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With the onset of Halloween (Samhain) and the Day of the Dead, much of the world currently recognizes that we are entering the 'dark season.' Messages continue to come through showing the parallels between what is happening in the natural world and what is happening in our spiritual lives. When I see Spirit repeat themes such as this, I often ask: 'What is coming, Spirit?' 'Why do you keep repeating messages about hope and light in the darkness?'
I believe that this may be a little more involved than Spirit simply saying: 'Cheer up, things will get better.' I feel this has to do with the pandemic and the coming winter months in relation to COVID-19 and RSV cases. I 100 percent believe in and advocate for the vaccine. I am vaccinated and boosted and believe that vaccination is the answer (and has been the answer) to pandemics. And I have a rare genetic condition, auto-immune disorders are something I regularly deal with, and more than one of my children and family members have suffered legitimate side effects from vaccinations. STILL, I RECOMMEND THE VACCINE. I lost my aunt to Covid-19 and people need to stop focusing on conspiracy theories and focus on facts.
With that said, I felt in my spirit that we are being given a warning and a message of hope. We are not to live our lives in fear of the unknown, however; navigating these dark days of the pandemic can be difficult, trying, and stressful.
Our beautiful message of hope reminds us that there is no situation that can overshadow the light of the human spirit. There is no darkness that the light will not scatter. We are made of stars; we are stardust. When we are surrounded by darkness, WE ARE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES.
No matter how down you may feel, refuel your light. Go to Spirit and refill your lamp. If you are having difficulty letting your light shine, then you need to spend time with Source. It's so easy. Simply close your eyes, breathe, relax, and listen. Open your heart to Spirit and Spirit will not let you down.
The message on YouTube (I have embedded it below) speaks about the Light in the Unexpected. This message refers to challenges or situations that suddenly show up unexpectedly. Sometimes these situations are minor setbacks (such as the five of coins or pentacles in the tarot deck) but other times they may be full major arcana Tower moments. It's hard to find the light in the darkness and some succumb to the darkness and simply give up. People may make matters worse by focusing on the confusion they feel rather than finding their way out of the situation.
The light is always there. The darkness never extinguishes the light and there is no situation that you can ever face that there isn't a way out of it. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way out is through, but that doesn't mean you are alone on your journey. You are also never left empty-handed and without the light of Spirit to guide you along the way.
It is humanity's journey to go through trials and difficulties as this is how we develop our character. The dark times will come; that is guaranteed. But we are not to fear these times. It is through these periods that we lift up our lights, illuminate our path, and begin our journeys carefully and meticulously. We will make it through.
Do not give up. Spirit will never give up on you.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Good morning and welcome to Fractal Flowers. It is November 2, 2022, and we are officially welcoming the season of darkness. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween or Samhain, whichever celebration you prefer and now we are in the wonderful, autumn month of November. I will use several autumn-themed decks throughout this month to bring you daily messages from Spirit. As leaves and flowers fall to the ground and decay, we are reminded of the cycles of life that include death and rebirth. Without death, there is no room for something new to grow in its place. As we welcome autumn and prepare for winter, we often focus on many Americanized holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Many of these holidays draw their roots from pagan festivals and it is important to remember where our celebrations come from. Halloween, Samhain, and All Souls' Day (celebrated on November 2) all stem from pagan festivals and rituals that celebrate, recognize and honor those who have passed beyond the veil.
I pulled one card for you today from my Autumn's Delight Oracle Deck. You will see this deck repeatedly throughout the months of September, October and November and it is perfect for all things autumn, Samhain, and November readings. Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving and I will celebrate the holiday by focusing on gratitude and a spirit of giving.
The card I pulled for you today from Autumn's Delight Oracle Deck. The card is 'Creation.' You may think its strange that Spirit chose 'Creation' when we globally celebrate the festival of the dead, but it makes great sense.
