Happy Halloween From ALL of Me!
The air is dense and thick As my ancestors crowd in. The veils have thinned and Samhain's gate lay open to Welcome those newly crossed on And those who wish to commune. All of my Being is alert and The bounty of gifts received From this final harvest are Rich and deep in potential. I move through this day that In many ways is just as another. I think I have felt these Energies surrounding me Often before. I feel myself reaching out Expanding and weaving a newly Crafted signature of light and dark. The air is dense and thick As my ancestors crowd in and On this day when the liminal And the finite embrace... I claim a mantle of integration And boldy declare... Happy Halloween From ALL of ME!
Today marks the more traditional date for celebration of Samhain, aka. Halloween. The ancestors walk beside us and the reminder is one of the inter-weavings of our manifest nature and that of our spiritual being. The posts I have written for this year speak to integration of all aspects of who you are and bring “all” of you into presence.
The Gift of the Body
0n this date when the Spirits more palpably walk among us, I will offer gratitude to the manifest form of my body that bridges the liminal space of form and formlessness.
Move and dance. Stir up the energy around you. Let your physical presence be known. Walk in a space of nature and acknowledge the spirit of place and the energy of life within Fall’s spectre of decay. Acknowledge the beating of a heart that has known love and sorrow and whose wisdom of lessons learned have shaped who you are as a manifest being.
The Inspired Mind
On this date of Samhain when inspiration is within the communion with my Ancestors, I will craft and create a new way of being that more fully serves who I am and who I wish to BE.
Today we become the inspiration that those of future generations will call to when we become the ancestors of wisdom. What do you envision for yourself that will serve the spiritual alignment you seek? How will you pay it forward with the many blessings of the ancestors that you have received? How will you honor the beloveds who are still with you in this plane of the living?
The Purpose-filled Will
On this date when Deity stands ready to receive the offering of my devotion, I will stand in the darkness and become the active force that moves towards the Lantern of wisdom.
Today we may lay claim to what we desire of our Highest nature and call to those Divine Beings who may aid and witness this transformation. Call out to those whom you call patron and ally. Call out to those who you have engaged in reciprocity of devotion and awakened awareness of who you truly are in all of your parts-manifest and divine. Find the comfort in the dark shadows of your nature as you call forth the light that seeks its mate.
The Intuitive Heart
On this day of Samhain’s gate of opening, I will seek and open to a more intuitive space of understanding and make use of the gifts of its offerings towards my Highest good with harm to none.
For many one of today’s activities will include some form of divination as means of connecting with the energy and potency of today. The Moon is in the visionary astrological sign of airy Aquarius and its ability to see far and access with clarity the desired course of action will support your efforts in this water scrying offering. The image of Aquarius is that of the water-bearer, urns tipped downward as the water drains, leaving the empty space of air for wisdom and creation to arise. These waters from the urns of vision become the waters of scrying and your mind becomes the empty space of receipt for creation to unfold. So, settle in and open this Samhain day to receiving answer to your query…
A Personal Ritual of Scrying appropriate to Samhain’s gifts…
Suggested Audio you may wish to use to accompany your scrying:
Weaving My Ancestor’s Voices by Sheila Chandra
Any quiet and contemplative music that soothes
You will need:
- Three candles- one for either side of the bowl
- A dark-bottomed bowl
- A journal and pen
- A space where you will not be disturbed for approx. 30 minutes
Place the bowl on a surface that is tall enough for you to peer down into it. If you are sitting, use a low table. You want to be able to look from above down into the water. Place two of the candles on either side of the bowl. Place the third candle directly behind the bowl. Pour enough water into the bowl to rise about 2/3rds of the way.
Dim the lights and reposition the candles if necessary so they are not directly reflected in the bow. They should provide back lighting, but not be a distraction. Take a few deep breaths, acknowledging your physical body in the space of your choosing and the surroundings. Take several more deep breaths, now envisioning that your space is filled with peaceful energy and that only that which is positive and for the highest good for all will be held within.
Take another deep breath- if you have chosen a piece of music to accompany this session begin it now- and quiet your mind and any distracting thoughts. Breathe deeply- and hold the intention of allowing your sight to be opened and whatever visions wish to present themselves to fill the energy of the water.
Adjust your gaze as you peer into the bowl. Soften the lids and allow the impressions to flow. Continue to breathe deeply and fully simply remaining open to the experience. Remain in this state of intention for as long as you wish, but no more than 30 minutes.
When you have engaged for some time, begin to restore your clarity of hard focus on the bowl and candles. Offer the space of gratitude to what you have experienced.
Tomorrow’s Post: The Eagle’s Light in A Visionary Moon