Samhain – Let the Magic Begin

I love Samhain it is a truly magical time of the year. The autumn colours are awesome, as nature  ‘let’s go’ and ‘goes inwards to recoup’ I am reminded to slow down and retreat in tune with the energy of Samhain. The fruits of all our labour in summer, have been harvested and the earth is now in need of rest and recoup. Time to feed the earth and prepare for the seeds that will be sown in the Spring.


Samhain is the time to let go of the old, hence the connection with death and prepare for the new. In Celtic traditions Samhain is the Celtic New Year. Autumn is all about letting go of the old and preparing for the new.

I start to release and let go of things and prepare the ground for the year ahead. I use The Desire Map, by Danielle La Porte  to help me to think about setting goals for the year, according to the feelings I want to generate in my life rather than the goals. 

Creating The Plan For The Year Ahead

i want to create a life in which I feel connected, inspired, creative and playful. So now I know how I want to feel  according to Danielle, all I need to do is align my actions to how I want to feel.

I want to feel connected to my Soul and intuitively live my love in the flow. I also want to spend more time connecting with my loved ones and spending time with Wild women who inspire me.

To achieve this I will

– meditate DAILY to stay connected to my soul and live life intuitively

– say ‘No’ to people, just to please them when I could be spending time with my loved ones

– book weekly dates with the ‘wild women’ that make me laugh, cry and inspire me to keep on growing

Can you see how different this feels from setting goals? to me it feels more fluid and organic.


I have always hated ‘ goals and targets’ as they felt driven and I can drive myself enough doing, rather than being. They conjure up an image of always looking to the goal rather than being in the moment. I always felt I fell short as I was happy bumbling along at my own pace.

Give this a go and see how if feels to you. 

Happy Samhain