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Autumn is very magical to me. I love the frosty mornings and the mystical nights. I love all the seasons, but Autumn is my favorite. The trees turn beautiful colors and their leaves fall gently to the ground making a crunchy carpet. Everywhere I look I see changes. The air is cooler and similar to every autumn I have experienced. The wind and rain come, causing the leaves to fall faster and do all sorts of dances and magical swirls. I love how the wind makes the tops of the trees sway back and forth, like a dance, lulling them to sleep. I sweep and rake leaves from the porch, cut back the roses, collect seeds and bring plants in that spend all summer out in the warmth and come in to keep from freezing in the winter. I watch for signs and pay attention to the forecasts for frost and low temperatures. I find myself rummaging for warmer clothes and boots instead of sandals. My gardens are finished producing and I feel so blessed for all they gave for us to eat and enjoy. I seek ways to keep the dogs out of them so the soil can rest all winter long; composting for the next growing season. I dry some of the herbs and others will continue to grow indoors for me and my family to enjoy. I decorate the front porch with some of my favorites; a scarecrow, jack-o-lanterns and brooms, welcoming guest for the harvest. There are few things I enjoy more than sitting out on the front porch swing, listening to the birds, the wind and feeling the wonderful energy of autumn.

Tonight is Halloween night, or Samhain, as some call it. Samhain is a Gaelic or Celtic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year; the time when Mother Earth sleeps and rests. The days are shorter and darker, ending the growing season, bringing in the time of harvest and then winter. November first is the Western Christian holiday of All Saint’s Day, also called All Hallows or Hallowmas, followed by All Souls’ Day on November second. Both days are considered Holy and are observed all over the world in different ways. Within the days of Halloween and All Soul’s day, I will sit outside, light a candle and burn my yearly “negatives” list. It’s a list of things I am letting go of and changing in positive ways. When I burn the list, I ask the wind to carry the ashes and energy up and out to the Universe. I believe and affirm in new beginnings and let go of what I don’t want and don’t need in my life. I know the veil is thin at this time and it is a good time to speak to those who have passed on to the other side and feel peace. Often, this is a time I will receive messages and “glimpses” of things to come, ideas, inspiration and perhaps even a message from an old soul connection, the angels or spirit. I am open to messages and dreams at this time even more than usual because the energy is so wonderful!

I hope you’re enjoying the season of Autumn and are spending time outside with nature. I’m sending good wishes for a wonderful Halloween, Samhain and All Saints day! Remember to take some time to set a place at the table or light a candle in honor of loved ones passed and wish them well.

Blessings and light,

Mystiblu~Fran

Read the links below for more information: 

One of my own writings/page… https://mystiblu.wordpress.com/tag/october/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/samhain.asp

http://www.catholic.org/saints/allsaints/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints’_Day

*Opinions and thoughts of the Author are not necessarily the opinion and thoughts of the reader. Please read with an open mind.*

If my messages are helpful or reach out to you, please feel free to reach out to me too at “A Moment with Mysti” at https://mystiblu.wordpress.com/ If you share this message, please keep my copyright with it or share it exactly how you see it. Thank you.

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Autumn is officially here in Virginia and the leaves are falling as well as the temperatures.

A few weeks ago, I was happy to be able to get outside to do some pruning in our yard. Each fall, I cut back the bushes and trees on our property, especially those around our yard and patio. If I didn’t, the patio and house would be devoured and disappear! We live in the woods and have hundreds of types of plants, trees, bushes and shrubs, so it’s a big job. We have ivy, wild grapevine, roses, butterfly bushes, boxwood, wild berries and wild roses, hemlock, forsythia, holly, yew, rose of Sharon and Virginia creeper, to name a few.

Pruning bushes, for example, helps the bush come back in the spring stronger and healthier. Pruning cuts off parts of the plant that are dying or taking away from the core of the plant. When I see new growth in late summer, I sometimes hate to cut it off because its new and a lovely green, but it can also take more water from the main part of the plant that needs it to stay alive. Too many “shoots” or new growth can hurt the plant more than help it at certain times of the year. I usually prune in autumn and again in late spring, depending on the type of bush, tree or plant.

