They want to be heard just like any other spirit trying to get some attention. Unbeknownst to most, this is heavy work in which I bring a light heart and allow for levity within the seriousness of spirit’s agendas.
Halloween also marks the beginning of a special time. The transition of fall into winter can be challenging. Change is evident everywhere, but unlike spring, where change brings new life, transitioning to winter means death. Leaves are falling and brisk evenings are covering up the warm summer nights we felt just a couple of months ago. We start to retreat inside, physically and spiritually.
People connect with Halloween in a way that helps them celebrate the Fall transition to Winter. Zombie movies, gory characters, scary movies all elicit the strangeness of the unknown -- death -- making such a celebration almost comical. Costumes from every moment along history’s path and every imaginable element of a living being or character allow people to try on a totally different persona. What people don’t know, though, is that celebrating the gory costumed characters actually gives energy to such spirits in their metaphysical form.
November and December usher in the holiday season and our relationships with family, tradition, and religion are highlighted. We become highly introspective in our struggles and successes as we transition towards our deeper relationship with the metaphysical. Here is the secret about fall, though: Fall loves when we get deep! Fall wants you to get in there and think about what you have created. Fall wants you to look at how you have grown in the past year while remembering the skeletons in your closet.
Winter comes and it is so uncomfortable. The weather makes us cold, lack of growth makes us hungry for fresh fruit and vegetables, and lack of sun makes us tired. We are affected by the death of natural life. Here is the secret about winter though: Winter wants us to be uncomfortable. Winter wants us to take the awareness of change we came into during the fall and have a good long sit with all it conjures. Learn from the lessons of the past year and finally let go and heal what is asking for attention. Work it - don’t be afraid of it - everyone is going through this metaphysical transformation. These depths are our communication with our spirit through the transition of the body with the seasons and time.
The seasons are not just a chance to fall back or spring forward. They are a chance for us to work with spirit around and within us, ultimately to have a process of steady growth throughout the year. Release your vulnerability into the unknown this Fall and Winter. They are prompting you to embark and explore with your ability to become new.