cycle, which takes us from utter exposure through to triumphant
victory through the year, is one which cycles around us at all times;
it reminds us that we are not rulers of our environment, but rather
servants to it. In some respects I feel sorry that we have lost
this annual battle and victory dance. Whilst in many respects not
relishing the loss of supermarkets (well, come on – I am human, which
means I make uneasy compromises as a regular thing) I do believe we
could all learn so much about our planet were we to be denied such
convenience for a year.
Now the second aspect of our ceremony is
about our personal time to contemplate and greet those who have gone on
ahead. It is an interesting and somewhat painful truism that the
list grows longer with each year we engage it. This year I must
add to my personal list my mentor, the man I believed (unrealistically)
to be immortal and indestructible. If I am sufficiently blessed,
then I will feel the remarkable power of his gentle energy again
for just a little while. And if I am thus blessed then everybody
else will just have to wait for me – I will be with that wise and
enfolding force just as long as I can.
I rarely emerge from
Samhain without tears on my cheeks. It would be handy if I
had a pocket in my robe for tissues….but when I made it I did not think
that far ahead ;-). So I will hide a box under the altar.
you want to observe the heart of Samhain, light a candle and spend some
time watching its flame and thinking about those influential and dearly
loved souls who have gone on before. We run away all too often
from allowing our memories to rest gentle on our minds. There’s
nothing wrong with having loved and lost. In fact, do we not owe
our love the recognition of the grief it can sometimes bring
us? I think we do.
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