Reflection: doing the dark inner work of facing our shadows an fears and moving back to life again

Reflection: doing the dark inner work of facing our shadows and fears and moving back to life again as a rite of passage

Today is All Souls Day of the Fall Triduum

Cynthia Bourgeault on the Fall Triduum of Halloween, All Saints, Day, and All Souls Day:

“the movement is more inward…. The days are shortening, the leaves are fallen, and the earth draws once again into itself. Everything in the natural world confronts us with reminders of our own mortality…. And yet in the midst of this broody season of dark and inwardness, the days do offer themselves as a journey, a progression we can take…. In the quiet, brown time of the year, these fall Triduum days are an invitation to do the profound inner work: to face our shadows and deep fears (death being for most people the scariest of all)…then to move back into our lives again…. I encourage all of you who have the inclination to keep these days as best you can for this quiet but extraordinary rite of passage.”

‘All Souls Day’ by Jakub Schikaneder 1888

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