HONORING THE HOLY DAY OF HALLOWMAS (SAMHAIN)
Saturday, October 31
In the forest, Earth is changing. Waters are singing. Alder leaves drift in the wind and pattern the damp earth. Darkness and cold increase and the green force dies back as the strength of all that is returns to its inner source. We, too, return to our core, listening deeply.
“Hallows” means threshing floor, where the wheat was separated from the chaff, where we let go of what is no longer needed for our growth. Something dies. Something new begins. For the Celts, this Holy Day was the Shining Portal of Winter and marked the passage into the New Year.
REFLECTION FOR THIS HOLY DAY What are you shedding at this time? What no longer serves you in your growth? Using the elements of fire or water, name and release what it is you are letting go.
DWELL WITH THIS INTENTION:
Do not fear change. Change is the mystery at the ore of evolution. We consciously and willingly break open. We break open to love again and again. Moving through forms and layers and levels of loving break us open again and again even as we let go of love again and again. With each passing from of loving we learn to transcend smallness. We learn to cast off too small form of loving as we cast off old skins. All that is lost is a form grown too small.