I haven’t been here much at all since Samhain prep time. A thousand pardons. Samhain is a busy time here in this lively WNC Pagan community–that keeps me on my toes. Then FaerieCon, then a couple of pieces for a local magazine, then ThanksGaia in Atlanta and now home. No traveling for a couple of months and a chance to dive deeply into the Darkening time.
Hence, resting. Planning a bit for next year and prepping for the Yuletide but mostly getting a good amount of sleep, exercise and nettle tea. Using the time that the agricultural gives us each year to renew ourselves–and thinking of my second Saturn return, which visits me next year.
My heart has been broken by deaths of some dear ones and the serious illnesses of a couple others. Mercy me, this Tower Time is taking no prisoners. Change is pummeling our sisters and brothers and our ownselves–teaching us the lessons of balancing on a wire high in the air while weeping.
I hope you are resting a bit, too, in spite of the call of the holiday season. This one is also the season of advocacy and action as we take to the streets and to social media. We are trying to be good allies to those most grievously affected. And even that has become hard, complicated, confusing.
So, I am resting. And thinking. And feeling deeply and releasing the grief and pain of it all.
I hope you are finding time for all that, too.