Mabon is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It’s a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.
Take time to be present and really feel the gratitude in everything you do. Think about all the things you have in your home, how they got there and why they’re valuable to you. This can also be a great time to get rid of unnecessary things.
Demeter and Persephone are strongly connected to the time of the Autumn Equinox . When Hades abducted Persephone, it set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the earth falling into darkness each winter. This is the time of the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the triple goddess. The goddess is barren at this time not a basket of flowers, but a sickle and scythe. She is prepared to reap what has been sown.
The earth dies a little each day, and we must embrace this slow descent into dark before we can truly appreciate the light that will return in a few months.
In my blog post yesterday I said …
Mabon the Autumn Equinox (September 20-23) which is a wonderful time for completing projects, and beginning to slow down as we head into the colder season. This is a time to look inward and to make more time for rest and self-care.
For my wife and I it means …
With the sun taking a little longer to rise in the mornings, it’s a great excuse to stay in bed a little longer.
I personally have a lot of anxiety problems and for me that means that I can simply be myself with my bottle, pacifier and stuffed animals. I do not have to live in fear of what others may be thinking. For more information on this please visit Baby Bear and Friends.
You probably don’t have the same form of self-care as I do but that is okay. What does that look like for you?
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