Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Mabon, Autumn Equinox, Alban Elfed, etc...

I really just call it the Autumn Equinox, because I'm not comfortable calling it Mabon for a variety of reasons.  I'm far from following a reconstructionist path, but I do like to base my way of doing things on how they might have been done in times past.  Not having that information, I try to be intuitive instead of trying to decide it was done this way or that way.  I like to think that the ancestors would have expected us to make our celebrations and rituals our own instead of doing things the way they had always been done.  I got enough of that attitude as a Baptist.  It was the Baptist mantra, in fact.

I probably won't do anything elaborate tonight.  I'm tired, achy from the change in weather that is affecting both my arthritis and my fibromyalgia.  And there are some allergy issues with my nose going on as well.  Still, I plan on lots of candles, lots of silence and plenty of prayer and talking to the gods.  I tend to babble if I'm just left on my own so I like that I have prayers and rituals I can follow and adapt to my purpose.  I love, love, love being eclectic and going where I'm led to go.  Very liberating.

I hope to get some pictures of various altars and outside areas and such in the future.  Zach and I are addressing our eating habits and trying to feed ourselves spiritually as well, thinking that we can't address one area where we're overindulging and the other where we're starving.  Zach doesn't follow any deities but has a great reverence for Nature herself.  I would like to take Nature walks at least once a week.  We tend to hide away indoors, both of us being introverts, and the world goes on without us.

Not far from here are Indian Mounds and I would like to use that place as a spiritual retreat of sorts.  There is a path, information about the Mounds and the marsh not far from there.  It's beautiful and really gives off a spiritual essence.  I would like to connect with the ancestors, having some Native American ancestors myself, although they are from the Southwest, being Chiricahua Apache, but ancestors are ancestors.

Plus I've been noticing that I'm developing a connection with the land spirits on our property and I'd like to get to know the land spirits on sacred land as well.  I think the marsh has a great deal of spiritual energy that I would also like to explore.  Living less than a half mile from the marsh has its advantages.  Mosquitoes not being one of them.

I just have to actually stop thinking about doing things and do them.  My biggest failing in life is being a dreamer and not a doer.  I live with possibilities and never try to realize them.  The cards told me about this a couple of weeks ago and I have yet to heed their advice.  But I am getting closer.  I look at the Equinox as a beginning place.  In fact I look at all the Sabbats as beginning places for me.  It's so nice to have so many do-overs in a year.

Well, time to finish up supper and go light the candles.



  1. May the Autumn Equinox bring you the blessings of balance and peace!

  2. Thanks, Debra. The energy was amazing last night during ritual.

  3. My husband is huge on "we should do this" or "I would really like to do that". I always say, then just do it! He eventually will .... usually months later and say "I wish I would have done that sooner".

    tee hee hee

  4. I know what you mean. I think I'll address this in a new post though. Otherwise I'll write a book in the comment section.