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A New Year is Upon Us

The Angelic Path
The New Year is almost here!

2017 is upon us.  In just a few short days a new year will be here.  Numerological speaking it’s a “1” year for all – 2 +0+1+7=10; cross out the zero and you have “1”.  What does this mean?

“One” years are foundations for things to come over the next 10 years and new beginnings.  The old falls away and the new begins to take shape.

So what will the new year bring? In America, as well as many places around the world, new and different types of leaders are ushering in new and different types of leadership.  For those who can tolerate the changes, or even welcome those changes, this time can be very exciting.  For those who do not trust their leadership, this type can be upsetting, confusing, frustrating and a host of negatively charged vibrations and emotions.

How people react to the world around them will always set up their own emotional patterns and set the tone for any year.  For this upcoming year, the energies are added to by the new beginnings energies.  One should have this in their mind going forward. 

Change can be difficult for many and yet so many have asked for change.  New beginnings energies enhance 

The world is changing.

this change for new beginnings in and of itself are change.  So this upcoming year will be a year full of changes.

It will be doubly important for humans to take care of themselves physically, emotional and spiritual as a result of all of the new energies that swirl around.  It is best to separate yourselves from those that refuse to stop rocking the boat – not only globally but as local as your own personal life.

The more peace you allow into your life and purposeful intent, the better off you will be.

This means separating yourself from news stories that can and will upset you; remaining diligent in your own intentions, personal vows and aspirations and doubly down on being with people who uplift you  and situations that make your heart sing.

Reading biographies (or watching movies or inspirational TV or YouTube shows) on people who have come through adverse times and struggles may help you understand what change is all about.  Support groups may also help, as long as they are constructive and not destructive. Reading spiritual material and following spiritual people that resonate with you can also be helpful. 

It’s time to let go old energies including toxic people, jobs and other situations that do not lift your spirits, but degrade them.  Begin easing toxic and negative people out of your life by blessing them and sending them mentally on their way.  Ask Archangel Michael to cut their cords from you. 

The economy is now better for many; time to get additional training and/or schooling; re-edit your resume and start looking for new opportunities, if your job is toxic or not fulfilling.  Just switching jobs may help you in the long run, if your place is too toxic.  Remember in today’s current economy long-term jobs are a thing of the past.  Aim for short-term if you must or try your hand at entrepreneurship.  There are plenty of online and local community college courses business courses that you can take, that cost next to nothing.  Ask others how they got started for free advice.  People love to talk about themselves and what they do –take advantage of this pleasant fact. 

2017 is a year of new beginnings and new opportunities.  Avail yourself of the knowledge and opportunities out there.  Begin a new year journal and jot down daily your intentions, activities, reactions to previous day’s events and what you are looking forward to. 

You’ve heard every January that “This is Your Year”….but truly this is your year of “1” with new beginnings, new information and new activities.   Watch for your expectations to begin to manifest in your life in new, pleasantly unexpected ways – and as always, ask your angels for help, any time and in almost any way.  You simply have to ask and then look for the signs as newness appears before you.

Happy New Year!!!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Writer/Teacher/Channel
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Why Do We Celebrate the December Holidays?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!

The snow storms are frequent this year, adding to a festive nature of the season.  Folks have strung colored lights on their homes and Christmas trees.  There is change in the air as snowflakes fly.

On TV there are plenty of cheer with seasonal favorites and at least two cable channels with ongoing Christmas-themed movies (Lifetime, Hallmark Channel Freeform). These shows all help to put us in the mood for the holiday season.  This year, unlike some years recent past, celebration of the season is strong.  But how did we land here in December with so many celebrations?   We have Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa, Yuletide and several others.   Why is the season of light and love, of giving and receiving?

We have to look at the darkness of our nights that are falling earlier and earlier. Today, the winter solstice, the day when daylight is the shortest, is here beckoning the official start of the winter season and then the sunlight will start to shine forth again – our days will actually start getting longer again –although you won’t be able to tell until mid-January or even February.   Yuletide was the celebration of the season for the pre-Christians.  The honoring of the new light was the purpose of the ancient pagan festivities, and the start of this whole celebrating at this time year thing.

It is a symbolic time of year for many because of the diminishing sun, which is a natural phenomenon that has to do with astronomical occurrences. Three days after the winter solstice—the ancients noticed that the day wasn’t quite as dark and so they celebrated this phenomenon which eventually turned into a birthday for a pagan Sun god and which the early Christian Church took on as the day declared as the birth of Jesus the Christ, since they believed him to be the Son (Sun) of God (Light).

Today we celebrate this phenomenon with different holidays.  Yule is actually on the Winter Solstice; Hanukah celebrates when an oil lamp stayed lit for eight days– when there was only oil for one day.  As such it was considered a miracle.  Kwanzaa was adopted to honor the African-American home, family, honor, life, love and light.  All deal with light and love and good will and miracles.

Which is why for Christians, Christmas is so special – it is a reminder to us all that the Light is here for all of us to enjoy and take pleasure in. As light workers, we know the importance of Light, not only from our sun, but within our hearts. This is the Christ Light that we speak of – that Light of unconditional love and non-judgment for all –including ourselves. This is what Jesus of Nazareth was attempting to teach and that the resurrected Jesus the Christ attempts to emulate today. This is the season that we are reminded of the Spirit of Light and Love for all humankind, whoever we are and what ever our belief system is or isn’t.

