Monthly Message - AUGUST
(Usually updated by mid-month)

Note regarding Eclipses

Although some believe that we will experience a penumbral lunar eclipse on August 18, 2016, I did not list it
as such.  This is because there are different ways to calculate eclipses and since viewers on Earth will not be
able to see the Earth's shadow, I believe, as do others, that this is not truly an eclipse - although the sun, earth,
and moon will, indeed, be very closely aligned.  I hope this clarifies any questions you may have, per below.  Thank you
and enjoy.

    August 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse calculations show that the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day,
but there will be no lunar eclipse. There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources
are listing this event as a penumbral lunar eclipse. In any case, viewers on Earth will not be able to see
the Earth's shadow on the Moon.

Earth's Shadow Just Missed the Moon           


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In the midst of all the craziness going on in the world, I wanted to share this brief reminder that when things
appear almost hopeless, miracles are, indeed, still possible.  In fact, they can occur any time, any place, basically
anywhere. Sometimes when we're looking for them, they may elude us; but then when we least expect one, perhaps
even in the midst of what seems to be the least likely time or place, one appears.  I had such an experience recently. 

As I'm sure many of you can relate to, I had been going through a period where everything seemed challenging,
the kind where it seems your faith is being tested to the max.  And just when I felt like I was at the end of my rope,
I 'let go' and asked to be shown the way.  And then out of nowhere, I received a miracle. It was such a huge blessing
that I remained grateful for several days and weeks afterwards.  And then as I continued expressing my gratitude,
appreciation, and wonder for this gift from the heavens and benevolent universe, out of the blue, I received yet

Also during this time, I had a big project that I didn't know how I was ever going to accomplish.  However, the
more I just 'let go' and trusted, the more things seemed to fall into place.  And yet again, help seemed to arrive
out of nowhere.  When I did try and set milestones, if what I had planned didn't seem to be working, the more
I released my need for control and 'allowed' for changes, the easier things became. I even realized more often
than not, that the 'changes' or 'necessary adjustments' I had to make, turned out better than what I originally
had planned.

I was, therefore, not only reminded, but cosmically shown in a big way, the truth of the old saying that 'What you
resists, persists’.  So in other words, for heaven's sake, 'let go' and 'trust'!  The Universe is always on our side, even
when the illusions get in our way and we forget this.  Remember to be in a continuous state of 'receptivity' for all
that the Universe has to offer - a truly amazing, boundless energy available to us all.  'Letting Go' and ‘Trusting’,
along with 'Gratitude' and 'Appreciation', are immeasurable and never-ending gifts we give ourselves.  May
miracles appear for each and every one of you.  Blessings.


As always,
May your heart expand to recognize and appreciate all the wonderful people,
other Souls, and incredible blessings you have in your life and whenever
possible, may you share with others . . . 

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Reiki World Peace Card Meditations

Being a Reiki Master/Teacher, I feel very strongly about the effects of this beautiful and powerful modality, and know
that the energies can transform our world, one person at a time.  Many people were initially triggered by Reiki energy
when they received attunements and went on to open up to many additional healing and spiritual gifts. 

While some believe other modalities have more power, I believe they're all just individual frequencies of energies,
each having its own unique vibration, and different correspondence to each person.
The International Center for Reiki Training in Michigan offers wonderful, global world peace meditations each month
and welcome all who are heart-centered and in integrity, to join in. 

World Peace Card Meditations

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Please see previous monthly messages for additional information.


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 August Celebrations

U.S. Coast Guard Day, 08-04-16

Friendship Day, 08-07-16 (1st Sunday)

 International Forgiveness Day, 08-07-16 (1st Sunday)

National Lighthouse Day, 08-07-16

Sisters Day, 08-07-16 (1st Sunday)

Book Lover's Day, 08-09-16

V-J Day, 08-14/15

Aviation Day, 08-19-16

 National Radio Day, 08-20-16

Senior Citizen's Day, 08-21-16

National Dog Day, 08-26-16

Women's Equality Day, 08-26-16

 Global Forgiveness Day, 08-27-16

National Simplify Your Life Week, Week 1

National Smile Week, Week 2

Friendship Week, Week 3

Be Kind to Humankind Week, Week 4

National Eye Exam Month

Romance Awareness Month

Water Quality Month

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 " No matter how hard the past,  
You can always begin again."


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Bumper sticker: "One Planet, One Love, One Heart, One People, One Destiny, One Peace" 

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Lunar News 
New Moon:  August 02 (Leo)

Full Moon:  August 18 (Aquarius)

"Full Sturgeon Moon, Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon"

(Dates are for US and may vary by a day elsewhere.)
FYI:  Mercury goes retrograde August 30, 2016

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Skywatch Lovers

Look for the Perseid meteor showers to peak August 09-13, 2016.

Discover the cosmos!       

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured,
along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.


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