WILD WOMEN WELLBEING
EMBRACING THE WISDOM FROM NATURE AS OUR GUIDE TO LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST
Today is Samhain.
To celebrate Samhain I have shared how to create an alter to bring peace and intention to your days.
Samhain is the seventh Celtic festival of this year.
It marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. It is a time of endings and beginnings and considered to be the new year of the Celtic Wheel. It is about death of the old and the rebirth of the new.
We can see this reflected in nature as the leaves and plant life, decay and go back to the earth. With this, the seeds germinate and begin their winters growth period ready to grow next spring.
Within ourselves it is a time to turn inwards and listen to our intuition. We have de-cluttered what we need to in Autumn and now we have created space within ourselves and our home for dreamtime.
This sense of dreaming can be embraced as the veil between worlds is considered to be at its thinnest.
Enjoy the opportunity to imagine what you wish to manifest and make real in the new year. What do we wish for in the new year?
This month we shall celebrate the Celtic Wheel and the seasonal shift into dreamtime by exploring alter making.
Alters can be used to bring attention and intention to objects for healing and transformation. We may use it to celebrate and work with different deities or whatever totems in nature resonate with you and offer you comfort and a chance to raise your energy for the highest good of yourself and others.
It is a place to dream, contemplate and plant metaphorical seeds of what we wish for in our lives.
Find a place within your home which you can dedicate to your special sacred space. It would be as simple as a windowsill or shelf. If you have the space to offer a table top somewhere this would also be a wonderful way to bring peace and sanctuary to the space.
First choose a cloth that will go on your alter. Whichever colour you feel drawn to. The colours of Samhain are purple, brown and black.
Next Gather totems and symbols to honour and celebrate the 5 elements of nature: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and spirit.
North- Earth- Winter
Stones, soil, labyrinths
East- Air- Spring
Feathers, bells, incense
Bowl of water
Flowers, nature totems, goddess, something that you find magical.
Once you have collected the 5 totems objects to celebrate and honour the 5 elements of nature you can place them on your alter. You may wish to use a compass to mark which direction to put each element.
Once you have added the 5 elements with the spirit in the centre, enjoy spending time siting and blessing your alter for the sanctuary it will offer you over the coming months. You may like to interact with your alter touching each element and lighting the candle/incense. Thank each element for the gifts it offers you.
Enjoy and immerse yourself in the process of creating your magical sacred space. Take a moment, breath and give thanks to yourself for your creation.
I would love to hear how it felt to create your alter. You might like to share pictures of your alter with other Wild Sisters.
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