monastic groves. Early Greeks, Persians and other ancient peoples throughout the globe used the world tree motif — with its roots wrapped around the Earth and its branches in the heavens — to symbolize the potential ascent of humans from the realm of matter to the higher reaches of the spirit or the possibility of mystic access from one plane of being to another. We also look to trees for healing — not only in the medicinal sense, but for spiritual healing, comfort and solace. We thus find trees in therapeutic gardens and cemeteries and understand why some individuals request having their ashes buried at the foot of a tree or scattered in a beloved forest. My own experience — which I am sure is shared by many others — also suggests that trees can foster a sense of place. I moved frequently to different parts of the country and found that I could always depend on trees to help me connect with the places I lived. Growing up in different places around the world, trees framed my life and helped me learn about seasons and cycles and the way things work. I soon learned to anticipate the buds and emerging leaves in spring, shade in summer, brightly colored leaves in fall and the quiet dormancy of winter. Trees, in each of the places growing up, helped me understand and adjust to the environment in which I lived. Unless moved by humans, trees remain rooted in one place throughout their lifetime, preserving their native character. They stand tall, solid and strong, rooted in the earth. They become an integral part of the place where they live, a contributing member of the biotic community. Perhaps there is no better example for us, as humans, to emulate. Listening to the trees, we can learn not only about a particular geographic place, but also about our place in the larger community of life.
-We can slow down our sense of time by focusing on the present moment, engaging in novel experiences, and increasing calm in our lives.
Can you believe it is November already? We feel like the year is flying by. While we sometimes feel it is easier to be in denial about how fast the year has gone by we have decided to embrace the last quarter and set a few milestones to reach before the year is up. Still, we can’t help but wonder why the years seem to get faster as we get older.
Turns out there are a number of theories on the matter. One theorized reason is that our brain perceives time relative to the absolute time we can compare it to. The longer we are alive, the smaller a year becomes in relation to our entire life to date as a whole. A good example would be when we were five years old, a year was twenty percent of our entire life which is a significant chunk. When we are fifty, a year is only two percent of our life to date which is a much smaller portion, so it seems to pass by faster than it really is. Another theory that has been argued is that the more familiar the world becomes, the less information our brain writes down, and the more quickly time seems to pass. In the first few years of our lives, anything we sense or do is brand new and many of our experiences are unique, so we tend to make more detailed and lasting memories of them. But as the years go by, we encounter fewer and fewer novel experiences, both because we have experienced many of them already and because we fall into a routine, so they become less likely to make a unique or lasting impression. Researchers have also found that stress and time pressure, the feeling that we have so much to do and so little time to do it in, speeds up our sense of time. Simply put, we are so busy getting through the day that we become less likely to focus on the present, take in our surroundings and build detailed memories.
Remember that we can either wish time away by simply getting through these final few months, or we can take a pause, set a few milestones, plan something novel, and then use mindfulness to focus on our present moment experiences as often as we can. This helps slow down our perception of time.
Two sounds of Autumn are unmistakable… The hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street… By a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
Fall is in full play and as always is sharing its beauty in our part of the country. Our family welcomes the change of season and we look forward to carrying on traditions that celebrate autumn, the natural colors and the holidays including trips to favorite spots, foods made from local harvests, and activities rooted in fall. Traditions connect our children with our personal and cultural history and form the memories they will later share with their friends and families. Stemming from religion, birthplace, seasons, or revolving around a treasured activity or possession, as parents we decide how to carry on, blend or create new traditions. They may be small or grand but it is the repetition and memories around the ritual that make them meaningful to us. We savor, share and pass along these traditions to our children through our activities, storytelling, recipes, photographs, videos, or saved mementos. A few of our fall favorites include making cookies and pumpkin rolls. Planting fall flowers around the house and collecting leaves while strolling around in the mountains. Selecting pumpkins for carving and yes watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and the 1931 version of Frankenstein. I love hearing what and how other families celebrate this time of year. I enjoy having readers share their favorites. Whether it is voting together, packing away summer seashell displays and replacing with autumn treasures; canning fruits and vegetables from the garden, or selecting and tagging a Christmas tree or maybe writing a poem about fall or creating papercrafts. A fun family tradition can be having a younger member of the family interview an older relative to hear his or her version of favorite traditions and celebrations. We create and maintain family traditions because they bring meaning to celebrations and foster special bonds. More importantly, traditions create positive experiences and memories for everyone by nurturing a family's connection and giving them a sense of belonging.
