Halloween (Samhain) Blessings and Honouring our Ancestors
Halloween has become ghoulish in the Western world, but traditionally, is an important festival in the Celtic year.
We are half -way now between the Autumn equinox and the Winter solstice and the final harvest has been completed. Samhain celebrates the harvest, and is also the point of the year where the veil between worlds in the thinnest. Traditionally, this is the festival where we honour our ancestors. Lighting candles and saying a prayer for them is a simple way for us to connect with them and honour them.
Loving the colours of Halloween, and had to create a doorstep altar of course! The Autumn colours are really starting to emerge now and it’s joyful to be in the country lanes, especially when the sun is out, and see the myriad of colours on display – nature at her best for me!
Many workshops coming up and I hope you will join me. I am covering menstrual health, menopause and a lovely December two hour class on Yoga Nidra and Meditation to bring some calmness into the crazy Christmas period.
New Year and New Beginnings workshops too. These are a lovely mix of yoga, dance, ritual and a gathering of like-minded women who want to honour the year gone past and the year to come. Last year was full and we had a gorgeous ritual to finish. This year fire is our ritual and we’ll burn away the old to make way for the new to come in.
All workshop info here https://michellenalinideane.com/classes-retreats-workshops-herbs-yoga/
Have a blessed Halloween and lead up to the shortest day at Winter Solstice – the day after we are into the light half of the year already!
Sat 9th Nov – Women’s Wellness (Yoga and Menopause)
Sun 24th Nov – Loving Your Menstrual Cycle
Saturday 14th Dec – Meditation and Yoga Nidra 2 hour class
Sunday 22nd Dec – Christmas Meditation and Satsang
Sunday 5th Jan – New Year New Beginnings Women’s Workshop
Sunday 19th Jan – Dance of Awareness New Beginnings Workshop