Spiritual Significance of Halloween
Halloween is a time for kids to dress up in their best costumes, go door-to-door collecting candy, and generally have fun.
What many people do not realize is that Halloween has deep spiritual significance. It's quite unfortunate that festivities undermine this special date.
For example, the Celts believed that on October 31st, the barrier between our world and the spirit world was at its thinnest point. This allowed them to commune with spirits who could offer insight into what would happen in the coming year. This article will cover everything you need to know about the celebration of life and death.
So keep reading and get your notes handy because this is about to get intricate.
Halloween: What Is It?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st. It usually involves children dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy from their neighbors while adults stay home to hand it out or hold Halloween parties where kids are invited.
The origins of this day go back to the Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in). This was one of four "cross-quarter" days that marked important times throughout the year for pagan faiths dating all the way back to 1100 B.C.E.
These festivals were based around seasonal changes, such as when livestock needed to be brought inside during winter months and harvested during fall seasons like Thanksgiving. They also coincided with astronomical events like solstices and equinoxes.
The Celts believed that on October 31st, the barrier between our world and the spirit world was at its thinnest point. This allowed them to commune with spirits who could offer insight into what would happen in the coming year.
The Celtic festival of Samhain became associated with All Saints Day when Pope Gregory III designated November first as a day for Christians to honor all saints and martyrs. Eventually, "All Hallows Eve" evolved into "Halloween." In addition to dressing up as ghosts and ghouls, many celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns.
In some parts of the world, people also participate in "Trick-or-Treating," where they go door to door asking their neighbors for candy treats. They then place candles inside so they can see where they're going while trick or treating after dark. Another popular celebration is bobbing for apples in a tub or basin of water.
The Spiritual Significance
Halloween has deep spiritual roots that go back to Celtic festivals and their beliefs about communing with the spirit world. The fact is, many of us still experience this supernatural realm today through dreams, premonitions, or psychic visions. This can be unsettling because it conflicts with our logical minds. It looks for rational explanations when none may exist.
It's actually very healthy to acknowledge these intuitive feelings as they connect us on a deeper level to others who share them, too, along with the divine presence we all serve in some way or another called God/Goddess/Creator Spirit, etc.
When you understand what motivates your fears (such as death), you're able to work through them by considering other ways of thinking outside the box of what you've been taught by your parents, teachers, and society in general.
By doing so, you're able to break free from old programming that no longer serves a purpose in the life you want to create for yourself today and on into the future. If this sounds like hard work, then just remember it's not going to happen overnight or all at once either.
It takes time as we learn new things about ourselves while working through our fears along with beliefs that don't serve us anymore, such as; "I'm not good enough," which can easily block self-improvement efforts if left unchecked over an extended period of time until one day something happens (or doesn't) leading them down a path towards change when they least expect it.
How to Improve Your Halloweens From an Esoteric Perspective
The way you approach Halloween can directly reflect what it means to you on a personal level. Some people celebrate it with fear and darkness in mind, while others focus more on the light.
You don't have to dress up as anything specific or answer any door-knocking trick-or-treaters if that makes you uncomfortable for whatever reason. However, this day is widely known for its spiritual significance among those who are aware of such things.
This actually isn't very many considering how mainstream society tends to ignore them altogether even when they're staring us right in the face!
If you want your Halloween celebration (and life) to mean something deeper, then spend some time thinking about what motivates your fears so that you can work through them by looking at things from a different perspective. This is what the spirit world does so, why not use this day to practice being like them by thinking outside of the box about how you approach it?
The most powerful thing for anyone to do on Halloween night and every other night is to meditate!
It doesn't matter if you're religious or spiritual. Meditation means something different to everyone depending upon where they are at that moment. This makes it perfect for all occasions, no matter who's involved.
The best part is that once you learn how to do it right, its benefits will be obvious almost overnight! That's when everything starts changing in your favor regardless of whatever challenges may exist. Whether they're physical, mental, or emotional.
If you want to improve your Halloween and everyday life from an esoteric perspective, then start meditating today. Do it for a few minutes each morning and/or night (before bed) so that when the time comes this year, you'll be ready!
Practice Makes Perfect
It's not difficult once you know how to. Remember practice makes perfect even on those days where it seems like nothing is happening. This can often lead people to quit altogether.
Don't let that happen. In truth, it's just as much about what happens between meditation sessions as inside of them. However, we all have our preferences too.
This means some days will feel more productive while others seem like total wastes of time. This is especially true during challenging ones where stress runs high but, this is normal too.
The more you meditate, the easier it will become to focus and relax your mind. When difficult situations come up (and they will), there's a better chance of finding solutions. You will possess tools to solve the issue instead of blowing off the problems.
The issues never go away no matter how much negative energy gets wasted trying to avoid facing them. Instead, allow yourself to feel whatever emotions may surface during meditation without judgment. Do this before moving on towards possible resolutions willingly.
This too shall pass, allowing space for new opportunities in the future instead of dwelling on the past is of utmost importance.
Reason & Purpose
Try always to remember that no matter what happens in your life, you're here for a reason, and so is everyone else. This means there's more than just this physical world we all live in.
Because if it were, then why would anyone bother with Halloween? Why celebrate anything at all, even when it's fun if nothing really matters after death besides our bodies?
Is it the inevitable decline towards extinction over time as it returns into dust? How depressing, but also hopeful to some.
On the other hand, knowing something exists beyond these earthly planes gives us hope. It does so by showing us how important each one of us truly is regardless of whatever struggles exist.
It makes spiritual significance more like an adventure than some 'death sentence' so to speak. This is true for those willing to take the time and effort necessary towards gaining clarity as best they can.
Meditation is a great place to start. This is because it really is that simple in principle regardless of what others might say.
This process occurs naturally when you turn within. This makes Halloween not only an excellent day but also every other one too if you're open and receptive enough.
Life becomes more than just about celebrating physicality, whether it's through eating candy or dressing up. however, fun these activities may be on their own, there's more to them. Most people go through life without thinking things all the way through before.
Thus, making this holiday just another day, an opportunity to tend to their needs.
Your Halloween Made Special
Halloween is a special time of year for many reasons. It's the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the spiritual significance of life.
When you meditate every day (or as frequently as possible), your connection with spirit will naturally grow stronger over time. This means that when difficult challenges come up in the future, they won't be so hard to overcome.
Anything becomes possible no matter how much resistance seems like an obstacle worth giving up on initially. Instead of persisting towards something more fruitful eventually anyway, just remember!
The trick is patience. Happy Halloween! If you're interested in learning more about the spiritual side of Halloween or would like to connect with a psychic expert, get in touch with one now.