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 eighth month in the old calendar of Romulus c. … 750 BC. 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.
A short prayer for October ~ by Rev Dr Dawnecia Palmer
To God, Lord and Life of all our days and nights, months and years. Great gratitude and thanksgiving bring. Hear this our humble prayer, and grant that we may be ever in the awareness of the magnificent vastness of your love, and live in peace, each day throughout this month of October. Amen, Ameen, Ashay! and so it is!!
Please find below a short listing of some of the Awareness Days and Events taking place over the course of October, 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