samhain

Samhain Sweeping: Cleaning up for the New Year

It starts with a feeling. A feeling that emerges around the autumnal equinox. I start to get itchy and overwhelmed with the things still sitting on my To Do list. (And on the floor of my office.) Things I need to plan. Things I did but need to file away. Things I want to do next. Things that are in a pile for the next class, ritual, etc. The end of the year is when I start to clean up, move out, and make room. Getting Rid of the Past I’ve always been the type of person to not hold […]

pomegranates and veils

the time for thinning veils and the closeness of those departed Samhain, I’ve been warned about you so tonight, i’ll sit with myself with a bowl of pomegranates and remember that there are some pips i decided to eat and some that i didn’t realize i’d swallowed because not every initiation is chosen and many steps just happen because you were already moving in that direction this year, i have lost (so many have) this year, i have grieved (so many have) and this is not the end   the Beloved Dead are not going away they only get closer […]