Thursday, 19 December 2013
Calendar Of Angels....
The angel of January teaches us to look within, to take stock of ourselves and our lives.
The January angel keeps us company as we ponder over those long, cold winter nights, helping us to be honest with ourselves and patient at the same time. Conveying the wisdom of an elder, the January angel takes our hand as we seek to glean understanding from our lessons from the past year. With this support, we can give ourselves both recognition and admonition in their turn. With this help, we can chart a new course or alter our present one.
We seek and receive the companionship of the angel of January to warm us through the winter of our introspection.
The angel of February is the angel of patience.
During the dark, blustery nights of February, when nature is in a deep chill and we long for a sign of warmth and life, this angel can help us learn to await with grace the first signs of spring. February's angel teaches us that winter has it's own special peace, that being snowbound or staying indoors can give us a welcome respite from the busyness of life.
In February, we can complete unfinished projects and prepare for new initiatives in the spring. The angel of February brings us the gift of patience, helping us to enjoy the solitude and quiet of the winter, guiding us to replenish our energy for the warm, busy days ahead.
The angel of March brings us stamina and courage. As winter ends, we take heart from the crocuses that push their way up through the snow.
The angel of March cheers us through life's frozen moments, boosting our morale and helping us achieve new landmarks. With the angel's help, we dare to break through whatever barrier, whether personal belief or lack of self-confidence, that holds us back. We gather the will to launch a lifelong dream or begin the project we have envisioned, but never dared to tackle.
As the sun begins to warm our spirits, the March angel rejoices with us at the first sign of spring and lends us courage to prepare for a new and daunting, but also fulfilling task.
The angel of April is the spirit of rebirth.
As the days grow longer and the sun begins to warm us, April is a time for new life and new beginnings. April's angel spurs us to test ourselves in new directions and to make ourselves vulnerable in the face of unfamiliar people, situations and places. Encouraged by the April angel, we search for new and novel endeavors that will enrich our lives and bring new meaning to our career or family roles.
The April angel teaches us to delight in each sign of awakening, in nature and within ourselves.
The angel of May brings the blush and promise of spring.
May's angel rejoices with us as we take heart at the sight of trees and shrubs in bloom and relish our anticipation of the fruits to come.
This angel of spring reminds us that this is the time of awakening the seed within ourselves. Perhaps we have a deep longing, an artistic talent never explored, or a friendship never quite attempted.
The angel of May will help us discover this potential, nurturing our spirits so we can dare to fulfill this hidden promise and bring forth the fruits of a life fully lived.
The angel of June helps us flourish and grow strong.
June's angel teaches us to sustain our enthusiasm for the new projects and directions we started in the spring. In this glorious time of sunshine and growth, we learn to seek out the warmth of friendships and family ties, to help nurture the seeds we planted and become all that we were meant to be.
The angel of June urges us to be steadfast in our intentions, to renew our dedication, and to stay the course intended for us.
The angel of July brings a season of leisure, a time to play and replenish our energy.
The projects we began in the spring should be well underway and growing stronger on their own. July's angel urges us to take the time, now, to step back and observe what we have planted. The July angel encourages us to tend to the garden of our life, to care for what we have started, and to be objective enough to weed out the unhealthy or unproductive elements.
This angel of summer reminds us to nurture the people and things that bring us happiness, so we can produce for ourselves a crop of joy and fulfillment.
The angel of August is the angel of perseverance.
The new directions we began in the spring may have become difficult to sustain. Like a garden that needs constant watering and weeding in the scorching August sun, our projects and dreams require stamina and determination to bring them to fruition. The angel of August helps us with unflagging energy to tend the garden we have planted.
When the hot summer sun and the work of our lives demand too much of us, the August angel brings us the fortitude to cleave to our tasks through completion.
The angel of September helps us prepare for the harvest at hand.
As the summer draws to a close, September's angel reminds us to pause and gather fresh strength because the culmination of a project often demands one last surge of energy. The September angel brings us this boost, seeing us through to the fulfillment of our task.
This late summer angel also helps us recognize the fruits of our labors and share the bounty of what we have created in our lives. In September, we take delight in our good fortune, whether in a garden, a relationship, or a career, and we share our joy with all those whose support has made our harvest possible.
The angel of October rejoices as we reap the harvest of what we have sown in life.
October is a good time to step back from our projects and our dreams and take a hard look at what we have actually accomplished. The October angel helps us to be honest and objective about what is good and what is not. With this help, we can clearly face the consequences of our choices over the past seasons. We will taste our harvest and reject what is bitter or unripe; we will make note of what worked and what did not, and we will change for the better.
October's angel teaches us that the greatest fruit of our personal harvest is understanding ourselves.
The angel of November is the angel of humility.
This autumn angel brings a special gift that helps deepen the meaning of the Thanksgiving season for ourselves and our loved ones.
November's angel urges us to acknowledge and appreciate the supporting roles others have played in our lives this year, and even thank those who have taught us difficult lessons.
The angel of November leads us to give thanks in a new way by forgiving old hurts and healing broken friendships. Thus we help one another to be truly grateful for our relationships and the richness they bring to our lives.
The angel of December is the angel of generosity.
The December angel celebrates with us this time of giving gifts to all the wild creatures and to all God's children. The angel of December leads us to join hands with people of all races and religions, recognizing that we are children of the same creator, and we all share the responsibility of bringing joy and health upon the earth.
Inspired by December's angel, we can celebrate this season of brotherhood by doing one act of kindness everyday of December ... going out of our way to bring warmth and light into another's life.