Third thoughts on the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon – September 20th-23rd
Things to do to connect with this festival.
• make Rose Hip Syrup
• celebrate your abundance/harvest
• make apple cake/pie/crumble
• make wine
• gather last of the herbs
• offer libation of wine, cider etc. to the earth
• walk in fields/woods
• cook with seasonal produce
What can this festival help you with?
• bringing into balance
• let go before withdrawing (to emerge later)
Mabon celebrates the second harvest of fruits. The grain harvest being gathered since Lammas is now safely in and is joined by the abundance of fruit and vegetables. The Goddess is in her zenith as Harvest Queen/Mother, before turning into the Crone of winter; the God finally sacrifices himself with the cutting of the last grain (returning in the spring).
The name for this festival was probably applied quite recently. Mabon is a Welsh deity, son of Modron (Earth Mother Goddess). He is the Child of Light (many similarities with Lugh). He was abducted from his mother when he was only three days old and was thrown into a prison for eons until he was saved by the knights of King Arthur. He is a God of hope and freedom; he frees caught animals and weakens the chains of all those who are unjustly imprisoned. He protects all that is wild and free and is honoured whenever animals and people are defended or freed.
What do you have in abundance? What do you need to gather to sustain you through the winter months? What do you hope for? How will you free yourself from a difficult situation or relationship?
The next World Peace Card group meditation have been scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30pm. This is local time in your time zone. This method has been chosen because of the special effect it produces. As people meditate in each successive time zone the energy builds like a wave which gets stronger and stronger as it circles the planet. Because of the higher dimensional nature of consciousness, the energy of peace will be transmitted for a full 24 hours and continue long after this.
Reports from those who took part in the previous meditations indicate many had powerful spiritual experiences. As they united with those taking part in the meditation a feeling of peace developed within that stayed with each for a long time. Some saw beautiful golden light surrounding the planet and others felt that a web of fear was dissipating and being replaced with trust in others and for our future. All those who have received the cards are being asked to meditate on world peace at this time. By taking part in this group meditation, you’ll be joining thousands of people who will be using the cards to bring peace to the world. By joining together, the affect we have will be greatly multiplied. This powerful experience and will help shift the vibration of our wonderful planet into a higher state of consciousness. As you use the cards to meditate on world peace, you will be a beacon through which peace will spread around the planet which will have a positive uplifting effect on all people. Please set aside this time to meditate with the cards. The suggested meditation period is 15 minutes, but of course you can meditate longer if you’d like to. The technique I’d like you to use is based on allowing yourself to be a beacon of peace. The World Peace Cards hold the vibration of the World Peace Grids which have been placed at spiritually significant locations and are relay stations for higher consciousness. By simply opening to their energy, you’ll become a channel for their love and peace which will flow through you to all the people on Earth. To do this, hold the cards in your hands or place them in front of you. Then simply meditate on peace. We are entering a new era. Our entire planet including all the people and living things are moving into a place where it will be much easier to solve our problems and to create peace, prosperity and happiness for everyone. The World Peace Card meditation will quicken this process, making it easier for people to experience this new quality of higher consciousness and will provide great benefit for all people. Since this benefit will be flowing through you out to everyone on the planet, you’ll be blessed by this experience as well. Many have received the cards in the mail or in the Reiki News Magazine while others have downloaded them from our web site. If you would like additional copies of the cards, please download them using this link and print as many copies as you can use. Please feel free to give them to your friends. Also, forward this email to anyone you feel would like to take part in the meditation.
Information from William Rand www.reiki.org
The first of a few thoughts on the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon – September 20th-23rd
Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium; dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, all in balance. From this cusp of transition, the days begin to wane, and darkness begins to defeat the light. The natural cycle is moving towards completion; the Sun’s power is waning, and the nights grow longer and the days are shorter and cooler. The sap of trees returns to their roots deep in the earth, changing the green of summer to the fire of autumn, to the flaming reds, oranges and golds. We are returning to the dark from whence we came.
What will you let go? What will you withdraw from?
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