Merry meet all,
‘Tis near Samhain. I can feel it in the air and I see it in the gray skies typical of October, that odd awe-inspiring magical month of mirth and mysticism. Well it is. October is truly its own. Fiery orange gold leaves stand out against the somber sky outside my window.
I wanted to host a seance here at my home. Naturally no one expressed any interest. I attend their events. Why won’t they come to mine? Yeah ok I hate people too. I do everything on my own. And most of the time, that is fine with me. Its more than fine. I like it that way. The more I see how people treat me, the more I want to be alone. I am not truly alone though: I have Spirit and my pets with me. That is a consolation. They are far better company than the other company I have to deal with on a day to day basis.
I have to wait 2 more days to have some cash to do the things I want to do. I needed to visit the emergency at the hospital to have a ring removed today. But not having any cash traps me, imprisons me. I hate the feeling. I feel powerless. To combat this, I like to have hobbies such as doll-making, sewing, candle- making, working with herbs, reading or editing. This keeps a person sane. No matter what, if you are in a similar situation, have some hobbies. You would be surprised at how time flies. It may lead to a unique money-making opportunity for you!
I’ve noticed from where I ride the bus how people have decorated their lawns for Halloween. The decorations range from ghosts, witches, skeletons to phantoms waving their huge arms out to unwary passerby. Pumpkins grace almost every deck. The colorful autumn leaves enhance the ghoulish displays.
I’m attending the Samhain Rit on the Commons on Sunday night. I might see my first witchcraft mentor there so I am excited. I plan to do a dedication Rite for myself/ solitary Samhain Rit ( of course) that night too. I do a lot on my own but if I waited for someone to do things with, I doubt I would get anything done. I have always been doing things on my own so I am used to it. Spirit also is always with me. Our ancestors, especially now, are here to guide me and you too.
If you are a solitary like me, try these tips. If you can, visit a cemetery where someone you knew was buried. Collect graveyard dust (respectfully), and leave it on your altar to be empowered. Use the dirt to help you contact the spirit of your beloved deceased. Place a photo of them on your altar. Pray or meditate on them and see if they respond when you contact them.
Whether you practice alone or with a coven, I wish you all a merry Samhain Sabbat. Blessings