Death is always followed by creation and this is evidenced in our plants and flowers. In autumn, plants, flowers, and trees shed their leaves or blooms and often fall to the ground in a process of death and release. Trees give up their nuts and many people celebrate harvest feasts during the months of autumn as they collect bounties that will sustain them throughout the winter months. After the vast emptiness of winter comes new creation and new life in spring.
It may be said that nature releases the things that no longer serve during autumn in preparation for the new life that blossoms forth in spring.
Is this reflective of your own life? I hear Spirit saying to you: 'What is it that you need to let go of during this season of darkness?' 'What no longer serves you as you ready yourself for your new creation? When you set your intentions and purpose to manifest something in your life, are you not in the process of creation? Just as the Oak tree releases her acorns every year in order to prepare for new growth, you too must release things that you can no longer hold on to. This is the process of creation but one many try to skip over. It isn't enough to set your intentions or quote your affirmations. You must first do the hard work of releasing those things (situations, beliefs, even toxic relationships) that hold you back and hinder your growth.
You must protect your intention as a pregnant woman guards and nourishes her own womb which is the host for new life. A wise woman feeds her embryo the highest quality nutrients and avoids/shuns those things that are harmful or jeopardize the new life within. Guard the seed of creation as you grow it to fruition. Protect that seed as Spirit germinates your ideas and watch the miracle of creativity bring your intention through the many stages of necessary growth until it manifests and becomes reality.
November also is a month that is linked to apples which represent immortality. In many traditions, it is common to leave apples on your doorstep in order to welcome your spirit loved ones into your home. Throughout this month, consider bringing apples into your home and enjoy them in their many forms. Apples have many metaphysical properties and are commonly seen in Halloween and Samhain rituals but are also common throughout the months of November and even into December.
Apples are a common theme in numerous myths ranging from Ancient Greek and Rome to fairy tales and the Garden of Eden. Apples are very 'witchy' as they contain seeds that comprise a pentagram.
Apples are tools used in divination and if you are familiar with the Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples, you've witnessed a practice that began as a divination game for determining whom someone would marry.
Though apples are associated with Mabon (September) and Samhain (October 31-November 1) you will find apples throughout the month of November as this fruit is recognized and revered for its many physical and metaphysical properties.
Have you put out apples for your Spirit loved ones? What are you ready to release in your life as you prepare for the new period of growth and creation that will comes as you move through the season of darkness into the season of light?
Check out the following video clip below showing some Day of the Dead celebrations.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Winter is all about protection and using the things that were stored up during the harvest for sustenance. As we await the new growth of spring, we enter this season prepared and ready for to let spirit do the releasing work in us so that we create room for new growth.
Jack-o'-lanterns (or will-o'-the-wisps) have been lit for centuries to keep dark spirits (often mischievous fae or sprites) from wreaking havoc on one's life. Lit jack-o'-lanterns are used to provide protection of the home where they are adorned.
Do you need protection today? Yesterday are message was 'Zombie' and we received Spirit's messages about living life to the fullest and being a pro-active, participant in your life. Now, we see our message is protection. Do you feel safe and secure? Do you believe that you can achieve the life that you want and that there is nothing to fear as you go after your dreams? Do you know within your heart that you are truly safe from all harm?
There is great peace that comes when you accept Spirit's love and realize that there is nothing anyone can do to you to truly harm you. Bring in the white light of Spirit multiple times per day and grow that energy as a super strong, impenetrable barrier that surrounds and protects you. Do you protect yourself and your home with charms, spells, herbs, and crystals? If not, then start now.
Maybe you don't need spiritual protection but physical protection. Do you need to set up boundaries in your life? Are people taking advantage of you? Are you dealing with people who do not have your best interest at heart? Jack-o'-lantern says that it is time for you to think of yourself first and ensure that you are being protected. Spirit offers you all the protection you need. Make sure to work with your spirit team and let your guardian angels know what you need. Call upon Archangel Michael for your protection needs.
Here is a white light meditation that will help you call on Archangel Michael for protection and purification.