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!)
day 3 - THE FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP 2013 - 8 DAYS OF SPOOKY GOODNESS WITH THE GUIDANCE GODDESS AND FRIENDS - Christie Anne Blaisdell
Please join me in welcoming Christie Anne Blaisdell, Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor, and Medium (these are just a few of her many talents, gifts, and vocations. Christie does not have a blog at this time, so I am hosting her post on my site. You can find her Facebook Page here. Please read on to see how you can keep your Energy fields, home, and workplace clear at this time when the Veil is very thin between Worlds, and all throughout the year.
Hello and Welcome to the 8 Days of Spooky Goodness Blog Hop!!!
I would like to introduce myself... My name is Christie and I'd like to think I am a Jack of all Trades, Spiritually, so to speak. I am a Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Medical Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Medium, Ordained Minister, and a Teacher. With all that said, I am very sensitive to energies as many of us reading these blogs are. The purpose of this blog is that I would like to share a little about energy and the Paranormal with Halloween around the corner.
Halloween has a certain vibe about it. I am sure that you all know what I am talking about. Halloween can be described as mystical, eerie, scary, fun, and even spooky. Due to this, things of the Paranormal come to mind. Superstitions, haunted houses, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, graveyards, and so forth. Halloween is also known as "All Hallows Eve", meaning the Day of the Dead. This is where we celebrate and dedicate a day to all of those who have passed on. For some, this adds to the hype of Halloween.
These vibes that we correlate Halloween to are for many reasons. One of the reason is because of the actual energy in the air. Throughout school we learned that everything has energy in the world. This is the truth! Some things and people have higher and positive energy, while others have lower and negative energy. Some energies are more masculine and some are more feminine. Some even have both energies.
We are all sensitive to this energy but some are more than others. Healers are more sensitive so it is easier for us to pick up on these types of energies. So we literally can pick up the energies of people, animals, places, items around us, etc. On Halloween, there are many more energies prevalent as we celebrate a day to all those who have died.
As Sensitives, it is very important for us to cleanse ourselves, our homes, and our workplaces regularly. This is for many reasons. There can be residual energy left over from previous tenants, clients can leave their energy, and we may even have the energies of the deceased around us wreaking havoc. There are consequences of not cleansing of not cleansing ourselves. We can pick up others energies and take them as our own or we can attract energies and have these energies following us around. As I have mentioned, these energies can be lower and negative and can bring you down. Some can even make us very ill.
Therefore, it is very important for us to cleanse ourselves of energies. There are many ways to cleanse ourselves, others, our homes, our workplaces. I teach all types of methods of cleansing so you can choose what is best for you and what works for you . I will name a handful for you. My personal favorite way of cleansing is by using sea salt. You can also use crystals, you can ask for help from Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael, you can use sage, you can use Reiki, and you can even consult someone local to do these things for you if you are not comfortable.
If you would like to learn more about energy or cleansing please feel free to reach out to me. If I am unable to help you, I am able to point you to someone who can. Happy Halloween!!!
Please join us tomorrow for
And you can find her on Facebook here
I would like to introduce you all to our fantastic bloggers and dates when you can read all about our amazing things to share! Please check posts daily, and look back if you missed any.
On October 24 you have Jennifer Leigh Scott http://www.theguidancegoddess.com/blog.html,
On October 25, Yolanda Shoshana
On October 26 myself, https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualHealingToday
On, October 27 Louise Senior
On October 28 Candi Fox
On October 29 Javon-Demetrius 'jd' Cogmon
On October 30 Heather Gaffney Darnell
and finally to end the event we have on October 31
JoLynne Valerie Whittaker
The first annual halloween blog hop 2013 - 8 days of spooky goodness with the guidance goddess and friends
Welcome to the very First Annual Halloween Blog Hop - 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends! I am so excited to welcome you to this wonderful gathering of Friends, Authors, Bloggers, Witches, Philosophers, Healers, and generally Magickal people! The following is a full listing of each Blogger and their day to post for the Hop. Each name is clickable and linked to their blog site. Underneath that is a link to their Facebook Pages. Please make sure to visit each blog and each day to see what goodies are in store! Here is the list, and following that will be my story to get the ball rolling.
Christie Anne Blaisdell (Christie does not have a blog, so please read her post here, on my site)
Javon-Demetrius 'jd' Cogmon
Heather Gaffney Darnell
JoLynne Valerie Whittaker
A Haunting to Remember
by Jennifer Leigh Scott aka The Guidance Goddess
Danica was tired. She was bone tired, in fact. The Autumn days had become chilly and dreary, and she was lonely - lonely for human companionship. She had no shortage of chatter, for Danica had begun to see and hear things again. At least that’s what it seemed like; she didn’t know if she was crazy or not, and she had been so sure that she had received enough counseling and blocked the chatter out so that it would never return again. She longed for a friend, an advisor, anyone who would understand. She was afraid that was never to be.
Danica came from a long line of Witches, Seers, Psychics. However, it was rough for her Mother and her. They were chased out of every small town they settled in, after the townspeople used them up for their insights, natural healing methods, and psychic visions. It always turned bad; inevitably someone would get a Reading, not liking what was said because they had no desire to use their own power to take control of the situation presented and thus take control of their life. They wanted the Witch to do it for them. And sadly, Danica’s Mother Jillyan had passed on without really teaching Danica how to protect herself from the dark energies, or to hone her gifts.
Danica was living in a secluded spot in a town where the people who had known her Grandmother were long dead or moved elsewhere. The sprawling old mansion that her Grandmother had left to her was full of old energies, old magicks, herbs, mortars and pestles, talismans, candles galore, drafts, and lots of Spirits. The drafts seemed to have multiplied this October evening, and Danica stoked the fire and shivered a little in her long white nightgown. She climbed into the big four poster canopy bed and prayed that the chatter would be still tonight.
Danica dozed off briefly, and suddenly shivered under the thick comforter. Then she felt a creeping warmth that started at her feet. There was a weight shift on the bed, as if someone had sat down on it. She jumped up.
“Hello Love. I’ve been wondering how long it would take before you took notice of me.”
Danica attempted to jump up, arms and legs flailing, but the large masculine figure held her down easily. “No need for all of that Dear. I am not here to harm you. You’ve been waiting for me all of your life.” She looked up tentatively, taking in a broad shouldered male with platinum blonde hair, a strong jaw, and a sure, confident expression. For some reason Danica felt a growing sense of calm, and she knew who he was. Somehow, she knew that she had been looking and waiting for him all of her life. She also knew that he was not human, was not of this world. What in the world was going on?
This was something altogether new and different. Although her pulse was racing and she was almost afraid to look him in the eyes, Danica knew that her life had just changed forever. She felt that he - whoever he was - was in control, and that perhaps her life would now take a new direction and hold some meaning. For some reason, she was excited and could not wait to see what happened next…….
Just a little Halloween teaser to get us started! Please join the Blog Hop tomorrow, October 25, on the blog of
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!
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