14-Days of Samhain: Day Four

Anchoring in the Spirit of Our Choosing

Today is the fourth day of our countdown. The number “4” represents “Foundations”; and these foundational efforts are what are needed most now. This becomes the space of anchor for us as we navigate our life’s experiences.

I invite you to give consideration to those people and experiences that enrich and support you. Those energies that come rushing in and invigorate and uplift you, and those spaces within yourself where you feel most connected to everything. These are your anchors of foundation.

Let’s begin this exploration offering gratitude to those innate qualities that hold the potential for becoming our anchors of Spirit:

My spirit flows in the power of my manifest form

My spirit moves with a Will that has been forged in the fires of my highest creation

My spirit becomes the arising of the vastness and depth of my intuitive selves

My spirit creates the vision of wisdom that is the exhale of my divine breath

…. And ….

I remain anchored in a Spirit that is malleable and changeable in accord with the aspirations of my evolution back to SELF


The focus today is what we define as Spirit within our being. I love to use the dictionary for definitions of a word as they often will hold layer upon layer of meanings that aptly can be used in practical application. So…

Spirit by definition is …

1: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms;

2: a: supernatural being or essence:

    b: the immortal SOUL 

3: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person

4: the temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated

5: the activating or essential principle influencing a person

    b: an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind 

I realize that at this time of year, in particular during Samhain’s tides, the term “spirit” takes on a meaning that better aligns with the definitions 2:a & b that capture the essence and ephemera of the beloved ancestors who have shed their manifest forms and have passed beyond the veils.  But, for now, I would invite you to turn your focus to the nature of Spirit that is the all-inclusive part of your being that coalesces mind-body-will and heart.

The Spirit of Our Choosing

If we read through the definitions of spirit given above, we find that spirit encompasses many ways of expression. And, the out-picturing of what is essentially an ephemeral state of being is more about what we reveal of our self to the world and how we navigate as manifest beings. The ebb and flow of challenge and joy and our reactions or responses to the “what happens next” are directly related to what portion of our spiritual nature we anchor into.

Spirit as a composite of our Mind – Will – Heart, and Body offers to us the choice of which of these components we will choose as our foundational anchor. Will we choose to intellectualize and use our faculties of mind (and consciousness)?  Will we choose to assert our w/Will? Will we drop into the space of compassion and understanding? Or, will we amplify our physical presence?

In the Spirit of Samhain

When we acknowledge the dynamic change in the “air” that the opening of the veils brings. When we feel more alive because death surrounds us. When we instinctively allow our senses to become more receptive in response to the mysteries of life and death that are in abundance during Samhain, the opportunity to awaken to the resilient nature of our Spirit is there for the calling. And, in that calling the foundational nature of our Spirit; the aspect that is unchangeable and eternal becomes the anchor to hold us steady and strong in our journey to know “thyself”.

I invite you to explore these callings….

The Spirit of Mind creates the space of experience to become the inspiration

The Spirit of Will engages actively in reaching out to the wisdom of the ancestors and using that guidance to create an informed and inspired future

The Spirit of Heart opens to this final harvest of Samhain that becomes the composted wisdom that serves an inspired mind of creation

The Spirit of Body is the Temple that houses the mysteries that are the gnosis of Will divinely inspired and seeded with the bounty of a garden of the Soul.

The Spirit of ALL Bodies is the anchor from which I am transformed and find sacred communion with the Spirits of All worlds…

Tomorrow’s Post: Deep into the Bones

About themagickalpen

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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