THE LIGHTER SYMBOLISM IN HALLOWEEN
Dear friend, Happy Halloween!
Did you know that Halloween is considered a pivotal turning point during the year that symbolizes the cycle of life, death, and rebirth?
Say what? It’s not just about carving faces in pumpkins, creating elaborate displays of gruesome in our front yards, and dressing up in wild and crazy costumes? No! Halloween is actually a time to get in touch with our shadows, release our fears and negativity, and venture into the less frequented spiritual territories of our lives.
Halloween can be traced back to its origin in ancient times when Samhain was celebrated. This was the final harvest festival of the season that marked the end (the death) of the growing period and the beginning (birth) of winter.
It is believed that during this time of the year, the veil between the realms of living and dead becomes thinnest.
What does this mean, you might be wondering? It means that spiritual activity tends to be elevated during this time. It is a time when we might tap into the afterlife, and invite communications with loved ones on the other side. It’s also a time to connect with our angels and guides on the other side, that can give us signs about how to handle troubling issues in our lives, as well as our hopes and dreams.
Halloween, though it’s “dark side” tends to attract fear into our consciousness (for instance when we walk through haunted houses or when we watch movies that scare us nearly to death), is a time to cleanse our energy fields and our auras.
Some people may find that taking a hot salt bath can help them to feel cleansed. Others may find that a meditation offers to help them feel grounded and protected. Others might benefit from simply taking a walk outdoors, and giving thanks for nature’s beautiful, ever-changing cycles of life. Still others might enjoy lighting a candle, reciting a blessing, and then following the ritual with a cup of hot, cleansing tea, and a delicious snack!
Candia Lea Cole
Founder, Eco-Learning Legacies