Being Pagan, Learning, Life, Nature

Blessed Samhain!

Today is one of the most sacred days on the Pagan calendar.  Today is the day when we can talk with those who have left us in life.  It is when “the veil is thinnest.”  It is much life going to a sacred spot where you can feel the life energies flow and being able to communicate with your higher power (be that Goddess, God, Yahweh or whatever your belief) like they are sitting next to you.

Many people think that any celebrations we do on this day (we being Pagans) involves communicating with the devil (something that is not even in our belief system).  It does not.  We talk to loved ones that have passed celebrate the turning of the seasons.  From here on out Mother Nature is taking a rest to recoup the energies she has spent bringing forth all the plants and then keeping them going through their life cycles. Everything around us is going dormant until Spring.

This has always been one of my favorite holy days.  Not just because of the candy and unlimited access to horror movies but because of the strength and the solitude of the season. I am a solitary Pagan (I don’t celebrate or have rituals with other Pagans) and I feel that this day for me is the strongest connection to the Goddess and God as well as my ancestors. I guess the easiest way to explain it is to compare it to cell phone reception. If you are in a good spot you can almost hear a pin drop on the other side. If the connection is a bit off words may fade in and out or the call might get dropped. A simplistic analogy to be sure but you get the idea.

I don’t know if this has helped anyone get a better understanding of things. I hope so. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

We woke up to snow this morning. No one was too happy about it. I did take some pictures. Thank you for reading! Have a great day!

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