Halloween – a day to celebrate the death of what we no longer need to hold.
All things are born, and all things will experience death. It is the natural cycle of life. Many of us have been taught to live our lives with a fear of death. Traditional Halloween is the perfect example. In other cultures, the Day of the Dead celebrates our ancestors. It is not a celebration of their death. It is a celebration and honoring of their life.
I once participated in a ritual death ceremony along a burned out canyon in New Mexico. We first took time looking inside ourselves, seeing the things we had been carrying which needed to be released. On the edge of the canyon, we each dug a hole and released our pains, fears and other baggage into the earth. Now free of encumbrances, we lay on the earth and accepted her healing energy, filling the emptied spaces with love. We emerged from the death of our distortions into the light of life.
You don’t need to die to go to heaven. Heaven can be here now when you approach life with freedom, presence, adventure, direction, balance, dreaming, heart centered action and integrity. The ritual death of your superiority, absence, fear, confusion, victimhood, pushing, denial and judgement can bring healing to life.
Who will you be on this Halloween day? What new persona will you dress yourself in? On this Halloween, celebrate the death of your distortions.
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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.