The Gaelic meaning of Samhain is “summer’s end”. The end of the natural circle of life and the beginning of a new year.
This festival always reminds me that it is time to STOP - and believe you me that doesn’t always come easy. It’s a lesson I am having to learn over and over again!!
And so this Samhain, a bit like making a New Year’s Resolution, I am really going to strive to release the need to DO over the winter months and, like those autumn leaves, let go and just BE.
As COVID rages all around me I will - by the looks of it - be forced more than ever to stop and spend more time indoors than I have for a long time.
It is my intention, during this dark phase, to truly take time to rest, renew and reflect upon the roads I have already travelled and look toward the roads that I can choose to travel when the light returns once more.
As I enter my hibernation cave you may not hear much from me over the Winter months. So, until we connect again, always remember there are many beautiful gifts waiting to be discovered if we are simply willing to stop and take a deep dive into the darkness.
On this ancient Celtic festival my friend - on the dawn of a New Year - I invite you to become courageously curious and embark upon a path to your own inner world by asking yourself the following questions:
- What in your life needs to be prioritized?
- What area of your life needs to see more of the light?
- What is worth STOPPING for?