The reason we carve pumpkins is because it’s a way to scare away any negative energy. People started out carving turnips and moved on to pumpkins. There’s another tradition, to make soul cakes. These treats are to bury or leave out on the alter to give to the gods and ancestors. Last night we made soul cakes so on Halloween we could bury them/ leave them on the family alter. We got a big pumpkin so we had lots of pumpkin left. They are delicious. There are tons of them! This weekend we are taking koda to boo in the zoo in Columbia. Another weekend of fun! I’m also preaching/ teaching on Samhain this weekend. To the whole congregation again! While making the soul cakes we thought about our ancestors and told stories of the ones that are departed from us. We thanked the gods and blessed the cakes. Today my son and I were in a store when it was robbed. No one was hurt and they caught the guy but I thanked the gods for protecting us. Everything I do I thank them! I came home and gave the earth some soul cake and thanked the gods for being there and making a shield between us and the guy. It’s a beautiful day and when koda wakes from his nap I am taking him outside to play in the backyard.
So funny but so wrong lol
Today Sarah had the day off and it was great to spend the day with her and koda. I got to take a nap for the first time in awhile and we watched Harry Potter movies and went to target to do some shopping. It was a very relaxing day . Tomorrow we are going to Clinton cease farm to pick out pumpkins. Kodas first pumpkin picking. We been going there for a couple years now so we are excited to take koda. At some point I need to prepare next weeks sermon for Samhain. But not today! Today I’m relaxing with my family!
I was on an app called learnist, I love this app because you can have never ending reading of random articles and I LOVE to read! So anywho there was an article that spoke about cults. I looked on the link of the list of worldly recognized cults. And there I found wicca along with some other religions….. Interesting ….. Sooo as my second U post I wanted to share this bit of info… Just gonna leave this here! Feel free to rip it a new one!