• Hail to the winter Sun!

    A blessed Winter Solstice to All!

    During this time of cold and darkness, I would wish blessings upon everyone.  May you find warmth in the cold nights, light in the darkness, and a circle of connection with those who hold you safe and sacred.

    For those of you sharing in community – hold close the ones you love, tell them you love them, and celebrate creativity and joy with each other.

    For those of you celebrating alone – I do not know your name, and I may never have met you, but you are in my thoughts.  We share a connection through the earth itself, in the light of the sun, the moon, and stars.  May the warmth of your inner fires shine bright and true, and may your new year be one filled with all that you hope for.

     


  • Samhain

    Hail to Samhain!  A time for honoring Ancestors, bidding farewell to the old year, saying goodbye to those who have passed this year, and entering into the dark time of the season.

    Samhain has not gone according to plan:  Maine was hit by a huge storm and many of us are without power and repairing the damage caused by torrential rains and  powerful winds.  This has disrupted daily lives, routines, and definitely Samhain/Halloween plans.  I’m grumpy, don’t want to associate with anyone, and it’s been hard to concentrate on parenting and client needs.

    I feel like I’m in a time-bubble and haven’t quite caught up with everyone else.  This has impacted motivation, creativity, and connection, and I’m doing my best to focus on affirmations, feeding my soul whatever good stuff I can find, and trying to not let the overwhelming isolation drag me under.

    I bid farewell to the old, offer my tears, my songs, and prayers to those that have passed.  I know that this is a time of delving inward, of seeking inner guidance and strength, and that the darkness is a friend, not enemy.

     

     


  • Welcome to the Fires of Autumn

    Harvest Home, the Autumn Equinox, and Second Harvest.  All are names celebrating this time of the year.  A time of transformation, of harvesting all that the summer has brought to us, and enjoying the changing foliage and temperatures.  Though we still have occasional days of heat, the nights have cooled and the day-time temperatures are quite enjoyable.

    I love this time of the year!  The fiery colors, clear air, and cool nights all lead to a desire to be outdoors, outdoors, have bonfires, and enjoy whatt he autumn brings to us.

    The majority of the harvest is in, with the cold-room and freezer packed with a variety of delicious foods.  No drought this year, so there was an abundance of fruits and vegetables, with some of them still being gathered.

    The summer has brought a few changes including greater financial comfort and home-improvements.  It has also brought challenges associated with a child entering the “tween” years and the impact that has on a single parent.   The lesson of Balance, of ebb and flow, and letting the fire of transformation worth through and For me has been prominent.

    Blessings of the Harvest upon everyone.  During this moment of equal dark and light may you find your own balance.  Enjoy the colors, the ripeness of the season, eat some apples, drink some cider, and dance around a bonfire or two.