Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.
Dorothy Morrison, Everyday Magic
I’m more of a “celebrate the harvest” person than I am a Halloween person, though I love this day and the fact that it usually rains.
To me it is less about ghosts and goblins and more about remembrance of those close to us who have moved on (in spirit or not). It can be just as important to remember and reflect on a living person as it is one who is no longer on the planet. So, if you are feeling haunted by ghosts of relationships past perhaps they need a little tending by way of thought, writing or prayer.
I love fall celebrations and the best part of today is that we are all that much closer to Thanksgiving.
This afternoon I will take all of our bedding to the laundromat for a thorough washing in hot water, soap and herbs. It seems like a nice way to honor the mysterious of a day like today. I like knowing the accumulated energetic wisps of sleep and dreams clinging to our blankets will be rinsed away with clove scented water. I bought cloves and cinnamon sticks for this purpose and made a strong infusion last night. The infusion will go into a laundry ball with clove and anise essential oils.
I’ll also light a few candles and play some good music. I have a concrete garden witch on my stove and she’s begging me to make some soup. . .we shall see.
I want to close with this quote about self-empowerment. Let’s save it in our minds so the next time we have the occasion to respectfully disagree with someone by speaking our truth we don’t hold back.
“But most important of all, she explained that it was all right to say ‘No, I disagree.’ that was a gift. I understood it was power. The power to think my own thoughts. The power to to believe in myself.” Alice Hoffman, Incantation