Who doesn’t LOVE Halloween? Finally a day when people express that inner magic with celebration… and costumes, and treats! Me, I crave stories and folklore and love all things ancient. So the fact that Halloween has evolved with us since the days of Goddess and Earth-centered spiritual practice really kinda rocks my world. Plus, I’m designing a Fairy-Witch costume to wear while I make spider-shaped chocolates with my best buddy, Dougie.
Being an Un-Schooling mom is really a dream-come-true for me because I get to share with Dougie all of the true richness of our extended Earth culture. I get to share the deeper origins of holidays. And, being a conscious mom, I get to help him make decisions that deepen his soul experience. And, of course… I get to easily avoid Snickers bars, Hershey bars and genetically modified garbage candy– and ring in this gorgeous holiday with something better… more delicious and more meaningful.
There’s something really more magical brewing this Halloween though. With this passing full moon, I feel a sense of graceful release. As we collectively harvest our crops for Blissful Wintertime Slowness, I feel an urge to harvest my own inner wisdom and dig deep for the answers that are already there… To kind of just soak everything in. Pretty fitting for the upcoming Mercury Retrograde (November 6th). It’s definitely a time of Inner Reflection. But, this time around, it comes so much more sweetly for me. It comes without regret or resentment for work unfinished –which has been my demise in the past ;). I can’t help but think that this has something to do with the sacred support I’ve received from the Divine Goddess Energies in my life. For sisters around the world who are owning their magic and for men who are embracing their feminine, intuitive sides in order to transmute those energies that we once thought of as negative. So, I join you this Halloween, Harvest Morning, feeling as though I’m finally reaping the harvest of Lifetimes of work to help bring forward the sacred feminine within all of us. What a powerful way to slide out of 2012. I knew this was MY year… And I’m sure I’ve told you that it’s yours too. Because it is!
How do we share this magic with our children? How do we open up the Real World to them? In our home, magic is reality. And the cool thing about kids is that they are usually up for this. I grew up thinking that the magic I had inside was wrong. My visions were incorrect. I wasn’t experiencing what I knew to be real. The adults around me loved me, but could not keep up with my differences. They still can’t. And, as time passed, I got to experience what it feels like to be shunned just because I was “trying” to express this magic. So, it’s an important and sensitive subject for me. One that I take to heart when parenting. When my son tells me he sees Faeries, I ask him what they say to him, what they look like, and what they taught him. So, on this magical Holiday, we take it up a few more notches.
Our son Dougie is very into the supernatural, super powers and the unseen. How cool! And can I just send another shout out to God and Goddess for hooking me up with the perfect soul-mate child for me!
So, on Halloween, we celebrate in our own way that comes from many traditions including, of course, Charlie Brown. We talk about the Harvest and the Celtic origins of this day. We talk about earth God and Goddess. We put together silly costumes and harvest a feast in our own kitchen of seasonal yummies. Today it’s creamy squash soup, apple cider, popcorn and home made chocolates. We Trick or Treat and fill up a big bucket of candy that we won’t eat!
What we do with our candy is one of the most important parts of Halloween for us. We offer it up to the Great Pumpkin… A spirit whose story we created, and we begin telling in early October.
You see, since the pumpkin has been on earth since per-historic times, the Great Pumpkin knows just what we humans and our animal and plant friends need. It knows how to feed us. And as children go out and collect all of the sugary, poisony foods this Halloween, the Great Pumpkin can take those foods and send them back into the earth to be transformed into something to serve us better. Of course, some children will eat many of these candies. That’s okay. All it takes is for one child to believe in the Great Pumpkin, and give his candy away to the Great Pumpkin, for the magic to happen on Halloween night. And, it is through the spirit of the Great Pumpkin that children’s tummies across the country will receive healing, so that they don’t get sick…. But instead just enjoy some sweetness for a moment. And, the Great Pumpkin will reward any child who leaves him his bucket of candy on Halloween night. He promises to grant one wish for each child who shares his candy with the Earth.
Dougie will be dressing as Iron Man today, and has wished for a radio-active spider to turn him into the Real SpiderMan right after Halloween.
And, we wake up on Nov.1 to a new wish-come-true, and a new celebration. We take this day to honor our loved ones who have passed. After spending 6 months in Mexco, Dia De Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) means even more to us. Tomorrow we will be creating honorary art pieces for our relatives and talking about their spirits and the love they have left here for us.
There are so many reasons to celebrate right now. Choose one that has some meaning for you and go with it. Your day deserves some magic.
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