A Full Hunter Moon arrives on October 24th,
and then comes the traditional Samhain on Halloween
These events, along with this time of year,
and the energy of Bat awakens
a symbolic metaphorical death of the old self.
Do you see the veils thinning between
the spirit realm and our material world?
The line between realms is less concrete right now –
Giving us a clearer remembering that
even in death, there is also rebirth.
Our past lives are meant to awaken our soul’s evolution,
and help us expand beyond what we were.
Bat guides us through the dark night of the
soul so that we can hear the
spiritual callback of metamorphosis,
and who we are becoming.
Our ancestors celebrated the Samhain —
the approximate halfway point between the
Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.
When ancient Romans bobbed for apples,
they believed that the first person to successfully retrieve an apple,
would be the first to marry in the new year.
One way to look at letting go of old selves, masks,
and ways of being would be to
divorce yourself from the ways that no longer
serve you in your consciousness.
Look beyond your habituated mind . . .
What is underneath your robotic doings of
your everyday routine?
Is there something new that
your soul would like to express?
In much the same way as Rome wasn’t built-in a day,
A New Earth doesn’t happen overnight either.
As we head further into waning light, and darker days,
we have an opportunity to turn yin-ward,
and plant the seeds into our souls that we
want to see come out into the sunlight in spring.
A new marriage happens between masculine and feminine
energies around the Vernal Equinox in March.
But before that, we will start to coax back
the light after the darkest
day of the year on the Winter Solstice.
Remember the mantra that energy is energy . . .
It’s what you do with it that counts.
It is perfectly natural to feel more tired,
experience darker emotions, need more rest,
journal more, have more active lucid dreams at night,
and be revisited by the ghosts of yesteryear,
and maybe even past regrets.
But don’t get stuck in beating yourself up about it.
Remember to be gentle on yourself.
Being hard on yourself might feed your ego,
but it only hurts your soul.
Is there a spirit of a new way of being with yourself
that wants to come alive in your consciousness?
When we make a conscious choice to come down into our souls,
and dig into the hidden nooks and crannies, then
it is possible to look upon whatever it is that you see
with a heartfelt, gentle gaze of compassion.
It is possible to learn to love
all aspects of yourself, even if it seems daunting.
Some people think you have to kill your ego, or even bury a lifetime
to release your demons. But that isn’t really the case.
The ghosts of the habituated mind
can illuminate a new way of living with awareness
Look in the mirror of your mind,
call on the spirits of the season,
and use the energies of this time of year
to let go of your old selves, masks, and past ways of being that you
want to release, and send them out into the Universe.
Till we tweet again peeps,