“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.“
~ Winston Churchill
“Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is
often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.”
~ Robert Martin
“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts,
acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.
When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
~ Jim Stovall
“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
~ Anatole France
“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.”
~ Robert Collier
“Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
~ Emma Lazarus, (inscribed on the Statue of Liberty)
I’ve been recently asked about 11-11-2011. And it’s the 3rd time I’ve been interviewed by a newspaper about number patterns in dates. Instead of spending time on this in the current newsletter, I encourage you to read my previous articles on the subject. Yes, 11-11 is special every year, as is November. No, this year does not mean what you think.
As we move into November, our nation’s month of Thanksgiving and Gratitude, the energies of the Divine Mother and Lady Justice become present with us. Their images are expressed to me through memories of old paintings I remember seeing as a child at the local American Red Cross. My message is for the Enlightened. This is the way to channel this energy. If not, negative and emotional this time can be.
Challenges arise at this time, especially around the Thanksgiving Holiday, but I stand by my notion that this may be the best time to spend with family all year. The overriding theme at this time is a call to remain in the energy of gratitude, but also that of encouragement, mercy and forgiveness.
It is a time to count our blessings and to give up the swords of complaints and biting criticism. It is a time to heal the wounded, encourage the old and nurture the children. Find someone to give to.
What does the energy of The Divine Mother entail?
When you are sick, she looks after you. When you are sad, she listens and lets you cry it out. When you are hungry she feeds you, naked she clothes you. And she is a graceful example to all. She knows that you are the future. And if anything is to change for the better, it all starts inside, right now and the difference we make even just for one other person. Can you be a place of haven, rest or joy, for one person, even if only for a few moments?
If you have resentments, put them aside. Save the caustic retorts. The core of the Truth is we are siblings. And we don’t have to be the same. Just because we do not believe the same, just because our religion or politics are different, does not mean either of us is any less deserving of compassion or our wounds salved. It is not criminal to be different in philosophy any more than in skin color. Stand up for what is right. The Divine Mother does not ridicule. But she will attend to your wounds caused by it.
As 2011 comes closer to its conclusion, this energetic cycle calls us to express compassion for others. It also demands a balancing of justice. Let not accusations fall that are undeserved. Do not equate apples to snakes when oranges suffice. Do not allow poisonous people or attitudes to fester in your life. And when it comes to who you are, actively be that blessing to someone else. Some way. Some how.
Mother of Justice. Mother of Mercy. Mother of Love.
The traps? Think of what is opposite of The Divine Mother? Of Lady Justice? This Divine energy is not meant to foster apathy. It does not neglect. It does not stand by and allow another to be abused. It nurtures positive emotions and salves the negative. It does not take advantage and do emotional injury. “Do No Harm.” Others may fall to this level. See that you do not. Stick to Gratitude and Encouragement this holiday. And when challenges arise, because they will, soothe them.
Dates of Numerological and Celestial Significance
November 7: Date of Numerological Significance
November 7 – 14: Numerological Arch of Influence
November 9: Neptune Goes Direct
November 18: Date of Numerological Significance
November 22 – 29: Numerological Arch of Influence
November 24: Mercury Goes Retrograde
November 25: Partial Solar Eclipse
November 29: Date of Numerological Significance
December 10: Uranus Goes Direct
December 10: Total Lunar Eclipse
December 14: Mercury Goes Direct
December 25: Jupiter Goes Direct
January 24, 2012: Mars Goes Retrograde