Maybe it has something to do with the type of people I'm attracted to, maybe it is a common thread among witches because Samhain is just around the corner and so many of us love this time of year, but I've been amazed how with the turning of the wheel and the movement beyond Mabon how many people I associate with are suddenly feeling a greater connection to everything, myself included. Now for me I know that a big part of it is that this is, and always has been, my favorite time of year. I love the seasons from Autumn through to Spring, I'm actually far more active at this time of year. Don't get me wrong, I'm not out partying and socializing, lets face it I'm an introvert and always will be, but I find myself wanting to craft more, to get outside and be with nature, to visit friends, to spend time with loved ones, to play and to love. For a lot of people this is a time of quite introspection coming upon us, and that is definitely true also, but for me that reflection comes through expressive means and I have more energy to partake in those actions as the weather cools than I do in the blast furnace of summer.
Now not surprisingly the change of the season is also bringing about a great deal of peoples focus to shadow work. My feeling is that perhaps this goes beyond the season and there is a gentle shift happening towards embracing a more balanced life - maybe that's just my wishful thinking. I am quite pleasantly surprised at how many people I know currently who are beginning to work with their shadow, including myself and it buoys me to know that I will have others who can be their for me on this journey.