The Veil Thins: Thoughts on Samhain





The Wheel turns at Samhain and our thoughts journey to inner realms. Our focus tends toward death and dying, in harmony with the environment.

Death surrounds us, the wild animals go into hiding, the foliage, a riot of colours but a week ago, have now fallen to earth. The naked branches of the trees play haunting songs, accompanied by the cold north winds.

We may find ourselves remembering our loved ones, feel their presence near. They may come to us in dreams, as a faint whispering in our ear or an aetheric hand upon our shoulder.

I have been thinking a lot about my Dad lately, as the veil between the worlds has thinned.

One of my fondest memories is dancing with my Dad at my sister’s wedding. As we danced, I remember thinking, “this is my Dad and I love him so much”. I was crying by the end of the song and my Dad enveloped me in his arms. I felt safe, I felt loved. I still get weepy and nostalgic when I hear “Unchained Melody” and I think of my Dad. This man who loved me unconditionally.

I will light a candle for my Father tonight and remember him. I believe he would be proud of the Woman his Daughter has become.



The Veil Thins

The veil thins at Samhain and our Ancestors come to call.
We honour the memories of our dearest loved ones
Who have passed on, one and all

With candles lit, in silence we sit
We remember and we praise
As Hekate beckons, we step through the gate
In the Underworld, our loved ones, we face

They’ve much to tell us, if we but listen
Their whispered voices speak
Wisdom and guidance and stories to share
They offer us the advice that we seek

We commune with the dead for as long as we dare
Until it is time we must go
Hekate guides us back to our own world
But we know longer feel deep sorrow

For we know death is not final
Death is not the end
Death is but a transition
We will all go through my friends

The veil thins at Samhain and our Ancestors come to call.
We honour the memories of our dearest loved ones
Who have passed on one and all



Samhain Blessings to you all


The Muse

About The Muse

Woman, High Priestess, Goddess. An eclectic Pagan dedicated to restoring the Divine Feminine to Her rightful place in the world. Women are the most powerful resource on the planet. We must rise up, as one, to share our stories, rediscover our gifts. Together, we can create a world where everyone is acknowledged, accepted and respected.

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