Psychic Medium Ed
Wishing you a Happy Month of December
Happy Holidays to all!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St.Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc’d in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap-
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a minature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
“On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem;
“To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys - and St. Nicholas too:
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:
He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack:
His eyes - how they twinkled! his dimples how merry
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863)
Henry Livingston Jr (1748-1828)
Not too long ago I found myself curled up in a recliner watching It's a Wonderful Life. It was a favorite of my Mother-in-Laws. For those of you who have not seen the film, it is the classic Christmas story of a man named George Bailey. He loses the meaning in his life and then finds it again through the help of his guardian angel (Clarence), the steadfastness of his wife (Mary), and the lasting friendships within his small town of Bedford Falls. Years earlier, as an angst teenager, I would roll my eyes when the classic would return to television at Christmastime and the family would want to watch It’s a Wonderful Life to the very, very “Hark-the-Herald-Angels-Sing” end. At the time, I did not understand why that film meant so much too so many different people. That is to say, I didn’t understand until I watched my Mother-in-law carry the crosses of Alzheimer’s disease and I started to see in her a little of what I saw in George Bailey: a sacrificial heart who gave to others and perhaps wondered at times what the meaning was in the life she lived. Perhaps she asked, like George, why certain parts of life were so very hard. Maybe she, too, asked, “What have I to be grateful for?”
In a particular way this time of year, this question about gratitude can be a difficult one to ask, and even more difficult to answer. Sometimes it feels next to impossible to acknowledge the things for which we are grateful when harder things rise up and seem to boil us over with their intensity. Our hearts tend to beat in sync with George Bailey’s. His burden in the film was financial. It could have just as easily been our crosses of infertility, our losses of loved ones, our marital strains, our mental and physical illnesses, our overwork, our underwork, our longing for our vocation, and our broken relationships (not to mention the things that break our hearts anytime we simply open the newspaper or watch the news). As we approach 2021, three years after my Mother-in-laws death, I am still aware of this struggle for gratitude. Tears come to my eyes when I take note of the “fingerprints” she left. Sometimes it is hard to be grateful when I feel that loss so acutely. I have faith that my Mother-in-law is interceding for me and my family from afar but yet so closely, and yet I still wish she were here with us.
As this year draws to a close, I will yet again watch It’s a Wonderful Life in memory of my Mother-in-Law. As George Bailey discovered the gifts of broken banisters, and Zuzu’s petals, and the gift of friendship within his town of Bedford Falls, I’ll be thinking about the parallels in my own life and hope that I might see them with greater attentiveness.
As you reflect on your own gratitude for 2021 (and perhaps your own viewing of (It’s a Wonderful Life), remember, as angel Clarence did for George, that your presence, your life, is a sheer gift. May we all find, like George Bailey did, that there is much to be grateful for.
Take a moment to write down at least one thing you are grateful for as you enter 2021. It doesn’t have to be big. It is easy to forget the small things in life when you are waiting on some big change in life: Who showed you kindness this Holiday Season? What song gave you the most peace? What is one beautiful memory you have from all of 2020?
Though I have grown older the bells still ring for me as it does for all who truly believe.
December, already!? Holiday time. Hope you are more prepared than we are. Why is it always a surprise? That cannot be a good sign…Whatever you are celebrating, I hope it is happy and merry and filled with light. Hoping that you do not have to travel. If you do be safe and take the necessary precautions to stay healthy. As November departed and we embarked into the wonderful month of December, we are reminded that as the holidays are quickly approaching we tend to frequently think of gifts. I often take a step back and think of the great gift of gratitude. I have to remember that while fun as it is the holidays are not all about trees, twinkling lights, toys and gifts. It is the love for all humankind. It reaches out beyond our power to comprehend. It is magnificent and beautiful. As we gathered as a family on Thanksgiving Day we were reminded that gratitude blesses our lives and the lives of all those with whom we associate or have associated. It especially blesses our families. Gratitude is defined as "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness". As we looked back we realized we have a sense of safety, good health, strong friendships, loving animals, a place of employment and a place to call home. Our son reminded us of how thankful he was in reminiscing about loved ones past and present. We face timed with his Oma and Opa (his grandma and grandpa)not just to talk to them and see them but also to remind them of how special they are. We lost my father-in-law earlier in the year. Our son reminded us of how he missed texting his Grandpa and asking him questions about his service in the Army. It sometimes takes a child to bring back a memory as his Grandpa never spoke of these times.
I hope you had a wonderful November. I hope you are happy and healthy. I know you are doing what you can in your life to be the light. Thank you for being my inspiration. Enjoy the Holiday Season, take in the spirit, show your compassion and love this December. Happy Holidays.
