Today is Michaelmas. The feast of the Archangels, named for Archangel Michael, but also there other Archangels that are a part of this feast too. Mainly, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Raphael, Archangel, and Archangel Uriel. This was a feast day has been celebrated in England and other European countries too. It is celebrated on this day, September 29, each year. The celebration is celebrated of the harvest, at this time of the year and also the Equinox, too.
Each year, the Archangels share a message with me to share with you . First they want to acknowledge to me, that I almost forgot about the feast. My husband actually showed me a post about today’s feast of Michaelmas, so I was reminded again. Thank you Jonathan and Angels….
I have a feeling this message will be from each of the angels, I spoke of earlier. It’s interesting because, I feel like they are lining up getting ready for their part of today’s message..
Greeting Dear Children,
We welcome you on this day of our feast day. Michaelmas.. You may be wondering why the feast of the angel’s day is named after just one of us.… We say this in jest, but as you know Archangel Michael is the leader of sorts and his name means “Like God”, and he is our Leader. Also he is the one who represents all aspects of the guidance we all offer to you. Today we are unison in this message, and our main message is to celebrate all that you are. Acknowledge the light shining from your heart and surrounding your entire being. But also know that your light, is going forth out into the world, where there may not be the light that you so freely share, and comes from you. We encourage you to share your messages of light, in all your diverse ways. In the areas of the human that covers, the whole of who you are. The triad of the importance of the balance of body, mind, and spirit. Humans are constantly in a process of constant growth, and understanding of these 3 areas. We commend you on this constant transformation. We remind you to think of where you have come from and where you are going. The journey of understanding this process, is and knowing this process, is a constant process. The focus and outcome is learning the true meaning of love, in all aspects of your life. And most important is how you are responding to the ups and downs of your human experience. We are here for you, but we ask you to be there for you, too. To keep your light bright and shining, in to know it is there when you may see it.
Today we share the message, our love for you and for you to know that love is all you need, and it is the fuel that keeps your heart to feel the joy, peace and grace, at all times. We love you and keep the heart fires burning dear children.
Just think of the warmth there in your heart, and soul. Its eternal, just like you and the love you share at all times.
“Keep the home fires burning, takes on a whole new understanding. Don’t you think?
The heart of the matter, Maybe?
Images on my mind
By Peg Jones, ALC
I have always wanted to be able to draw and paint. The colors and the scenes I have in mind are so vivid. I draw stick figures. I like to work in different mediums, like tissue paper or collage. When I have an idea in my mind of what I would like to paint or draw, I am able to verbally express what I see and I feel, which is a gift in itself.
I remember the years as a preschool teacher, of how I would compensate, for the lack of drawing skills. I had to trace everything or find models of what I needed at the time. Or ask someone to draw what I saw in my mind’s eye, but could not create, myself.
This poem I am about to share, with you, “If I Could Paint the Images on my mind, was inspired, when I was teaching Preschool. It was a very fun time, working with the class I had at the time. They were such a cohesive and group and full of spontaneity, through their work and play. They loved being together as a group. They seemed to enjoy being together, and helping each other out, or giving each other support when they were together in the classroom.
Our foundation of interactions with others starts as young children and the imprints of what our childhood was like do carry over to our adulthood in some way. We all have a story to tell and experiences that were lived. They help shape, to who we are today as adults. Our stories are all so diverse, in so many ways. We all have a foundation and personal understanding of our world. We are all God’s Children and we are truly loved. We are all one and we all want to be happy, creative, loved, and to share who we are. We all want to be loved and to be accepted… I feel it starts with ourselves, and that is self-love and feeling free to be our selves. Like little children.
Images on my mind
If I could paint the images that wander in my mind,
The picture would have such beauty the people, so kind.
My canvas would be large; my pale would be bright,
I would paint the love in my heart, for my fellow man tonight.
I would paint a pretty ocean scene, with children about.
The trees would be swaying, the sun would be out.
I would show their laughter, while playing in the sand,
Working hard on their castles, ask for nothing in demand.
Their spontaneity they possess, is something to behold,
The love they have in their hearts never gets too old,
Their words can be so wise at times, in such an innocent way,
The truth they speak is different every day.
If I could paint the images on my mind,
I would have rainbows on display.
They would possess the colors I love, in a bright array.
I would show you God’s light, shining from above.
I would paint a picture of peace and feeling God’s love.
If we could be like children, and able to forgive,
To know we are all one, where we live,
To know that we become the person we all want to be
To live our life, with love and peace, and truly be free
Copyright ©Peg Jones 2006
Take some time today, to be as a child, would be in his glory, of playing and creating, Feel the glee and motivation and joy of who you are. . What are you creating? What does that look like to you? To find that core is who you are.
Just Be You…
peaceful, flowing, brook
sparkling, healing, clear, babbling
joyful, flapping, fish
8 Ways of How to make the Holiday Season Stress free
By Peg Jones
It’s the week before Thanksgiving and we are in a panic because, we have to cook three apple pies and 3 vegetable dishes, cook two turkeys, get 20lbs of mashed potatoes ready for dinner at 3 pm, with 20 people coming to the house, and five will be staying with for three days. And to add to all of this, to the every burning fire, you have to work till 4 on the day before Thanksgiving.
That was last week’s problem……..
The Thanksgiving Holiday is finished.
