One of those balancing acts for me is Halloween-as we know it is one of many celebrations that dates back to pagan practices. I've heard much about the dark side of this holiday-my personal thinking is the dark side of any subject lies within the person/persons who would seek the dark side...and not in the concept of a celebration .
If one does not approve, then one simply does not join the crowd.
This is finding and walking your comfort line.
When I think of witches...I don't think of Halloween, pagan rituals or evil beings...I think of all the innocent lives that were taken during the period of burning witches at the stake....closed minds and pre-formed ideas about any issue can often times lead to unspeakable deeds.
My balance for October is taking the good from the mix of all that was so, to bring us to this place in time.
Do you know...Sage ( probably White sage ) was used in rituals during the pagan times...does this mean I won't be using sage in my holiday cooking...I think not :) and I'm growing White sage for a customer in my gardens ( a medicinal variety )
Embrace October, the changing of the seasons, the color, texture, and scents that seem to beckon us into the realm of a time like no other...the Holiday Season~
here you will find fresh dried sage for your holiday needs, a fabulous special for the season, and hopefully something that will help your balancing act too.