The time period, between Oct. 31st and Nov. 2nd is one of the most widely celebrated ancient traditions honoring our ongoing connection to loved ones who have passed. Samhain heralds the thinning of the veil between the seen and unseen worlds; the Day of the Dead is a major festival in Mexico. Indigenous cultures have a completely different relationship with the dark and accept it as simply the other side of the light and the same is true for their views about death: it is simply the other side of life.
This year the energy will be very powerful as Mercury enters Scorpio on October 23rd and goes retrograde on Halloween, which enhances our ability to summon the ancestors. This is the time of going within and diving deeper into your soul. The ancient wisdom is that we do not loose our connection with our loved ones who have crossed over. Everywhere, the understanding of this beloved connection is returning:
“Samhain is the time of our Ancestors. [It is] a time of remembering and sharing stories of our family, our tribe, our people; a time and space when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is thin. We can call upon our ancestors, whose memories reside within our bones and within our blood. “ Amantha Murphy
At this time our psychic senses emerge and strengthen as we move deeper into our inner wisdom and receive guidance from our ancestors.
As it turns out, our imagination is everything; it is the building block of creating meaning, which coalesceses into our story. When we are in the vibration of love, it is much easier to feel their presences.
Mindful Meditation is one of the easiest practices that allow us to be in that loving state. Take the opportunity during Samhain (and any time after) to connect with loved ones on the other side using objects that are connected to them, and any other path you choose. Please allow your imagination to guide you—it is a powerful tool.
Bathe in the blessings of the ancestors,