Sunday, October 26, 2014


Hi folks... I know, it's been a while.  I've have spent a good deal of time working on my website,  and it is taking a lot longer than I expected.  It is becoming more like a real web site every time I work on it, so it's worth it.  I just wish I had more of that elusive thing we call time.  I'm sure you do too, for that matter.
  Halloween approaches and I am getting excited as usual.  This is my most favorite holiday, because it honors our ancestors.  Where would we be without them?  Giving thanks to those who come before us is as important, perhaps more so, than a lot of the crazy things we do in this society.
  I do hope you will be celebrating in some way.  Why not set up a small altar with some photos of your relatives who have crossed over.  Add a candle and some nice quality incense.  Every time you pass by your altar offer a word of thanks or good conversation to the ones you love and respect. Bring up a fond memory is good to start a connection. They will hear you.  You may even feel a connection to them, because this is the time when the veil between the material and spirit realm is the thinnest.
  Halloween or Samhain, is so much fun just for the decorating aspect. For us here at our home, we decorate 'indoors' with purple, orange, blue led lights.  We love them so much, we never take them down. We celebrate the 'Tween' realm all the time.  Because of our decorations, I love our living room, it is a place of comfort and settling into a restful, relaxing space.  I think these tiny lights make that magick come alive.  On our table is decorative cast hydrostone skull on a pedestal.  His humble and other worldly presence helps to remind us of the season of the Dead, those who have gone before.

  I know that some folks have a hard time with skeletons and skulls and death related artifacts.  That's OK, but a little sad too, because they are missing out on so much tradition.  Our society has created those taboo's, and made celebrations of our dead difficult for some folks.
  We should never fear what is sure to come to our home.  Death knows not of time or any barriers.  We have no power over Death, so we might as well celebrate it.  In doing so, we ease the fear of the unknown of what's on the other side of the veil. 
  Everyone has some sort of fear related to Death.  Mine is being alone in this world, without my life partner to offer conversation, wisdom, guidance, and homestead duties. It truly is my worst nightmare of nightmares.  I am trying to overcome this fear as I age and get closer to my turn to make the journey.  I don't think we can ever be totally prepared, but some semblance of it would make things so much easier for my family, and myself.
  I am off now to organize another area in the studio. I have no plans of dieing and am filled with life energy and lots of ideas and plans.  But you never know what's down the road.  I am in the process of compiling related items that may offer knowledge, beauty, comfort to someone else. Things that I have used and appreciated and now that dust shades their worthiness. That is my clue those items have served their purpose for me, and it's time they went their way.  I am cleaning them up, and organizing them to pass on to another to appreciate and value for a while.  Too much stuff, it's time to share.  Blessed Be

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