HALLOWEEN, DAY OF THE DEAD, SAMHAIN: Dark Chasing the Light
--Welcome to our Winter selves and to the gestating Season of the Soul. We may review and release the old, the past, the wild Green innocence of Summer. We are moving together toward the Winter of our Deepest Content--literally. The content of our lives is full. The Harvest of the passing year has been gathered. We pause in the Cycles of the Seasons to give thanks and pay tribute to Nature and all of those around us, our extended life family in every realm. The Green Man is mature and ruddy of face. Soon he will arise as the Father of Frost, Ice and Snow. As the Earth folds inward in meditation, we can also develop the art of contemplation, consideration and calm. There is no hurry. The fruits of our labors are ready to be shared throughout the winter. We re-member all of the Relatives--the 2-leggeds, 4-leggeds. All those who have passed on. We honor our Ancestors and feed the Holy in our lives.
Marcie Telander and Feline Familiar, Guinevere welcoming the turn from green and gold to snow.
Here is what is moving now as we savor the Sacred Autumn celebrations and our dedication to Generosity of Spirit and Communal Harvest Ceremony
As we welcome the dramatic awakening of the Lunar Eclipse on the Full "Blood" Moon of 10/17/16 we may embrace our own recognition of the ongoing personal eclipses of this unique transformational season. And, remember, these shifts in Lunar Awareness are very positive! They are the steps we need to take, in order to place our inner work directly into the outer, Solar World. We are opening ourselves to the Action combination of required risk-taking and careful planning for the Winter. These transforming solar transitions which are currently moving across the inner lunar landscape also beckon the best time for sacred Purpose-stretching and immediate Life-Stage change. If not You, Who? If not Now, When. If not Here, Where?
What is the next best step in your Sacred Life? Enter full Autumn and the harvest of past loss and current wisdom by committing more deeply and directly to your healing service to the Planet. Ground this intention with Action. This is the perfect season to root yourself in the Sacred Place where you wish to establish your authentic identity as an Integrative Medicine Practitioner of Shamanistic Healing Ways. FINDING HOME: Celebrating Sacred Space is what the 2016-17 Autumn-into-Winter dynamic is inviting you to do. If you are not where you wish to be---Now is the time to begin that move to your Healing Home. For this transformational transition time--- WHERE is even more important than WHO. Even if you simply move into another room in your apartment, share a studio with another healing practitioner, renovate a shed as healing space in the back yard, or make the move across country---Now is the time.
For encouragement and inspiration that will move you--you may wish to read my essay: FINDING HOME: Celebrating Sacred Space in the newly released collection RITUAL AND HEALING: STORIES OF ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY TRANSFORMATION (Motivational Press, 2014.) This richly personal and intimate collection, 8 years in the gathering by Don Eulert, PhD, includes the works of international visionaries and spiritual pilgrims such as Starhawk, Gary Snyder, Melidoma Some, Ralph Metzner and many more. You can read excerpts and/or order through http://www.ritualandhealing.com or order from your local independent bookseller. PLEASE SEE BELOW.
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