Today & tomorrow is Samhain, which is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. This transition celebrates the beginning of spiritual new year for Pagans and is a time to honour our ancestors. A time to reflect on the past year, and prepare for what’s coming.
I got up early to see the gorgeous full moon, still high in the dusky sky. Then I walked to the park and spent some time in nature as the sun became full and the city woke up. Today will be a day of reflection, relaxation, and divination.
Part of my reflection will be determining how I want to incorporate, or even IF I want to incorporate, alcohol back in to my life. I’m not sure I do…I quite like how I feel without it. At the same time, I would love to enjoy a glass of red wine at dinner from time to time. After almost three months now of no alcohol, it’s no longer a ‘thing’ and I can happily be around people who are drinking without feeling like I’m missing out. These past months have been so eye opening for me and I feel like I have a much better understanding of my father, which I wish I’d had while he was alive. But he is still here and I feel his presence with me.
Have a happy Halloween, and a wonderful Samhain or Beltaine (depending where in the world you are) and enjoy this fantastic weekend!