After the summer of my depression, I noted that my Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff was holding a Samhain Service today. I have only been attending sporadically since my return from England, as I felt that I did not have the “social capital” to extend to church services.
But I did attend the service today and my goddess has re-appeared. We sang, cast the circle, did Goddess Chants and Sarah Ricke gave an excellent service on Samhain and Solitude. I plan on taking her advice and spending time in solitude to process my feelings that I am still not ready for a full re-appearance at church.
BTW if you are not familiar with Samhain (pronounced sow-ain) it is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, usually celebrated on Oct. 31. And that of course is also Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween, so it is a jam packed week!
We are also having a Day of the Dead service next week, which I also plan to attend. See you there?