Psychic Medium Ed
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing of the birds has come, and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard in the land.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Happy Earth Day
~Peace…does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.~
If you have dreamed of putting flowers in a vase, such dream is a good sign. It announces a period of peace and harmony in your life, without any obstacles and difficulties. It could also indicate having time to deal with other people’s problems instead.
The first of April is celebrated as Fools Day and it is common practice across many cultures to play tricks on your family and friends. It is well accepted that April Fool’s Day originated after the Gregorian calendar moved the date of the New Year from the March Equinox to January 1st. If you were celebrating the New Year in accordance to the Equinox on March 25th, you were labelled a “fool” and would consequently be made fun of. But, could it be that this is not the real origin of this day of foolery? April Fool’s Day was believed to have started in Europe and was actually a celebration of the Norse God Loki. Loki was known to be a trickster God and a shapeshifter. At times he would work alongside the other Gods and Goddesses and other times he would rebel. There really was no telling what type of mischief or support Loki would bring. Loki was not considered to be a trustworthy God, but he was necessary for change. Loki was believed to be the God that brought the chaos before a big change or new beginning. Even though change was seen as a very positive thing, the havoc and confusion brought before the change was believed to be the doing of Loki. People would celebrate Loki around the time of April in order to celebrate the idea of new beginnings and changes. They celebrated Loki as a way of honoring the necessity and growth that is achieved through change. It was also believed by tricking others and playing pranks on others, it would fool the evil spirits so they would not interfere with the many fertility rituals that were being conducted at the time. Fertility was highly regarded and considered extremely sacred in ancient times and it was believed that the start of the astrological year was a highly fertile time for all of Mother Earth. This was especially true in Europe, as people were also welcoming in the starting of Spring. It was at this time that crops were planted, babies were conceived and new beginnings were celebrated. Easter also has its roots imbedded in the fertility celebrations that occurred from late March all the way through to the end of April. This is seen in the use of fertility symbols from eggs to rabbits. Seeing as this was such a precious time in regards to fertility, it was believed by playing along with the trickster God Loki, it would fool the evil spirits and distract them from interrupting fertility rituals. By playing pranks on others, the evil spirits would be confused and the people could conceive and plant crops without the fear of negative energy. While there is no concrete evidence that April Fool’s Day is the celebration of Loki, the energy of all of this seems to fit.
April is a great month for meteor showers. One of which is the Lyrids meteor shower, which appears from April 16th to April 26th each year. There’s another one called the Eta Aquariids meteor shower that can be seen onwards from April 21st.
A meteor shower is a celestial event where a number of meteors are observed in one point in the sky. Interestingly, most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand!
So how does one see them and what do they mean spiritually?
Most of them disintegrate and never hit the earth’s surface. There are thirteen meteor showers to catch in 2022. Some star gazers report seeing a thousand meteors per hour during these amazing events. Most meteor showers are best seen after midnight until just before twilight.
The spiritual meaning behind meteor showers started in ancient times. Objects or lights in the sky were associated with Gods or had a religious meaning. Specifically, seeing a meteor suggested that a gift was given by heaven. It often represented a mystery coming from some incredible force larger than ourselves, the cosmos. A meteor represented awareness of recognition of something beyond our present experience. Some see it as a soul or spirit. Whatever one imagines it as, tends to become their reality.
May this month open the paths of happiness, love, and peace to all. May April be a month of many laughs, achievements, affection and unforgettable moments. April is the true arrival of spring with nature shaking loose those final winter cobwebs from your minds and beginning a new adventure. The month of April abundantly possesses the positive vibes one would certainly anticipate as the beginning of spring. April month has a varied variety of rich history, trivia, myths, and timeline behind its diverse history. The most famous author in history, William Shakespeare was born in April! For people residing in the Southern Hemisphere, October is the seasonal equivalent of April. In the northern hemisphere April is a most confusing month; rainy and wet one day, the next full of a warm promise of green growth to come. Besides the weather, the month is full of surprises and contradictions, prized for rebirth and endings, and a birth month to amazing geniuses and crazed despots both, making fun of astrological predictions.
You have to love the month of April. It is just like life.
The month of March brought lots of change. The time change brought darker mornings and sunshine later in the evenings. I visited a friend in Portland, Oregon early in the month. Oregon is a beautiful part of the country with the Cascade Mountains and Willamette lowland along with the Columbia Plateau. The Willamette Riverwalk is a wonderful way to get to know some of the architecture in Portland. Our son made the track team and had his first three meets in March. The third quarter ended at school bringing another AB honor report card. We are enormously proud of his accomplishments this year. We have been reminded of just how fragile our elders can become. Our dear Aunt and Uncle have both entered this wonderful but frangible part of life. What can be considered old age is the final period of human life. During this time, a person needs love and affection and proper care. It has been hard watching our loved ones become dependent on us. As their final chapter comes into place, I hope they can find solace in the love that surrounds them. As spring came into play, we have planted tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, and peppermint as starters for our spring garden. I do not much have a green thumb but enjoy watching the family put everything into play and watching mature from seeds to edible delights. By mid-summer we will be jarring pickles and making caprese for a summer evening.