Our lives are the same. We may not have a certain time of the year we need to “prune” our lives like the seasons,  but there may be a time for cutting and letting go of things, situations or people that are taking too much from us. Meditation, reflection and discernment of what’s working and not working in our lives is important. Sometimes clearing and cleansing our lives isn’t as easy as pruning a bush or plant, we can’t just cut things out of our lives so abruptly; it may take time and help from our spiritual sources. Other times, cutting things off quickly can be the best way. We will feel a change in our energy and feel different emotions because there are times we need to make changes although it may tug at our heart and may not be easy because we’re emotionally involved, but we also know the change or “pruning” is necessary.

Be gentle with yourself, give yourself time. Like the plants, we may cut back or prune the branches and feel and see an immediate difference, but often we may not feel the change right away. Each season has new beginnings and endings and with each season we grow.

 

Blessings and love, Fran-Mysti~

 

*Opinions and thoughts of this Author are not necessarily the opinion and thoughts of the reader. Please read with an open mind.*

If my messages are helpful or reach out to you, please feel free to reach out to me too at www.mystickblue.com If you share this message, please keep my copyright with it or share it exactly how you see it. Thank you.

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Hello everyone,

My goodness, the weather’s changing, getting cooler, and I’ve got lots of “cool” things happening too!

I’ve made some changes to my weekly messages I share here and in a few other places.  I was calling them, “Spiritual Pathways,” which is the name I used for years and just recently began using again. When I was pondering making more changes to my Yahoo groups, my blog and other ways I share things, an idea popped into my head and I just knew I was being led to make some bigger changes. I hope I don’t confuse you all too much, but from now on, the messages shared here for the week will be called, A Season of Love,” the same name as my new book! It feels right, so that’s what I’m going to go with. I may still use the Spiritual Pathways LoveNotes here to share now and then too, but I’ll just have to see how that goes.

I will be sharing the messages on Mondays and Fridays, instead of everyday because I have quite a bit on my plate right now and I must find time for other things too. I’m working on more ways to market my new book, while writing more books, writing here and other places also. I have a life offline too, so finding balance is important.

You can receive the “A Season of Love” Messages here by signing up to this blog or by joining the Yahoo group with the same name at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ASeasonOfLove/

These messages are an in between of the stories and messages found in my book and the LoveNotes I’ve shared before. I feel the new, “A Season of Love” messages will lift you up, give you inspiration, motivate you and give you positive fuel for your body, mind, spirit and soul, weekly. We can all use a little help now and then, so I do hope you will sign up to receive them and let them bless you as they bless me!

Thank you for your time and for staying with me for all these years and for those new folks that are just getting to know me. You’re all very important and precious to me. I love hearing from you and staying in touch. I do my best to respond, write back or get in touch with you as I can, not letting much time pass before getting back to you.

As I said, I’m writing quite a bit, marketing my book, “A Season of Love and opening me up to invites to Author lectures, talks, seminars, workshops and book signings.

I also continue my Mentoring, Spiritual Consults and Guidance and my Intuitive Readings through my website and running several groups at various places and sharing on a daily basis at Social Networks. Please feel free to contact me for more information about my book, my schedule, my website, consults, readings and any other things you would like to talk to me about. I am open to the changes and opportunities coming my way, letting go of what’s not working and stepping out and up to fly.~

Stay tuned for my upcoming Autumn Specials!

 

 

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September 23, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Friday~9-23-11:  Happy Autumn Equinox! Take some time to sit quietly today and feel the energy as night falls earlier and the days become shorter.  Meditate on the cycle of life as the wheel turns once again. Listen to brother crow, watch brother squirrel and feel the cooler winds coming our way. Give thanks for all your blessings as we begin harvest time, gathering our abundance close to hearth and home. 

This is my favorite time of year from Autumn Equinox to Samhain, Halloween, the Celtic New Year! The energy is strong and wonderful and I enjoy time outdoors in nature, watching the leaves change color and feeling the autumn air.  Life seems to slow down once harvest is over and we all begin to prepare for winter. I love the way it feels on November 1st, All Saints Day, the mystical feeling when the veil is thinnest and spirits are close.  Everything feels fresh, new and magical. Wishing you a wonderful Autumn! 

Blessings~Mysti-Fran 

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