Dancing Around The Wheel – Mabon 2020

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Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now
how comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of the air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees, especially those with
mossy hollows, are beginning to look for

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inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
stiffens and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its long blue shadows. The wind wags
its many tails. And in the evening
the piled firewood shifts a little,
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Mary Oliver

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The time of the Autumnal Equinox is here, again. The perfect balance of light and dark.

This year we surely have seen a lot of both. And remember, darkness is not generally something bad. Some seeds need to rest in the darkness of Mother Earth before they grow strong and bold, and on a hot Summer’s day under a scorching sun the shade can be a blessing.

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September weather warm and clear is followed by a pleasant year.”

Weather-lore

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Tomorrow will be the first day of the dark season, when the night is a little longer than the day. Whilst we still enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather, at least here in North-Germany, it is time to slowly move our gaze inward to practise some introspection.

What did this year bring to me, so far? What do I choose to make of it?

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(Lyrics in the video description on YouTube)

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Meanwhile the harvest of fruits, grains, vegetables and mushrooms is moving along. Those Mushrooms are meeting the last plums and grapes, the full abundance of apples and pears as well as the first fresh root vegetables and pumpkins.

Traditionally this is the second harvesting festival. This makes it a powerful time to say thank you for everything that crossed our way, so far – the things we perceived as good as well as the things we percieved as not so good as everything can become a valuable experience upon reflection and learning.

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Some Slow-Food-TV from our witchy kitchen for you. ASMR experience possible.

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Today we will enjoy the vegan Vildragout you see above made with mushrooms, beets, elder juice and a splash of homemade sea-buckthorn vinegar. I was inspired for this meal by this recipe:

(German language, not vegan)

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We will have our Vildragout with fried potatoes, mashed celery root and a homemade, lacto-fermented “lemonade” made from sea-buckthorn juice.  As a desert we will enjoy foraged apples in pancake batter and some organic wild coffee.

The white mashed celery root as well as orange sea-buckthorn juice are representing the light and the earthy ragout is representing the dark, just like the black coffe. A perfect balance.

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With This in Mind:

A Wonder-Full Autumnal Equinox!

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Are you celebrating the Autumnal Equinox? And if you do, how are you celebrating?

Or are you maybe celebrating the Spring Equinox in the Southern hemisphere?

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Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

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Much Love,
Steffi

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