How are you spending the day after Halloween/Samhain my dear Pagani?
Here’s some of how I spent mine…
I light the Ocean Breeze Spa Candle that sits on the bathroom counter. (Why yes, as a cavalier, why do you ask?!)
I light the candle, I turn out the lights and run as-hot-as-I-can-take-it water into the bathtub. I position myself into the typical modern apartment shoe-box of a bath tub as it fills. I add some soap, and I do my best to soak. The steam caresses my lungs with each breath as much as the heat relaxes my flesh. I begin to really breath, deep conscious breaths.
In through the nose and out through the mouth. In and out, deep conscious breaths trying to be as present in the moment and paying attention to the sound and sensations of this life drinking and energy raising breathing. After a few moments I begin to breath the energy and air into my center, somewhere below my stomach and above my pelvis it sits, long neglected. This new way of finding it combined with the deep breathing, long familiar to me for raising energy and getting in touch with my own energies, triggers an energetic sense memory…
After a while I find myself moving my breaths and energies destination to my Root Chakra. Even though I have begun working with grounding exorcises and with my Chakra’s again, I am still very rusty. I take a good long time breathing into my Root Chakra, resisting the temptation to move up through my chakra’s quickly… unlike so many times before I am not doing this as part of some other work, or for grounding centering and shielding… I am breathing life and energy and air into my Center and my energy centers to relax my spirit as I have relaxed my body.
In through the nose and out through the mouth, with great “Shhh-ing exhales” as I breath the energy into my Root Chakra, after a few moments I find myself not only drawing energy through my breath; but I find myself calling to the Earth energy and to the Creative Firey and Feri currents from the Earths Core, drawing them up into the red wheel/lotus at my perineum. Slowly, I feel like I have properly opened and relaxed this Chakra and I move up to the Sacral Chakra… I find myself wondering about the relationship between the Center point and this Chakra, seeming from my own sensations and from what I have learned so far to be so close together. Are they the same or simply very close? Very close I think/feel. I breathe, once more resisting the temptation to simply run up this string of Spinning Lights within me, I take my time.
I take my time with each of them. I empty the tub and go to my computer to listen to the Samhain podcasts, read the posts, and to think about how it is that I find some pieces of my soul blossoming. Samhain has, for me, always marked an inward turning time, coupled with the blossoming cooling to temperate temperatures of a Florida Autumn as we move toward the many fruit harvests of Winter here in the Sunshine State, I suppose it’s only natural that one who seeks to align with Natures rhythms would start to bloom once more this time of year.