“At the beach, life is different.
Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment.
We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.”
Merry Meet my friends! Tomorrow evening…my entire family…hubby, 2 daughters, son-in-law, 2 grandkids, 2 friends and myself…are heading off to the Beach for a week of fun in the Sun, sand and ocean! We are all so excited, busy getting ready still, and looking forward to it so much. It’s been about 4 years since we’ve had a trip to Florida and we feel it’s about time that we did it again. 🙂
There will be a lot of walking on the beach, building sand castles with the kids, tanning, swimming, reading by the pool, delicious dinners out of fresh fish, crab legs, clams etc, lots of adult beverages LOL..falling asleep to the soothing mystical sounds of the ocean, and making memories as a family. My witchy daughters and I are especially excited about the fact that the Full Harvest Moon will be shining on us the first couple nights we arrive! To spend time with the Moon Goddess, beside the deep blue ocean and standing on a sandy beach ….is going to be so magickal and special and something I know we will never forget. We plan to enjoy Her every night!
The beach is also a place where it is easy to find all four Elements; right there for our use… when drawing down the Moon….the cool sand is Earth, warm ocean breezes is Air, the Sun is Fire, and the ocean of course is Water. If the Sun has gone down…candles will work 🙂 We plan on calling on those elements, working with them to call good things to us while there. Protection for the trip home, love, an abundance of memories, and spells to express our gratitude for the beauty around us and the Spirit of the Goddess within us. I get all goosebumpy just thinking about the magick that will be swirling within and without our Circle. It will be a very special memory indeed.
Vacations are hard to come by these days…it’s expensive and the economy and jobs situation is bad. I know how blessed we are to be able to go this year. I am writing about our trip not to rub it in or brag about it, but to remind everyone of the beauty of Mother Earth, the beauty that is around us..no matter where we are. I love the beach…there are many many people who have access to a beach everyday..go there! My soul soars when I’m in the mountains of Tennessee….if you live near a mountain, go there! My own backyard gives me great joy and peace….but I have to get up and go out there to enjoy it. Maybe there is a lovely lake, a woods, a meadow, a garden, a hidden spot that you love and makes you feel connected to the Earth..GO THERE and do it often! I find when life is getting too stressful, chaotic, busy…that people around me are getting on my nerves, making me grumpy, or I just feel out of sorts….I have to connect with Nature…to let all my cares and woes sink down into the Earth or be carried away on the wind. I always feel better after grounding and centering in Nature. How about you?? What works for you..to calm yourself, to lift your spirits? Whatever it is…do it!
So for now I will say good bye for a few days….I will love every minute of being with my family in a beautiful place…and I will look forward to coming back to the place I love the most…Home. After all, that is where all of YOU are…my friends! To my wonderful sisters and brothers of the craft..you all KNOW who you are…..I will send out a Blessing for you..on the Harvest Moon night!
With much love, Autumn