I recently did a reading where both Cweorth and Ear appeared. The question they asked of the young man sitting with me was, what do you need to burn in your life this fall and what do you need to bury?
He gave me permission to post the poem he wrote, after our session.
You may wish to explore this question in your own life as well.
When things have come to an end, no longer serve us, no longer bring us joy or satisfaction, they need to be returned so their energies, their essences, their particles can be reused to bring forth something new. This is neither bad nor good. It just is.
Leaves fall from the tree when they're done.
So don't think you need to burn or bury only those things that you consider negative or bad.
The wisdom is, how to let go of something when it's finished so something new can grow.
Burn or Bury
warmth in the chill
death and the kill
pile it all up
dig deep and toil
some need ignition
some require soil
Winter demands loss
life requires Winter
collect all the crops
Nick Xavier, Freelance Writer, World Traveler 2018
*Photo of burning newspaper by Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash