Here is this week's schedule, advising members who will be serving on the platform. Also included is a list of upcoming events. Hope that this is helpful to you, and that you are having a great week!
Sunday Sept. 27 Service: 10:00 AM
Summerland welcomes Rev, Joseph Shiel
from Lily Dale for the first time!
Presider: Valerie Miller
Meditation: Frank Kotowski, Jr.
Spiritual Address: Rev. Joseph Shiel
Spirit Messages: Rev. Joseph Shiel
Sunday Sept. 27 Workshop 1--4 PM
Spirit Art: An Introduction to the Art
of Real Evidence with Joe Shiel
We are privileged to have Joe Shiel lead a workshop on art and mediumship! Joe will provide the art materials.
Come on, time for your inner artist to shine! ☀️
10:51 PM EST
This month’s Aries Full Moon is very powerful, so don’t be surprised by the surprises that come your way. It’s the Harvest Moon, the Full Moon closest to the Autumn Equinox. It is the 4th consecutive Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in the last two years, a rare occurrence called a tetrad.
It is also the second and most powerful Super Moon this year, when the Moon comes the closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit. This means the Moon will look BIG! So this lunar eclipse will create extra strong tides and energy flows, disrupting sleep and energy levels. Added to this, when eclipses occur near the equinoxes, a time when the Earth’s magnetic field decreases, they aid us in making rapid changes, releasing old energy patterns so there’s energy available to create new forms. Needless to say, the energies will be intense. Give these energies a week or so to calm down before you try to integrate what you’ve learned.
With this last Aries Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, it’s time to integrate the endings, awakenings, transformations and death and rebirth experiences related to the balance of Self and Other, completing our initiation into a more balanced exchange between the masculine and feminine energies of life as well as between women and men.
All new things start with our choices. Our free will is our greatest gift, and yet many people don’t use theirs. That’s when we get stuck in life and can’t seem to find a way out.
Being a victim entails not seeing options in our lives. We shut down on life. Being an optimist means that we see different opportunities and choices we can make. There are possibilities in life.
Choices begin the process of change. Our brain chemistry changes when we make choices. Making a choice signals our brain that we’re ready to begin a journey. So the choice is the first step in changing our behavior.
from ~CATHY PAGANO
AND YES: We can see the eclipse if there are no clouds!
And yes, it’ll also change color. The Earth doesn’t totally shade the moon; some sunlight trickles around the edges of the planet and gets filtered through the atmosphere, which only lets through light with longer wavelengths. That’s red. This eclipse also happens to coincide with the harvest moon, the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox.
Taken together, all these astronomical events should make for a pretty special show—and a rare one. The last supermoon eclipse was in 1982, and it won’t happen again until 2033. Point is, you’re going to want to watch it. Here’s how:
Peak eclipse will be at 2:47 am UT on September 28th— so, 10:47 pm ET on Sunday, September 27th. If you’re in the eastern United States, that’s good news! You should be able to see the eclipse just fine. The moon will start darkening at 8:11 pm Eastern time, and it will start to pass through the Earth’s dark umbral shadow at 9:07 pm. It’ll be completely shaded for about an hour starting around 10 pm (the last total eclipse, on April 4, lasted for a mere five minutes).
We were witness to an amazing evening with
Simon James and Brian Robertson delivering insightful, super accurate, and heartwarming messages from the World of Spirit. We saw tears of joyous recognition and ear-to-ear grins. Words cannot express our gratitude to Simon and Brian. We hope they will include a visit to Summerland in next year's travels, if not before! Thanks are also due Janet Nohavec and Thomas Regenauer for helping to make this all possible.
As a small token of appreciation, Frank Kotowski presented "the New Jersey boys" with colorful, eye-catching socks, a tradition started with Summerland platform workers (Frank in particular!).
Many have been moved by the recent visit of Pope Francis to Washington,D.C. and Manhattan. He has spoken of climate change, service to the poor,
and equity among the classes, besides other things. The NY Times says that, at its core, the Pope's message was how to live a life and share a planet.
In honor of the Pope's visit, let's pray to live a better life and to share the planet.
He also asks that we pray for him.
Peace and harmony,