Hej, allihopa! Happy Samhain to you! - or Happy Halloween or Reformation Day, whatever you believe in, whatever you wanna celebrate! October comes to an end and so does the harvest season. It is time to prepare for the colder and darker days and to get ready for Winter. All the leaves have turned red and fell off and the trees and bushes are looking naked and sleepy by now. Nature lets go of what is left of Summer and gets ready for Winter. It is the wheel of life and the circle of seasons - letting go of the old so we can receive the new. The transition from Autumn to Winter is one of my favorite times. I love snowy Winters but I also enjoy the times of candles, foggy mornings and forests covered in all shades of orange and red. Autumn is a wonderful time to settle and find some inner peace again!
I am happy to let go of Summer and welcome the dark time of the year - I feel comfortable in the dark, I enjoy the nights with candles and the moon, and I find that the light in Autumn and Winter is so much more gentle. Even though I am not an official member of the Wicca culture or Pagans, I find truth in many of their beliefs and mindsets. This day is dedicated to the celebration of the death and the lives of those who have left us already - paying our respect to our ancestors and every beloved soul which has gone from this earth before us. I think it doesn't matter how we call it, but we should take a moment to become aware of our mortality which we sometimes forget in the rush of life. We should remember the ones we've lost and reminisce our memories together. We all are going to die someday, but wherever we will go afterwards, we will continue living in the hearts of those we touched. Also, I think there is nothing wrong with a little more magic in our lives, believing in witches, ghosts or fairies - one night of the year let's walk among the wandering spirits!
Let's get ready for the darker season and celebrate our loved ones - I wish you all a magical day! Take care of your soul and heart. Love, Michelle