Here we are, arriving at the 3rd month of the New Year 2023, and it seems but yesterday we were all celebrating the wonders of its beginning!
Now, as Spring approaches, there is an element of anticipation in the air, darker days becoming lighter, a sign, and promise of much warmer months ahead. Daffodils are already opening. Young buds and tender shoots are also starting to pop up everywhere.
These are exciting times with many exciting events and celebratory days taking place, locally, nationally, and Internationally. Below are a few reminder dates for you:
1 St David’s Day – Wales, UK/ Peanut Butter lovers Day – US
2 World Book Day, Old Stuff Day – UK / Employee Appreciation Day – US
3 World Day of Prayer
4 International HPV Awareness Day – human papillomavirus
6 Dentist’s Day -US/ Purim starts
7 National Cereal Day – US
8 International Women’s Day /National No Smoking Day – UK
9 World Kidney Day/International School Meals Day
12 Daylight saving – US
17 St Patrick’s Day/ World Sleep Day / Red Nose Day – UK
18 World Life Awareness Day/Global Recycling Day
19 Mother’s Day – UK
20 International Day of Happiness/National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day/ World Oral Health Day
21 World Poetry Day/ International Day of Forests /World Down Syndrome Day/Shove Tuesday or Pancake Day
22 World water Day /Ash Wednesday/ Ramadan starts
23 World Meteorological Day /National Day of Reflection – UK
24 World TB Day /National Skipping Day
25 Functional Neurological Disorders Awareness Day – UK
26 Purple Day – UK / British Summer times begins
27 World Theatre Day – UK
30 World Bipolar Day
31 Wear A Hat Day
A Prayer for March
~ by Lady Dawnecia Palmer
“Life as Light, in God, through goodness come to us, now. Lighting our days, and making clear the path for us to trod.
Moving from the dark of winter towards the brightness of Spring, warm our hearts, still our fears, and delivers us from worry, hatred, blame, deceit, and many threatening dangers; which, oftentimes blight our joy, hinder our peace, and disturb our rest.
As the new month of March begins, and planetary forces prepare to endorse environmental changes on our world;
Life as Light, ready us too, by stirring a deeper, keener awareness of what is possible, so that with open hearts and ready mind, allow your kindness, love, and light, to fill our days and nights.
Let your brightness guide and lead, to heights of joy, and, unending realms of peace, till souls truly satisfied, in stillness rests.
January 2023: A Thought for the year ahead
As we enter the New Year, fresh hopes, opportunities, possibilities lies ahead for each of us. It is how we approach each day that makes a year great, or I should say, makes a great year.
So, in the upcoming days, weeks and months, I am suggesting that you reflect this thought, perhaps jotting them down somewhere for easy access, and then reciting them out aloud each day. “I will approach all my days this year with hope and joy. I will try my best to see the good in everything and everyone. I am responsible for my own happiness, and I endeavour to do so. I choose gratitude over complaining, and peace over worry. “
Now, if you have just read the paragraph above, or better still, if you did as it suggested and owned the words as your own truth or wishes, then, I can assure you that you are already on route to a great year ahead!
I wish you Wellnessology, and success in all you do this year. May your days be ecstatic with hope. And each week filled to bursting with amazing testimonials, so that by the time the year comes to an end, you will be able to join me in the resounding joy-filled acclamation – “2023 has been a fabulous year for me!”
Reflections composed by Reverend Dr. Dawnecia Palmer, Spiritual leader, LU Life Church - an open global spiritual community portal
2022 DECEMBER CHEER!
Welcome to my blog page and to this glorious Month of December!
It is one of the colder wintery months, yet one in which hearts are warmed, indoors and outdoors spaces lit, vibrant colours red.. white .. green .. and tinsel, carol singing, gifts buying and exchanging, scrumptious Christmas day dinners, and a generous spirit of celebration and cheer is found everywhere!
