We’re all beginning a new year full of new opportunities and adventures. But before we do, let’s take a brief look back at 2018.
For Great Conjunction it was an exciting year full of growth and new friends. We began our Guided Meditation & Reiki program at an assisted living facility in Warren. Through the program we’ve been able to see some astounding results with the residents and staff who join us. We’ve also been able to get to know some wonderful people.
We’ve experienced shamanic fire ceremonies and learned about nutrition and the immune system. We’ve dispelled some myths surrounding death and the funeral industry. We’ve brought community and unity with our Sacred Circle for Women. We stretched our psychic muscles and even took a bus trip to Lily Dale. We went on meditative journeys and learned about tarot, crystals and how to pursue abundance. Plus, in the wake of the impending closure of GM Lordstown, we hosted a vigil in support of all the workers, their families and local businesses impacted.
And Great Conjunction has a lot more in store for 2019! Of course, we’ll continue with some of our existing programs like Psychic Development, our Death Café, Women’s Empowerment and more. We’re also going to explore numerology, make a “radical transformation” from body consciousness to Soul Conscious and we’ll even learn about Heart Math. We’ve also scheduled several Psychic Fairs for the year beginning in March in Boardman. These are just a few of the areas we’ll be heading in 2019.
And just as a reminder, we take a little break during January and February in case of inclement weather. But we’ll be back up to full speed in March.
And none of this would be possible without our amazing volunteers, presenters and most especially, each of you, the Great Conjunction Family. Thank you.
So as you begin your journey into 2019, allow us to join you and maybe even provide some guidance along the way.
Happy New Year! May 2019 bring you more love, laughter, good health, prosperity and joy than ever before.
We’ll see you in March!
The Empress signifies creation/creativity. She's about fertility of the mind and imagination. With the holiday hubbub over, now is the time for you to pay attention to the bees buzzing in your bonnet. Is this the year you finally open your own business? write your novel? repaint the bathroom? Whatever "creativity" means to you, it's time to examine those ideas. This card heralds productive and prolific energy on the material plane. Therefore, the energy and time is ripe for bringing your dreams out of your head and into your life.
The Empress also represents self-care. Just as The Empress cares for her people, she must care for herself. If you think about it, giving, giving, and giving, without thought to receiving, puts you in a state of energetic imbalance. You have to receive just as much as you give! Therefore, practice receiving by accepting your own giving. Give yourself the gift of a nice hot bath, a movie that you want to see, a new purse, etc. If someone wants to take you to lunch, say yes, please, and thank you!!!
During this next month, concentrate on you. No, I don't mean you should abdicate all responsibility. Just make more time for your goals, dreams, and creature comforts. You made the holidays utterly fabulous for everyone else. Now it's "me time."
The Emerald Box Turtle
November turned out to be a month of finding connection and releasing the blocks in our lives.
Kathy Evans Palmisano lead us in an amazing Burning Bowl ceremony and invited us to set our intensions for the coming year and what we are ready to release, write them down and share. We then burned what we had written and released it to the Universe. It was amazing to hear people share their fears and hopes and then see the look on their faces as what they had written burned to ashes and light. Kathy will be continuing her ritual work with Great conjunction in 2019.
Sara Sachs shared messages and gallery readings in a Flower Séance in the Red Room. Sara is always fantastic and she did not disappoint! Laugher and tears filled the room as people received flowers and messages from loved ones who have passed. Anyone who did not receive a spirit message was given a short card reading at the end. Sara will be with us again next year!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson? Henry David Thoreau? Henry Stanley Haskins?
This quote has been attributed to many different people over the years and if you do a search for it, you will find conflict regarding the origins. I have a theory about this sort of situation, let me share this with you now. I believe in a collective consciousness.
I believe that ideas often come from a larger place outside of our minds, to which our spirit connects. Call this collective consciousness, a muse, angels, God, organized intelligence, call it anything you like. I would like to insinuate that there exists a larger energetic thought form than our individual brains. I would like to further hypothesize that somewhere out “there” are also particles and ideas that are simply genius, floating around, waiting to be tapped into. That being said, we can often tap into these genius thoughts by allowing them to touch us randomly, or by creating a serene platform inside that may allow them to be cast upon us in some heavenly inspired moment.
Perhaps like a broadcast from some genius radio station somewhere out “there”. My hypothesis is that perhaps if we go within, we can create a space for the magical to alight within us.
Now, on to the quote. Ask yourself what worrying yourself about the past or the future can bring you in this moment? I would say; the inability to focus on the gift that this “present” moment has to offer. Did you ever ask yourself why we call this moment the “present”? I read somewhere it is called the present because it is A present. A gift that will never come again. If in every moment lies the great potential of a gift, are you open to receive it?? If the universe has a gift for you this moment, and you are so busy worrying about tomorrow, that you cannot receive the genius that may be buried within the “present”?
I implore you, dear reader to cultivate an inner experience of serenity such that the mystical can alight within YOU. Meditation, even in minor increments would go so far to help you achieve that inner sense of serenity. If you need help, look for a meditation class, or join a meet-up group or use YouTube.
In Love and Light,
Rev. Marjorie Rivera Kain