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October 2023 - This month, we embark on a journey to feel deeply rooted in the very essence of where we stand—We dive into a harmonious embrace of both the light and the dark.
As we gather around the crackling fire this month, there were so many thoughts I wanted to share, but none seemed to find their way to the page as I began to write. This month, I've spent three out of four weeks on a healing journey. Now, let me tell you, I despise feeling under the weather or out of sorts. However, this month I had no choice but to surrender to a cold I caught from the loveliest of love bugs. We shared an ice cream, and that cold was then followed by an unexpected bout of E. Coli after swimming in the ocean following heavy rainfall. (In my defense, there were no sewage warnings in sight). So, you could say I've experienced a complete reset from the inside out. As we swiftly approach Samhain, there couldn't have been a more fitting time for it.
While I was snugly wrapped in my blanket, listening to storm Agnes and her cleansing words, I have had ample time to ponder the path we're on and how passionately I want to rekindle the long-forgotten wild magic within us all. You'll notice that this month's email centers on the elements, continuing its mission to reconnect us with the land many of us call home, however they are shared with us through audio.
Starting next month, I'll be introducing a new segment to the newsletter—a 'Journey with the Land.' This will be a paid monthly section where together, we'll explore the hidden depths of ourselves and Gaia through guided meditation, chanting, and other healing practices. I've always believed in transparency, and I intend for that to continue. If you'd like to learn more about my plans, you can find them on my website.
"But let's save next month's journey for later. For now, let's dive into the balance between light and dark that the Autumn Equinox brings. We'll explore the duality within us all and how it mirrors not only in nature but also throughout our souls evolving and remembering. So, shall we embark on this exploration? Yes? Good. Let’s dive right in…
Welcome to the October letter from the land - Let’s explore some of the ways the elements are connecting with us this month with the intention of grounding us into the land we used to call Albion.
The Naming of October - (Because it feels good to say them out loud and hail the new month!)
Deireadh Fomhair (Irish Gaelic)
Damhair (Scots Gaelic)
October is often dubbed the season of the witch. It beckons the arrival of cozy blankets and a hearty supply of cocoa and chai. With Halloween and Samhain just around the corner, it's a moment of anticipation, wondering what lies on the cusp of this enchanting time. For many, this season marks the point when the veil between worlds begins to thin, and we lovingly celebrate our ancestors and cherished ones on the other side.
Together, let's venture into the depths of this magical month, as we embrace the mysteries and wisdom that the elements have graciously offered. This month’s sacred weaving is all wrapped up in a single audio. I hope you enjoy it. Maybe next month we will break it down into smaller clips, I can’t be sure. Until then we will follow the breadcrumbs.
Closing the circle…
This month’s Spotify mixtape is a true cauldron of eclectic genres, a harmonious blend resonating with the enchanting vibes of Autumn. As you light a candle and embrace the warmth of your loved ones, let the music wash over you. Feel free to skip any tunes that don't quite resonate; after all, these mixtapes are a labor of love, curated with care, and meant to be a delightful soundtrack for our journey through the energies of the month. Each track is a serendipitous discovery, handpicked in communion with the spirit of the season, and I listen to them right alongside all of you.
As we bid farewell to this month's circle, remember that the elements are always available to you. May oceans of love and inspiration guide your path until we meet again next month, dear friends.
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