October gets its name from “Octo” meaning 8. In the old calendar, October was the 8th month. At this time of year festivals continue, we honor the gifts the earth has given us and we celebrate my favorite Holiday – Halloween. Halloween in the old tradition was called Samhain – a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter.
All around us now nature shows us the cycle of death and rebirth. It is a time of great transition where the light wanes and the temperatures drop. October is a time for clearing away the old unnecessary things or habits that no longer serve us. It is a time when we honor those who have died and the gifts they brought us when they were here on earth. We set the intention during October that winter will come and go with the least negative effects. For our ancestors this was quite a serious process.
In today's terms we are still dealing with the energies of the August Eclipse, The tense Geo Political environment and all the world catastrophes including multiple Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Volcano's. Some believe that our Earth has "wobbled" making these major events happen. For those of us who are energetically sensitive these events can make it more difficult for us to remain in our grounded center. We need to be constantly vigilant about practices that help us stay grounded to the earth. You can do this through meditation, body work, walking in nature. Self care and self awareness are key themes in October and beyond.
Try to remain aware of a bigger picture, be in tune with the cycles that are occurring all around you. Once we get in touch with our inner selves we are better able to navigate the world of change which is all around us. That leads us to our oil of the month which is just perfect for these energies:
The Oil of the Month is VALOR
Valor Essential Oil balances the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional energies of the body when applied to shoulders and/and feet; or used in conjunction withReflexology, massage therapy and the Raindrop Technique.
When we have more courage to take on new things and/or change, we are better able to release old patterns that are not working for us.
Valor's smell is very soothing and calming and is great inhaled after a long stressful day.
When the body, mind and spirit are aligned, we are able to open and release emotional barriers that are keeping us stuck. This oil allows us to have the courage and self-esteem to overcome those things that are holding us back. Remember, when we are stressed or worried we are creating imbalance in our bodies on all levels.
How do I Use Valor Oil?
Use NEAT (undiluted) then,
· Apply several drops (2-4) to wrists, chest, base of neck, bottom of feet
· Add several drops (2-4) to bath water
· Directly inhale, diffuse
· Use in Raindrop Technique.
Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes. Very calming to animals.
Our Oracle Card of the Month:
Our card of the month is from Doreen Virtue's Archangel Michael Deck: "Ask Archangel Michael to Help you with this Situation".
The situation that’s concerning you can improve with Archangel Michael’s help. This card serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to get the angels involved, and their assistance will improve everything immediately . . . including giving you inner peace, new ideas, and insights. Michael will help you in ingenious and unexpected ways, so be open to miracles that take on surprising forms.
Possible specific meanings: Know that you’re powerful—you’re not a victim • Release any blame for yourself or others • Focus upon solutions, not problems • Allow other people to help you • Keep an open mind to alternative solutions.
This month we will hold another Sound Healing Meditation Circle on SUNDAY October 15th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. There are only a few spots left. Contact me ASAP if you are interested. (914) 365-8788 or firstname.lastname@example.org