Leaves painted in the hues of Autumn complete their wild, windy dance, rain weeps at their passing, but the ground softens to catch them as they fall, making use of their nutrients to feed the Crows, crawlers and seeds. The cycle continues without harm or hindrance, and we Humans begin the Celtic year anew.
Happily I've been accepted into a fine circle of spirit, and Druidry is strongly on my mind. As the seasons change so do we. That journey of life is the very simple, but meaningful subject of reflection today. Many people, at all times of the year will face their anxieties overcome them, or deal with them and thus redefine the point of reverence, wisdom and relevance they've come to in their life. The darker half of the year seems uniquely magical in helping this process. It's no coincidence that All Hallows Eve sounds so much like The Hallowing. The Hallowing of course, is that unique and inner journey that brings us face to face with our shadowselves, our anxieties and fears, and these allies bring us wisdom that can be transformative in understanding ourselves and the challenges we need to overcome in order to live our lives to the fullest. These experiences are often described through the metaphor of finding the treasures of the underworld and bringing them back to the middle world we live on. May this reflective time of the year be beneficial to you as you learn and grow. (which can happen at any age we are living through, even after our pedigrees are processed and our biological growth completed.)
The beautiful picture above the Triskelion is artist unknown to me. If you know, please send a link.