14-Days of Samhain: Day Seven

Happy Halloween From ALL of Me!

October 31.20222

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
  • Water
  • 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

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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