Psychic Medium Ed

Welcome March

Welcome Spring!

A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be...


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

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Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff

And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff


Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee


Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail

Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail

Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came

Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name


Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee


A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys

Painted wings and giant's rings make way for other toys

One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more

And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar


His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain

Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane

Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave

So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave


Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

-Leonard Lipton (1940 - )

-Peter Yarrow (1938 - )

Puff the Magic Dragon.....Keeping the magic alive

It is a tale of a young boy, Jackie Paper and his faithful dragon, Puff. We watch their grand deeds, and lament their sad parting. The fortunate among us remember a Jackie Paper period in our lives, with our own private version of Puff. Do you remember an endless moment of play? It was precious. What broke you from that spell…homework, Mom or Dad calling for dinner? Magic need not end: We grow and leave childhood, but those memories sit within, waiting to be alchemized into the dreams and journeys of adulthood. In fact, if we leave the magic of imagination to childhood, we are not truly adults, but rather, stunted grownups, and wide open to depression.

Puff and Jackie Paper.....

Jackie Paper enjoys his pal, Puff, and they wander the seas searching for adventure. Jackie may be a little boy, but is privileged with an imagination that tells him otherwise. The song pays sweet homage to the grandness of a child's inner world.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail*
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name…

This is the great stuff of childhood. A little boy or girl ponders, and the grand world sits at the feet of their imagination. For those lucky enough, childhood presented parents that were near perfect (later, we discover they were far from it), and a backyard or neighborhood filled with the stuff of legend. Even if home life proved hard, some children (and I have seen many such souls) somehow found a magical freedom within their precious minds. A child with a good imagination has a certain kind of power, with a sense of both greatness and safety, even if it is all improvised. Margaret Mahler taught us about the omnipotent period of childhood, and Freud alluded to the Oedipal period, when a little boy or girl may feel the equal, if only for a moment, with any grown up. However, for those of us who understand the magic of a child’s imagination, Puff the Magic Dragon, speaks to our heart. Some of us had imaginary friends; others just understood the power of play. In addition, with a little bit of health, we all dreamed.

Grow Up and Lose.....Yet, as the song - and life goes - Jackie grows up and Puff fades away, replaced by adulthood.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave…

Without question, this song speaks to the loss of innocence that most of us feel as we age. In addition, for the nineteen-year-old author of this poem/song, the loss was tragic and permanent. Poor Puff is now doomed to his cave. And, Jackie, unwittingly, is doomed to proceed in life, seemingly unaware of the magnitude of his loss. Yet, we know better.

Adult Magic.....How many people have a sparkle in their eye, a curiosity that will not be satisfied and a zest for life's many curiosities and wonders? It seems that Puff gets reinvented in healthy adults. Play and imagination, even, dare I say - healthy grandiosity – can lead to dreams and dreams can lead to better and happier lives.

We all know people who have their own Puff, alive and well, accompanying them along life’s journey. These are the truly happy folk of this great world.

A Final Verse.....Yes, I think this nineteen year-old could not write the next verse. He was mourning the loss of his own childhood. But, if we asked him today, what might he write? How can we adults recapture the whimsical vitality of a great imaginative life?

It is doable and it happens every day. What would be your final verse? How does Jackie Paper, now an adult, reunite with his old dear friend Puff the Magic Dragon? Get this right, and you will teach us all something precious.

Vernal meaning “of the spring”, “new” and “fresh,” and equinox derived from the Latin aequus meaning equal and nox meaning night. On the Vernal Equinox, we experience a balance of the day and the night, equal amounts of light and dark on the same day. Essentially, the hours of daylight — the period of time each day between sunrise and sunset — have been growing slightly longer each day since the Winter Solstice in December, which is the shortest day of the year, in terms of light experienced. Even after three months of lengthening days, we still see less light than darkness over the course of a day. The vernal equinox marks the turning point when daylight begins to overtake the darkness and we experience more life force creative energy within our minds and bodies. So what does that mean?

