This time of year is a challenge for me, my defenses get tired because of the constant barrage of communicating spirits. I mostly feel the effects at the top of my head (my 7th chakra), giving me minor headaches and a feeling of being unable to focus. My body gets worn out too, as I walk around feeling about 65% in this world and 45% in other dimensions.
The veil is truly thinner this time of year.
And we all feel it, all around.
Transition and death is naturally on everyone’s minds this time of year as we are a product of nature’s vibe, and nature is high-vibin’ that transitional life/death-summer/fall/winter space right now.
Without the fanfare of Halloween, creepy beings and dark energies are naturally more active this time of year. If you are noticing more strange occurrences in your world, chalk it up to being in tune and hearing what the spirit world is dishing out.
Yet, I digress.
Since the time of writing that article, I’ve learned a few things for myself. I learned that this transitional time of year is an opportunity for me to embrace my ability to communicate and work between dimensions. I also learned that, while Halloween is a holiday that further activates darker energies, that does not mean I have to be so irritated by the holiday’s tendency that I cannot also enjoy the experiences this time of year offers for me.
So, I did something other-worldly for myself: I decided to embrace the energy of this transitional time of year.
I have been celebrating the changes in nature by building fun altars, listening to music and watching movies associated with Halloween, and just plain feeling jolly about having the opportunity to live so viscerally in two worlds at once. For the most part, taking this vibe on has helped me feel closer to nature and its cycles, which is always a pinnacle of life enjoyment for me.
It’s been life changing to be less triggered this time of year and instead to just relax and enjoy my heightened sensitivities and attunement with nature.
So in the traditional of a good Halloween-style ghost story, I will share one I experienced recently.
It was early in the evening and I was doing dishes. Suddenly I felt a cool breeze on my left forearm.
I stopped and looked around for any signs of wind. Yes, my screen door was open, but my wind chime was not swaying one bit. Could it be the ceiling fan? Hmm possibly, but it was rotating at the same speed as normal which was slow and only meant to regulate temperature in the space.
I felt the cool air on my forearm... AGAIN.
THEN I FELT A TINGLE AT THE BASE OF MY SPINE THAT MADE ITS WAY UP TO MY NECK.
I shifted into psychic medium mode and saw a dark being behind me.
I immediately threw out all the boundary pictures to protect my space.
It wasn’t enough to make me feel safe, so I started using ALL THE CUSS WORDS–the energy we inhabit when swearing helps to solidify our space and I bust out this tool when I really need it, and I really needed it.
Nothing was deterring this being. I started to investigate.
Ok, the being was not the Grim Reaper–which I have seen with my actual own eyes before and IT IS A VERY SCARY LOOKING/FEELING BEING and that is a story for another time.
This being had a death energy attached to it and it did not have a particular message. Honestly it was just messing with me… and I can tell you, IT WAS UNNERVING.
Before it left my space, it flashed a dirty little smile, leaving me shaken.
My partner was not home and would not be back until the next day. He is super-grounded and has great boundaries and beings do not mess with me often when I am with him. It’s like these damn beings wait until he is gone to come mess with me. It’s so messed up.
The rest of the evening I was on edge, watching Netflix until my eyes hurt–I DID NOT WANT TO GO TO BED. We all know it’s those quiet moments when the spirits/beings show up, and I did not want to invite the possibility of this being, or something more intense, trying to communicate or worse, enter my body–WHICH HAS ALSO HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE.
I made myself go to bed, I lied there restlessly.
I decided to go into meditation and do some protection work on the property.
While going through the steps, a notion popped in my head to send pictures of protective bowls of salt to every corner of the property (I have read how it is a tool to create boundaries and protection).
Once completed, I felt a collective energy come in over the property. I heard, “We can see you need extra help and protection, we got you.” I felt a bubble of protective energy envelop the whole property.
Immediately I relaxed. I was relieved and I am not saying I slept well that night, but I did know in the deepest parts of me that I was safe and protected, and so grateful for the support.
The next few days I thought a lot about this experience. I was wondering why that being showed up, why it communicated with me but did not harm me, and why it just left. When I couldn’t quite put it together in my mind, I decided to go into meditation to read the energy of my experience.
As I read, I was directed into noticing that my energy runs between this world and other dimensions. It’s the “mediumship” part of me, a communicator with spirits/beings holding vibrations different from mine here on Earth.
This being communicated with me because it could, because I could see it and recognize it and validate its presence. That being also used me; it fed on the fear I experienced in that moment, giving it power.
As an energy worker, I have communicated with a range of light and dark beings, and in turn am very familiar with what they trigger in my light and shadow selves. I know that when this type of experience happens to me again–and it will–I don’t need to go into defense mode, I need to move into action: holding my ground, defining my boundaries, and feeling safe from within are my best protection techniques.
This transitional time of year deserves to be celebrated with others, and in whatever way we feel guided. So here I am sending out good vibes for a delightfully ruckus and Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain, and Feliz Dia de los Muertos to all!