It’s a tough time of year autumn in the northern hemisphere. We know it’s getting darker, and colder, the snow and the ice are coming. Halloween is traditionally celebrated and although it has roots in a time when we perhaps feel closer to our ancestors, which can be comforting if you embrace those things, it can be difficult for people too.
The traditional english pagan calendar celebrates Samhain now which honours this time as the Year’s End and New Beginnings.In Wirksworth where AIRR Clothing is based we are blessed with having locally Glennie Kindred who has shared her wisdom and learning about the wheel of the year in her books and calendars available here http://www.glenniekindred.co.uk/
“All of life is part of a cycle and here we acknowledge the new beginning in the midst of endings. There is a new power to life as we nurture new dreams and new seeds in the dark. By accepting this period of rest we find rejuvenation and renewal. This is not a time for action, but a time to drift, to dream, to vision and remember. It is a time for meditation and welcoming inner stillness, for long term plans and for nourishing our spirit. Here as the old year ends and the darkness of winter begins, we welcome the opportunity for a new start as we incubate and strengthen our hopes for the new year. Traditionally, it is an opportunity to honour our ancestors and embrace our roots.“
From “Earth Wisdom” by Glennie Kindred