As the bright flame of the Celtic year and all of its experiences begins to light the dimming year, more like coals than bonfires now, I begin to see the connection between the events of the beginning of the year and the experiences I'm having now. Cause and effect , interconnectedness, the tapestry of living, these things surround me as I look back on the passing year and look ahead on the year yet to come. Its in this spirit of connection that I find the awe and wonder of being one with all , yet singular unto myself as well. As I prepare for my Samhain ritual and experience, I see the cyclical nature of this dance around the sun we call a chronological year. I appreciated the sabbat of Samhain last year and the experiences it brought me, I will do the same this year, but this time I'll observe the Sabbat differently, with a different group of people, this is the harvest of my experiences , I've sown new seeds and now I'll reap the benefits of doing so.
The picture above is entitled Mabon and is by Jason Harrison, The one below is from the "Witches of the Craft" Website
12-3-19 North Star
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