With Winter quickly approaching and us being cooped up inside I thought it might be a good idea to talk about some things that we can do this season to feed our souls. For me the Fall comes with a nice break to the hustle and bustle of the Spring and Summer planting and harvesting seasons. However, that is very short lived because the truth is that I LOVE it, I just enjoy the break for all of a couple weeks and then I am ready to get back to it. Here in Missouri the reality is that all those gardening or wildcrafting (well the majority of it) is put on hold until around at least April- May. This makes that stretch between November and April very long and it can get depressing.
The season of the Crone is all about our inner self. Nourishing our soul from within. I talked about this a couple weeks ago in another article, the importance of doing that inner work to strengthen ourselves from the inside out. SO, this month I am going to start a series of blogs that I hope you all will participate in and offer ideas and feedback so that we can help each other. This week we are going to talk about movies/television shows. I want you all to add your pagan, witchy, or Samhain themed favorites to our list. The idea is that we can refer back to the discussions through the season when we need time to ourselves and are looking for a recommendation. Other articles in this new series will have us posting later on about different activities to do, and books to read so start thinking about what you may want to add to those, as well.
To some, watching a movie or series doesn’t seem nourishing but it really is. It allows us to stop whatever busy, crazy life event or drama we are wrapped up in for a couple hours and just get lost in something else. This gives those parts of our mind a break. In addition, watching movies that are full of pagan related themes are often times inspirational, motivating and up lifting just like watching a Lifetime movie is at Christmas time for a Christian. The Winter is a time of year that we need help feeling connected to the Earth, when upon first glance it all appears dead. Sometimes, we need help remembering that there will be rebirth and to reestablish that hope and anticipation. A good movie can do just that and yank us right out of our Winter funk.
Okay, I am going to start this list off with a few good ones that I love instead of just going through and listing everyone out there that I can think of.