It seems to be the shifts of the seasons affect me more and more each year as I try to attune myself more to the ebb and flow of nature..as the old year closes and Samhain draws near…I feel the need to realign myself with what is truly important.
We’ve successfully moved into our new place in the civilian world for the next four years or so and started a new chapter in life with Vymn going to school and my role changing to be that of the main breadwinner in our home.
Being closer to the mountains and being able to feel the pull of nature has brought my awareness of my relationship with the Earth to the forefront of my mind. I know I need to go out more and focus on building a more familiar connection with this land, so I’ve decided for the most part not to drive anymore. Our new place is centrally located and makes it easier to walk or bike to where I need to go.
My advancement to green belt in Ninjutsu has shifted my role in the dojo to one of assistant and also that my training depends more on my use of my own time.
Responsibility seems to be the theme for the coming year, in a way that I was never responsible before. A very typical adult role, which I usually dislike, has been presented to me to take with a good heart and the knowlege that I’ve been prepared for this season of my life as perfectly as possible.
Thanks to the Gods and dear spirits for giving me this opportunity to step up into a bigger role once again.
(pictures will follow later of the new house, it’s just not as tidy as I’d like right now.)