The veil of souls has shrouded me once again; I feel its presence very close in the hushed silences of the season. Out of the corner of my eye, I catch a glimpse of color and know they are with me. These are my ancestors, my loved ones who have departed this earthly realm before my soul, at least on this journey. I can feel my grandmother and grandfather and their love for me as a child, they are here with me right now it is as if I can almost touch them. My mate and the father of my son is also nearby, I can feel his presence as he travels with his mother, the one he longed for and missed all of the days he walked this Earth. He is with her now, he is happy. No longer tortured by her loss, he is complete and joyful. Those of us that shared in his life suffered to one degree or another for this loss, as he was not healed until he left this earthly realm. Today I am able to stand and feel tears of joy streaming down my face knowing that he has found his mother and received her blessing and that he might now be complete. But do we have to wait until we leave our bodies to receive the blessings we are looking for? I think not, we have free will and may heal ourselves. But just now, with the light and the haze in the sky, the shortening days and cooler temperatures that have made their way into the Northern Hemisphere, it brings to me the feelings that those I have loved are right here with me closer than any other time of year. I am not afraid, rather I welcome them into my heart in order that I might be healed and loved just a little bit more. I will hold them close, I will honor their presence. When the veil is thin, look within it is your gift.
Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.~ Linda Hogan