And as you looked at your calendar, the Monday morning after the just passed holiday weekend, you see that you have less than 4 weeks to plan and decide what the Christmas or Hanukkah or other traditions, of the season, plans and events will be the next 3- 4 weeks for this very busy season.
You see the craziness of all that is supposedly expected on social and traditional levels. The expectations of your children, young and old, friends and relatives, and finding the time to do the shopping, the baking and the going to the concerts, and all the activities that the children are involved in, at school, and church, or temple, and the adult parties that can be a bit cumbersome, and expensive.
It can get quite crazy, wild. But does it really have to be this way.. ?
Sometimes making the season simple can be the easiest way for coping with the incredible amount of marketing, and all of its expectations. Making it simple, fun, and creative is what I am feeling. I need to suggest for having the holiday to be something you and all in your life to enjoy the holiday season.
Tradition is a big part of the holiday season, and passing down the traditions of food, social occasions and of adults and children can be hard to keep up.
Of course this is not the way for all of us but those with children, married or single, and wanting to uphold the traditions you choose to share with them, can be rather crazy. Or if you have to cook for a party or lots of people during the day of the holiday, having company during this time, can be a challenging task too.
I asked Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael, for some ideas on some main points to consider for this holiday season, to possibly make the season go a bit smoother with less stress…..Of course we have the weather to consider too, because inclement weather, can certainly change the plans for our holiday season.
The following are some points to ponder.
- Make lists, of all you need to do. Take out your calendar, put in the kids social events and your events too, with or without your partner, and with friends.. The office parties, the neighborhood gatherings. Then plan out shopping lists, for food and home decorations, in and outdoor.. And delegate, delegate.
- Delegate tasks for home, tasks and include everyone that can help… Taking out the decorations and decorating can be a family activity over a weekend, and the same with cooking… Preparing for the holiday food, can be delegated too, to older children, who can cook or bake, or send them to the store for things you may need for the holiday… Also making homemade decorations for whatever holiday is being celebrated in the home is a good way to include all in helping the holiday be fun..
- Planning a budget so that expenses don’t go to out of control is very important. Sticking to the plan is always a challenge, especially for those that have a kind heart, and want to make everyone happy….
- Making your own holiday cards for those special in your life, can be done for those with older children. Making ornaments are also a fun thing to explore and research… They look great on the tree or in a window, and make great gifts too.
- Ten people are coming to your house on the day of the holiday, and you work or just very busy.. You can ask each person to bring a dish, or dessert for the meal and you cook the turkey, and a dessert or two, Asking others to help is a good way to keep the amount of work down, and can help to keep all calm.. Also make some of the food ahead of time, such as dessert, and some vegetables or casseroles. And ask for help too.
- As for the gifts to be purchased, many buy all through the year, or buy gifts as they travel too.. OR you can make some gifts and start early to begin the projects, or to give to a charity of your choice. There online shopping too and this can take time away from the shopping centers. Make it simple, make it fun..
- I remember days of watching relatives, and myself included of wrapping the day before Christmas, mountains of gifts, sitting in the bedroom away from the family activities all day.. Try wrapping as your purchase the items, or use bags, as this saves time for the laborious task of wrapping the gifts. As others to help too..
- How about the card list in sending cards to friend and relatives, and business associates… Can the list be cut down a bit this year? Do you have to really send cards to those you will be seeing on the holiday or in town?
The holidays are a time of community, and so many of us have this opportunity of being with those we love and cherish. There are many that do not have this and the angels ask us to remember this, and to be kind to those who are with family or who are celebrating alone, for so many reasons, that I don’t need to write about.
I think keeping these people in mind. In giving them a call, or sending a card, saying hello, helping out at a charity or soup kitchen, or just lighting a candle and asking our higher power, to be with them, and to keep them safe for this time, if they do happen to be completely alone..
If appropriate you could ask them to a meal on the day of the holiday or before or after the holiday, just to let them know you are thinking of them.
We also have to respect that some choose to be alone too, and that is ok too.
I believe I have pretty much covered the main things to consider during the holiday coming up.
As light workers, this can be a season of great challenge for the people we work with and on a personal basis.. We need to be sure that we are grounded and protected safely so that we can do the work we share with others, and for ourselves and family, so that we too are able to enjoy the holiday time, if celebrated. Or it’s just a time personal spiritual celebration, of our source.. Having our own traditions and celebrations are to be celebrated too and respecting all ways of others celebrating this season too…
2014 is leaving us and 2015 is quickly coming towards us….
I just want to say that the next month is a time of joy and peace for all and to know, that whatever difficulties maybe come about this time, your angels are with you always Especially, when you ask them for assistance… Asking them for help and trusting they are there for you, will help you to see how much the angels do want to help you today and always..
“Having positive intent in all that you do,
Will keep you, from feeling a always so blue.
Helping your fellow man, in some special way,
Will help them carry on, throughout their day.
Going the extra mile and helping with a smile,
Will help you to share, and show you care.
If life gets tough and it’s hard to cope,
Know the angels are with you
we will guide you on your slippery slope.
When asking your angels for guidance, and telling them your woes,
Know we are listening and offering you a rose.
The rose signifies love and the strength that you possess,
Listen closely to our whispers and know you are very blessed.”
By Peg Jones Copyright© 2006 PegJones