October for me is such a magical time.
I look forward to this time of year so much, so much sensory magic.
The leaves, the baking, the crafts,the late sunrises and the early sunsets. There really is something extra special.
I am very cyclical, along with the seasons and as October rolled around, as if on cue, my desire to knit, make, craft and create returned. I wanted to make everything and I wanted to make it now! Haha!
I also felt my self pulling away from the world and wanting to retreat. All the ideas I had for my blog faded away and my interest in Instagram waned, so much so I felt like quitting it all.
I think I was craving for a simple slower existence and I don’t like the way that these things eat up our time…. obviously I didn’t, and I am glad.
I just need to use it more wisely. I was finding myself scrolling through my phone, in the time I would usually be doing yoga, I wasn’t reading as many books and I had less time to knit…. like everything it’s all about balance.
Social media is what connects me to you lovely people, and the place I draw most of my inspiration from for eco living, play ideas etc.
Also honestly I don’t know anyone in real life who understands and shares my love/interest of toys, play, home education, and general rainbow magic! So I need to keep these things for my mental health….haha!
Samhain/ Halloween is coming soon and this has always been my favourite time to declutter, set intentions etc.
I’ve certainly done some clearing this month. I’ve also booked myself on a retreat for January to begin the path to become a Shamanic Practitioner. It’s something I have wanted to do for years but just never made it a priority. I cannot wait……Also it’s a whole weekend alone! Alone! I don’t know what I’ll do, haha!
It isn’t called the Witches New Year for nothing…..Samhain marks the end of the cycle. The harvest is in. It is the end of the cycle of birth and growth. The seeds of the harvest have fallen, deep into the ground, unseen. It’s a time for reflection and setting new intentions.
The seed lies dormant waiting to grow and begin afresh.
I’m looking forward to the week ahead, the build up until Halloween. The energy in the air is magical and this is an amazing time to harness that energy for spells, meditation etc.
We are heading to Whitby for Goth weekend this Saturday, one of my favourite days of the year and marks the beginning of Halloween shenanigans….yippee!!
The days after that I will be preparing for Halloween with the kids. In my next blog post I will be sharing some simple things to do with the kids to harness and celebrate the magic of Samhain/Halloween together.
Thank you for reading ❤️