We often speak of spring cleaning, but autumn marks the season to clean the windows of our lives and raise the blinds.
In August Lughnasadh (or Lammas) arrives, marking the halfway point between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon). This first of three “harvest” Sabbats in the Wheel of the Year is symbolized on my altar by a Magickal Window. It is a sparkling clear piece of glass placed in a simple silver picture frame.
While many of us relate to the language of others being our reflection, something different may be revealed when we are courageous enough to look THROUGH the glass at what is actually expressing in our lives. Only from this point of view are we able to determine if our behavior aligns with our words. We look to see if we are walking our talk and face the Magickal Window of Opportunity by being profoundly honest with ourselves.
So far this year I’ve moved from Yule to Lughnasadh. I’ve received a spark of inspiration, wrapped it in love, and dreamed about it. At just the right time I stepped into it and took direct action to manifest a change in myself that was a fully blossomed expression of that original spark. I have celebrated my power to create. Now is the time to remove the veils of illusion and take a good hard look at the reality of my manifestation. Is it real? Is the change I wanted to be in the world felt or noticed by others? Is it sustainable? And, ultimately, is it of service to humanity?
Through the Magickal Window I see myself with the stern yet loving eye of the Goddess. She is my guide and in this season Her gaze is as tough and revealing as my spirit is open to receive. If I truly trust Her and the fullness of the Wheel of the Year, I will be able to pass through this season and into the next with mind and heart open to Her lessons.
What to do with the answers to these questions of harvest will be revealed as the Wheel continues to turn. But in this season, if I do not have the courage and trust needed to ASK and take the deeper look, there will be nothing gained by the work already done.
Some seasons bring us playful energies and the Goddess in Her youth. As we move into the seasons of harvest and reduced light we are returning to Her most primordial energies. These energies, some believe, are the most feared because they are in fact the most powerful.
I encourage you to engage Her now. Clean the window, throw back the blinds, and take a good look through Her eyes.
And always remember: The Goddess sees all and so can we!