Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays. Every culture has traditions about death, dying, and the dead. Our deceased loved ones and ancestors are honored in festivals, religious rituals, and celebrations.
October 31 begins the three-day celebration of All Souls’ Day, ending on November 2nd. The celebration honors the dead who, it is believed, return to their earthly homes for these three days. Many believe the veil that separates our physical world from eternity is thin during this time of year.
Regardless of your beliefs, these upcoming days are an opportunity for you to shift from Mindful Grieving to Celebrating. Rejoice and revere the lives of your departed loved ones – ancestors, family, friends, and beloved pets.
All those who’ve died and left a hole in your heart. Those who’s death shattered you.
Give yourself permission to get up out of bed, decorate and celebrate. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Say the name of your loved one often.
- Bring out their pictures and talk about what’s happening in the photo.
- Write or share with someone stories about your loved one.
- Hold or wear their clothes.
- Display and enjoy their favorite foods, drinks, colors, flowers, and note-worthy objects.
- Go to the cemetery and decorate. Bring flowers and light candles.
- Set up a special place in your home with pictures, candles, flowers, and mementos.
Celebrate and Remember With NO Apology
To Those Who Think You Should Be DONE With Your Grief and Mourning!
Halloween, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead, Samhain, Pangangaluluwa, and Dzień Zaduszny are just a few worldwide celebrations honoring the dead. You too can use this time to find joy in remembering your departed loved ones.
To find out where you are in your unique grief process go to: click here and take the Free Grief Assessment.
Is it time for you to move from the pain of loss toward peace of love?