Samhain altar
My Samhain (late October/November) altar

As we move into this darkest phase of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it can sometimes feel challenging.

You might grieve the loss of the sunny days of summer.

You might find that your energy levels are all over the place.

You may resist the darkness and wish to escape.

But the darkness is part of the cycle of life.

So, dear one, I invite you: don’t be afraid of the darkness.

As we move into this darkest phase of the year, I invite you to embrace the opportunity to slow down and look within.

Let what needs to die and fall away do just that.

Release. Exhale.

Embrace the darkness and let it nourish your soul.

I wrote these words at Samhain last year. I hope they help you to embrace the gifts that late autumn and early winter can offer.


No words, just feeling.
Drawing in, releasing.

Going inwards, a natural calling.
Moving into the dark: the quiet womb of winter.

Looking with.
This is the time for dreams – no need for action.

Just being.

Descending into the cave of my heart.
Laying myself down to rest til the light is returning.

This features in my 2020 book: Whispers From Mother Earth.

Descending – a poem for late autumn
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2 thoughts on “Descending – a poem for late autumn

  • November 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    This is lovely, thank you!
    I enjoy retreating, descending, connecting with my soul-self… the gifts of this dark time of year.

    • November 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      A pleasure to share with you! Yes, this a gorgeous, soulful time of year isn’t it? Stella xxx


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