I don’t know how many of you do, but I love to meditate. Apparently, I have been doing it my whole life as well. My gran always said that when I just don’t want to be around anymore, she can tell when I’ve taken myself out…I go “beyond the veil”, as it were.
It’s a mainly spiritual type saying. It means, not that you can see “ghosts” or spirits necessarily. When you “day dream”, you go somewhere else. You connect with those on the other side. I’ve been doing it since I was a little girl. Any time I felt threatened, didn’t want to be somewhere, my Gran, would watch me and go “She’s not here anymore”.
I find myself more and lately, needing to escape there more. A lot of people say that Halloween is the one night of the year, when we go behind the veil, and connect with passed loved ones.
Now going beyond the veil, doesn’t always mean that you’d prefer to be dead. I just find I hate it here more and more. But too me, I am not suicidal. I feel it does those who passed over, a disservice, if I was to cross over. So never fear! I just REALLY don’t like the real world that much at the moment…But who does,lol
I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.
It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.
A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.
I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!