Much of the world is in the midst of a time of holy observance this week. Yom Kippur began at sundown last night and the Jewish members of our human family gathered for their annual rituals of Atonement, reflecting on and asking forgiveness for any acts or words that caused wounding in the world in the past year. At sundown tonight the Muslim members of our human family begin their rituals of Eid al Adha, remembering the sacrifice of Abraham (their common ancestor with their Jewish cousins) and sharing food with family, friends, and giving a third of their feast to the poor. In the Southern Hemisphere Pagans and Witches in our human family mark the Spring Equinox (Ostara) with gratitude for the new growth and life of Spring, and the lengthening of days bringing more hours of blessed light. Here where I live in the Northern Hemisphere Pagans and Witches like me are marking the Autumn Equinox (Mabon), with gratitude for the abundance of the harvest and the lengthening of nights bringing more hours of sacred darkness. And so, to my Jewish cousins, may you have an easy fast, and to my Muslim cousins, Eid Mubarak, and to my Pagan cousins and Witch family, blessed Ostara and glorious Mabon!
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