A whole year has rolled round since Zen Kitty’s last autumn retreat, once again leaving me, Witch’s Kitty, to wish you a happy Samhain.
Whilst Zen Kitty spends most of her time reclining in meditative equipoise, we familiars have a busier life, ensuring that the Hawthorn syrup doesn’t bubble over, that the chamomile tea is perfectly brewed and observing the humans’ haphazard gardening attempts with a disapproving eye.
Above all though, our task is to remind them continually about the whisper of magic that underpins all life, from the quivering leaves, to the scurrying squirrel to the sound of their heartbeats as I lie on their chests in the early morning. Humans tend to believe that magic is something they do, another thing to control in this, at times frighteningly confusing, life. But we know, and serve as constant reminders to them, that magic is what you are, not what you do. It is the very fabric that you are woven from and you can no more be apart from it than you can from your own breath.
Remember this as the Celtic year draws to a close and the New Year begins, first with the darkness of winter when we sow our intents and wishes, then into the brightness of spring, when all things burst forth in wonderment.
Wishing you a most magical and happy Hallowe’en!