Transform fear into love this Halloween
It's Halloween, the time for ghosts and ghouls, the spookiest time of the year. However did you know that the origins of Halloween were not so spooky? Halloween originates from Samhain, a Celtic festival which marks the end of the Harvest season and the beginning of Winter, the darkest time of the year. It was also a liminal time when the boundaries between life and death were thought to be at their thinnest.
So instead of celebrating ghosts and ghouls why not do something a little different this Halloween by transforming the fear that is often felt around this festival into love. Here are a few ideas that can help you to transform fear into love this Samhain -
- Purify your living space with sage or incense to cleanse and protect from any negative energies.
- Honour the dead, the spirits of your loved ones, your ancestors and those who came before you. Why not create your altar around this theme today? Light candles for the people that have passed on.
- Look into your own deepest fears. Take some time to journal and ask yourself what is it that you fear the most? How do you feel about death?
- Honour the “deaths” that you have experienced throughout the year. Make a list of all the things that have you let go of. Celebrate the cycle of the new.
- Connect to the Divine within you as you meditate on the idea that we are all light beings, we do not die, death is not the end for us as we live on in different forms and in different ways. Recognise that we continually recreate ourselves through the cycles of life. Honour the cycle of birth, existence, death and rebirth during your meditation.
Make your Samhain a celebration of life, light and love as you move forward into the winter season. Thank you to my teacher Paramatma Siri Sadhana who inspired this post.