Pause, I felt the need to hit the button as October seemed to be moving at the blink of an eye. October was packed with all kinds of activities. I started October with a trip to Oregon to visit a best friend for a week. What a beautiful area of the world to just relax your mind and let go of the many things that follow us day in and day out. The mountains were beautiful with their majestic waterfalls and flowing rivers. It was nice to get away and catch up. My flights were on time and without incident both directions. Back on the home front we juggled work, school, football practice, football games, band rehearsal, driving back and forth and yes, the dreaded homework. By 9:00 the family was worn out.
Toward the end of the month, we headed for the mountains. While only a day trip we started our drive with each of us intertwined in our own thoughts. After about five miles up highway 226 everyone started to come out of the trance and take notice of the beauty that had been afforded us. As we drove through leaf covered roads and climbed the mountain we simply paused and took it all in. As we sat and had lunch, we watched the webworms starting to form high up in the trees and the last few remaining tom fools buzzing around us. The fields had been harvested and the maple trees had dropped many of their oversized brown and red leaves. We watched our son collect rocks and skim the water trying to keep them afloat as long as he could before finally falling in. We watched the Astros take on the Braves in the world series. The temperatures turned chilly, and the rain set in. The light jackets have been placed on the hook alongside the hats and the fireplace turned on of a morning to take the chill off. Halloween was different this year. Our son decided he did not want to dress up and celebrate by trick or treating. While we knew the time would come, we simply were grasping on to one more year. We sat outside this year and greeted the trick or treaters that paid our neighborhood a visit.
With that said October came to an end. My hope is that you are happy, and healthy. I know that you are doing what you can, in your life, to be the light. Thank you for being my inspiration. Happy November, Happy Thanksgiving.
Did You Know
Did you know that November always starts on the same day as February and March? If November starts on a Sunday then it will also have a Friday the 13th.
November 11th is Veterans Day…. Honoring all the men and women who have selflessly served our country…. Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard!
November 1st is Author’s Day. Possibly one of my favorite days of the year. Author’s Day celebrates the visionaries whose imagination is given to us in the form of a book for us to become lost in. Without authors we’d live a very, very boring life. So today lose yourself in your favorite book and celebrate this day, and all authors, with zeal.
During the month of November we also celebrate Deviled Egg Day Nov 2, Nachos Day Nov 6, Sesame Street Day Nov 10, Origami Day Nov 11, World Kindness Day Nov 13, Mickey Mouse Day Nov 18, Cake Day Nov 26 just to mention a few.
November’s birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. The November birth flowers, chrysanthemums, are often nicknamed “mums.” The word, “chrysanthemum,” comes from the Greek prefix chrys-meaning golden and -anthemion, meaning flower. Its original colors were golden hues, though mums now come in many colors. Confucius once suggested chrysanthemums be used as an object of meditation.
Full moon arrives on November 19th at 3:57AM. The Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. Another interpretation suggests that the name was a time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
November’s zodiac signs are Scorpio and Sagittarius. Scorpios choose the high road or the low road, but choose they must. Unlike other astrological signs of strength, you don’t waste it showing off. You wait until you truly want something and then focus your will on your goals. Sagittarius is on a personal mission to discover truth. You intuitively understand that there is more to life and living than what is apparent on the surface. You seek to know the inner causes of the outer manifestations, and yours is a spiritual quest.
National Diabetes Month occurs every November, with World Diabetes Day on November 14. November has been designated for diabetes awareness since 1975, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). But it wasn’t officially recognized until the early 1980’s. For more than 40 years now, November has served as a time where organizations, people with diabetes, caregivers, loved ones, and other advocates rally to shine a much-needed spotlight on diabetes. This helps drive research and potentially even saves lives.
November is also National Adoption Month. This month is always very special for our family as our son was adopted. National Adoption Month is about spreading awareness. It is a month to encourage others to learn about adoption, to hold adoption related events, and to acknowledge the people in this country whose lives have been impacted by adoption. The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption, and to recognize the many children who are still waiting for forever families.
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Tarot of the Month
"Snuggle up buttercup...it's going to be a bumpy ride". The month of November has an energy of deep (sometime feeling harsh) reflection. At this time it is important to be gentle on yourself. Give yourself permission to slow down.