Did you know that December marks the beginning of rain, snow and cold weather in the northern hemisphere? December is also the first month of winter and the last month of Fall.
The term yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a tree to bring in the winter solstice. Jingle Bells was composed in 1857, and not for Christmas-it was meant to be a Thanksgiving song. Spiders and spider webs are considered good luck on Christmas.
National cookie day is December 4th. Other snacks celebrated this month include pie, cotton candy, chocolate brownies, cocoa and cupcakes.
National Hand Washing Awareness Week is observed December 6 through the 12th.
December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day. It is observed annually to remember and honor the 2,403 United States citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941. This surprise attack led the United States to declare war on Japan the next day thus entering WWII.
December 12th is Poinsettia Day.
December 21 the winter solstice is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the shortest day of the year. There are thousands of people each year who celebrate the solstices at Stonehenge in England. This is due to the alignment of the stones in which experts acknowledge that the design appears to correspond with the use of the solstices and possibly other solar and lunar astronomical events.
It is the month of Christmas in the United States with decorations, sales, musicals, and parties. Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. Other holidays celebrated are Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day, Immaculate Conception, Solstice, Rohatsu, and many more throughout the world.
The December birth flower is the Holly. The birthstone is Turquoise and the Astrological signs are Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Full moon falls on the 29th this month. December’s full Moon has traditionally been known as the Full Cold Moon by some Native Americans tribes since this is the month that heralds in the cold winter season.
Human Rights day is December 10th. “All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”.
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Tarot of the Month
The month of December has a tendency to create the energies of reflection and nostalgia. This year probably les nostalgia and more reflection on what we have learned from the year itself. 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 "Fearie Tarot by Nathalie Hertz)
1st Card: Page of Pentacles:
This fairy gazes toward the sunrise. As the messenger, he is prepared, confident, and eager to learn. He is the symbol of a sharp wit. He handles his lyre with skill. Attracted by the soft notes, a bird, the artist’s companion, comes to him. He incarnates the serene environment in which this imp lives. Divinatory meaning: Application, thinking, studies, the desire to learn, new ideas. Reliable colleague, an honest worker, intellectual work, earning of money.
Reversed meaning: Dissipated ideas, lack of application, unrealistic person. A dishonest person, swindles. Vanity and wasted expenses, unpleasant news.
2nd Card: Ace of Swords:
The sword planted in the ground is the emblem of victory and con-quest. The sword defies time, the winds and spirits. The bearer will be able to conclude any project. The sun illuminating its pommel reflects its energy, strength, and power. The snow rabbit posted at its side is a vigilant guard. Divinatory meaning: Reached goals, resolution, strength, dynamism, initiatives, courage, intelligence, and success. Clarity of judgment. Fruitfulness, passion, excess. A beginning, motivation, initiatives, but also tyranny, confusion, embarrassment, powerlessness, and obstacles. Success through sacrifice. Misuse of power.
3rd Card: The Chariot:
This radiant young water fairy, full of energy, passion, and courage, is determined and impetuous. Her hair floating behind her, she advances toward a direction, as her choices are free and independent. The reins she holds symbolize action and movement. She guides her hippocampus with self-confidence and goes straight to her target. She has managed her instincts and emotions, to reconcile her body, heart and spirit. Her brave temperament ensures her glory and victory. The Chariot is the card of vitality and achievement. From her chariot, this water fairy controls her own destiny. Divinatory meaning: Self-confidence, triumph, dynamism, chance, sheer will, great vitality. Multitude of projects, diplomas, contracts, valuable professional work, success, victory, adventures, journeys. Balance in a relationship. Defeats, obstacles, conflicts. Lack of self-confidence, lack of courage, professional troubles, debts. Tiredness, arrogance, and dissatisfaction in relationships.
Questions and Counsel
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?
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.
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The crown chakra is situated at the top of the head and moves upwards and outwards past the structure of your body. The crown chakra is the point where the physical body and the soul overlap. Many relate the crown chakra as the part of the soul that is the purest.
The crown chakra is the elevated chakra in the system. It represents connection with God and spirit. It influences our deep inner cycles such as sleep, happiness and tranquility. It controls our sense of happiness and joy and allows us to feel that we are loved, always guided and protected by the love of God.
The crown chakra governs many organs, glands and systems of the body such as the brain, the nervous system, and the pituitary gland.
An imbalance in the crown chakra may result in problems with learning, perception and spiritual understanding, seizures, nervous disorders, neurosis, alcoholism, insomnia,
coma, stroke, brain tumors, amnesia and cognitive delusions.
Also, illnesses related to stress, anxiety, hysteria and depression may result due to a blocked crown chakra.
