Friday, October 31, 2014

Ghost of the Pumpkin Patch – Count your Blessings

Oracle of Shadows and Light, Lucy Cavendish, Jasmine Becket Griffith, Ghost of the Pumpkin Patch – Count your Blessings
Tonight is All Hallows Eve or Halloween, the evening before Samhain. My last two posts were about my intention to look into my fears and anxieties. So for today I've asked the question, what will help me to face my fears. And I pulled The Ghost of the Pumpkin Patch from the Oracle of Shadows and Light.
The Ghost of the Pumpkin Patch Speaks:
Something that is a blessing is being overlooked. It appears cloaked and seems almost invisible to you. You must stand in your field – that is to say, your life – and look around you, and see all that has been given to you again, and give thanks for it. You are forgetting how much you truly have, and how much you will have again, and again. My time is the harvest: it is now your time to bring in, or harvest, the joy and love of what you have so much of, and share your abundance.”

When you want to face you fears it is wise to first count your blessings. This will give you lots of security and strength for your inner journey. Life is not always as bad and scary as it seems. Skeletons in the closet are a lot smaller than the sound of their rattling bones might suggest. Spiders in the attic? Humbug, Monsters in the cellar might be just brooms and boxes when you are supported by the joy of your blessings
I've written  a lot about the practice of gratitude and this card is a reminder to uphold this practice when dealing with the harder parts of life
Count your  blessings and don’t take anything for granted. Count until there is nothing left to count, not even the smallest little squash in the corner of  your patch.
Happy Halloween and Samhain!

8 comments:

  1. by the time we get down to that smallest squash, when we turn, the space is filled again. and again. How quickly we forget.

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    1. Hi Sharyn. Yes pumpkin plants grow quickly We have seen them take over our garden until it was one sea of green big leaves and pumpkins
      There is always something to be grateful for. Especially for blog friends!
      Hugs

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  2. Happy holidays to you too! :) I keep thinking about how often what I feared turned into a blessing of sorts. Like a squashed pumpkin - inside are the seeds for next year!

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    1. A lovely metaphor!
      Hugs to you my friend

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  3. Lovely post and perspective. I'm also trying to shed the light on some inner shadows this season. I love your suggestion to count the squashes. You've prompted a "what I'm grateful for" list.. it has been too long since I've written one out. Thank you :) Happy Samhain and I hope tomorrow is lovely for you. xo

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    1. Happy to hear this post has inspired you to write your list again and I wish you lots of strength and confidence to enter the shadows
      Hugs

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  4. I'm still writing in my gratitude journal, too :) May your blessings fill you, til the fear spills out and away!

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    1. So happy to hear this, and thank you for the beautiful wish Kerry :)
      Hugs

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