This is why we celebrate with friends, family and food, laughter, gifts and song. It is more than just the birthday of a pagan sun god or the fictionalized birth of Jesus (biblical scholars agree he really wasn’t born at this day or even time of year). But it is a time to remember what Jesus, who I know as Master Yeshuah, was trying to teach us –to: do onto us as they would have done to you—be with peace and have goodwill towards all.

It’s time to remember –to awaken this holiday season and get into the mood that reminds to love one another and be kind to each other –at least for one holiday season of the year.

Merry Christmas!

With Light and Love Always,
Blake Cahoon & the Divine Guidance Team

Blake loves this time of year–it is magical and fun!

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas timeIt’s Christmas time — a holiday that I celebrate. Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

Happy Birthday Master Yeshua!  (This is His favorite season!)

May the season be bright and bring happiness to you

Know you are loved always!

Thank you for allowing us to serve you this year and in the years to come!

Blessings to all….

Love and Light Always,

Blake Cahoon and The Divine Guidance Team

Master Yeshua
Mother Mary
Mary Magdalene
Archangel Michael
Archangel Metatron
Lord Master Kuthumi
Orion Light Energies of Malachi, Bartholomew and Ellery
and the rest of the Divine Guidance Team

Holidays are Here

Christmas timeOver the next two weeks, you’ll find the Best of Blogs as our Christmas season has begun.  Christmas is a time of light and love, to remind us of all the good we are capable of if we choose to go down that path. It’s a time to reflect upon the year behind us and see how far we’ve progressed in our expansion process or how little we’ve come.  We’ve already told you that most of you had a very progressive year!  If something major didn’t impact your life this shifting year of 2013, I’d and the Team would be surprised.  But by now you should have come out on the other side of the high impact and settled down to whatever new routine life has presented you.

2014 should prove to be interesting too, but much less of a challenge.  What the Divine Guidance Team is telling me is that if the last few years haven’t been challenging for you, then you may be in for some bumps going forward.  But if you’ve already been there and done that—well, you’re in for some peace.

This doesn’t mean life won’t be interesting, it simply means it won’t be so difficult.  So that’s the good news.  Remember to keep the faith whatever you’re challenges have been or are.  Remember to ask your angels for help, that’s what they are there for. 

We at Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being have been putting together a variety of lectures, workshops and events for the local southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois area.  Be sure to check out our monthly newsletters and web site for more information.   We’re finding that some of you are reading our blogs only and aren’t getting our newsletter.  We’re looking for a way to make sure you get all the news too and may put out a monthly blog that duplicates our newsletter and vice versa. Of course you can sign up to receive both if so choose and then receive both.  I promise you that I rarely send out emails daily like some do.  So sign up for both!   

Thank you for a glorious year!  We want to wish all of you a very illuminated holiday season full of light and love, peace and joy for you and your family!  Without you we won’t be here—so thank you so much for reading our weekly blog and for being part of the Illuminated Engagements family.  We have lots of stuff planned for 2014 – so stay tuned!

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings!

From Illuminated Engagements, Blake Cahoon and the Divine Guidance Team

See you next year!

Peace and Blessings,

Blake Cahoon, Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158


Holiday Savings at Illuminated Engagements

Tis the Season
Tis the Season

So Gray Thursday and Black Friday remain successful, so expect more of the same next year.  The American retailer and consumer are alive and well!!! 

If you’ve been a follower of this blog, then you know what I feel about this time of the year—specifically Black Friday.  As a retailer myself, I wish I could feel different, but I don’t.  I can’t stand the consumerism that surrounds us.  To buy for the sake of buying…well, I did just that when I was in my twenties, had no money and didn’t know better. 

As a more mature adult, I have the money and now stay far, far away from the hype that is Christmas shopping.  I’d add another far…but I do buy presents for friends and family.  Friends understand that some years there’s just no money for gifts under the Christmas tree.  Family…well, not so much so.  I always buy for them.  Some years more, some years less.

This year I am visiting my sister who has moved to upstate New York, where we both grew up as children.  We left this area when I was 11 and she was 8 to the more sunny climes of Florida.  This year I’m flying to visit my sister, who for the last thirty years has lived in the Chicago area.  So it was easy to visit family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Now, not so much so.  It’s going to cost me even more.  This is probably another reason I’m not into holiday gift spending, this year.

However, I am looking forward to being with family this year in snowy upstate New York.  And I used Cyber Monday to shop for gifts – because I shop online now. 

Which leads me to the reason for this blog – I didn’t want to bombard you with more sales announcements on Cyber Monday.  But we are having a holiday sale – I’ve got 10% off all merchandise including services – now is the time to book those 30 minute and 60 minute readings!   Call to book your appointment today and receive the discounted price — $6 off ½ hour and $12 off an hour reading.  Hey, every bit helps right?  If you book now –even if it’s for the new year – you’ll get the discount.  We stop the promotion on December 21st.  

There’s also Free Shipping on all tangible products; we do not guarantee Christmas delivery after Dec. 18th.  We also have Gift Certificates this year! 

So, enjoy this shopping season and check us out if you’d so inclined.  Book those appointments and get the discounted price!  And as always, we hope you have a very happy holiday season!

Don’t forget to Follow the Light!

Love and Peace,

Blake Cahoon, Founder & Chief Bottle Washer
& the Divine Guidance Team
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

If you’re local to Chicago or Milwaukee area, we have lots of workshops, forums, classes and events going on this year!  We’re on under Communicating with Spiritual Masters.  Check us out and join the fun!