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Autumn is here!

Shrine entrance
Holy Hill Shrine entrance

I love the fall; anyone who knows me personally knows autumn is my favorite season of the year. This year is a colorful one for the leaves with nearby forests showing off their bright yellows, vibrant reds and cheery oranges. The weather has a nip in the air, but isn’t too cold yet and Halloween (my favorite holiday next to Christmas) is just around the corner.

Decorations are scattered about my home. Neighbors’ home are displayed with a yard full of tombstones and ghouls, along with the obligatory pumpkins!

Every year I travel north to see the changing leaves in the Kettle Moraine area; this year I visited Holy Hill, a sacred siteHoly Hill Church where a large Catholic church/monastery is known for its healing miracles, life sized stations of the cross statues and two towers, one of which you can climb the 178 steps to the top.  (I did not.) The large brick structure sits on the highest elevation in the southeast part of the Wisconsin state and offer panoramic views of the nearby landscape.

This place is very beautiful during fall and would be more peaceful, except it is a place for tourists to visit.  There were quite a few the day I visited.  Still the place held a type of tranquility and energy that lends itself to feeling the sacredness of the area.

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Panoramic View

I think this is another reason I like autumn – the peacefulness of the season.  Soon I will be dining with a friend or two and will enjoy hot cocoa – a treat at this time every year. This is the time to dine with friends and family, to scare and be scared (but in a playful way) and to begin the dance of hibernation, as the nights grow shorter and colder – at least here in the Midwest.
Each season brings us something new to look forward to. I look forward to the upcoming holidays, to being with old and new friends and even my family. And I even look forward to that day in late November when I turn another year older and so much wiser.

Enjoy this season – where ever you live. Play, dance, harvest and be thankful for all your blessings. That way more can come your way!

Happy Autumn!

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With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Writer/Teacher/Channel
The Angelic Path
www.TheAngelicPath.com
bcahoon@illuminatedengagements.com
(262)764-4141
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Autumn is Here!

Holy Hill Shrine entrance
Holy Hill Shrine Stations entrance

I love the fall; anyone who knows me personally knows autumn is my favorite season of the year. This year is a colorful one for the leaves with nearby forests showing off their bright yellows, vibrant reds and cheery oranges. The weather has a nip in the air, but isn’t too cold yet and Halloween (my favorite holiday next to Christmas) is just around the corner.

Decorations are scattered about my home. Neighbors’ home are displayed with a yard full of tombstones and ghouls, along with the obligatory pumpkins!

Every year I travel north to see the changing leaves in the Kettle Moraine area; this year I visited Holy Hill, a sacred siteHoly Hill Church where a large Catholic church/monastery is known for its healing miracles, life sized stations of the cross statues and two towers, one of which you can climb the 178 steps to the top.  (I did not.) The large brick structure sits on the highest elevation in the southeast part of the Wisconsin state and offer panoramic views of the nearby landscape.

This place is very beautiful during fall and would be more peaceful, except it is a place for tourists to visit.  There were quite a few the day I visited.  Still the place held a type of tranquility and energy that lends itself to feeling the sacredness of the area.

20151014_140348 (1)
Panoramic View

I think this is another reason I like autumn – the peacefulness of the season.  Soon I will be dining with a friend or two and will enjoy hot cocoa – a treat at this time every year. This is the time to dine with friends and family, to scare and be scared (but in a playful way) and to begin the dance of hibernation, as the nights grow shorter and colder – at least here in the Midwest.
Each season brings us something new to look forward to. I look forward to the upcoming holidays, to being with old and new friends and even my family. And I even look forward to that day in late November when I turn another year older and so much wiser.

Enjoy this season – where ever you live. Play, dance, harvest and be thankful for all your blessings. That way more can come your way!

Happy Autumn!

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With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Writer/Teacher/Channel
The Angelic Path
www.TheAngelicPath.com
bcahoon@illuminatedengagements.com
(262)764-4141
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Weekly Angel Messages – Sept 21 – 27, 2015 – Autumn is Here!

