Dancing Around The Wheel – Samhain 2020

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Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

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Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
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calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver

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It is that time once again. Not only will Reformation Day be celebrated next Saturday, 31 October, in German Lutheran areas like here in Hamburg, but also some of us will be celebrating the Samhain festival.

Now the time of transition is over and we are facing the dark season. According to the Celtic calendar, Winter begins on the following Sunday, November 1st.

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October rain, and this is true, promised a blessed year to you.

Weather-lore

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Outside it now becomes noticeably cooler and the leaves on the trees are changing colour. This year it is particularly beautiful. Soon they will fall from the trees and reveal their beautiful, gnarled silhouettes.

As the autumn mists rise, the world around us becomes quieter and darker.

Nature turns inwards and goes to rest, to blossom again in the coming spring.

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Come in November thunder and lightning, the following year has blessings to bring.

Weather-lore

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For us, too, it is now time to come to rest and to take a look inside.

Samhain is the last of three harvest festivals in the Celtic calendar. Now it is time for an inventory. Do I have everything I need? What has this year’s harvest bestowed on me? What do I want to take with me into the coming year and what do I want to change? What can I let go of now?

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November Night

Listen…
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.

Adelaide Crapsey

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By the way: on this year’s Samhain Night we also have a full moon – and not just any full moon but a blue moon. So, it is a very special night.

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This year I didn’t get much to take walks. It is a peculiar year. Nevertheless, it has a lot to offer that is well worth seeing. For example, from the balcony I was able to watch the trees gradually change into their autumn colours, to listen to the birds singing their autumn songs, to meet my insect and snail friends once more, and I even had a visit from a spider friend who has grown quite a lot over the year, even though she is still relatively small. – Yes, I still have slight arachnophobia. However, I actually like spiders. Besides, now, at Samhain is the perfect time to face ones fears.

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With this in mind:

A Happy Samhain!

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How do you make yourself comfortable during the dark season? What are you grateful for? What gifts have you been blessed with at this year’s harvest?

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

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Much Love,

Steffi

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