Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Autumnal Equinox - Happy Mabon

I know, it was last Sunday, but...Happy Autumnal Equinox !

Though I missed it here on the blog, I didn't miss it at home. In fact, I did ALL KINDS of fun equinox activities!

Alright, I confess, I did schoolwork all day. This past Mabon, (Sunday), I cleared the altar, lit some incense and decorated it with a pile of oak leaves. Then dove into my books.

If you read my blog a year ago, you'd know that I'm not a big fan of the darker half of the year, but I've learned to wrap my mind around it. It's the second harvest, it's the end of Summer, it's the beginning of the longer dark. And for me that means reflection and soul searching.

I am a big fan of
being happy with what I've got
and where I've been.

If you know where you are, it can help you understand where you're going.
It would be fun to have a Mall Kiosk sort of thing that mapped out your experiences as if they were stores you've visited, and big arrow that floats over you all the time - YOU ARE HERE.

Here are some "stores" I've been to in the last year.

1-We started and finished the outhouse and made a girl cry. (But not in the bad way.)
2-I started college again and have not fallen behind.
3-My husband and I bought some trees and rocks in the form of acreage in W. Va.
4-I quit my job in D.C. leaving behind a certain vague unappreciated feeling and a not so healthy atmosphere.
5-I've been to a Straight Strip Club
6-We've paid off some bills and loans.

I think it's been a good year. And I think it will be a good Winter.

Okay, so for YOU out there....

Think about where you are and where you've been. (I know, I ask a lot of you.)

Then choose to be happy and move forward

because, YOU ARE HERE now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, how are things? This is my FIRST time so be gentle. It is not the same since you left and went to school. I thought I would see what you were UP to. Looks as things are busy but well. SJ...