As the darkness diminishes and the light increases you may feel a building of imaginative and creative energy, perhaps a lifting of the fog and a dropping of the sleepy blanket that you have been curled up in for the past few months of winter. In the darkest months of the year, we are encouraged by the energies to go within and be in the silence of inner darkness or death. Where we go wrong is in fearing that our inner world has gone dark and that the light will not return. Just as the world turns on its axis and brings about the return of the light turn after turn, we can rely on the return of our own light & energy and richness of our internal garden.

It’s difficult to trust that your life has purpose and meaning even when you are not being productive, but it is the rhythms and cycles of Earth that show us and encourage us to rest in darkness and allow for the light to unfold us and help us blossom without forcing or making things happen.

Imagine you have internal tides just like the sea. We do live on Earth after all and are made up of 75% water, so imagine that we are influenced by all the amazing forces at work here in our Universe, even the ones we have yet to understand or have the awareness to see. You experience cycles just like the Earth and the Sun and the Moon, though most of us do not realize how our internal states of being are influenced by the energies at hand. Often we feel confused, restless, stuck, or even powerless to change our mindset and state of being. The return of the light presents us with an opportunity to take the time to release our fears and surrender into new intentions for ourselves.

Most of us, live our lives so disconnected from our internal guidance that when the pull of our hearts becomes so strong, and the voice inside has been muffled for so long, the feeling that arises within us feels more like a life crisis than an emergence into something more beautiful.

Now is a time of celebrating the freshness of life and of taking the time to raise our energy to regenerate abundance and manifest our dreams. Physically we are experiencing more light right now and since the beginning of time, our ancestors have marked this period with ritual and celebration. As you know, there are thousands of ancient sites created around solstices and equinoxes that were built to honor our connection to the Sun as the source of our light and life force.

I would invite you to do something symbolic to honor your life in the next few days, perhaps, light a candle and say a blessing for your life and the life force living in your body. Make a commitment to go within and be silent each day to let your internal guidance know that you are listening and intend to have open lines of communication from here on out. Let your Inner Voice know that she in fact has a very important role in your life and you are going to be listening a lot more and intend to be in joy.

When we shift into wonder and curiosity, there is an opening to a deeper wisdom. Our power is a shift from the perspective, where not knowing could be seen as weakness or being powerless, to a new way of being, where wonder and curiosity are the ultimate source of power and strength.

Connecting with our deeper desires, does not involve knowing the answers to all of our questions, because it is only in not knowing that we can be truly receptive and it is only in being receptive that we can truly discover, learn, and evolve.

In becoming truly honest with ourselves, and learning the practice of unknowing and non-attachment to the outcome we are inviting new possibility and natural flow into our lives.


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.....


You may find yourself asking, "Where do I start? How do I begin?" Begin with answering the call within, listening to the voice of your Inner Guidance.

Fear of change is normal, but there are ways to learn to overcome your fears and start acting on the guidance within that will lead you to your happiest life and natural way of being in the world.

Family,

The seasons are changing and the days will soon be getting longer. We will be waking to the sunlight and drifting off with the warmth of the season filtering in through open windows. As the seasons change, so do we. We grow; we learn new ways and ideas. Ways to be better people, ways in which we are strong, ways that keep us positive, accepted, accomplished, calm, ecstatic, healing and harmonious to name a few. Each day we are given a chance to start new, to dissolve past regrets, to become the person we truly want to be. We all exist for a reason and I find that during the change of seasons it brings out those reasons. It may take some time to discover this reason but it is there! Perhaps it is like love, we only find it hidden when we stop searching. I love living in the moment.

There is nothing greater than taking a walk and teaching our son something new or now, as he says teaching Dad something new. It helps to be reminded of what is happening around us. In our part of the country, spring starts out slow and is a beautiful reflection of just how precious life and the things around us really are. To hear and see baby birds in their nests and the beauty of the butterflies as they fly around our newly planted vegetables and spring flowers. Remembering that butterflies are a symbol of endurance, change, hope and life.

