Tonight is Halloween, a time when we dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and celebrate all things spooky such as witches, goblins, and ghosts.
Like many of the holidays we celebrate today, Halloween is based on an ancient festival called Samhain, which has ancient Celtic pagan origins.
It is historically considered to be the “day of the dead”, or a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and spirit becomes very thin and that you can more easily connect with the realm of spirit.
It is held on October 31st, which is considered to be the entrance point to the portal of darkness, or the time of year after the harvest that features decay and death.
It marks a turning point in the endless cycles of life, death, and rebirth that are constantly happening around us.
Samhain is considered a sacred day, one where you can call the spirits of your ancestors to communicate with you, guide you.
On Samhain, which has been turned into our modern-day Halloween, this is a powerful day of transformation, and of honoring the importance of the darkness, the ability to see the “unseen”.
Yes, this process of moving through the veil between worlds can be scary (which is why Halloween has such a reputation!), but it also is a beautiful reminder that exploring the dark is just as important as the light.
So tonight – summon your ancestors, invite a “ghost” or spirit to visit, and look to the unseen as the veil thins between worlds.
Happy Halloween – Samhain!