Day is turning to night as we move into the dark side of the wheel of the year. It is time for us to turn our energies inward and let the outer impacts on our life die. It is important to honor death and its importance in the cycle of life and spiritual journeys. Samhain is a time of letting go, and renewal. It is the time for giving up negative energy and to reshape the space for new energy to come into your life. If you are unsure where to start, we have a to do list for you.
Appreciate the Darkness
“Without darkness there can be no light.” This dark side of the wheel of the year reminds you not to fear the darkness. There’s a lot of beauty to be found in these dark days. And as you turn inward, don’t be afraid to look at your dark parts–be an observer. What are you hiding in those darkened corners? It’s time to clear them out, love yourself as a whole and let those dark parts of you die, or else prepare to bring them into the light.
This is the time of year to get comfortable with your inner life. This is where the work is for the next few months. Make peace with yourself right now. Don’t judge anything that comes up for you. Just feel whatever you need to feel, and practice being an observer. Observe your inner life without judgement.
Just as the world around you is dying to make way for new life in the spring, you to must let parts of yourself die off to make room for growth. Leave behind the things that you’ve outgrown. Honor their absence by making new dreams and goals now that you have space for them.
Rest and Recover
This has been a long year already, and as we prepare for the winter months the days are short & the nights are long. The world around you is encouraging you to take care of yourself right now. Sleep as much as you can, don’t push yourself. Whatever self-care looks like for you, indulge in it. Do not be afraid to let yourself rest, you need to be rested in order to move forward in your journey.