Thanks for your company. Here is to peace and a true understanding of what freedom means.
Did You Know
Did you know the month of April is the symbolic representation of the warm and sweet spring from the cold shedding of the unforgivable winter.
The month of April also has a wide range of holidays and celebrations, one might feel delightfully happy to look forward to.
April 1 is celebrated globally as April Fools' Day, although it is not a holiday in most of the countries except in Odessa, Ukraine, nevertheless, it is celebrated with practical jokes and pranks by people with their loved ones!
April 15 is also known to be National Tax Day, of course, most of us are not always looking forward to filing our tax returns; this falls on the month of April mostly because the financial year begins on April 1st!
Easter, a Christian holiday celebrating the occasion of Jesus's resurrection, falls on the April 17 in 2022. As stated, this is one of the significant holidays for the Christian community and commemorated by family gatherings and cooking delicious dinner!
Observances such as World Health Day on April 7, National Pet Day on April 11, Titanic Remembrance Day on April 15, International Dance Day on April 29, Earth Day on April 22 and many such unique celebrations are noticed in the month of April!
The warm weather, unique beautiful celebrations, and new beginnings act as a symbol of April month. As diverse as the history of the month is, the facts relating to it make April one of the most fascinating and coolest. Let us now learn some of the interesting facts about this beautiful spring month!
April acts as an equivalent to the October month in the Southern Hemisphere.
April also happens to be the month when the birds migrate from the north to settle down in the summer.
The first president of the United States, George Washington, was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.
The first edition of the famous Webster dictionary was copyrighted by Noah Webster in April 1828.
On the month of April 15, 1912, the famous titanic ship hit the iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Two signs in the traditional Zodiac calendar fall in April, both of which are domestic animals, quadrupeds with cloven hoofs. People born in the first part of the month between March 21st and April 19th are said to be born under the sign of Aries the Ram, a Sun sign which is ruled by the planet and the Roman god of War, Mars. Those born from April 20th to May 20th are born under Taurus the Bull, an Earth sign who is ruled by the planet and the Roman goddess of love, Venus.
Two flowers signify the month of April: the daisy and the sweet pea. The daisy symbolizes innocence, loyal love, and purity; but it also means "I'll never tell!" The oldest daisy on record is the Bellis perennis, known as Daeges eage (or Day's eye) in the Middle Ages because its petals close at night to cover the yellow center.
The sweat pea signifies blissful pleasure, and are used to say goodbye. Sweet peas may be a pretty flower, but they are also one of the oldest food crops on our planet, domesticated by humans about 11,000 years ago.
The birthstone for the month of April is the diamond, one of the hardest substances on earth, and one that formed deep in the earth, even if we don't know how long ago that happened. Diamonds are said to bring all kinds of benefits to their owners, supposedly leading the wearer to experience better relationships and an increase in inner strength. They are supposed to bring balance, clarity, and abundance, and it is symbolic of eternal love and the bringer of wealth to six centuries of the diamond trade.
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Tarot of the Month
For the month of April we have potential to change our lives dramatically. This time should go fast so make sure you are trusting your intuition and ground.
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. (Faerie Tarot by Nathalie Hertz)
1st Card: The Fool:
Usually designated with the numeral 0, The Fool card represents both the beginning and the end. A small impish fairy, full of innocence and joy, walks among the branches on an eternal journey toward the truth. With the heart of a child and great sensitivity, the Fool’s companions are small animals like this garden dormouse. This imp is free of all ties with others. To some, the Fool seems insane; to others he is the master of his own destiny. In the tarot, the Fool speaks neither about failure, nor of success. Divinatory Meanings: A sudden departure, unforeseen events, chance. Unconcern, inner personal evolution, new experiments, the unknown, adventure, spontaneity, intuition, genius. Uncertainty, immaturity, escaping responsibilities, imprudence, negligence, madness, shallow promises, fraud.
2nd Card: Two of Wands:
This fairy, deep in her thoughts, represents moments of stagnation and indecision. Far away, dark clouds announce the coming rain, but there is no reason for alarm. Nature, which surrounds her, is still strong and fertile. Promise of new ideas is in the air, as shown here by the two wands framing the fairy. Divinatory meaning: Some crises of rivalry and desire, regrets, and sadness. Radical changes and profits obtained thru hard work. Contradictions. The departure of a loved one. Better when reversed, the card announces innovation, hope, and surprises. Great happiness, changes, a possible miracle.
