October is the tenth month of the year, it holds the beauty of the changing leaves. Every year, nature puts on the ultimate show as the leaves change colour. There’s no better month of the year than October to enjoy the vibrant colours, whether you take a scenic drive or head off for a proper weekend vacation to get the full effect of the Fall foliage.
I love October, the best time of the year.
When thinking of Halloween, it is hard not to feel as though its authentic expression and celebration has long been lost. In the present time, this holiday and many others exist in a space chock full of waves of commercialism, excess partying, and scantily clad attire. Not that I do not enjoy this, Halloween honestly is my favourite time of the year. But I do beg the question: Can we find All Hallows Day again?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31; in the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. Samhain is an ancient Celtic harvest festival, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; the tradition originated where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church. However, some believe that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.
The word itself means “hallowed evening” and was previously known to early European celebrators as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ Eve (October 31) and All Saints’ Day (November 1) both paid homage to saints (“hallows” = saints). The name was eventually shortened to “Halloween,” which we know and love to this day. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
Did you know? One-quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween.
Using Crystals to Tap Into the Spirit Realm
Did you know that you can use Crystals to connect with your Ancestors? Crystals represent pieces of nature and history that existed before us and which will remain long after. All ancient civilizations believed in the powerful protective and healing qualities of crystals and incorporated them as both adornment and potent spiritual talismans that were a part of everyday life.
When looking at crystals for Halloween, the most important ones fall into two camps: Stones that protect your energetic field, and stones that can help you connect to the spiritual world, to that unexplained energy that we know exists, but we can’t see. Learn how to access ancestral knowledge by channelling wisdom and abilities through the power of crystals. Here is a blog I wrote about channelling with crystals: Channelling -Automatic Writing Using Crystals.
Crystal Skulls, western society has trained us to believe that skulls and a skull’s image are all evil. But in many other parts of the world, the skull’s symbol represents our ancestors and excellent knowledge. Many say the skull represents the human mind as a computer. Those Crystal Skulls you see around often look like human skulls are also excellent tools to represent our ancestry and connect with our Ancestors. It is believed that the Crystal Skulls are a form of computer which can record energy and vibration that occur around them. Those who work and can tap into crystals feel they can connect with that energy and knowledge housed in the crystal skull.