Let’s face it: Sometimes, “letting go” is just hard.
In my work, I’ll often do readings for people who are stuck on the past. Be it a person, place, a lifestyle, or a job, fully grieving is the part of “letting go” that can either allow you to move on or keep you tethered to the past.
Here’s the thing: Letting go – grieving – is a process. Even if you feel like you have released whatever emotions you need to release, they often circle back to you and put you in an emotional tizzy.
What I love about Samhain is that it invites us to let go.
What is Samhain?
Samhain is a season. It’s that anticipated shift in gears. Historically this time of year has been honored by cultures and people who live close to the Earth and her rhythms.
The word itself is Gaelic, but the energies celebrated at this time are appreciated from Africa to the South Americas.
Although it is considered the “Witches New Year,” “muggles” commemorate Samhain as Halloween. While Halloween is always celebrated on October 31st, the actual dates of Samhain’s changes each year based on astrology – indicated by the position of the Sun, Moon, and the Pleiades. This year the portal runs from October 31st through November 6th, and during this time, we can effectively release what is ready to be discarded – with intention. We can face the death of beliefs, ideas, old wounds, and intergenerational trauma – as well as habits, ideas, beliefs, and often the people they were attached to.
Doing this allows more space within to clarify your dreams and plant them into the soil of your Soul. Allow new dreams to gestate throughout the dark time of the year.
At Samhain, we enter the Dark and the realms of the Underworld – digging further into our Shadow to discover our dormant power.
- Ask yourself what you are ready to experience more of in your life.
- What will you need to “sacrifice” to attain it?
- Are you ready to embrace the power of Ritual?
Next week, we’ll explore the nature of “sacrifice” in Magick and how it supports your goals.