A Thought for Today

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Blessed be dear ones.

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A Thought for Today

Similarities of Beltane and Samhain

I believe that the veil between the spirit plane and our plane is thin not only on Samhain but on Beltane also. Why you may ask yourself? Well, let me explain my theory and then decide for yourself if you agree or not.

Both Sabbats are fire festivals. Beltane for fertility and to bless the fields and livestock to produce a bountiful harvest and Samhain for celebrating the end of that bountiful harvest for the year.

As one is occurring in one hemisphere be it northern or southern, while the other is happening in the other one. So I feel the veil does not just thin out for one half of the planet it would be thin everywhere.

While one is celebrating Mother Earth waking up the other celebrates her going to sleep to restore herself.I

So what do you Beltane and Samhain may be two sides to the same coin or not?

May what you sow on Beltane give you a final bountiful harvest on Samhain!

 

Let’s honor our ancestors.

The Festival of the Dead or Feast of Ancestors is held in many cultures around the world. For centuries people globally have been honoring their ancestors. The reverent devotion expressed by their deceased forbears through a culturally prescribed set of rules and observances.  From Japan, China, Korea to Nepal, Peru, Mexico, India, Scotland, Ireland and Cambodia are to name just a few.

The ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians, the Pacific and Tongan Islands, Africa and Native America till this day continue to recognize the honoring. These religious traditions have remained steadfast and are usually practiced among cultures who have strong ancestral reverence.

I take this time of the year to remember all the people in my life gone. I build a little remembrance alter, give them an offering, light a candle and allow myself to slip between the veil.

Happy all Hallows Eve.

A link with an insight on how people around the world celebrate their ancestors.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/festivals-dead-around-world-180953160/

Hypatia

Hypatia Of Alexandrea

A Thought for Today

For our brothers and sisters in the Southern Hemisphere. I am very sorry I posted a day late for your Imbolc celebrations.

 

May the wind be always at your back,

May Brigit always be listening and helping you

May what you sow this spring start coming to fruition on Lammas.

Many blessing to each of you dear ones.