Halloween is synonymous with spirits, making Oct. 31 the eerily perfect time for your spiritual practice. While some may assume this means you'll need a pointy black hat and an ancient spell book, all you'll really need is access to YouTube. These meditations for Halloween will release negativity, promote the power of your intuition and generally be more of a treat than a trick. And you won't even need to be a witch to cast a positive spell over you.
Forget goblins and ghosts, what's scarier than your sacred space infested with anxiety and negativity? Before Halloween was about candy bars and a fictional serial killer named Michael Myers, it focused on deeper matters. Known to the ancient Celts as Samhain, the holiday occurred on Oct. 31 as the season visibly turned (well, died) from summer to winter. The festival prepared for the winter's crippling cold and the arrival of ... the dead. According to History.com the Celtics believed spirits returned for "causing trouble and damaging crops." To ward off these pesky spirits, hearth fires were built as protection from not only spirit but the winter ahead.
In a way, the early traditions of Halloween were about protection. Keeping your space safe from the evil spirits that threatened it when the ~other side~ released them amongst the living. While we might not have to worry about literal crop hungry zombies, I'd say anxiety, fear and self-doubt are figurative zombies. Gnawing away at our inner strength. These meditations for Halloween might not be to protect against any actual ghosts. But they are more in line with the ~spirit~ of the ancient holiday: protection from negativity.