Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

slightlv

(2,581 posts)
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 06:34 PM Oct 2023

Blessed Samhain to all who celebrate it.

May your days and nights spent in the shadow time be filled with understanding, acceptance, and growth. May they be filled with joy and new opportunities when, once again, the Wheel turns towards the light. A blessed new year to one and all... may your remembrance of those lost this past year, and to all our ancestors who have gone before us, bring you joy in between any tears. A blessing and boon to all witches and pagans who celebrate... together or alone... this night.

With love to you all from an old Crone...

12 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Blessed Samhain to all who celebrate it. (Original Post) slightlv Oct 2023 OP
Lovely... cilla4progress Oct 2023 #1
Right back atchya! love_katz Oct 2023 #2
Beautiful! solara Oct 2023 #3
Back atchya, all year long Hekate Oct 2023 #4
Blessed Be! sagetea Oct 2023 #5
Just what I needed this night. Thank you. 58Sunliner Oct 2023 #6
My family lost the auld religion generations ago. TomSlick Oct 2023 #7
Mine the same... converted over the Christianity whole heartedly... slightlv Oct 2023 #10
Hugs back to you, slightlv! cilla4progress Nov 2023 #12
Thank you. rokar Oct 2023 #8
Lovely sentiments. Collimator Oct 2023 #9
Thank you, blessed Samhain to you! ❤️ littlemissmartypants Nov 2023 #11

love_katz

(2,536 posts)
2. Right back atchya!
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 06:56 PM
Oct 2023

From one crone to another, wishing you bright blessings, with a full rest and recharge during the time of renewal.

TomSlick

(10,951 posts)
7. My family lost the auld religion generations ago.
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 08:48 PM
Oct 2023

Still, I celebrate Samhain - no matter that it's called Halloween.

All the world is a thin place. It's a wonderous evening.

slightlv

(2,581 posts)
10. Mine the same... converted over the Christianity whole heartedly...
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 09:48 PM
Oct 2023

still, some aspects were kept from both sides, both Irish and American Indian. Samhain and Beltane... miraculously thin veils. Anyone doing any of the arts tonight? I'm going to get my Thoth deck out and hope it speaks to me, despite me using the Lemornath more lately.

Underneath the beauty of the night, I'm also tinged with sadness. Samhain was always a time of growing anticipation, making plans with the coven for the night, the games and feasting aspect, and the writing of ritual to be performed that evening. Now, as I've grown older and into cronehood, others in the group are in the "sandwich" part of life, taking care of kids and parents both. And so they have less time and energy to give in to those special nights. Plus, moving to a smaller city where travel to get anywhere is 10 minutes or less hampers as they all mostly still live in the "big city." It's a phase of this time of life I never thought about before. Anyone else out there experiencing something similar? If so, hugs of empathy...!

cilla4progress

(24,422 posts)
12. Hugs back to you, slightlv!
Wed Nov 1, 2023, 02:20 PM
Nov 2023

I do miss the pitter patter of my daughter's little feet. No grands yet (unless you count her dog. Which you really should. Count her dog, that is. ).

But my other sandwiched friends, as you call them, empty nesters or just plain singles, are around and fun to be with.

Blessings to you on this day after Samhain and every day!

Collimator

(1,638 posts)
9. Lovely sentiments.
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 09:44 PM
Oct 2023

Sincere, kindly and yes, high-minded. It's a reminder that "Pagan Virtues" are just as worthy as "Christian Virtues".

Latest Discussions»Alliance Forums»Ancient Wisdom and Pagan Spirituality»Blessed Samhain to all wh...