Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wheel of Wonder September 28, 2014

Last week was the time of the Autumn Equinox. Lori covered the Wheel of Wonder radio show, while I accepted an invitation to a public ritual (or three) to recognize and celebrate the Autumn Equinox, often referred to as Mabon by Wiccans and Neo-Pagans and Alban Elfed by Druids.  Autumn equinox is a time of equal day and night, and thus a time to reflect on finding the balance in our lives, whether that be between work and family, spiritual and mundane, active time and leisure time, learning and applying knowledge, or even you light and dark sides, whatever that means to you.  To quote Reverend Judith Laxer of Gaia's Temple:  "Ah, balance.  That elusive state of being in which we experience as much rest as we do work, have as much pleasure as we do hardship, where we give as much credence to the dreamy intuitive as we do to the logical and linear."----Nature Worship is Good for the Soul, New Spirit Journal September 2014.
In one of these ritual gatherings I attended, we took time to look inward, in a meditative state to find balance and re-connect with spirit, a quiet but good way to think about the seeds we've sown, and are still sowing, and for those who follow such belief systems, a time to seek understanding of what one's spirit guides and guardians suggest is best for you.  What have you harvested this year?  What seeds have you sown in your life, your community, your relationships, how have you tended the garden of your spirit.  These are some of the things many recognize the Autumn Equinox as a time of reflection upon.
Also soon it will be the time of Samhain again, or the beginning of the Celtic New Year, so this week to celebrate knowledge and another nearly complete cycle through the Wheel of the Year, that is exactly what I'll be talking about on Wheel of Wonder.