Weaving World’s Story Circle –Samhain
Samhain (pronounced sow-en) is a Celtic earthen holy day of endings, beginnings, ancestors, liminality and death. It is a point in the wheel of the year marking the end of the harvest season, of working, doing, tooing and froing, and the beginning of winter, resting, and the dreaming, unbellied side of the year. It is said that Samhain marks the beginning of the year for the ancients that honored it. It is also a threshold time when the veil between the world of the living, the day to day as we know it and the world of our ancestors, the spirit realm, the unseen, is thinnest and therefore more accessible.
It is a stopping point.
A pause between the world of the seen and the unseen.
It is at this portal place we shall begin this composting season’s Weaving World Story Circle.
This Samhain I invite you to:
Treat the stories you are soon to meet as guests. Make space for this soon to be met guest in your life, your home, your heart. Clean your home, or a cupboard, bake a cake, brew a pot of tea, pour yourselves a nip, light a candle, sing a song, open the door, a window – don’t just think about it, actually physically do it…work with any of these suggestions and/or what feels right, and engaging for you.
You can start this 'welcoming' process days ahead, hours or moments before we meet to listen to the stories. What can you offer to invite the stories in to your life?
One of intentions/energies we’ll be working with for the time from Samhain to Winter Solstice is ancestors, those that stand a league deep behind us.
Listen in as the veil thins and our loved ones come tapping on our bones. Draw them in, feast them, create an ancestor altar, connect with them in a way that is meaningful to you. For me – I’ll be preparing foods I know my Grandma, Grandpa, my Dad, my dear friend Mike would have loved. A fresh loaf of Irish soda bread sits on my stove right now cooling.
The other intention/energies is around finding our way, your way in these Dark Hole Times - from the macro to the micro...
Myths and deep folklore can be allies in navigating both a dialog with our ancestors and times when thing fall apart - the composting times, the dark hole times.