#wanderingspirits 472 Posts

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. 🥀🍂🍁🍃 #macbeth #shakespeare #seasonofthewitches #theveilisthinning #wanderingspirits #energy #witch #death #farewell
Originally known as the "Feast of the Dead" this #sabbat was celebrated in Celtic countries by leaving food offerings on altars and doorsteps for the "wandering dead".Today a lot of practitioners still carry out that tradition. Single candles were lit and left in a window to help guide the spirits of ancestors and loved ones home. Extra chairs were set to the table and around the hearth for the unseen guest. Apples were buried along roadsides and paths for spirits who were lost or had no descendants to provide for them. Turnips were hollowed out and carved to look like protective spirits, for this was a night of magic and chaos. The Wee Folke became very active, pulling pranks on unsuspecting humans. Traveling after dark was was not advised. People dressed in white (like ghosts), wore disguises made of straw, or dressed as the opposite gender in order to fool the Nature spirits. This was also the time that the cattle and other livestock were slaughtered for eating in the ensuing winter months. Any crops still in the field on Samhain were considered taboo, and left as offerings to the Nature spirits. Bonfires were built, (originally called bone-fires, for after feasting, the bones were thrown in the fire as offerings for healthy and plentiful livestock in the New Year) and stones were marked with peoples names. Then they were thrown into the fire, to be retrieved in the morning. The condition of the retrieved stone foretold of that person's fortune in the coming year. Hearth fires were also lit from the village bonfire to ensure unity, and the ashes were spread over the harvested fields to protect and bless the land.🎃 #samhain #sabbat #autumn #fall #pumpkin #traditions #blessedbe #oldtraditions #honorthedead #alwaysgiveouttreats #rememberthedead #helpthemfindtheirway #lostsouls #halloween #feastofthedead #theyalwayscomeback #pagan #rip #dontforgetaboutthem #wanderingspirits #diadelosmuertos #59daystillhalloween
Raspberry Gin Fizz popsicles go so well with this Summer Crush cocktail, made with fresh blueberries, tequila blanco, lime and coconut foam. Who says summer's almost over? #frozencocktail #craftcocktails #wanderingspirits #summertime #freshingredients
Snapshot of our day from Black Rock to Byron #vanlife # #lazysunday # #wanderingspirits #
Thing about The Hungry Ghost Month, I always get the weirdest dreams. Michael popped in to say "hey" last night. Told him to beat it. #hungryghostfestival #hungryghost #beatit #thriller #wanderingspirits #lostsouls #dreamvisits #kingofpop #truestory #weird
#excitingnews today!!!! I have been working in small increments on my website but today I finally took the plunge and purchased a domain. Then came the website upgrade to include an #ecommerce section! Still working slowly towards that #october31st launch date! Super excited to get this done today! #babysteps #leap #soulfloraholistics #dammitijustboughtbusinesscards #ohwell #gratitude #wellnesspractice #findyourselfintime #quietsearchers #wanderingspirits #coaching #hypnotherapy #aromatherapy #andmore
We went down to the river valley with the dogs🐕🐕 yesterday to cool off and catch some minnows 🐟 (and a few snakes 🐍🐍😳) My kids have a way of venturing in completely different directions and as much as I love their adventurous fearless spirits, some days I wonder how other parents manage to keep their kids all in one place. So obviously, I needed to capture this rare moment when my kids made my life easy by staying together, if only for a moment. #myoutdoorkids #coulees #oldmanriver #southernalberta #wildhearts #feelingtheemojis #wanderingspirits #letthemplay #parentingadvice #please #canadiankids #daytrips #lifeunplugged #momofthree #sunnydays #staytogether #exploringkids
"Is your grandmother still with us?" ~ Last week my friends came over and during their stay had asked about my grandmother as he kindly addressed the prescense of the 4th person in the room. My grandmother is still among us so whomever they may be, they are welcome in my home. . . #willmarstudios #art #doodle #sketch #sketchbook #illustration #illustratorofinstagram #storytime #story #seer #igart #igartist #instaart #instaartist #doublepage #doublepagespread #ghost #spirits #wanderingspirits #blackandwhite #penandink #ink #pencil #brushpen #brush #childrensbook #childrensbookillustration
Saturday mornings in Monterey just aren't the same without my coffee tonic from @burienpress So, inspired, I made my own, kicked up version using @acmecoffeeroasting cold brew, tonic water, orange bitters, and, of course, gin. Because nothing says weekend like coffee and spirits. Cheers! #wanderingspirits #cocktailstogo #coffee #cocktails #weekend #acmecoffeeroasting #montereycocktails
It's dark, but this is just one of the old abandoned buildings at #Riverview #creepy #wanderingspirits