Samhain – Dancing The Wheel With Integrity Into The Darkest Season Of The Year
On 31 October is Reformation Day. The following first two days of November are All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The latter is also celebrated in some places as the Day of the Dead, Día De Los Muertos. The Celtic Wheel of the Year also deals with the dark and transient at this time. Thus, on the night of 31 October to 1 November, the Samhain festival, begins, heralding the Celtic Winter. Many people also know the first day of this festival as Halloween, on 31 October.
During the dark time of the year, we become aware of the transient. The darkness takes away our vision of what is outside. Structures seem to dissolve.
In such times, it helps me to turn my view inwards. I have written this many times, but never really elaborated on it. Within myself I find my own structure, that which holds me together and connects me to the Greater Whole. If I allow myself to be guided by this, I experience inner guidance – or higher guidance, divine guidance. This requires trust – trust in God, if you like – or faith.
If I allow myself to be guided by the divine and follow my faith, then I will find my way even in the dark. I have experienced this in a figurative sense as well as in an actual sense.
If I consistently trust this inner compass, I live my integrity. I integrate the divine, the higher wisdom, the Big Picture into my personal life and experience.
This in turn strengthens my connection, which in turn strengthens my integrity.
This is how I find structure inside, even when it seems to be dissolving on the outside. That gives me ground under my feet where there seems to be no path.
In fact, it takes some practice and sometimes I manage to integrate better than at other times. Sometimes it just feels like I am not doing so well, but in reality it is just difficult times. I usually realise this in retrospect.
Sometimes, when life seems to be a struggle, we feel like we lose ground under our feet and then we flounder about and fling our arms in fear of falling. But what if we just do not realise that we are beginning to fly?
With this in mind:
A Happy Samhain!
In conclusion, some Slow-TV with impressions from September. But I think they fit the date well. ASMR possible:
What gives you orientation in the dark? Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today? Much Love, Steffi