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All Hallows Day – Foggy Reflections


All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, Samhain

In many cultures this is the day of celebrating those who came before us. A day dedicated to the memory of our ancestors and those Enlighted beings, who showed us the way and are still helping us from behind the Great Divide.

It’s a day of celebration of the life of our ancestors as well as a day of remembrance, of re-establishing that connection to the members of our linage. It’s a time of reflection and recognition of our personal history, of our roots.

All Hallows tide offers us an opportunity for a deep transformation. Following in our ancestors footsteps we can re-discover how relevant and essential this tradition is to our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Modern psychology confirms the existence and impact of generational trauma on individuals that affect not only families but whole communities/nations. At the moment of birth we already carry on the blessings and curses of our ancestral line.

In Psychological Astrology this is the place of the South Node – place of our past, of the life lessons brought forth at the moment of birth.

Whether you believe in your family tradition, follow a religious path or put your faith in the discoveries of modern science and psychology, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is they all tell us that a time of quiet reflection, and of recognising our past, is a healthy way of learning and maintaining our wellbeing.

For me this is one of the most important days of the year. It’s a time of giving thanks to all those who came before me. A time of reflection that my life is shaped by all those individual people and their choices. A day of recognising that I carry the blessings and lessons of my ancestors, and a strong reminder that each step that I take will ripple through the years to come, affecting people who are already around me, as well as those that will come after me.

I would invite you today to look behind into your past, to see how far you’ve come as a person, as a family, as a community or nation. This mindful reflection on our history can help make you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, of the journey that you’ve already made. Who knows, maybe the Veil will part and the insight will help you understand your own Path just a little bit better?


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