Halloween is here! I love this time of year. There is the snap of fall weather and the crunch of leaves. There are flickering pumpkins and kids hopping up and down with delight in their costumed glory. And, of course, there is chocolate and other sweet treats. Truly, a great holiday.
And this holiday could also be considered a holy day, if your thinking bends that way.
Halloween is predicated on the Gaelic festival of Samhain which marks the end of the harvest season and reflects the movement from the light of the sun into the darkness of winter. These sentiments are echoed by Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration and many Christians honoring All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1st and 2nd, respectively.
I think we can agree that these days at the end of October and the beginning of November hold precious potential. These are hallowed days where the veil is, indeed, thinner. And that opens the door to delve into mysteries, connect with loved ones and touch the mysteries.
You might consider using this power time to meditate or pray with a special intention — maybe, ask for clarity about a pressing matter or invite a lost loved one to reconnect on the soul level.
You might also celebrate the day with illuminated pumpkins, bowls of candy and opening the door for the better part of the evening to giggling neighborhood kids who can’t wait to shout, “Trick or treat!”
Happy Halloween, dear ones. May you connect in whatever ways feed your soul.