Halloween and the Thinning Veil

Source: DeviantArt -  vampirechicken

Source: DeviantArt – vampirechicken

The veil this time of year is thinnest between our world and the spirit world. It’s connected to the very origins of All Hollow’s Eve. The presence of other beings can be more easily felt when the veil is thin. This created many superstitions surrounding this time of year. A Celtic festival took place where people would light bonfires and dress up to ward off roaming spirits. This is where our costume traditions came from. A thinning veil is nothing to fear and is a chance to tap into knowledge more easily.

This week, so far, has proven itself one of emotions and feelings. It has been almost effortless tuning into the energy of situations around us from both an individual level and global scale. Our intuition is heightened when the veil is thin. We are able to feel information more easily when we keep our minds and bodies clear with healthful practices (See Julie Tour Discusses 5 Simple Steps to Develop Psychic Awareness). This awareness is taken to new heights during this time of hyper-sensitivity. While tapping into higher dimensional energies can be very uplifting, the energy of the world is also shining light on very dark matters, making the general feeling one of intensity. Lies are coming to light. Corruption is being exposed. People are waking up on a variety of long-term issues humankind has been facing. 

When people are dishonest, and you can feel it, it may feel like a betrayal. Just know that there are deeper issues at play when someone is dishonest that has everything to do with them and not you. Be as compassionate as possible when facing these challenges for not only the person in question, but your own peace. Corruption on a global scale may seem beyond your control, and can be scary when recognized and felt. It is important to realize that sending light and love to even the most horrendous situations can create ripples throughout the world and bring about change. Awareness is the first step to address an issue and can generate discussion to solve it. Instead of focusing on fears that may arise, stay centered in prayer and meditation. We have so much help from so many beautiful souls that anything is possible. Remember, love is always the answer, no matter the question.

The energy may feel intense, but there is fun and joy to be had this Halloween. Keep shining your light, go with the flow of events, and enjoy. XO

Happiness in the Here and Now 

Once upon a time, I was college graduate who solely wanted to accomplish goal after goal after goal. I truly feel this constant need to do more came from grade school. If I was goofing around, there was some project or some test I was putting off. This feeling translated into my adulthood. It’s one of the great lies we tell ourselves that accomplishing more titles or more projects will also translate into more happiness in the future. When we focus on bringing joy to our lives in the here and now, we start living our best lives today.

In recent years, I’ve focused more on my own personal joy. This came from the realization that taking time out for fun is an amazing investment. To make space in my life for fun has equipped me with the ability to better help others. To be creative and to have a fresh perspective on things when I go to write, or even when getting creative with charity work, it really takes a good balance of work and play. You should never feel guilty to take time out for yourself.

The beautiful thing about joy is that it’s contagious. Happy people truly can better help others find more joy in their lives. With this logic in mind, it’s easy to see how your own joy can not only be a good thing for you, but everyone around you. Making joy your priority is anything but selfish. To make joy your priority is to bring more joy to not only yourself, but to the world around you. This planet could definitely use more of that.