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Deeper Spiritual Meaning To Halloween
Posted: 11/2/2011 | Spiritual Growth Comments
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I hope that you enjoyed the blog: Top Ten Reasons to Love Halloween I love having fun.

When most of us think of October the 31st, we think of children dressing up, pumpkins, goblins, ghosts, witches on brooms and candy, but there’s a deeper spiritual meaning to this day. It is actually a day of celebration for several different cultures. Halloween a shortening for All Hallow’s Eve, has also been referred to as, Day of the Dead, and Samhain.

For those who follow earth-based Goddess traditions that predate Christianity, it is considered for centuries as one of the most magical nights of the year. As for us in the northern hemisphere, we move into the time of cold and the darkness of winter.

The Celtic, Samhain was the time of moving the farm animals into shelter, gathering the harvest, a time of thanksgiving and when the ancestors and the spirits of the beloved dead would return home to share in the feast. As with some of our present day customs, people set out lights, like today’s jack-o-lanterns, to help them find their way home. It is a time to remember, celebrate and honor the lives of our dead relatives and friends and to tell stories about them to the next generation so their memory will not be lost.

This deeper meaning is moving us into a time of death and then regeneration. We can embrace the cycle of life as we move into the darkness. By going inward, we can invite our deep unconscious parts to reveal themselves. Since All Hallow’s Eve is considered a powerful night, when the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest, we have an opportunity.  This time of moving into the darkness can be an occasion of deep transformation, creativity, discovery and becoming renewed. This cycle can be used as a gateway into the mysterious underworld, to our conscious mind, helping us open even more deeply into all of our possibilities.

As we move into the darkness, allow this year to unfold as you best year ever! I’ll have some information about something special in a few days…

Have you thought about what you’d like to transform for next year? Your comments make a difference for all of us.
 




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