That time of year again.
The time of the last harvest of the season, and last one of the year (for most). It is also a time for many avid hunters. I wanted to further extend the wish and desire to see everyone be safe in their doings and goings-on. It saddens me greatly when I hear of unnecessary and preventable “accidents”. This is the time of year to be thoughtful and introspective of life and those things we have experienced and, hopefully, gained sufficient wisdom from them.
Funny how I have seen very little of the usual fanatical negative fanfare and scare-mondering of the “horrors” of Samhain/Halloween that was becoming a regular occurence for this time of year. So, I am guessing either the “scare festival” has finally worn out due to its waning intended effects upon the public, – OR – just maybe, more folks are getting better educated and more informed about the fanatics and their fun and games, as well as the fact that it is all fear about absolutely NOTHING? There again, it is still a little early in the month. 🙂
This is a great time to think about the things and events that have happened in the past year. It is also a time to reflect upon the passing of close friends, relatives, and others whom we have liked and/or respected. What about their contributions to our own lives? What have we gained in our personal experiences by our connection(s) with them? Have those who have passed on taught us something valuable and useful? Did we really appreciate them for just being themselves, or did we hold them up on a pedestal? Perhaps, thinking of our own situation, and what these other, departed folks helped us to become aware of is where we can shine! Did they help us to become better at being ourselves? Did we realize these gifts they gave to us then, or even after they have left us?
I would very much like to hear from you, and about your contemplative thoughts on the wonderful gifts someone close to you gave you. I would like to hear if their passing meant something to you, and if you are thankful for what they gave you while they were still alive. Did their presence and their words help to make you a wiser and better YOU?
Your thoughts are very welcome!
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS