This weird holiday where we tell lies about the indigenous people of North America and the pilgrims. A day where we eat copious amounts of food in celebration and gather together with friends and family (often out of obligation instead of desire).
It’s a day for football and giant balloons paraded down the streets in New York.
Like I said, it's weird.
The thing is I love Thanksgiving.
I love how the day is quiet.
How things are closed.
I love the food I only eat once a year and the way this celebration is the doorway to what we call the holiday season.
But mostly I like the quiet.
You of course will be receiving this tomorrow. A note from my now past self.
A note from the last day of my 46th year.
As your eyes scan this email it is my birthday.
And I’m still me. But me in the new year of myself.
Another time to reflect (there are a lot of those aren’t there?)
Another moment where crossroads loom.
Who have I been?
Who am I becoming?
One thing is certain.
The landscape of my life is always shifting and changing.
My creations, my relationships, the ebb and flow of my work.
What’s true is the landscape of your life is too.
In the world of witchcraft, of living life in tune with the natural rhythms, there are always new beginnings. Always places we can start again.
New Moons, New Seasons, New Astrology.
The natural world is always inviting us to reflect, shed and renew.
As the seasons turn, the leaves fall and the darkness deepens, I invite you to the sacred space of circle.
Today registration opens for the Winter Circle.
This honoring of ourselves in the Winter, will begin at the Solstice with a Ritual to celebrate and mark the longest night, the start of the Winter and the return of the sun.
Then in the following weeks, we will meet via Zoom, 6 times (approx every other week), on Fridays at 4 pm PT for about an hour and a half.
We will work with the themes of not just Winter, but Deep Rest and Self Love.
Using the practices of expressive arts, embodiment, spell crafting and community we will nourish ourselves through the darkness.
We will end our time together with a ritual for the Spring Equinox, welcoming the renewal and quickening of the turning wheel.
There are a limited number of spots open in the Winter Circle to facilitate trust and connection. ‘
Is one of them yours?
Learn more and register here
Emily Morrison MA, MFT