The Veil Between the Worlds is Thin…What Spirit Calls You? Back to Blog
Today is Halloween, otherwise known as Samhain to those less conventional folks. Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It is the New Year for Wiccans and/or pagans. It’s also thought to be one of the two times during the year (the other time being Beltane May 1st) when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. For those of us who wish to honor our dead on this day, it’s traditional to set a place at the dinner table for your departed loved ones. Participants eat in silence, in honor of those who have been silenced by death.
Since Samhain is also a time when many believe that it’s easier to foretell the future, participating in divination is also an appropriate way to spend the evening. Tarot cards, pendulum use, crystal ball gazing, scrying, tea leaf reading – there are endless possibilities for divining your future. A friend of mine (who loves Scrabble) suggested tossing scrabble tiles and seeing whether any particular words are formulated. A truly unique – and fun – idea!
So what do you say? Samhain is here. It’s time to reach out and make contact with departed loved ones, spiritual guides, angels, or any being not of this realm. That is, if they don’t reach out to you first! In my book Between Light and Dark, one of the characters is contacted by her dead sister on Samhain. Rather than being a frightening event, it ends up being a joyful, healing one. I know it will be the same for you as well, should you decide to make contact with the other side.
What do you plan to do with this day/night? What ancestor will you be honoring? What answers will you be seeking for your future? Lest you think this is all just too serious for you…well, please know that I enjoy having fun on Halloween just as much as the next person. Our family has plans for some serious trick-or-treating. And yes, I will be dressing up! What fun and frolicking do you have planned?
As a special gift from me to you on All Hallow’s Eve, I will be drawing a card for each person who comments. And I will post a very brief message message for you from….well…let’s just say, the beyond….
Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain!
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