Affirmations- I acknowledge the presence of spirit working in my life. The divine guides me on the path of life. God is in me, above me, below me and around me at all times.
Crystals- clear quartz, ametrine, diamond and amethyst
Angel – The Christ Light corresponds to the crown chakra. This is pure light within us that never dies.
Facts about the Archangel Remiel:
If you are feeling down or depressed, then ask, Archangel Remiel, for help, as he is known as the 'Angel of Hope'. In the Book of Enoch, he is identified as one of the seven Archangels who stands closest to God. He is also said to guide souls into heaven after they have passed into spirit; and is one of the angels that God is most likely to send to beings in distress. His name means, 'God's mercy' His wonderful caring role is to bring or restore harmony in your life.
When Remiel is near you, you are like to hear the rumble of distant thunder. He is a very powerful angel, so call upon him only if you are serious about making big changes in your life.
You can connect to Remiel in your dreams. Here's how:
Before you go to sleep at night, send your unconscious mind a message asking that you remember your dreams, and then call on Remiel. Pay special attention to whatever dreams you experience and notice what kind of messages that Remiel has sent you. If you do not understand the symbolism in the dream, then you can ask him for clarification before you go to sleep the next night.
If you are having doubts about your spirituality or are struggling to deepen your spiritual connection, ask Remiel for help. He will enfold you with his golden wings and surround you with intense love and connection. Surrender to his presence and see what kind of magic and miracles begin to happen in your life.
Remiel is a magnificent angel surrounded with a brilliant white light. He has deep brown eyes and golden hair. He will move gracefully through your life, bringing balance, wisdom and joy.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens made its debut in 1843. It was the most successful book of the holiday season. Eight plays were produced within a few months of the book’s publication. By 1908, one of the earliest films was produced, and dozens of adaptations have been filmed since then. It is not surprising that the story has maintained its popularity for over 150 years. It is a straightforward narrative filled with symbolic meaning and spiritual lessons.
Ebenezer Scrooge, with his “Bah Humbug!” attitude, is a man of greed, selfishness, and a lack of consideration for his fellow man. One-night three spirit guides visit him. The Ghost of Christmas Past comes to him as a representative of the truth and reveals that Scrooge’s past Christmases were filled with loneliness. The Ghost of Christmas Present represents all the joy and generosity of Christmas, evident by the mound of food and the torch, which bestows blessings upon poor. The Ghost of Christmases Yet to come takes Scrooge to his grave. His gravestone is symbolic of his heartless and miserly ways. The grave is neglected because Scrooge did not foster good relationships when he has alive.
In the first section of the book, Scrooge’s deceased partner, Jacob Marley, appears to him in chains. Marley tells Scrooge that he made the chain around his neck by being selfish and greedy throughout his life. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard,” he said. Dickens uses the chains as a warning to Scrooge and the reader that one cannot escape the consequences of such behavior.
It is no coincidence that Personal Responsibility is one of the Laws governing Spiritualism. We have been given enormous potential to improve our own lives and the lives of others. We are free to make decisions throughout our lives as we see fit. What each of us makes of our life is our own Personal Responsibility, and no one can replace or override that right. At the same time, no other person or influence can right our errors. We must do that ourselves.
When Dickens wrote the book, Scrooge symbolized Victorian aristocracy who viewed the poor as a scourge upon the earth. The story was about the plight of poor and the dangers of social neglect. By creating the Cratchit family, he reminded his readers to be inclusive as a society and to care for those who need help. It is apparent that poverty still exists in the 21st Century, and like Scrooge, we can choose to help those in need or not.
Another Law of Spiritualism is the Compensation and Retribution Hereafter for all the Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth. This law operates now, on earth, as well as in the spirit world. As we make life choices, the outcome of those choices affects our soul’s growth. When we leave this earthly life there will be no divine judgement. We will have the opportunity to reassess, take stock and decide what might have been done differently.
In Dickens’ story, Scrooge is given the opportunity to reassess his life before passing from the earthly plane. He sees how self-serving and insensitive he had been. He is converted into charitable, caring, and socially conscious member of society through the intercession of the Christmas spirits. Warmth, generosity, and overall goodwill, overcome his bitter apathy. Empathy enables him to sympathize with and understand those less fortunate than himself, like Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit.
During the Christmas season, we too can reassess our lives. That could mean helping the poor, or maybe just shoveling the neighbor’s sidewalk. Maybe you have a loved one who is isolated and alone for the holidays. Maybe you have a special gift you can share with others, or just offer someone your company. This is the season, not to wait for Christmas Spirits, but to become one yourself.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts - Charles Dickens
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