Hi everyone, I know it has been a long time since I posted here but I see some members on fb so sometimes I forget to post.
Tonight , Oct 31st, my children and I celebraited an unusal Samhain. It was unusual in the sense that none of us follow the same directional paths, my son follows Greek and Roman beliefs, my daughter follows Wiccan beliefs and I follow druid shaman beliefs. So we felt to intertwine them in one ritual, each of us representing our own facualty.
we spoke of the |Other World, Summerlands, Underworlds and spirit and animal guides and teachers, as well as thanking Mother Earth, Gaia, The three godesses, and the Roman Godess of harvest, Pomona. we all spent time thinking on those we have lost and held a lit candle for them to light their ways.
we sent them our love and thoughts at this time of year. My son who has autism joined us half way through declaring he had not had time to think on those whom HE had lost, so I told him the area was still sanctified and we could still have a few minutes silence if he wished. The room went silent and I saw him bow his head. It was deeply moving. My daughter is leaning more and more to wiccanism, so it was nice that they had made their present decisions independently and that they could all be represented at the ritual.
we all took a stone from the alter and blessed them in English and Irish and will place them under our pillows and carry them with us wherever we go, collecting positive energies of life experience and charging them through various ways. we ended the ritual giving thanks to Gaia and to those who could be at our family ritual both seen and unseen and shared in the fruit we had blessed at our altar.
I trust that the DOTR samhain ritual was also a beautiful experience and would appreciate anyone who wished to share their experience of Samhain.