Not only did I begin my very own Annual Halloween Blog Hop this year, but I was also honored to be invited back to post for the lovely ParaGoddess, Author JoLynne Valerie’s Annual Halloween Blog Hop! I am also proud to call JoLynne my best friend, and I invite you to check out her incredible Paranormal books, as well as her lovely and Magickal way of sharing her healthy recipes, fitness routines, Cosmic Energies, and beautiful way of making everyday positive and Spiritual via social media. You can find her on Facebook here, Instagram here, and on Twitter here. And today, she is also posting on my 1st Annual Halloween Blog Hop - 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends. Be sure to check out her post at http://jolynnevalerie.blogspot.com/.
And without further ado, my post!
Halloween is a big holiday for Pagans, Wiccans, Witchy and Magickal people, children, and for the Inner Child in all of us. Light some orange, yellow, white, and black candles, and join me in reading a short poem while honoring this day when the Veil is thin, and our Ancestors and Spirit Guides come through with messages louder and clearer than ever.
The Winds of All Hallow’s Eve
Shifting winds and cloudy fog
A swift chill in the air.
Magickal happenings are afoot,
and rambling Spirits call.
She wanders as if lost,
Calling to a Love no longer there;
The Lone Wolf howls against the darkening Moon,
And whispers shuffle through the leaves.
She is the Beauty and the Loss in us all,
Her skirts rustle and her Ancestors call.
There is a low hum and a deep drumbeat
That few can hear; She has never lost the tune.
Helping those who need it most,
Answers she brings from Behind the Veil.
When others ache for comfort,
Hers is the answer they seek time and time again.
So on this night of bittersweet chill,
Do not fear for the Samhain Goddess.
Hers is a Path that is often walked alone,
Hers is the Path of the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone.
When you look for messages in the shifting tides,
Her Spirit will blow feathers to you on the Wind.
Honor her and offer her thanks,
And remember her call when you long to dance.
Jennifer Leigh Scott aka The Guidance Goddess
Please be sure to check out the other posts on the ParaGoddess Annual Halloween Blog Hop if you missed them:
Jennifer Lee Scott (you are here!)
Thank you for joining us on the Annual ParaGoddess Halloween Blog Tour.
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween is the night of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is lifted. Samhain is known also as the Witch’s New Year. The Harvest is finished, the leaves and some plants are dying, the Earth will slumber for the Winter. It is a time when the old dies so that we can clear it out and make way for the new. The Goddess Kali Ma comes to mind in thinking of the cycles of birth, life, and death.
There is a somber, reflecting type of beauty to the energy of Samhain, and it is the perfect time to start a tradition of honoring the Dead and our Ancestors. This ritual is sort of a hodge podge of other ritual and spell tidbits that I have put together and made my own for my family this year. You can add, delete, or arrange any of it that will make it more applicable to you or your family. And by all means, include the children if you have them! This can be the perfect opportunity to help them learn more about their Ancestors and to better understand the cycles of Life and Death, and that all is energy - an energy that is constantly flowing and changing and morphing. Nothing ends, it just changes. You can also perform this with friends or alone.
First, it is a good idea to perform a protection spell/grounding meditation to start. Light as many white candles as you have, and add others as desired such as:
Join hands in a circle for an added energy boost. You will then call upon Angels, Gods or Goddesses that you follow, Source, Universal Life Force, or whatever you like to call it. You may also want to invite some of the Elementals like the faeries or elves. Ask everyone to visualize themselves with roots going from their feet down into the Earth’s core and with white or violet light coming into the Crown chakra (top of the head) and flowing down through the body and into the core. “I ask that ______ are here surrounding us as we honor those who have crossed over. We honor our ancestors and thank them for paving the way before us. We are celebrating the end of the Harvest, the death of the Autumn, and paving the way to Rebirth and Renewal. We shed that which no longer serves us. We ask that _____surrounds us with a clear white bubble of protection and allows only that which is for the highest good into our circle. And so it is.”
