Saturday, November 5, 2016

Seasons, Part 2

     In the Celtic calendar, the start of the new year is considered by some to be November 1st, Samhain.  The next festival after Samhain is Midwinter, celebrated on December 21. 

     This is the longest night of the year, in the areas to the far north experience almost complete darkness.  It can be depressing, and we can use the time to feel hopeless, or we can allow the coming days of light to open our hearts. 

     One idea is to sit before a fire or even a candle and envision the flames to burn away old habits or thought-patterns and allow new space to open up within.  In that space will be a seed that will grow and reach toward the coming light.  The calendar wheel keeps turning. 

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