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!
Wishcasting Wednesday: What Do You Wish to Reflect On?
On this lovely Wishcasting Wednesday, I wish to reflect on how very far I have come. I cannot believe how different I am in my responses and thoughts as compared to last year, or even last week, or yesterday. Seven years ago I was still in the process of healing from an abusive relationship. I do not even recognize that girl – I just send her hugs for the lessons she taught me.
Every single time that I take my negative thoughts and fears, release them, and reformat them, I take an even bigger step than the last one I took in order to bring myself into alignment with what I want, need, and wish for. I also spend less time thinking of and dwelling on what I want; I notice a distinct difference in my levels of gratitude. I truly appreciate what I have, and it makes me appreciate what is to come. I know things are only getting better. This is so exciting! I am also reflecting on how very appreciative I am of my clients, and the beautiful steps that they are all taking. It is a glorious journey that we are all on. What a ride!
Please join me by answering Wishcasting Wednesday's question “What do you wish to reflect on?” by posting your wish in the comments below, or on my Facebook page here. If you have a blog, then you can also join in here.
What step do you wish to take?
My wish this Wishcasting Wednesday is simple:
I wish to take the next step for my social life. I am blessed to be able to stay home and develop my infant business; however, it also means that I do not get out much. In the summer, with the kids home, I get out even less. We have one car, and my partner usually drives it to work unless I or the kids have an appointment or specific errands. I need to make the effort to get out and hang with a friend or two at least a couple of times per month. I also have some great new networking opportunities lined up with fellow lightworkers and business Woo-Woo gurus. But, if I tell the truth, my childhood shyness and my empathic sensitivities are peeking out. I know once I get there, I will have a great time. I know that I will probably make some pretty sweet connections. I just have to do it.
I would like to be as candid with my readers and clients as I can, while maintaining proper boundaries. This is why I am sharing with you that yes, I am still shy sometimes. Yes, I still get scared that I will not be good enough or that “They won't like me.” But, you know what? That ends now! I am always good enough, and I am freaking lovable! And should I ever doubt, I will remind myself I AM ALWAYS MYSELF, THE REAL ME. I AM ALWAYS A GODDESS!
Please join me by answering Wishcasting Wednesday's question “What step do you wish to take?” by posting your wish in the comments below, or on my Facebook page here. If you have a blog, then you can also join in here.
Since the moon is full tonight, let us call upon the stars in prayer. The power of concentration, seen through the bright, one-pointed mind, is shaking the universe.
All living beings are present tonight to witness the ocean of fear flooding the Earth.
Upon the sound of the midnight bell, everyone in the ten directions joins hands and enters the meditation on Mahakaruna.
Compassion springs from the heart, as pure, refreshing water, healing the wounds of life.
From the highest peak of the Mind Mountain, the blessed water streams down, penetrating rice fields and orange groves.
The poisonous snake drinks a drop of this nectar from the tip of a blade of grass, and the poison on its tongue vanishes.
Mara’s arrow’s are transformed into fragrant flowers.
The wondrous action of the healing water–a mysterious transformation! A child now holds the snake in her innocent arms.
Leaves are still green in the ancient garden. The shimmering sunlight smiles on the snow, and the sacred spring still flows toward the East.
On Avalokita’s willow branch, or in my heart, the healing water is the same.
Tonight all weapons fall at our feet and turn to dust.
One flower, two flowers, millions of little flowers appear in the green fields.
The gate of deliverance opens with a smile on the lips of my innocent child.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
This is my first time posting for Wishcasting Wednesday on Jamie Ridler's website http://jamieridlerstudios.ca/wishcasting-wednesday-what-healing-do-you-wish-for. This will be a regular practice here every week on the blog, and I invite you to join Jamie and me if you have a blog. If you do not have a blog, then I will have a status on Facebook where you can comment under with your own wishes, or you can comment here under the posts. Jamie has a fabulous site with positive and uplifting practices that usually focus heavily on gratitude and Moon Magick. I encourage you to share these types of practices in your own home and with friends and family.
Today's question is "What healing do you wish for?":
I wish for continued healing and insights about how to best treat my Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. I am continually learning new ideas and tips through trial and error. I also wish for healing for my family and myself of any issues that still remain from past experiences with abuse, addictions, unhealthy mental attitudes, and from the old paradigm. We are no longer part of that old system; we are part of the newly evolving and fabulous shifting matrix that will hold and send and grow love and goodness for this beautiful Mother Earth.
I am thrilled to be a part of the new love, light, ascension, and eye-opening growth that the world is experiencing right now. I hope you will join me, and I encourage you to be open and candid and really, really share what you need healing for. I encourage you to embrace Wishcasting Wednesday every week and ask for whatever gifts you really need and want. Do not be afraid! Your heart and soul will tell you what you really desire, and putting out gratitude and authentic intentions will mean that you will shortly see your dreams manifesting right before your eyes. You are not selfish for asking for what you need and want. Remember how, as a child, you believed you could do, be, and have anything you wanted, until the world told you otherwise. That world is dying, and the new world believes in the innate magickal qualities of You - The Real You! Go shine!
Believe, and wish, and see the magick and the good in all!! <3
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.