While we savored all of February, enjoying a day away on President’s Day and a beautiful awakening on Valentine’s Day. Roses and gifts were to be found on the bar as we awoke on the 14th. For the most part, it is the final stretch of winter in our area. We have spent the past few weeks with cold temperatures and unusually wet grounds. Our fireplace has been a favorite part of the family room during this time. When the rain would decide to take a break the night sky shown beautifully and allowed us to star gaze. Jaiden enjoys looking for and finding the different galaxies. We watched and listened in awe as the Perseverance landed some 128 million miles away on Mars. I endured my first kidney stone. This being the first I had no idea the amount of pain that is associated with this tiny piece of fragment travelling through the human body. Thank goodness for my family who held my hand and walked me through it. As February came to a close we watched the Full Snow Moon make its presence and finally settled down to a nice Chai Tea by the fire place in what remained a chili February ending. Remember to take time to do whatever you can with whatever you have to build a fire in your own heart and let the warmth spill out to those around you. Stay safe and warm.


With Love,

Did you know that every year March and June finish on the same day of the week.

-The first full week of March is Read an E-Book Week

-March 2 is Dr. Seuss's Birthday and National Read Across America Day

-March 13 is National K-9 Veterans Day

-March 15 is the Ides of March

-March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day

-March 20 is the first day of Spring

-March 21 is World Poetry day

-The month of March also celebrates National Teenager Day, Respect your cat day, National Potato Chip Day, and many more.

-Full Moon is March 28th at 12:50pm. This full Moon traditionally goes by the name Worm Moon, which refers to the fact that earthworms and grubs tend to emerge from their winter dormancy at this time of year, marking a sure sign of spring!

-There are two zodiac signs associated with March, Pisces and Aries. Those born from March 1st to March 20th are members of the Pisces sign. One born under the Pisces sign can be recognized for their optimistic ambition and determination.

-March flower is the Daffodil. Daffodils are some of the first flowers we see in springtime and are a great indicator that winter is over. Because of this, they are seen to represent rebirth and new beginnings.

-The March birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine is blue or blue-green. Its name comes from the Latin word aqua marinus, which means water of the sea, referencing its tranquil blue color. Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is dark green with red specs, hence its name.

-Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month 2021 will take place from Monday, March 1-Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

-March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Of cancers that affect both men and women; colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cance related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women. More than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed and more than 50,000 die from the disease each year. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups, it is most often found in people aged 50 years or older, and the risk for developing this cancer increases with age.

Psychic Medium Within

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Tarot of the Month

Ed,

The month of March creates an energy or rebirth and recreation. Both rebirth and recreation allows us to start something new or start over. It's time to change what we want in our lives and let the energy of March help us manifest it into fruition. 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 by Patrick Valenza)


1st Card: The Magician:

Blessed with a great talent, the magician performs skillfully. Although he has only begun to learn his craft, he is already gifted. Divination meanings: Putting creativity to use. Exploring one’s potential abilities. Manual dexterity. Skilled hands. Emerging talent. Putting one’s gift to ill use. Lack of imagination. Confusion Uncoordinated efforts. Unable to learn new skills.


2nd Card: Six of Swords:

The city is ablaze and turmoil has overtaken the land. A lone citizen ferries himself to new shores in hope of finding peace. Six swords aid in creating a vehicle for escape.

Divination meanings: A journey. Escaping bad situations and entering good ones. Inability to break free of bad circumstances. Entrapment in miserable events.


3rd Card: Queen of Wands:

The confident queen of wands stands as a dominant personality in the forest. Her self-assured energy radiates from her soul, attracting everyone she meets with inescapable charm. Divination meanings: An attractive and well-liked female. Assertive. A sincere person. Confidence. Vindictive person. One who brings conflict. Infidelity. Revenge.

