Starcat’s Favorites: The Point of Balance

Happy Autumnal Equinox! We (my family and I) spent our day yesterday celebrating the handfasting and vow renewal of a wonderful couple in our community. Today was about community, too, gathering with a dear friend’s tribe of family and friends to work together to support her as she deals with the effects of stage four cancer. It’s all about balance: celebration and heartbreak, illness and wellness, work and play, reverence and mirth. Right now we’re poised at the point of the year where the equal balance of days and nights turns toward the darkness. I welcome the blessings of both light and dark. I retreat and seek within for answers, even as I turn outward to connect with loved ones. I experience busy days and restful nights. Blessings of the Balance to you and yours!

Here is some reading for a cozy winter’s eve.

A simple, well-written description of the Pagan celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, along with some tips on daily spiritual practice.

More about the playful interaction of imagination and daily realities.

You are a beautiful being. Yes, you!

Love this article about kids learning to be alone and happy. I think it’s perfect for adults, too – it’s never too late to learn!

Here’s a new way to look at having “too much to do.” Maybe you’re not overwhelmed after all!

Have a lovely week!


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