Samhain Celtic new year

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Samhain rituals & meditation

This is partially a repost. This year i include a sugestion for a meditation, considering what is really important about this phase and how it can help us.

What is Samhain?”Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or “darker half” of the year. It is held on 1 November, but with celebrations beginning on the evening of 31 October,[1] as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.[2] This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltaine and Lughnasa. Historically.” Wikipedia

Summer is an exacerbation of life. It makes perfect sense to end the year tomorrow and begin the next with the freshness of Autumn. SAMHAIN is the moment to rest, refresh, clean energies and also… to contemplate nature in its regeneration and regenerative energies. Maybe it’s a good moment to do the same ourselves.

After the harvest and before the winter, people celebrate what they have and prepare for the months to come. And they want to do it right! …for winter is not easy!

At this time the veil between the visible and the invisible worlds is thin and they connect with their ancestors on the other side because they know help and support can be provided so winter becomes comfortable.

That is the origin of Halloween. The difference is, today we do it for fun but in the past they did it for survival. I see it as a big energized commitment with the divine to assure the journey we have chosen here on this planet.

The pagans call it the Celtic Samhain, which is the end of a year and the beginning of another. The sacred meaning of the phase we are entering is strong. We might feel a bit awkward, its ok, its fine. All is well, we just feel tremendous energies that are coming to our field and need to be understood.

I suggest you ground, center and connect with your deep self. That way you easily connect with your higher self which is the safest and most powerful tool for achieving happiness and anything you want. Talk to your guides and ask for the help you need. When humble and open they show instantly.

Also focus on your relationships. Its imperative that you remember yourself how loved you are, because you are truly loved, please enhance, connect and communicate. Your winter becomes better. Humankind is supposed to commune and connect.

One of the great rituals you can start practising at this time of the year is gathering with friends and family and talk about the year you had so far, what changed you, the learnings, struggles, spiritual and personal winnings, the challenges you went through… why you think it happened, if you think you went great through it all… Celebrate where and with who you love, open, get close to others, create a climate of love and enjoy. You will see what others have to share with you and you will be surprised. It is also great to get bonds stronger and energize you.

If you want a more ecletic ritual you can go outside in the night and connect with the energies of the cosmos. You can do it alone or not. Make a fire or place candles in the ground, close your eyes and connect with spirit. you can chant intuitively words and sentences, asking blessings for you, for others, for the world and for your ancestors. Enjoy!

Anyway in company or not, make sure you meditate a bit about this and make plans for the future! it is imperative that you can know yourself more, love yourself more, trust yourself more… and take your self further in this path of spiritual life.

Share with us your rituals or your questions. let me know your thoughts on the comments or: mariajoseantunes66@gmail.com

LISTEN TO THE MEDITATION:

“There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It draws no attention to itself, though it is always secretly there. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility, and our hearts to love life. Without this subtle quickening our days would be empty and wearisome, and no horizon would ever awaken our longing. Our passion for life is quietly sustained from somewhere in us that is wedded to the energy and excitement of life. This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence here as blessing. We enter the world as strangers who all at once become heirs to a harvest of memory, spirit, and dream that has long preceded us and will now enfold, nourish and sustain us. The gift of the world is our first blessing.”

John O’Donohue

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