Hello Wise Ones,
I am a witch throughout every season, yet somehow when autumn arrives I feel like I’ve come home both in my body and in my spiritual practice.
There is something about this invitation inward that Fall provides that creates a deepening of my own connection to Source.
I find myself feeling more reflective, listening and recording my dreams more regularly, pausing in the wild rhythm of my days to gaze out the window or step outside.
My dreams are in fact more vivid and my inner knowing seems to be reaching into the subterranean realms of consciousness with much more ease.
This is the time of year when the veils between the worlds are said to be thinning and spirits can pass into our world with more ease. So too can our minds and energies wander to the other realms.
Are you noticing more connection to these places in yourself?
Have you had visits or messages from those now gone?
Each year in October we spruce up our ancestor altar and make sure to add any beloved dead who might not yet be represented. We light candles and leave flowers and acorns out as offerings.
Do you have an ancestor altar?
This is a simple, yet powerful practice that not only honors those that have come before but also makes space to honor and remember those who are our chosen ancestors, the dear friends and cherished animal companions who have crossed over.
Crafting your altar is as easy as placing pictures or treasured mementos or even written memories of your beloved dead on an altar space.
What is remembered lives.
There has been a massive amount of loss in the last 2 and a half years. Creating an altar to honor your beloved dead and ancestors can also create a place to honor and tend to your sacred grief. It can give you a place where your feelings can flow.
I invite you to take this darkening time to not only reflect and connect with yourself and your own inner wisdom but also to honor and remember those who came before.
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Emily Morrison MA, MFT