Autumn leavesWeekly Angel Messages – Sept 2015

Monthly Overview – from the Divine Guidance Team

The month of September is upon you and it is the beginning of the change of seasons.  Indeed, the fall equinox is here this month, as well as a variety of cosmic and lunar events, all of which have been foretold by many.  Many speculate that the upcoming cosmic wave of energy, called Wave X by numerous, will bring disaster to your planet.  If profound change is a disaster, in its many forms, then perhaps you too will call these changes disasters.  We call them opportunities to reach higher as humans to evolve your souls towards something greater and within a higher vibrational frequency.

Some of you will experience restlessness, headaches, sinus problems, sleeplessness or even profound physical energy loss.  Others may use this time to pull out old projects, dust them off and look at them anew.  Others will use this energy to change their world up: quit jobs that no longer serve them, adopt new attitudes and behaviors in ways that feel and are seen by others as abrupt.  Old relations may fall away or begin anew.  New relations may fall apart quicker than normal.  Some will feel movement in their body, vision may come and go and a generally feeling of euphoria may occur.

Now all these things are not new to you – many have felt changes in the lives for many years; now they just feel more abrupt or sped up, as if time is speeding up.  And of course, on a country wide or global scale, since these entities are run by people, behaviors may changes – either more peaceful or more tragic – depending on where the leaders stand in regard to their own personal self-growth and spiritual awakening level.

We ask all that propose fear – and know better – to stop spreading fear.  This event will affect many in many different ways.  Patience, love, compassion and understanding for others as well as the self are advised.  Use this time to strength your own spiritual journey, whether that is extra meditation time, gathering for support with other friends and loved ones or to simply blog or journal your experiences so that you have a record of this time where things felt they were changing more rapidly than normal.

Most of you will be strengthen by the opportunities that now present themselves.  Others will turn away and remain stuck.  This is normal and expected and is as it always has been. No matter what, staying in a place of peace and quiet reflection without panic and fear is the best solution no matter what time of year, decade or place that you happen to be in – physically or on your spiritual path.

Every month you will feel the effects of the moon; astrological changes occur daily, monthly and within the scope of years.  Cosmic waves come and go, like comets that streak across your nightly sky.  All of these space events affect each human in a variety of different ways and methods.  Some are more sensitive, others not so much.  Ultimately it is a choice of the individual how life will affect them, whatever the method and ways that Life shows up for them.  How you act and react to all is the key to your happiness, success and joy or lack thereof.  Remember to always ask for help – we are here to love and support you always, in all ways.

woman meditatingSeptember 21 – 27, 2015

This is an active week and may feel like the calm before the storm.  There is an intensity about your world and there is much global activity afoot.  We know that the Pope is due to speak to your US Congress this week.  His message will be of peace and love, compassion, understanding and kindness.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  You should, it was our message to you for the second week of September.  The same mantra applies to this week.  Practice, practice, practice.  And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Monday & Tuesday – Ah, fall or autumn!  For those in the northern hemisphere, the leaves are turning into bright shades of yellow, orange, red and brown, as your days grow shorter and your temperatures turn cooler to colder.  Depending on where you live you will experience a variety of changes that come with each passing season.  Your autumn equinox this year is on September 23, which is also Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur, a Day of Atonement, reflection and forgiveness.  Which of course are practices, one should practice all year long.  But it is good to have at least one day to remember this and honor it.

This is a season of harvest and of gathering that, which you planted in the spring, cared for in the summer and now are ready to harvest to feed you through the winter months.  As Monday and Tuesday take shape for this week, you will be reminded of all of these practices.  You might want to turn inwards more, meditate more and forgive others around you more.

Wednesday – Friday – Now it begins – the dance.  Movement plays out this week, as work may be more labor intensive and play more fun.  Practice a balance of both, if you possibly can.  And if you can’t, get some extra sleep.

Saturday & Sunday – Practice the art of forgiveness this weekend and clearer understanding.  Practice compassion.  Practice love – for yourself, your family, your co-workers, friends and even your government.  Hold Light this weekend and allow peace to reign across the land.


Thank you!   May your week be blessed and full of light!  Remember to ask your angels for help!

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Autumn is here!

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Some local fall colors!

Do you know what time it is?
Are the leaves changing colors where you are?
Do you feel the crispness in the air?

It’s now late October and autumn is in full swing.

As many of you who have been following this blog know, there were awesome colorful autumns when I was growing up in Rochester, NY.  The trees were huge and the colors were, to say the least, spectacular.  Hopefully you are experiencing a similar scenario this year!  I know I am!  Now that I’m in Wisconsin, the colors here are a great tapestry of yellow, reds, orange and browns.

Autumn leavesThe change of the seasons is often celebrated.  This is the time of the harvest—times to celebrate all you have accomplished during this last year.   We bet you’ve accomplished more than you think.  Lots of people’s lives have been hectic this year; remember now is the time for great changes in our  world, this is the time of the Great Shift and did we expect anything less than change in our lives?

This year the autumn colors have been great  We have a nearby park which this year didn’t disappoint. I was able to take a day trip up north with a friend and we marveled at all the wonderful fall colors.  I go looking a the leaves every years.  Just my way of celebrating my harvest—with a mini-vacation!  I’ll post pictures of what I found in on our Facebook page.   How will you celebrate your time of the harvest?

Enjoy this season! You can dress in that favorite wool sweater again now that the weather is getting cooler.   The smells of pumpkin or apple pies fill kitchens with yummy smells and burning leaves fill the outdoor air.  Halloween is now upon us too!

I once heard that you usually like the season that you were born in the best.  I don’t know about that—although I was born in the fall (November) and I always get excited about this time of year.  It’s probably the anticipation of the holiday season, which I do enjoy.  Light and love fill that season and who doesn’t want more of that? It’s a great season for light workers!  (And we’re not just talking about those folks who professional decorate for the holidays!)

May this season and month of October be one that lights the fire in your heart and soul.  To help keep you warm and cozy as the nights grow colder, and just because, I put a nice apple oatmeal cookie recipe below.  It’s from one of our local apple groves aptly named Apple Holler.  Check them out on the web! (www.AppleHoller.com)  It is a fun place to go to anytime of the year.  They have apples, pears and pumpkins to pick and buy, farm animals to pet, a corn maze and hay ride, and a great little country store and restaurant, full of great meals.  Oh, there’s more too; like I said.  Check them out if you’re in the area.  (And no, I’m not getting any kickbacks to promote them—I just like the place and think you might like it too.)

Have fun this fall and enjoy the season!

Love and Light,
Blake Cahoon, Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
(262)764-4141
Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Apple Oatmeal Cookies from Apple Holler

Ingredients:

3/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 large eggs
1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups quick oats (not instant or old fashioned)
1 cup peeled diced apples
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease cookie sheet.
  2. Combine shortening, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, soda and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  5. Stir in oats, apples, raisins and nuts.
  6. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2-inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 13 minutes or until just set.
  8. Cool for a minute or 2 on cookie sheets and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm.

 

Happy Autumn!

Autumn leavesI love the fall; anyone who knows me personally knows autumn is my favorite season of the year. This year was particularly colorful one for the leaves and nearby forests with bright yellows, vibrant reds and cheery oranges. The weather has a nip in the air, but isn’t too cold yet and Halloween (my favorite holiday next to Christmas) is just around the corner. Decorations line my desk at work and at home. Neighbors’ home are displayed with a yard full of tombstones and ghouls. Even at my work’s Starbucks there is a display of spider webs and gross green spiders – lit up of course! I love it!

Soon I will be dining with a friend or two and will enjoy hot cocoa – a treat at this time every year. This is the time to dine with friends and family, to scare and be scared (but in a playful way) and to begin the dance of hibernation, as the nights grow shorter and colder – at least here in the Midwest.

Each season brings us something new to look forward to. I look forward to the upcoming holidays, to being with old and new friends and even my family. And I even look forward to that day in late November when I turn another year older and so much wiser.

Enjoy this season – where ever you live. Play, dance, harvest and be thankful for all your blessings. That way more can come your way!

Happy Autumn!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
www.IlluminatedEngagements.com
bcahoon@illuminatedengagements.com
(847)246-3653
Author of “Connecting with Angels: Communicating with God’s Messengers,” available @ Amazon.com
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