Life Day 24240: Ommmm

November 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Saturday, November 23, 2013. Good morning my parapsychologist friends. The featured holiday today is:

International Aura Awareness Day:

Aura you aware that you have an aura? World English dictionary defines aura as an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of super normal sensibility. Your ‘aura’ is also sometimes called your inner light, energy body, or essence of life. International Aura Awareness Day begins with the premise that we all have an aura, and we can all see it, if we become enlightened. According to, the creators of this holiday, auras have been recognized for millenia to exist in all living things. Since dark or damaged auras are early warning indicators of every kind of physical, emotional, and psychological problem, it is clear that you can improve your health by taking one day each year to examine your aura. They created this holiday in 2002, and today marks the twelfth annual International Aura Awareness Day.

If you buy into this New Age claptrap, the aura is truly the essence of all living things. It is the spiritual blueprint of all life. It is the invisible system that shows up when and how you show up. Everything you think, do, say, feel, be like, live like; all of it- is held within your auric body. There are many systems of measuring and seeing the aura of the human body. The aura is so intricate that each cell, organ and gland has their own aura. Each thought, feeling, way of being has its own vibration, transmitting its own frequency and thus, altering the auric field around you. There by resonating with various frequencies and vibrations within your environment that support or hinder your existence.

Celebrate this holiday in whatever way you deem appropriate. As for me, I’ll believe that auras exist when I actually see one.

The rest of today’s holidays don’t get much better. They are listed below:

Fibonacci Day:

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Leonardo Fibonacci. In 1202, he wrote the book Liber Abaci, which introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics; although the sequence had been described earlier in Indian mathematics. The sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 …) is comprised of sequential numbers; the sum of the first two equaling the third.

If you’re still scratching your head, this website explains Fibonacci sequences much better than I. Today (11.23.13) is a “Fibonacci Day” because the date contains three of the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence consecutively; (in this case 1, 2 and 3; or 1+2=3). I’m pretty good at basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages, decimals, fractions, and simple algebraic equations). But, once you start combining numbers and “theory”, I’m as lost as the proverbial “babe in the woods”. According to the sequence in the previous paragraph, May 8th of this year (5.8.13)  was also a Fibonacci Day. How did I miss that?

National Adoption Day:

On National Adoption Day, a number of courts and communities in the United States come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care. More than 300 events are held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care. In total, more than 40,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day.

National Adoption Day was started in 2000 by a Coalition of national partners, which included The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Children’s Action Network, Freddie Mac Foundation and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In November 2000, National Adoption Day sponsors worked with law firms, state foster care agencies, child advocates, and courts to complete hundreds of foster care adoptions in nine jurisdictions nationwide. In November 2001, 17 jurisdictions participated in National Adoption Day. In 2002, Casey Family Services and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute jointed the National Adoption Day Coalition, helping 34 cities across the country finalize 1,350 adoptions and celebrate adoption. By 2003, courts and community organizations in more than 120 jurisdictions coast-to-coast finalized the adoptions of 3,100 children and celebrated adoption. In 2004, courts and community organizations finalized the adoptions of more than 3,400 children from foster care in 200 events in 37 states. And, by 2011, National Adoption Day was celebrated across the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as more than 300 events are held each throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt.

Family Volunteer Day:

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Families that volunteer together not only address community social problems, but also strengthen themselves. Volunteering together as a family provides quality time, strengthens family communication and provides opportunities for family members to be role models.

President George H. W. Bush’s “Points of Light” project created this holiday 22 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and provide opportunities for families to help communities create supportive environments for their children and each other. Family Volunteer Day is strategically held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to “kick-off” the holiday season with giving and service.

National Survivors of Suicide Day:

National Survivors of Suicide Day was designated by the United States Congress as a day when the friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. This day always falls on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving.
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of National Survivors of Suicide Day. Reid is a survivor of his father’s suicide.
Every year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors National Survivors of Suicide Day, a program that unites survivors of suicide loss across America. At events in hundreds of cities, survivors of suicide loss gather together to remember their loved ones and offer each other support. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention produces a program shown at these events that features personal stories and advice from other survivors and psychiatric professionals. These events help survivors cope with the tragedy of losing someone to suicide.

Eat a Cranberry Day:

The fruit of cranberries is a berry that is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially white, but turns a deep red when fully ripe. It is edible, with an acidic taste that can overwhelm its sweetness.

Cranberries are a major commercial crop in certain American states and Canadian provinces. Most cranberries are processed into products such as juice, sauce, jam, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. Cranberry sauce is regarded as an indispensable part of traditional American and Canadian Thanksgiving menus and some European winter festivals.

Since the early 21st century, raw cranberries have been marketed as a “super-fruit” due to their nutrient content and antioxidant qualities.

National Espresso Day:

Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso coffee machine in Italy in 1901. His objective was to decrease his employees’ coffee break time and increase their productivity! Bezzera’s machine used steam pressure to force hot water through the finely ground coffee. This allowed coffee to be prepared quickly, on demand, and by the cup. The resulting brew of coffee was also stronger in flavor and body. Bezzera’s patent was sold in 1903 to Desidero Pavilion who began commercially producing and distributing the espresso machine throughout Europe.

Today, espresso is a popular drink in cafés all around the world. Personally, I dislike coffee in any form. If you like coffee, have a cup of Espresso today, if you haven’t already.

On this date in:

1765 – Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.

1835 – Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine.

1889 – The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.

1936 – The first edition of “Life” was published.

1943 – During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

1945 – The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.

1948 – Dr. Frank G. Back patented the “Zoomar” lens.

1961 – The Dominican Republic changed the name of its capital from Ciudad Trujillo to Santo Domingo.

1971 – The People’s Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council.

1980 – In southern Italy, approximately 4,800 people were killed in a series of earthquakes.

1983 – The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces talks in Geneva.

1985 – Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, was arrested and accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his conviction.

1985 – Gunmen hijacked an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to Cairo. The plane was forced to land in Malta.

1991 – Yugoslavia’s rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.

1991 – The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA’s longest road losing streak at 43 games.

1994 – About 111 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a stampede after Indian police baton-charged tribal protesters in the western city of Nagpur.

1995 – Charles Rathbun, free-lance photographer, was booked in Hermosa Beach, CA, for investigation of murder in the disappearance of model Linda Sobek. He was later convicted.

1998 – Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra. The two had been married on November 14, 1998.

1998 – The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.

1998 – A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county’s effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.

2001 – A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.

2010 – North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island.

Noteworthy Birthdays:

Franklin Pierce 1804 – 14th POTUS.

William H. Bonney 1859 – Gunfighter. (Billy the Kid)

Boris Karloff 1887 – Actor.

Harpo Marx 1888 – Comedian.

Ellen Drew 1915 – Actress.

Betty Everett 1939 – Singer.

Susan Anspach 1945 – Actress.

Steve Landesberg 1945 – Actor, comedian.

David Rappaport 1951 – Actor.

Bruce Hornsby 1954 – Singer, keyboardist.

John Henton 1960 – Actor, comedian.

Maxwell Caulfield 1961 – Actor.

Destiny Hope Cyrus (Miley) 1992 – Singer, actress.


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