SPIRITUAL EFFECTS OF HALLOWEEN
by Dr. Madhu Kotiya
Halloween, a celebration observed in many countries on 31st October and 1st November. People celebrate it by dressing up in costumes and collecting free candies. But in addition to free candy, spooky costumes and ghoulish decoration, Halloween have something more. A deeper spiritual significance is associated with this celebration.
Halloween can be traced back to its origin in ancient times when Samhain (read sow-in) was celebrated. This was the final harvest festival of the season that marked the end of the growing period and the beginning of winter months. It is also considered as a powerful turning point in the wheel of the year, signifying the cycle of life, death and rebirth. As per the wheel of the year cycle, Samhain or Halloween was the period of death. It is believed that during this time the veil between the realms of living and dead becomes thinnest. As the clock ticks over to November 1st, the spiritual activity is at its highest. One of the reasons is due to the vibrations of the date 111. If you carefully look at each digit as a pillar, you can see that the middle pillar symbolises the veil between the two worlds.
Halloween is the perfect time when people release and let go of negative and lower energies that hold them back and celebrate the new energy that will eventually take its place. It is very important because, at this time people go to a Halloween party where alcohol is served, watch a scary movie or maybe attend a haunted house or some other place where the fear energies are being generated. Those who want to experience the spiritual effects of Halloween, then just take some time to cleanse your energy with light and feeling of love. Some people follow a salt bath or cleansing meditation to keep their energy clear and protected. Even nature models this act for us, when the tree sheds and let go of their old leaves. Tap into the energy of the cycle of life to give tribute those in the afterlife, by lighting a candle, serving out their favorite food or simply saying a prayer or blessing. And gain insight from them. Seek signs from your deceased loved ones to sort the issues in your existing daily life or simply tune your natural psychic abilities to strengthen your intuition and connect to your divine guides and angels.
People associate Halloween with fear. But, it is not a festival of fear, rather it is an opportunity to welcome the unknown, release, and bring a little extra intuition into everyday life.