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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.

Day of the Dead: a spiritual practice


The Day of the Dead (which is actually several days) honors death in a most beautiful way. It is believed that the veil between worlds is lifted, and the souls of the dead can revisit their loved ones. In colorful altars, laden with marigolds and ofrendas (offerings), we invite the dead to feast, dance and sing with us. Death is an honored guest, and life is the celebration.   For me, there...
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Día de Los Muertos: Honoring Death as Medicine

Día de Los Muertos: Honoring Death as Medicine
How I honor Día de Los Muertos and harvest its fruits for myself:The Day of the Dead (which is actually several days) honors death in a most beautiful way. The veil between worlds is lifted and the souls of the dead can revisit their loved ones. In colorful altars, laden with ofrendas (offerings), we invite the dead to feast, dance and sing with us. Death is an honored guest, and life is a...
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Dangling Time

Dangling Time
Walking linesThe eyes of hands that hold meHow can I be heldHereDissolved of all but grace?Slip the knot of memoriesWeigh the bread in riseMorning always comesThey sayMourning always comesWashed in laceThe shadowed faceHidden gems, those tearsBut ahhh, she sighsReaching acrossThis table unset by DeathDangling linesWalking timeThe hands of eyes that behold me
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