Samhain VS Halloween

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Samhain is a day that we honor those we love that have passed on. There are many ways to honor the dearly departed, it is up to each person to honor in thier way that represents their bond to their loved ones that have crossed over.

Reflecting on Halloween years ago, I arrived at the thought that Halloween is more than giving out candies to delighted children. Halloween offers a different aspect of giving.

I relected that Halloween is the one time of the year that Strangers open up thier doors to other strangers and GIVE without expecting anything in return.  Any other event there is expectation attached to giving, but not Halloween. The festivities of Halloween truely represents presenting others with a treat of giving free of all expecations.


Upon Each Samhain

The Daily Awakening

Happy Samhain

This is one of my favorite poems.

Upon Each Samhain

I miss you most upon each Samhain
When the boundary turns to sheer
I wait until the veil is parted
At the ending of the year.


Sweet spirit, as you walk among us
At the tolling of this eve
I see your face beyond the sunset
And hear your voice upon the breeze.

In the glowing of the candle,
From the shadow on the wall
I watch for you in every movement
And hear your footsteps in the hall.


Can you sit and spend the evening
As the portal opens wide?
Ancestral dead, I bid you welcome
Most recent dead, I pray, abide.
When you come I sense your presence

Happy Samhain

I put my hand out in the air
A moment, then, we stand united
Palm to palm while waiting there.
I miss you most upon each Samhain
When the boundary…

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