Here we are, three days from Samhain, and nature is bearing down on us in the form of a hurricane.
While the destructive force of this hurricane is not good news for people, for the Earth it is a necessary process. (I do hope that those people that will feel the worst of this storm come through on the other side of it with little injury, and damage to their homes is minimal.)
I was reminded yesterday that this, indeed, is the nature of this time of year. The hurricane as a destructive force is ultimately clearing the way for new growth.
My negativity of the past few weeks is the same. We are led into the darkness now, to reflect, to shed that which hinders us, so that we can move forward and better ourselves in the coming months.
I almost had to laugh when I thought about what my very good friend and priestess of the Craft would say to me should I ask her what to do with this depression I’ve been in. I can hear her saying, loud and clear; “You’re a witch. Do something about it.” It is advice that she has given me on multiple occasions, when I have forgotten that part of me and gotten lost in the turmoil of now.
Thanks, Kate. I needed that.
Every time I’ve written a post for this blog explaining one of the eight major holidays on the wheel of the year, I’ve promised myself I would begin to get serious in the coming year about dedicating myself to my spiritual side.
When life takes over, as you know it does, the spiritual is often the first to get the boot. I’ve been very guilty of forgoing all that is spiritual in me for much of my life as a wife and mother. I have been bogged down by life this way, forgetting to bring myself back to this place that gives me so much peace.
My magickal self is yearning for release, and release her I must, because my sanity depends on it.
Over the next year I hope to keep a magickal journal of sorts here, along with our every day life. I will try to do my magick at least once a week, particularly when the moon is full or new, or there is a sabbat to be observed. I may not write for every ritual I do, but I will try to write fairly often about those experiences, to let you in on what life as a witch truly looks like.
Today, I started by casting a spell to banish that negativity and stress from my life which has been plaguing me. It was a short and simple spell, and I’m afraid my words in casting weren’t exactly the most eloquent. The ritual space was truly makeshift. However, I’m quite certain that Spirit did not mind.
As we move forward this week, I will cast again for Samhain, honoring those that have gone before, and welcoming change into our home. In this time of year, it is indeed that – change – that we are a part of. Transformation happens in the darkness.
We will see what metamorphosis has occurred come spring, but for now, we must focus on the change itself.