October Holidays

Here in Vermont we are enjoying a long, warm autumn. Day after day we have been greeted by bright sunlight and warm breezes. The other night there was a rare display of the aurora, which, sadly, we missed. We know that at some point the warmth will give way to cold, bright skies to seemingly … Continue reading October Holidays

Welcoming the Spirits: Halloween and The Days of the Dead

This week we turn our attention, alongside many Indigenous people, to the great mysteries of life and death, and to those spirits who share our family histories. We acknowledge their presence and influence in our lives, and our appreciation for their caring and aid. For those who lived troubled lives, perhaps harming us, or other family members, we set firm limits on their presence, and pray for their healing. This is indeed a sacred time.