This transition time has been one that has really been good for me, personally. I have a job now, a temporary job, but one that fulfills me and will allow me to catch up on my financial obligations. So the Wheel turns again and it brings us back upward.
This holiday is about remembering, and therefore I will be taking time to remember what has happened for the last year.
The only honored dead I have this time is a friend who created “Museum Replicas”, Hank Reinhardt. He was a wonderful swordsman, a good person and gave all of us a place that we can go to and get quality weaponry at reasonable prices. I’ve used their blades for years, and my Coven Sword comes from their collection as well.
Last year at this time I was in a job I didn’t like, working for people I couldn’t stand, making money that was ensuring that I would remain in poverty for the rest of my life. I was always upset, stressed out, unhappy. I rarely had fights with my wife and daughter, mainly because I didn’t have energy to fight. I was writing more, I had time for myself occasionally. My wife was relatively healthy.
Now, I’m out of a job, but working in a temporary job which will allow us to catch up. I’m not stressed out anymore. I have many options open to me. I”m going back to school and learning skills which will make me more marketable. If I play my cards right, I might turn this temporary job into a permanent one. I occasionally fight with my wife, but it is because stress gets to her. She is having surgeries done on the charity insurance the state provides, mainly because she has to have them. Once she gets those done, she will be healthier than she has been in 15 years. Chronic problems will be cured. I’m on medication for my Chronic Depression, and it is letting me have a life again.
I’m doing so much better now than I was it is incalculable. Losing my job was a positive step, even if in the short term it was a disaster of unheard of proportions. It has allowed us to grow beyond what we were. And for that I’m very grateful to everyone who had a hand in it. I’ve even stopped hating my former employers.
So now, it is time for the Hunter to move into the picture. He comes and provides for the Mother and Child while they stay warm in the home. He puts his body on the line to provide and to protect Them. And that is how it should be.
If you want, go read last year’s entry too. It has a wonderful cyber ritual. Samhain ritual for the Dead.