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.