How is the season settling in your bones?
What did you learn under the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Saturday?
What stories are being woven through your life in this season of release and letting go?
At this time when the veils are thin, do you feel the whispers of those that have come before?
What connections are you making with other realms? In what ways are you honoring your beloved dead?
I hope you enjoyed the emails I sent last week with suggestions for connecting with your ancestors.
In this time of powerful portals and you may find yourself immersed in communications and rememberings.
Or you might not.
And if not, this does not make you any less of a Witch. It does not mean you are not magical.
It simply refl;ects where you are at in your own journey this year at this time.
You may be beginning to notice that some years feel differently than others. That sometimes Samhain brings potent messages from other realms, and sometimes you just eat halloween candy and zone out watching a spooky movie (or a totally non spooky movie).
Part of Witchcraft is working with the natural rhythms of the world around you, But an even bigger part is following the rhythms inside of you.
And what’s true, is that sometimes these don’t sync up with the natural world. (And that’s ok).
Be with you.
Whatever this looks and feels like,
And honor yourself exactly where you are at.
If you are feeling the pull for celebrating Samhain here are a few more ideas,
Share stories of remembrance
Do you have a loved one who has passed? Share your favorite story about them with a friend or family member.
Write a letter to a loved one on the other side, then bury or burn it to transport the message to them.
Ask a question and let this time of thin veils and communication offer you a response from the other side.
You can use cards, automatic writing, a pendulum…or any other divination tool you feel drawn to.
Want to journey to the Isle of Apples? Summerland. The place where souls reside between lives?
I hosted a Samhain ceremony yesterday and although it was for Diving Deeper Members and those that attended the Season of the Witch Conference, I feel called to share the replay with you all.
You can watch it here
As I mentioned before, I am putting together a Winter Magazine. This is a publication focused on the magic and witchery of the season and should be available in December.
I had put a call out for article, craft and recipe submissions due on November 8th.
This is an opportunity to share some of your wisdom, and a little note about who you are and what you do.
The 8th is coming up quick so if you wanted to get something in to be considered for this edition you can email it to me before then.
I’ve been feeling into the edges of what lights me up lately. And as you likely recall, I love bringing people together in circle and making space for folks to be witnessed in their experience.
The Priestess Path is one way I offer this and I bring elements of this into the rituals and classes I host for Diving Deeper.
A new experience presented itself to me recently and I am bringing it to life through the Winter Season.
This circle will gather between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, beginning and ending with community rituals for these seasonal markers.
In between we will meet for 6 sessions. The first three will focus on Deep Rest as our theme and the last three will focus on Self Love and Care.
We will use a combination of embodiment, creative arts, trance, spell work, divination and the connection of this group to work with the energy of the Winter and support and nourish ourselves through it,
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, reply to this email and I’ll add you to the waitlist.
Did you get your planner yet?
The 2024 Make Everyday More Magical Daily Planner is available here.
In addition to supporting your own craft, these make great gifts!
If you are local to Sonoma County and want to purchase one, I have a few copies I would be happy to deliver to you so you can skip the shipping fee.
(I also have copies of the Celebrate the Seasons Workbook and the Inner Alchemy Journal).
You can reply to this email to order directly from me (local peeps only).
Emily Morrison MA, MFT