The month of November is traditionally known as ‘Holy Month’. St Martin’s Feast occurs on 11th November and is a festival in honour of the Earth’s bountiful harvest and goose and wine are consumed as a thanksgiving. In many countries, it is a light ceremony with bonfires and the lighting of candles. The energy is similar to the hands of a clock which register a minute to twelve, the last moment in time.
Saint Martin was a soldier but was peaceful and kind and became a monk. He is famous for cutting his cloak in half to give some warmth to a beggar who was dying of the cold. The beggar was Jesus in disguise. The wisdom of Martin’s story is that when we give to someone, we never know who we are caring for, and how we could be rewarded by our generous actions.
In ancient times, it was said that the earth was formed in darkness before the light was bestowed; the year began in the depth of winter, and the day began the previous evening. Martinmas Eve begins at dusk on 10th November, and 2011 is a very special year because as darkness falls, a full moon lights the night sky (at 8.16pm). This is an auspicious sign of great protection.
Eleven is a master number, and tripled, on this day, it allows us a portal to channel the wisdom of universal and ascended masters for our own needs and the needs of our society and our world. Eleven (such as the eleventh house) is related to friendships and community, and we will use this energy to gather wisdom and kindness and support the energy offered by this day. If we use the energy of 11.11.2011, we arrive at the number 8, a number of eternal wisdom, the number also of Scorpio in whose sign the sun is rising at this time of great time.
Following tradition, after Martinmas, we have 40 days of Advent, a time of fasting in preparation for the feast which celebrates the birth of Jesus who taught us to love, heal and care for one another. We have a highly auspicious new moon on 24th December (at 6.16pm), a time to begin new projects that benefit the world.
Spirit of Isis Centre, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey hosted Wendy Stokes who facilitated a workshop to endorse the energy of 11.11.11. Those who attended contributed enormously towards the spiritual guidance that was received. Information from Spirit for 2012 related to the importance of remembering our ancestors. Their lives were often extremely difficult, yet they gave, sometimes at great sacrifice, in the hope that their children, and their children’s children, would have greater health, wealth and wellbeing.
We were guided in appreciation of our sensitivity towards Spirit, and acknowledgement of our freedoms of belief. This included our ability to develop and express our talents and, by working with Spirit, learn about ourselves and make valuable changes to our life. Lastly, yet perhaps the most important lesson from spirit guides was to bless each and every day of life. Few people know the meaning of life until it is over. Each day could be our last and we need to celebrate our blessings with gratitude for our health, friendships, our Western life in the UK which is so full of resources and talents, and to practice dedicated love towards all those who support us.
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