Samhain and related rituals were our wise ancestors’ way of putting language and imagery to the realities of life and death. The cycles of life are powerful, and the month of October is about reconnection with ancestors and the process of our own transformation.
The portal to the other side draws us in, and spirits from beyond come through. The illusion of separation seems to fade away. We accept and honor death, celebrating it as part of living. We dance with the dark and embrace the shadow, knowing it doesn’t exist without the light.