• 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.

  • Summer Solstice

    A blessed Solstice to All!

    Solstice was a glorious day and night, and I don’t think we could’ve asked for a better example of what summer means here in Maine.

    The weather was warm and pleasant.  The skies were bright and blue.  The night was filled with starlight and the first sign of fireflies.  The season has been very pleasant with warm days and plenty of rain, resulting in vibrant colors from flowers and quickly-growing plants.  I’m amazed at the abundance in my garden and flower-beds…and we’ve barely begun the growing season!

    The summer has already been filled with a number of events and gatherings, with there always being a need for balance regarding down-time.  A lot of change is happening in the lives of friends – sold homes, preparations for new ones, new endeavors regarding roles, job-options, travel, and diverse transitions.

    Warm winds to all, with clarity, beauty, and healng energies sent your way.   May you each know connection, joy, abundance, and experience an uplifting of spirit.