Questions and Counsel

Hi Katelyn,

I’ve been doing a lot of shadow work and am now in a phase of ego death. However, living outside of my ego has been really challenging. Any tips?

Hi!

Thinking you need to completely rid yourself of your ego is ego.

Unhealthy ego tells us we need something more to feel completeness. As if we are given an ego to make us not complete in our life and it is up to us to rid ourselves of that burden to finally be complete.

Healthy ego tells us we have always been complete.

My advice, begin integrating ego as you do shadow.


Empathically,

Katelyn


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Spiritual Practices

All the world’s religions have a spirituality, and it is common impulse among people who do not affiliate with any religion. Bede Griffiths who spent most of his life in India offered a useful image. During a video interview made shortly before his death, Griffiths spread out his hand. The religions are like the separate fingers, he said, and are quite distinct from each other. For example, they have different revered teachers, sacred texts, dogmas, and rituals. However, Griffiths continued, if you trace each finger to its source, the palm of the hand, you see that the religions all come together in their depths. Thirteenth century mystic Meister Eckhart put it another way, calling the spirit an underground river of wisdom with many wells tapping into it. That river is spirituality.

That is one answer. There are actually numerous definitions of spirituality. Spirituality can be been defined as a “holy longing, a yearning to know the meaning of our lives, to have a connection with the transpersonal.” Some regard spirituality as “the art of making connections,” and some who call it “heart knowledge.” It has been said that spirituality is an “awareness of the ‘more than meets the eye’ in our daily lives. It refers to our hopes and dreams, our patterns of thought, our emotions, feelings, and behaviors, “our deepest values and desires, the very core of our being.”

Many define spirituality as a way of being in the world. “Spirituality can be a measure of our humanity, personal depth, conscience and deep will.” Some locate it “in our human responses to the brokenness of our world, the threats to our planet home, the crisis points in our own lives, and the pleas and plight of human beings around us.” Leonardo Boff, a liberation theologian calls spirituality “that attitude which puts life at the center, and defends and promotes life against all the mechanisms of death, desiccation, or stagnation.

The journey toward wholeness is a common motif in some definitions of spirituality. When we expand our awareness, strengthen our center, clarify our purpose, transform our inner demons, develop our will and make conscious choices, we are moving toward deeper connection with our spiritual self. Everyone is spiritual to one degree or another, although many people do not admit it.

Many definitions, subtle differences in emphasis. All of them allow spirituality to be an everyday adventure that can touch more and more areas of our lives. Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of our existence. However, rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being. Someone will say, ‘I come alive when I listen to music,’ or ‘I come to life when I garden,’ or I come alive when I play golf.’” Wherever we come alive, we are spiritual in that area. Then we can say, ‘I know at least how one is spiritual in that area.’ To be vital, awake, aware in all of our lives, is the task that is never accomplished, but it remains the goal.

Archangels

Barachiel is an archangel known as the angel of blessings and this angel is the chief of all of the guardian angels. Barachiel (who is also often known as "Barakiel") means "God's blessings."

Barachiel intercedes in prayer before God for people in need, asking God to give them blessings in all areas of their lives, from their relationships with family and friends to their work. People ask for Barachiel's help in achieving success in their pursuits. Since Barachiel is also the chief of all guardian angels, people sometimes ask for Barachiel's help delivering a blessing through one of their personal guardian angels.

In art, Barachiel is usually depicted scattering rose petals that represent God's sweet blessings showering down on people, or holding a white rose (which also symbolizes blessings) to his chest. However, sometimes images of Barachiel show him holding either a basket that is overflowing with bread or a staff, both of which symbolize the blessings of producing children that God bestows on parents.

Barachiel sometimes appears in feminine form in paintings that emphasize Barachiel's nurturing work delivering blessings. Like all archangels, Barachiel does not have a specific gender and can manifest as either a male or a female, according to what works best in a given situation.

Green is the angel color for Barachiel. It represents healing and prosperity and is associated with Archangel Raphael.