3rd Card: Nine of Cups:
This naked young fairy sitting in the grass is synonymous with carefree joys and pleasures. Her crossed position shows her inner safety. The cups form an arc above her, like a rainbow of hope and joy. The tiny white flowers flying up out of the cups announce victory, festivity, and joy. Divinatory Meanings: Celebrations, pleasures, abundance, success. Solved problems, victory, dreams are realized. Perfect harmony, good family life. Successful career, rewards and advantages. Good health. Impulsiveness, oppositions, and imperfections. Disharmony. Financial problems, small slanders. A false freedom.
Questions and Counsel
How do you cope with being sensitive? Is it ever too overwhelming for you?
I’m so happy to be answering this question. Here’s my coping mechanisms…
- I remind myself that my sensitivity is my greatest gift
- When I’m *feeling* I make sure to give myself space so I can manage my emotions before I respond
- I write it out. Whether it’s poems, or intense journal entries. Maybe even a few.
- I talk to friends who I know will listen
- I let myself experience my feelings. Not experience with logical thought. Just feel.
- Then I’ll talk myself through my feelings with logic and reason
- I’ll take a bath
- When I’m ready (and necessary) I communicate
Can this process and experience be overwhelming? Yes, of course. One of my favorite quotes about sensitivity was written by A. R. Asher, “I don’t know what it’s like to not have deep emotions, even when I feel nothing, I feel it completely.”
I think one of the most beautiful things about sensitive people is how unafraid we are to feel emotion so intensely. We have to remind ourselves that’s it’s part of the reason we have chosen to reincarnate on Earth, to feel.
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THE KEYS TO SPIRITUAL WELLNESS
We’re fortunate that wellness is beginning to take center stage in our society. Self-Care is all the rage. Mental health is finally getting the awareness it deserves. We’re taking the time to focus on personal growth and ditching the “hustle” for more time with our families. But there’s one area that isn’t getting as much attention: spiritual wellness.
Your overall wellness is made up of several different components that work together to determine the quality of your life. There’s physical health, which means eating right and exercising so you have energy and vitality. There’s emotional health, or the ability to recognize and regulate your emotions in a productive manner. There’s mental health, which is a combination of chemicals in your brain and your attitude toward life. And finally, there’s spiritual health, or knowledge of your beliefs, values and purpose in life.
To truly achieve your peak state, you must master all of these dimensions – yet in our fast-paced society, spiritual wellness is often forgotten. Don’t make that mistake. Learning how to improve spiritual health will lead to a more fulfilling life.
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL HEALTH?
Spiritual health is an understanding and acceptance of your connection to the world and your place in it. It’s the certainty that your life has a higher purpose – a purpose that goes beyond physical “things” and short-term happiness. That life happens for you not to you. Spiritual wellness is the desire to do good, to live with gratitude and to bring positivity to the world.
What is spiritual health not? This question is just as vital if you’re wondering how to improve spiritual health. Spiritual wellness may or may not include religion – that is a personal choice every individual must make. It is not a set of rules, regulations or norms. Yet it is also not a green light to do whatever you want, regardless of others’ feelings. There is no one path to spiritual wellness, but it always involves living your life with balance and purpose.
WHY IS SPIRITUAL WELLNESS IMPORTANT?
When you achieve spiritual wellness, you have made peace with your life. You look at obstacles as opportunities and know that no matter what happens, it is all a part of the journey. This mindset allows you to be flexible and adaptable, solving problems as they arise. These skills in turn help you achieve your goals faster, create healthy relationships, make tough decisions and be fully present to enjoy your life.
Spiritual wellness uses the law of attraction to create a cycle of positivity in your life. When you emanate positivity and peace, you bring more of it into your life. When you have a healthy relationship with yourself, you’ll attract others who also respect you. When you lead from the heart, you invite others to do the same. So, what is spiritual health, really? It’s everything.
HOW TO IMPROVE SPIRITUAL HEALTH
Spiritual wellness is the highest level of life mastery. It’s more difficult to achieve than physical or emotional health. It isn’t easy to achieve, but with these spiritual wellness activities, it is possible.
1. CONNECT WITH YOUR PURPOSE
If you’re living life without a sense of purpose, you’re bound to feel unfulfilled, aimless and even hopeless. Your purpose gives your life direction and meaning, connecting you to the knowledge that life isn’t about “me,” it’s about “we.” It’s about serving something greater than yourself. So, what is your purpose in life? Discovering how to improve spiritual wellness involves deep self-reflection about your needs, values and beliefs and what brings you the most joy.
