The Turning of the WheelOn September 25, 2019 by mysticdd-admin
The seasons are changing, the weather in my part of the world begins to carry the hints of autumn. The wind speaks of crisp apples, leaves drifting down to be crunched underfoot as children play in the cooling breezes.
Many view this time of year as the closing of year, the final turn of the wheel, when the time of Mabon gently shifts into the darkening time and the celebration of Samhain. For those of us who don’t speak the ancient tongues, this the season of Hallowe’en.
Fall has always been my favourite time of year, long before I knew about the Witches’ Wheel or the Celtic celebrations associated with it. The Pagan holidays of old are still a big part of everyone’s lives. The amalgamation of rites and rituals into Christianity and other modern religions allows each of us a glimpse into the beliefs of our forefathers (and mothers). Accepting each other and our individual beliefs is an important part of any spiritual practice. Be kind. Remember that each of us thinks and accepts information in our own way.
As we enter a new year, kicked off with the ever popular begging for candy, let your inner child out to play for a while. Dress up with your kids, walk the streets of your neighbourhood, enjoy a brief moment of fun and create a lasting memory with your family. Personally, I start planning my Hallowe’en outfit weeks ahead and I schedule my errands for October 31st simply for the enjoyment of parading around in costume all day long.
In this hectic world where we run from place to place with no time for play, take the time, even just a hour, to pretend to be someone (or something) you might not otherwise be. Your inner child will thank you.