Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!

Another Halloween rolls around and we are all a year older and again get to enjoy the celebration of trick or treating and Halloween traditions as we gather with family and friends.

To some it can also be the celebration of the onset of Samhain. The celebration of the end of the harvest season. The end of summer.

To others it is honoring our departed loved ones and remembering them. Connecting with their spirit energy is an important part of Halloween to some.

It also can be a time of reflection as we go into a different distinctive season. A time to look at ourselves, our lives, and our surroundings and see if where we are heading is truly our destiny.

 

Is this feeling a way of communication used by those who have passed on and are attempting to connect with us in some fashion to help guide us with our decisions? Perhaps. Is it because the veil between the two worlds is at its thinnest and the chance of such a connection is at its peak? Maybe.

 

What do each of us do to possibly prepare for such an event that could bring us closer to spirits of those across the veil?

Whatever is needed for you to fill your own heart with comfort is wonderful and your own.

What do you do for the Halloween holiday?

Blessed be…

 

Happy Friday The 13th!!!

Hello wonderful readers & Happy Friday the 13th!!!

Today we finally have a little bit of quiet from the thunder and rain storm last night. Storms like that don’t bother me at all. In fact, I find it quite calming when we have tucked the little ones into bed, have the cozy fire going in the wood stove and can hear the rolling thunder and rain rapping on the roof. Such a unique sound and feeling. The power of the storm is so close, but being inside in the evening fall warmth is just so soothing.

But, alas, the storm has passed and we are left with just a grey, foggy, slightly rainy Oregon day. The rain shows no sign of actually coming to an end. A perfect setting for Friday the 13th.

Some folks dread this day no matter what month it falls in, but October seems to have an even more haunting gloom for them. Is it because this is the month of All Hallows Eve? Do they feel an extra sense of doom from lingering spirits? Or are they just so superstitious of all things related to old wives tales and myths that they freak themselves out by the very mention of the day? Or are they a simple skeptic, and feel everything surrounding Friday the 13th is plain ridiculous?

I, for one, enjoy Friday the 13th. I have always found it to be a pleasant day and I have a few friends that actually celebrate their births on this day. So, happy birthday to them, and hope you all enjoy your Friday the 13th! Watch out for black cats and ladders 😊

Do you enjoy Friday the 13th? What superstitions do you have?

“Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder; keep rosemary by your garden gate; plant lavender for luck; and fall in love whenever you can.”… Sally Owens, Practical Magic