Merry Meet and Merry Part, til we meet again I shall hold you in my heart.
Tonight is Halloween. The passing out of candy, dressing in costumes, bobbing for apples, haunted houses, and scary movies. Yet, All Hallows Eve is actually about honoring our dead, our beloved ones, our ancestors. The veil is thin between our worlds and lore says tonight is the best time to try and communicate with them. How did we stray so off course on this blessed holiday? In my opinion, it was hijacked by the Christians celebrating a pagan holiday, however, it was twisted to meet their needs. Movies, candy, and all the above seem to fit in nicely with their standards, I guess. Unfortunately, the holiday is commercialized and lost the spirit in which the holiday is intended.
I beg you to remember what Samhain ( Halloween to the Christians) is really about- honoring our dead. When you light that Jack-o-Lantern give a silent prayer to your loved ones and wish them well. This is all I ask of you and may your blessings be abundant.
Happy Samhain and Blessed Be! Merry Meet and Merry Part, til we meet again I will hold you in my heart.