December, bring for us the Christmas Story, a baby boy is born to the Virgin Mary in a stable in the little Town of Bethlehem. And though this is a story told for centuries over, yet each year, the meaning seems fresh with hope for people across the globe. For in the Christmas Story the baby Jesus represents God’s love gift to humanity. LIFE’s gift of forgiveness, the promise of a home above, and on earth the hope of peace, and goodwill to all.
Below are several Activities and Awareness Days taking place around the World.
1 World Aids Day
2 -8 UK National Grift Awareness Week
5 World Soil Day/International Volunteer Day UN
7 International Civil Aviation Day
8 Bodhi Day
9 International Anti-Corruption Day
10 International Human rights Day/International Animal Rights Day
12 International Day of Neutrality (abstention from war between)
13 Hot Chocolate Day (UK)
18 Arabic Language Day/International Migrants Day
20 International Human Solidarity Day
21 Yule-Winter Solstice
23 – 30 Hanukkah
24 Midnight Mass
25 Christmas Day
26-30 Kwanzaa / Boxing Day (UK)
31 New Years Eve
A Prayer for December God of all months, days, and times To Thee we ascribe thanks and praise for this and all our days past and to come. As we enjoy the festivities, gifts, and celebrations around this season of cheer, and whist we are very grateful, we are also mindful that there are those who are lonely, sad, broken, hungry, facing hardships and sufferings in various ways; for these we pay strength and hope, love, deliverance, provision, and peace. We give thanks that it is so, and so it is. Amen and amen. ~ Reverend Dr Dawnecia Palmer
Welcome November 2022!
November 11th Month on the Gregorian Calendar, is second to last month of the year. It is the last month of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, also the last of the four months with 30days. On the Romulus Calendar 750BC it was the ninth month, then named ‘novem’ which in Latin means nine. Topaz and Citrine are colours associated with this month.
Metaphysically November acts as season for us to re-evaluate and refocus, so that we might best realign ourselves. The number 11 represents intuition, and a higher level of consciousness as well and the end of a fall cycle, wherein, we can raise our inner vibrations, re-discover, and re-energize ourselves, to meet our best potentialities.
Here is a short list of November’s Special Days, National & International Awareness Days.
1 World Vegan Day 2022 UK/National Brush Day USA/All Saints Day
2 National Stress Awareness Day UK/All Souls Day UK
3 National Sandwich Day UK/National Men Make Dinner Day USA
4 Start of a five day National Spa Week
5 Guy Fawkes Night – Bonfire Night
6 National Nachos Day USA/Saxophone Day
7 Start of International Stress Awareness Week/ Children Book Week starts USA
8 International Day of Radiology/World Radiography Day
10 Remembrance Sunday UK
11 International Social Media Kindness Day/Armistice Day
11 Remembrance Day/Veterans’ Day
13 World KINDNESS DAY/start of American Education Week
14 World Diabetes Day/ Start a four day Anti-Bullying Week UK
14 World Nursery Rhyme Week/Road safety Week UK /Odd Socks Day
15 National Fast Food Day
16 World COPD Awareness Day/Book week Scotland/ Tolerance Day UK
17 World Peace day/World Prematurity Day
18 Children in Need Appeal UK/Apple Cider Day
19 International Men’s Day/World Toilet Day UK/National Adoption USA
20 Universal Children’s Day
21 World Television Day/World HELLO Day/FIFA World Cup 2022 starts
22 Ocean of Plastic Day (spotlight on plastic pollution)
23 National Adoption Day USA
24 Thanksgiving UAS/ Carers Rights Day UK
25 International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women
25 Black Friday/16 Days of action against Domestic Violence Int’l
27 National Tree Week begins UK
30 St. Andrews Day UK
OCTOBER: Special Days, Holidays, and International Awareness Days
October, wetter cooler days and nights, yet a time we get to once again behold the beautiful fall of multi-coloured autumn leaves on the ground.
October tenth month of the year, comes from an old Latin word Octo which literally translates eight, was the eight month in the old Calendar of Romulus c..750 B C. It was also called Winterfylleth by the Saxons, meaning fullness of winter, as it sets us up in preparation for the colder, darker months ahead.
