Sunday, October 30, 2011

Preparing for Samhain

It has been a year since my husband and I set out on a cross country journey without the confines of house, job, or plan. It was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream of ours and as we settle back into the daily routine of working, creating a new home, and finding joy and meaning in our current lifestyle, I prepare to celebrate my New Year... both to honor our ancestors and plan for the year ahead. Samhain (sow'en) is very important to me and requires some reflection and reevaluation of what it means to be a solitary witch.

It is the appreciation of the ALL that exist around us. The ability to see mountains in skies and embrace the idea that there is more than meets the eye than just our land of human being.

It is seeing the patterns in Nature and rejoicing in the grand design, knowing we are also co-creators in the web of life.

Being a witch enables me to feel the spirit of birds and gain insight from their birdness.

It allows me to love the insect and appreciate their greetings and visits.
I find spiritual inspiration and renewal at the Full Moon phase.

Rainbows and sundogs are frequent and natural occurrences as my head is usually in the clouds.

I can be moved to tears by the silhouette of a solitary plant against the sky... and I can't articulate why.

The dark mystery of a night sky inspires me to create my own brand of magick.
I feel for a man felled tree, but know the gentle compassion of the little blushing leaf who consoles it.

I watch as Nature bends in the winds and wishes a fond farewell to the passing season... and prepares for the next.

I see death as a beautiful part of life and a chance for renewal and reinvention.
I hear the whispers of trees, and their excitement of the blowing breezes.
And this year as Samhain approaches... I marvel at the mystery of snow on the pumpkin in lieu of the usual frost.

Brightest blessings as you prepare for Samhain!


  1. Bright blessings to you too Wendilea. It has been and is a pleasure for me to know you, read your words and share your thoughts.

    Star x

  2. Thank you Star! You are one of my favorites in the blogsphere! A blessed Samhain to you!