Samhain - The Dark Season
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.
From Samhain (October 31) to Yule/Winter Solstice (December 21) I call the dark season. We have harvested all we could and are cozying down to wait for the light. This is a time to rest and enjoy the fruits of our labors all year. In the northern hemisphere the weather is cooling and its time for a nap. Time to dream about what's to come when the light returns.
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These 7-1/2 weeks I spend nurturing myself, napping more, taking baths, going for walks. My journal entries focus on my accomplishments of the past year and my dreams for the year to come. This is not the time of "doing" however. That time will come. While it is often a time of holiday parties and gatherings, I try to reserve as much time for myself as possible.
This is also a good time to look deep within ourselves and do shadow work, looking to our dark side, so to speak. Explore where we aren’t living to our full potential, embracing habits that may not be in our best interest. At this time you may begin to uncover what is holding you back, frustrating you, making you angry, or feeding disappointment.
The darkness does not have to be a time of evil or sadness or chaos or death. It’s simply a time of turning inward and waiting for the light to return. To experience light, we need to experience darkness. Both hold beauty and both bring hope.
This is an introspective time. A true time of rest and reflection. It’s a time of remembrance. A time to remember those who went before us and honor the gifts and memories they left for us.
We don’t do enough of that in our day to day lives, so at the very least, we need to take this season to do it.
In reality, we can look to the seasons of the year and apply them to the weeks in a month. Every month living through the cycles of planting, nurturing, harvesting, and resting, just as the moon waxes, wanes, and goes dark. Nature is a beautiful reminder of the power of cycles.
Living with the seasons is also 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.