Falling Back to Reach Forward
Daylight savings time ended this morning! And, as reminder in resetting the clocks-“Fall Back (Spring Forward)”. I chose to write this as a bonus post because this Samhain-tide season takes its comfort in the darkness, and the end of daylight savings time, means the return to a blanket of early evening sunset and settling into a nightscape that can be as illuminated as candle or lamp provide.
So, I’m using the Fall Back catchphrase to stimulate the focus back into seeking our ancestor connection to provide the perspectives that carry us forward into what lay ahead. This time change that aligns us with the natural circadian cycle that we use as biological linear time pulls us back into the flow of seeking the light(s) within (indoors) as the cooler weather and early darkness provide the space for reflection and introspection. We naturally, begin to wind down from the light of the day’s activities and demands and prepare for rest, relaxation and the coziness afforded our home.
During the veils of Samhain, this also provides the perfect setting for our settling into the desire to commune with those beloveds that have past beyond corporeal form and awaits us in the stillness of a light that emanates from the mysteries of the unknown. Falling back into the night lifts your vision up towards the light that flows from Sun-day’s glow. What lay behind us in the shadows of our present existence carries us forward into the brightness of what lay head in our future. This is the consummate wisdom of our Ancestors and what they desire for us.
Perhaps, for today as we have turned our clocks back and what feels like the gaining of an additional hour, consider using some of that time as the sun sets and the night crowds in to sit quietly in a candle-lit space and reach out towards your beloveds, seeking their wisdom and grace to guide you through the increasing waning of the sun.
We are nearing the end of our 30-Days and astrological SAMHAIN is in 3 Days!
November 7 @ 6:18am (EST)
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Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.
Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.
Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition.
As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.
Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.
Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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