It’s one of those days when all the chores are taken care of.
Head up atop a grassy hill to a very comfortable bench. Settle in to a beautiful, soothing trance and watch the colours change as the sun sets.
Night stretches across the sky. Down below the hill, lights wind their way across the countryside.
It’s a procession — merriment, music, dance and something sombre. Bathed in movement and sounds, the revellers scoop and gently carry those they find …
to a spa, in the mind. A MindSpa.
Within, a room for Samhuinn (Samhain, if you like!) illuminated by a healthy bonfire.
Here, an invitation to explore Celtic new year.
Cast off old, unwanted habits.
Embrace personal power.
Contemplate change: seasons, decay and new life.
Meet the Cailleach, or crone.
And the rest … well, I don’t want to spoil it for you.
What just happened? A Samhuinn MindSpa Adventure
Inspired by my own experiences performing with the Beltane Fire Society here in Edinburgh, and by a rather excellent page over at https://druidry.org/resources/tlachtga-and-the-ancient-roots-of-halloween-samhain.
Plus, the usual MindSpa themes of exploration, empowerment, resilience and self-agency.