Colours associated with October are opal and tourmaline.
Metaphysically October is a time for spirit soul body balance, to set a higher, more conscious intention, on how we wish to show up and express on the planet, and within the sphere of our day to day experiences.
Below is a short listing of a few Awareness Days and Events taking place over the course of the month, nationally and Globally.
1 Coffee Day
2 Grandparents Day UK
4 Yom Kippur + 1 day
5 World Smile Day/World Teachers Day
9 Sukkot + 7 days
10 World Mental Health Day/Columbus Day USA/Native American day
12 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
13 World Sight Day
15 World Singing Day & World Sweetest Day USA
16 World Food Day
17 World Child Poverty Day/International Eradication of Poverty Day
21 Trafalgar Day UK
24 United Nations day
25 Diwali/World Opera Day
30 British Summertime Ends
September 7th or 9th month? September has as its base Septem meaning seven in Latin. Seven representing heavenly and divine. Later it became the 9th month when two months were added to the then Calendar. Nine representing wisdom and a season of vast possibilities. Nine letters in its name!
September The deep blue tone of sapphire its colour!
September ending of the warm months and the beginning towards the much cooler. A change in seasons and therefore energies as well. O how we needs refresh ourselves, revitalizes our energies. As we allow what has served its time to fall, we give space to shed, reassess, and revitalise.
September 2022, what is certain is that you are alive and a part of it, and this make for a great celebration! Another thing that is certain, is that each day is absolutely unique; it has never been here before, and never shall be again! So live and enjoy each day with glee, and celebration, with gratitude of heart and thanksgiving etched in your soul. May it be for you a Happy, happy September each and everyday!!! written by ~ Lady Dawnecia Palmer
"Like the warmth of the August Sunshine Eve May the Light and Glow of lovely thoughts Linger and reside in hearts all day." ~ Lady Dawnecia Palmer
There is something about August that raises hope, and generates a sense of fun and celebration; perhaps it is because we are heading towards the last days of expected sunny days as the year rolls over to the darker cooler season.
August, illustrious, hallowed, distinguished eminent, respected, venerable are some descriptive meaning for the word august, also used as title for Roman Emperors.
August so named by the Emperor Augustus. He decide to name the month after himself.
JULY International Days
Superb! July a festive month, season of sun and fun, holidays and sand, barbecue picnics, and fireworks! The month was so was named in honour of Julius Caesar, it was his birth month, renamed July when he died. The lovely Larkspur & Water Lily are July's flowers, and Ruby red its colour. The Month of July usually associates the spirit of joy of spirit, meditation and reflection. ~ Lady DP,2022
Here is a line up of some dates for you..
1 International Reggae Day
2 World UFO day
4 Independence Day – America
7 World Chocolate Day
10 Eid -al- Ada
11 World Population Day
12 World Paper Bag Awareness Day
15 Would Youth Skills Day
17 World day for International Justice
18 Nelson Mandela International Day
20 World Chess Day
25 World Drowning Prevention Day
28 World nature Conservation day/WHO World Hepatitis Day
30 International day of Friendship
31 World Day Against Trafficking of persons
June is HERE!
As we welcome June with glee, the stalk realization that we are already at the half-way point in the year! How quickly time is passing us by, we hardly get through a single day list of chores, must do’s and should do’s before the other is upon us!
June, the beginning month to Summer 2022, I am totally excited, and looking forward to sun, and sea, swim and sand, and picnics in the park!
Here below are a few June events, National, and International Special Days
1 World Milk Day
3 World Bicycle Day
5 World Environment Day
7 World Caring Day
12 World Day Against Child labour
14 World Blood Donor Day
15 Magna Carta Day
18 International Picnic Day
19 /Father’s Day World Sickle Cell Day
20 World Refuge Day
21 International T-Shirt Day – First Day of Summer 2022/World Music Day, World Peace & Prayer Day
23 International Olympics Day
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Happy June! Stay Safe!!