2. CREATE SPIRITUAL HABITS
The first spiritual wellness activities that come to mind for many of us are probably meditation and yoga. They’ve become popular and they are proven to work, so if these activities appeal to you, make them a part of your daily routine. Spiritual habits can include things like walking in nature, gardening, reading, journaling, creating art, listening to music and more. Any activity that gives you an opportunity for self-reflection and makes you feel at peace is an opportunity to improve your spiritual wellness.
3. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is the ability to notice, focus on and fully feel whatever is happening in the Mindfulness moment. It also involves making conscious decisions based on how your actions affect others. When you are mindful, you are fully present in your life and make ethical decisions according to your values – two essential components of spiritual wellness. To practice mindfulness, start paying attention to your emotions, your body and the way you interact with others. Get off your phone and get away from social media. Practice deep listening with your loved ones and make time for what matters most: your relationships.
4. ADOPT AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
While meditation or yoga may not be for you, gratitude is one habit everyone needs to adopt. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” The first step is to examine the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Instead of giving in to these negative thoughts, replace them with empowering ones. Make a list of everything you have to be grateful for. Reframe negative experiences and ask yourself, “What is the opportunity here?” Remember, spiritual wellness is a mindset, but it’s also a set of actions you can take every day.
5. GIVE BACK
Giving back is one of the most powerful spiritual wellness activities. It reminds us of all the things we have to be grateful for, and it fulfills some of our deepest human needs, like significance and contribution. Whether you donate time, money or skills, giving back connects you to your community and to your purpose in ways nothing else can. You won’t just answer the question, “What is spiritual health?” – you’ll experience it for yourself.
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished"
- Lao Tzu
The resilience of nature inspires heart and soul in springtime; and we remember the Easter season’s miracle of new life and resurrection. In April, raindrops bring rainbows and robins return with their joyful songs to uplift our winter weary spirits. Healing resounds in the refrain; always after the rain comes the rainbow.
Amazing April awakens our spirit, as we absorb the potentiality of the planting season in anticipation of what blossoms will come. Inspired to take action, we plant our gardens. In patient gratitude we wait allowing the germination process to work its magic. We know we’ll be rewarded abundantly in the end. April teaches us to appreciate the process, to feel good about brightening our own little corner of the world. We can make our own statement in a variety of ways. A server in a favorite restaurant is doing just that, with the affirmation of word art tattooed on her arm: Find joy in the journey. When she works the table, patrons cannot help but notice. Find joy in the journey, to her meant appreciating all that life means. No matter what happens, it reminds her to count her blessings, be grateful for good health, her family and all that they have. While I am not sure I would do a tattoo, I admire her heart-felt affirmation and her willingness to put it on the line for the world to see. She definitely brightened my day. I left the restaurant thinking about finding joy in the journey.
In April, creative spirit takes root; our intuition kicks in, firing our imaginations. We dream of summer gardens. The new season of planting and growth offers an opportunity to create a new garden, a new story. As we bask in the glow of our new-found intentions, we feel the radiance and it shows in the new spring in our step.
“We can discover nourishment in the secret landscapes of imagination and spirit”
While days become longer, in April dark nights soothe our souls with the secret landscapes of dreams that nourish our intentions. In April, we sense the nesting of creatures great and small in the cycle of life that spring brings. Its mystery astounds us once again. Our ears hear the music of nighttime peepers; while our eyes can still see through leafless branches to oceans of stars.
April is a great time to be outdoors, observing the birds, watching bees discovering crocuses, spotting the first butterfly of the season…simply allowing me to be me. Buzzing bees get going with their work of pollination, reminding me to not only be, but to get busy, as well. Bees seem a metaphor for balance in life. They’re busy buzzing and doing, but the journey includes being, while dusting their feet with spices from flowers. April brings out the wild in us after a long winter slumber. We find joy in the journey into the woods and onto the waters. It’s time to get out and play. Time for running, with pinwheels whirring and painted kites soaring. Time to haul out the boats and fishing poles, unearth the camping gear and get the bonfires glowing. April inspires us to celebrate the wild wonders of our planet. It’s the month for Earth Day.
A friend once told me that birthdays are a lot like dandelions, no matter what you do they come up every year. I smile when I think about that. Thank heavens for dandelions and the fact they do come up every spring. They are a perfect reminder that life goes full circle; and when you look to the rainbow, after the rain, life is alive and blooming in everything.
Upcoming Events 2022
Ed and Katelyn will be in the office at Wise Wolf Wellness all month long.
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