You all will then place photos, mementos, and anything that you hold dear and that reminds you of the departed onto an altar (already set up). Then have a feast (prepared ahead of time)! Set a few places - with food - for the ancestors that you are honoring as well. There should be breads and cheeses to choose from, apples or apple dishes, Autumn veggies, and stews. Stories, memories, and laughter should be shared while eating. Wine, beer, apple cider, or sparkling juice will be used to toast the Spirits at the end of the meal. You can also honor departed pets or friends at this meal. Thank them all, as well as your Guides, Angels, Gods, Goddesses, or whomever you have invoked as part of the ritual.
Take time this Samhain to honor the Spirit world, your Ancestors and Friends whom have crossed over, and the cycles of birth, life, and death. Share with your children or other close loved ones and learn and share more about each other, and what it means to grow, change, and let the old make way for the new on one of the most magical, wonderful nights of the year. Quite beautiful really - we all get to welcome new and better into our lives; we get a second chance!
The previous blog post links are in my last blog post. Be sure to continue following the #13DaysofHalloween #ParaGoddessHalloweenBlogTour by going to the blog of
The Clairvoyant Courtesan, tomorrow, October 27th to see what magic she has in store! The rest of the tour is as follows:
Oct. 28 Karyn Dolan
Oct. 29 Brady Allen
Oct. 30 Jessica Subject
Oct. 31 Gabrielle Faust
Then be sure to also go back to the blog of #ParaGoddess JoLynne Valerie on October 31st for Halloween and Samhain goodies!
Multiple cards (by myself and others that I watch on YouTube) were pulled today involving the completion of laying and cementing the foundations to our dreams and the plans and measures we have been taking to further our careers and our life purposes. There were also cards pulled several times about abundance and love.
My take on all of this and what I scribbled in my Hello Kitty book as I channeled:
I was feeling a little “unsexy” and having some doubts about things that I don't often doubt anymore this morning. The above cards and messages showed up numerous times as I began my meditations and writing affirmations to turn my frown upside down. One thing that I was told to do was to not only begin my day with a smile, but to really make it a habit to smile at everyone I meet, every single day. This means at family that I see every day as well. I struggle with this type of thing as I am an empath (generally with the public), thus I am highly sensitive to the environment and the people around me and all of the energies that that encompasses. It was only last year (I will be 39 in December – Goddess!) that I learned about and refined my own habits and techniques for keeping out other people's crud. I do not ignore people, and I am not impolite, but I definitely shield myself. How can I do that and smile at every one of them? Well, I am going to do it. I think of how often another's smile helped to change my mindset, especially when I was struggling with many issues and depression. Maybe you can join me for some extra strength energy and we can spread smiles all around?
Trust and love and abundance – The message sent is to remind us that we need to trust, always we need to trust. The love cards, messages, and channel pictures that I saw instructed us to really open our hearts. Does this mean in romance (whether you have a partner or not)? Yes, but it also means in all of our relationships, even work and career. If you are partnered, renew your commitments. Flash that smile that you have been practicing at your honey like you have just seen him/her for the first time again. If you are not partnered, perhaps your twin flame will be drawn to you because you are practicing that great, loving, inviting smile. Love your work partners and your work. Open your heart to being more grounded and lovingly approach your work. Hate your job? Open your heart to receiving guidance towards your true calling. Abundance is already here. Remember my Full Moon channels about this. Look around, open your heart and love to receive all that is good. Acknowledge the abundance that is already there in your life, right now.
Loud and clear: “This is a time for huge shifts and tremendous manifestation. Only speak and think that which you wish TO BE, that wish you wish to make happen.”
I am going to share (some of) the affirmations I wrote for myself before, during, and after this channeling. Feel free to use them in your own journal, and I hope you are inspired to make more:
I am helping people to live their dreams, grow, release hurts, improve, love, and laugh!
I have an infinite flow of abundance and income where my needs and those of my family are continuously met.
I have an open mind and an open heart that flows, gives, and receives love continuously.
I make my family feel loved and comforted.
I am connected with and share with those who can help me in business, and I in turn can help them.
I am continuously connected to Spirit, my Guides, and the Divine Source.
I AM ALWAYS MYSELF, THE REAL ME. I AM ALWAYS A GODDESS! (guys can of course, change the goddess part if they like!)
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.