Reflections on loss, decay and dying
Journaling prompts, falling leaves and holy days of remembrance
Hello Beloveds, welcome to the end of October.
This is a liminal and potent time of year. They say the veil is thin. In between Hallowe’en, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, it’s as though much of the world is pausing to remember those who came before us. Welcoming their wisdom. Lighting candles. Saying their names.
We are who we are because they were who they were. We are connected.
To pause and remember is a sacred practice.
While I’ve never been big on Hallowe’en, this time of year certainly evokes feelings of change, loss, decay and dying. As I stood outside early this morning and felt the dark coolness on my skin, I was reminded of the coming darkness of winter. I was reminded of how important this moment of shedding is both for the trees surrounding me and for my soul.
I wonder if it’s the same for you. Have you noticed? In what ways has this shift in seasons been working itself out on you and within you?
Today I’m holding more questions than answers. More curiosities than guiding lights. So I thought I would share my questions with you. Grab a pen and paper. Set a timer for 10-15 minutes, or more if you have it. And make room to reflect on this moment in the wheel of the year.
Reflection Questions & Journaling Prompts
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