The Third Book of Enoch, an ancient Jewish text, describes archangel Barachiel as one of the angels who serve as great and honored angelic princes in heaven. The text mentions that Barachiel leads 496,000 other angels who work with him. Barachiel is part of the seraphim rank of angels who guard God's throne, as well as the leader of all the guardian angels who work with humans during their earthly lifetimes. Barachiel is an official saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some members of the Roman Catholic Church venerate him as a saint. Catholic tradition says that Barachiel is the patron saint of marriage and family life. He may be shown carrying a book representing the Bible and Papal encyclicals that direct the faithful on how to conduct their marital and family life. He also traditionally has dominion over lightning and storms and sees to the needs of converts. Barachiel is one of the few angels that made it into the Lutheran liturgical calendar.

In astrology, Barachiel rules the planet Jupiter and is linked to the Pisces and Scorpio zodiacal signs. Barachiel is traditionally said to inspire a sense of humor in people who encounter God's blessings through him.

Barachiel is mentioned in the Almadel of Solomon, a book dating from the Middle Ages on how to contact angels by means of a wax tablet.

Wellness

Patrick


"Goofiness is some sort of magic, I'm convinced, and the most transformative spiritual discipline is the one where we learn not to take ourselves so seriously."


The spiritual element of wellness can be the most personal piece of the puzzle when trying to place all eight dimensions of wellness together. Generally, people like to live a life with meaning and purpose. When these goals are met, it puts harmony in one’s life, and the others we surround ourselves with.

How can we improve our spiritual wellness? It is best to figure out what techniques work for you. Since spiritual wellness involves one’s values, beliefs, and purpose, it can be achieved in several ways—both physically and mentally.

“Laughter is carbonated holiness,” I interpret this to mean that, through laughter and light-heartedness, we can connect to the sacred in ourselves, in others, and in the divine. A profound thought, especially as it relates to the western cultures overtly success and performance-driven ethos. Laughter, play, tenderness—these things can be a part of our spiritual practice, too. (How beautiful is that?) We can connect with something outside ourselves and return to the innocence of youth. For me, this looks like creating time for embodied and playful activities, like engaging in childhood games with my partner, creating art without judgment. It is learning how to let go and laugh more often.

One of the simplest ways to cultivate wellness is through prayer and meditation. I have found these disciplines help me return to the current moment and root myself in the present (the “what is”) rather than the past (which I cannot change) or the future (which I cannot control). Prayer may make more sense if you subscribe to a higher power(s), while meditation and mindfulness are sacred, time-tested rituals that can be experienced by anyone.

Now and then, it is worth taking time away for a spiritual or wellness retreat—whether at an organized institution or for a solo getaway. Creating space for reflection, mentorship, and education is essential for spiritual growth and continued transformation, and by getting outside of our routine and familiar environment, we can more easily recenter ourselves. Retreats are also excellent for engaging with and learning from others on similar spiritual paths.

Expressing what is on our minds will help us maintain a focused mind. After a long day or a significant event, we sometimes feel confused and not be able to make sense of your feelings. By writing down our thoughts, we are able to think clearer and move forward.

Once you start viewing things in your life in a positive manner, you will find yourself thinking differently and refocusing your mind to a happy, healthy place. When you eliminate negativity and re-frame how you think of certain things and situations, you will notice yourself being more relaxed.

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Spring at the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC

Upcoming Events

-Mar 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Private sessions with Katelyn Lee at Wild Wolf Wellness

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-Mar 17, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sound Meditation and healing with Ed Carlton at Ahlara

-Mar 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Private sessions with Katelyn Lee at Ahlara

-Mar 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ahlara's Spring Psychic Fair with Ed and Katelyn

-Mar 21, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Signs from the Other Side and Audience Readings with Ed and Katelyn at Ahlara

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Happy Spring.....


Be the branch that loses it frost, only to show how its shoots come to life.

Be the drop of ice that falls from the branch to nurture with love the Earth one more time.