Tomorrow is the fall equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere.
This is the Witch's Thanksgiving and is the second of three harvest festivals on the Wheel of the Year.
This is also the day that night and day share equal time and the demarcation of the darkness of night beginning it's rule of the land (until the Winter Solstice, when the light begins to return).
So Wise Ones, what are you thankful for? Let's bring some gratitude forward to celebrate this season.
You can practice gratitude in a myriad of ways,
One of my favorites is to reach out to the people in your life who you are thankful for and to let them know via phone or even by dropping a card in the post.
You can also make a gratitude list, say intentional prayers of gratitude, or even practice random acts of kindness to spark some gratitude in someone else and find the gratitude for the ability to offer these.
Gratitude changes our brain and our overall health.
"When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside." (https://positivepsychology.com/neuroscience-of-gratitude/)
So why not use this holiday to cultivate the energy of gratitude in your life?
Want a little more? If you haven't already be sure to get your free Autumn Equinox Celebration Guidesheets, for s few reflections on celebrating this seasonal shift.
If you missed the community ritual this last weekend but want to experience an Autumn Equinox ceremony, you can get the replay by purchasing the full 40+ page Autumn Equinox Celebration Guidebook, that includes divination, recipes, reflections, crafts and more!
Erin Lafaive of Full Circle Herbals and I lovingly crafted this for you to help you connect more deeply with the natural world and the way it lives in you!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT