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Celtic Musings 
 
1. Autumn a time for reflection 
 
As we start to enter the darker days I always get a sense of pleasant anticipation. I look forward to the cozy days full of comfort and peace. 
 
Curling up with a book in front of a blazing fire. Listening to the rain patter on the windows. Healthy comfort food like stews and crumbles made from fruit picked from the hedgerows. 
 
Tucking the animals in for the night in their cozy beds and walks in crunchy fallen leaves with misty breath escaping in clouds from our smiling mouths. 
 
In ages past this time of year was a time of reckoning. Had there been enough preparation to get the family through the barren winter months? Had the harvest been good enough? It was a time to appeal to the Gods and the end of one cycle and the start of the new one at Samhain. 
 
It was a time to reflect and draw into oneself. This is something that many of us in our busy lives do not have time to think about. With families and jobs to manage many will be on the seemingly senseless countdown towards the festive season and all of the financial and emotional outlay that, that involves. 
 
It would be helpful to many to just take a few minutes, stop, sit and reflect on where we were last year and where we are now. What changes have there been? Have we walked the path we intended or have we strayed off course? What do we want to be doing and what do we need to do to achieve this? 
 
Take some time during the darker months to take stock and make some time for yourself to gather your thoughts and thus enable yourself to go forward with purpose. 
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