Halloween has always been remembered as the time of year when ghosts are astir and magic is in the air. It conjures up images of witches, pumpkins, ghost and goblins. The celebration of Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.*
Why would anyone want to ward off ghosts; roaming or otherwise?
I am of the belief ghosts and goblins have always gotten a bad ‘rap’ and are quite misunderstood. What if we were to look at these entities through different lenses? What if we welcomed their presence and took solace in their visits?
Granted, they, the ghosts and goblins, are supernatural beings and typically depicted as ‘evil’ or scary creatures that live to pop in and out of our lives and frighten us. What if the sole intention of their popping in and out was to console us? What if all they want to do is comfort us; provide insight and love?
A ghost is defined as the soul of dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, and a goblin is defined as a sprite, an elf, or a fairy. Sure, there are malevolent and benevolent energies all around. I resonate on a positive vibration of love and hold the space for connection with benevolent energies.
I am fortunate to meet many ‘ghosts and goblins’ in my line of work, and I assure you they are not the ghosts and goblins depicted in a horror movie, they are your ethereal family members and friends, attracted to my positive vibration of love. They share the same yearnings as you. They seek comfort and joy and reach out to comfort and bring you joy. They are remarkable at connecting, especially during periods of profound grief.
Grief can be a ‘show stopper’ for many. I know this first hand, as I have experienced sudden, tragic, unexpected, untimely, and peaceful deaths of many family members and friends throughout the years. I have had my ‘show stopped’ without warning and I have grieved, profoundly. Grief is a necessary process which can be made more bearable if you receive the ideal care and comfort, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Your loved ones are standing by to help you process your grief and provide care and comfort. It is not unusual for those in spirit to seek grief counseling, care and comfort as well, especially when their untimely death created unresolved issues for them. Many of my clients find comfort in knowing the loved one for which they grieve – also grieves for those they ‘left behind’. There is solace in the knowing you are not alone.
Yes, they may be labeled as ghosts or goblins and they may very well be grieving, however, they reach out to connect, care and comfort us as they seek the same for themselves. Ghosts, goblins and grief, they’re not such strange bedfellows.
*Adapted from information provided by the History channel.
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