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Mabon - Preparing for the Dark
Living with the Seasons (series)
There was a time when when we all lived in tune with the seasons. There was no beginning or end, just an ongoing cycle where one season blended into the next, each preparing us for the next stage.
Mabon (September 21) to Samhain (October 31) is a time to prepare for the darkness. We celebrate the equal night on this second harvest festival of Mabon, and the last of the harvest will be ready to be put up at Samhain. The fruits of this year's garden are being preserved for the dark winter nights. Each meal will be celebrated as we are thankful that we persevered all year.
How will you celebrate your other accomplishments of the year? As the cycle winds down, we can look back at the seasons and see what was grown.
You chose a goal. You fed and nurtured it. You kept going in the heat of summer when it seemed like progress had slowed and even when the daylight began to wane. When you didn’t see immediate results, you still had faith and kept moving forward.
Now we can decide how to use this bounty, this new skill. Where will the new job or relationship take you in the future? What are the next steps?
It’s time to be thankful for the opportunities we’ve received. It’s time to acknowledge the progress we’ve made toward our goal.
At Mabon we are also back to the time of equal light and darkness. Twice a year we see this balance.
As the holiday season approaches, we are often pushed out of synch. Too many sweets and rich foods. Too many parties. And often, too much time spent with people who disrupt our peace and balance. Practice keeping your equilibrium as we prepare for the coming festivities.
Use this time of the dimming light to enjoy a brief period of quiet as we go inside ourselves and prepare to hibernate, reflecting on all that has occurred this year so far.
Stay tuned for the next turn of the season at Samhain on October 31 to see how the cycle continues into The Dark Season.
Living with the seasons is living intuitively. It’s following the inner voices and the outer shifts, looking and listening for signs that point us in the right direction.
To learn more about how to embrace your intuition and live with the cycles of the seasons, schedule a complimentary call with me and let’s discover your unique intuitive gifts and how you can use them in your daily life.