Samhain ~ New Year
As the earth grows colder, entering into its dying time, turning within, we too are given the opportunity to look within. We’re given the chance to attend to ourselves and to the dusty, unexamined parts of our lives. Samhain heralds in a ‘darker’ season where we are asked to radically embrace loss, to willingly and moreover actively journey within, into the labyrinthine passages of our hearts and minds and souls; we’re asked to journey into memory and to sweep out those hidden internal corners all those things that no longer serve us. Here, we’re given a chance to take stock and to reevaluate. More importantly, we’re asked to rejoice, to give thanks for the blessings that have fallen, often unexpectedly, into our hands throughout the previous months. More importantly, Samhain is about the memory of things long past and long gone. Loss does hold value. Loss teaches us what we have. It teaches us how to recognize and treasure the smallest of blessings in our lives. Samhain is a time when, above all else, we are asked to honor these aspects of our lives.
While our ancestors are always with us, there’s something special about this time of year. Perhaps it’s only that we are primed to be more open to their presence around Samhain, perhaps it is that with the world withering in beauty all around us, it is easier to put ourselves in a place where we can consciously touch them. Let us remember them now: their names, their stories, their struggles, their sacrifices. Let us carry their graves on our backs, in our hearts, in our minds, in our memories. We are here because of them. We are their legacy: generation after generation of human brutality, suffering, indifference, and loss and we are here. Generation after generation of human celebration, courage, integrity, and hope and we are here. Let us praise them. Let us remember their names. Let us imbibe their sorrows and their joys. We are their living trust.
Let us light a candle in their honor.
The enchantment on the front of our Samhain candle was created by our dear friend Laney from our sister company, The Faerie’s Realm ~ Enchanted Organics!
Our Samhain is a bewitching blend of Allspice, Amber, Blood orange, Patchouli and Tonka bean and is crowned with specific crystals and herbs for ancestral work.
All Mystic Pines candles are handcrafted, 100% American-grown soy and beeswax, cotton-wicked (lead-free) and hand blessed. Please note it may take up 4 to 6 business days to complete and ship your order.
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