Steps to Increase Positive Energy
6,000 or more years ago ancient civilizations that practiced earth-based religion developed a system of transformation based on how the earth nurtures, grows, harvests, and reseeds. This time of year is for the harvests, in both nature, and in ourselves. Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) is a time of letting go, and renewal. It is the time for giving up that tired, old bone of resentment, anger, grudges, grief about what “didn’t” happen for you yet, and to reshape the space all those negatives took up and create a space for new energy to come into your life instead.
The seasons do help us move energy inside ourselves. For instance, springtime fills the heart with thoughts of love and playing outside gaily. That is what we do in spring; we go outside and start new things (seeds). In the summer we bask in the sun and enjoy the warmth of our relationships (we grow). In the fall, we begin to harvest all that was created, and to burn away the old dead fall. In winter (as it now approaches), we need to start fresh, clear, and ready to open our arms and our hearts to what the next spring will bring to us to plant in the rich fertile soil of our lives.
So here is a little process that could help you to transform:
1. Take a peeled apple (whole) and a bowl full of whole cloves, or you can use push pins, or even toothpicks. Create a clear and quiet time to sit down with your freshly peeled large apple, and begin to breathe slowly, ten counts in and out. Imagine your life in the last year as the spokes on a bicycle wheel. In your mind’s eye see the “spoke” you are on right now. Now go counter clockwise slowly back until you are thinking of the first spoke of the year one year ago (so about this time last year). Now think through the months, each time you think of something that causes you pain, or any type of psychic discomfort, push in a point (clove, pin, or toothpick) and move on to the next issue/month until you have gone through all the issues for the year.
2. Put the apple somewhere where the air can get to it, and watch it turn brown and shrivel up, see how some of the points may fall out on their own? This is because we do tend to heal if we have time and let things go. Now after about two to four weeks (depending on the climate you live in) that apple is ready for final harvest. Look at what happens when we hold on to the points of “dis-ease”… we rot. Meditate on releasing what is “rotting” inside of you.
3. Now with great respect (for this apple has served us very well!) take out each pin and discard into the trash, saying or thinking as you do, “Thank you for the lessons you have given me. I am stronger and wiser because of this pain.” When at last your apple is clear, you can go and bury it near a tree… allow it to let go of its “apple” energy to feed that tree and to help it grow new fruit, just as we shall grow new fruit in our own lives.
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