Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.~ Katherine Durham
Just in case you wanted to know how this all started. Mother’s Day in the United States was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis. Ann Jarvis cared for wounded Confederate and Union soldiers during the American Civil Way. She also created “Mothers’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she had started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers.
In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis by 1911 most states observed the holiday. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, to be held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday.
Wesak is widely celebrated throughout the East as the Festival of the Buddha. It is considered the high point of the spiritual year when forces of enlightenment flow from the higher worlds into the mind of humanity.
While Buddhists celebrate Wesak as the time that marks the birth, death and enlightenment of the Buddha, ageless wisdom students regard it as a living event. At the exact moment of the Taurus full moon, the Buddha is said to return momentarily to earth, appearing to those gathered in a secluded valley in the Himalayas. The Christ stands before the Buddha and receives the Buddha’s blessings for the coming spiritual year on behalf of humanity sending it out to all human beings.
The Wesak full moon will be on May 7th, 2020, ,at 3:45 am PST. The Wesak full moon is the first full moon following Easter Sunday.
So it’s time to make a New Year Resolution. This is the time of year when so many decide that it’s time to go on a diet or exercise more or join a gym. While all of that is a very good idea my resolution for the year is to treat everyone with more kindness and respect. Remembering not to judge a book by it’s cover. Why not join me in adding this to your New Years Resolutions.
A few years ago during a group meditation I channeled the following Peace Mantra. As always during this time of year our hearts and minds turn to Peace on Earth so I thought I would share it with you.
I call upon the Angelic Host led by Archangel Michael to blaze through this county bringing freedom and peace to this land.
I hope you will adopt this mantra and use it often.
The choice is yours. I was reading a book the other day (no surprise there) and ran across an interesting paragraph something for us to ponder. The Light and Dark were talking and Light said to the Dark, fear, pain and grief give you power. Dark replies, dark will always smother the light. I choose its strength and while those who strive to preserve the Light are distracted in battle and polities, in diplomacy and rules of combat. I use the Dark.
I wonder how many of us are distracted. Just something to think about.
I embrace the liveliness of Summer. A time when many things are in great abundance, light. time, harvest, friends, picnics, balmy evenings. There is no scarcity, there is no darkness, there is just light and life.
It is a time to be extroverted and to simply enjoy everything as it is. Collecting the fruit from the vine, both figuratively and literally. A time when there is a greater sense of activity yet potentially even a greater sense of ease. Warm days and shade trees are just so inviting are they not?
Enjoy your summer with friends, family and and all life has to offer The above article was written by our guest writer Darren Campbell.