This time of year, while others plan parties and costumes, the pagan communities celebrate the Sabbat or Holiday of Samhain (Sow-wen).
This is a time to harvest, reflect and seek guidance from ancestors, angels and spirit guides.
The “spooky” reputation of Samhain/Halloween comes not from fact, but from our fear of death and things that are different and fall outside of our “normal” experience.
While it is not necessary to change your spiritual views, you might consider using this time of year to give thanks for the “fruits” of your harvest. Perhaps you got a new job, home, finished school, had a child or grandchild, or you just want to give thanks for all the blessings in your life. This is a wonderful time to do just that.
It is also a time of reflection. Remembering the past, the great memories of those no longer with us.
It is a time to reflect on what we have done well in the past year and what we can improve on. Have we shown kindness to others, or spoken out in anger and spread gossip? Simple pettiness can quickly turn mean and hateful. This is a good opportunity to clear yourself of negative thoughts and actions towards others and make amends so that you can go into the next year fresh and clean an build a positive future.
At this time of year, as with any other, meditate daily and start a dialog with your Angels and spirit guides. They are all around you and waiting for you to call “home.”
Have a safe and blessed Samhain/Halloween!