The three cards pulled are for the 30 days. The first card being the first ten days, the second card being the next ten days, and the last card being the remaining ten days. (Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza)
1st Card: Ace of Wands:
The ace of wands heralds the beginning of all that is good as she cradles new life in her arms. Her massive torch is prepared to spread its fire throughout the woods, igniting minds with creativity and passion. Divinatory Meanings: : Creativity. Passion-ate love. Birth. New life. Potential. Good things about to begin. Indifference. Loss of energy. Passivity. Delay in plans or journeys.
2nd Card: The Chariot:
The charioteer prepares to venture out of the city. Overcoming past adversities has made him strong; now he takes his experience to new lands. Divinatory Meanings: A journey to new places. Boldly venturing into the un-known. Failed plans. Poor strategy.
3rd Card: The Moon: The deviant moon casts its powerful influence over the city, controlling minds like a puppeteer. Divinatory Meanings: Brainwashing. Dark influences. Trickery. Illusion. Subconscious control. Avoiding reality. Strange forces. Delusional thoughts. Lies
Questions and Counsel
I feel like I have some blocked chakras. I just feel blocked. How do I know what chakras are blocked and how do I unblock them?
Thank you for asking this question. Often people come to me with blocked chakras. Let us first use out of alignment instead of blocked.
Ok. now. Not all chakras will be in alignment. As we experience life experiences, they will push chakras in and out of alignment. Our chakras tell our current energetic story.
I use a person’s chakras to understand what is going on in their life. Chakras are our story line. A story like we can work on, enhance, or change at any time.
See what you have going on in your life: patterns, themes, shadow, joy. Those are going to be the clues for you to know what chakras out working out of alignment.
For example, let us say you are feeling stressed, cannot sleep, nightmares, worry, having a tough time being present. You will want to focus on your Crown Chakra. Inviting in oils to enhance crown activity, food, meditation, crown massages.
Another example, let us say you need to enchant a spark in your life and some creative energy. You will want to focus on the Sacral Chakra. Using the color orange, taking time to try new art focused hobbies, finding new ways to connect to yourself and those around you.
I think when we use the term blocked it insinuates that there is something within us preventing us from moving forward. This is not the case, learning, exploring, understanding, and learning how to balance are chakras will always be forward movement.
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"I am blessed to have a family so abundant with love to share these holidays with"
What each of us remembers about our childhoods has always been a subject of fascination to me, in the sense that even those raised in the same home with the same experiences will recall different aspects of what transpired.
Ever since my childhood, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday, and I recall that my mother spent many weeks preparing for the festivities. When I was young, our family would almost always have Thanksgiving with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins. Up until the time to eat most of us kids would be playing outside or watching the football game on television. When Mom called us in, we would wash up and gather in the kitchen. We would all dish our own plates and head to the large formal dining table. Before we would eat, we would go around the table and each person would express one thing they were grateful for before taking our neighbors hand and bowing our heads. When our son came along, I continued the same ritual, and now that he is a teenager, there is a strong probability he will continue the tradition with his children.
One of the things I love about holidays such as Thanksgiving is how they tend to bring families together, both physically and emotionally. In this highly technological age, it seems as if we are more connected digitally than emotionally. Some try to connect with others by using emoji characters when texting on their smartphones, but this seems superficial, and minimizes the art of storytelling.
Some are better storytellers than others. In many cultures, one individual is often intuitively designated as the storyteller in a particular group. Healers are very often storytellers, and when we get down to it, we can say that life is really all about our story.
The holidays seem like an ideal time for family and friends to share stories. They have many purposes, but I believe that hearing other people's stories is what unites us as humans, and more important, it brings families together. During good and tough times, stories are a form of healing, and hearing and reading stories brings a dimension to our lives that help us and guide us. The best stories--whether in spoken or written form--have characters, conflicts, and resolutions. The same characters, like those in our lives, experience a variety of emotions, including joy and pain, comedy, and drama. And often, a little bit of mystery and adventure is also thrown in.
Sometimes holidays and tough times are steppingstones or catalysts for change and can offer opportunities for growth. When telling stories, we can share from our first-person perspective, but we can also do so from a third-person perspective. This is a way of viewing a situation from the other side.
This Thanksgiving, we can all try to share stories and engage in mindful listening. Doing so serves as a reminder of our interconnectedness with others. Stories teach us lessons that help facilitate change, growth, and transformation, which can be powerful.
Oh, what a wonderful time of the year.
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