Autumn holidays are some of my favorite times i love Halloween/Samhain love to celebrate!!! love the smells & the colors & pumpkins!!! there is alot of past story to this season....
around about the eighth century or so, the Catholic Church decided to use November 1st as All Saints Day actually it was a pretty smart move on their part –being that all the local pagans were already celebrating that day anyway, so it made sense to use it as a church holiday( & if you will research most church holidays were created to utilize holidays already being celebrated) All Saints’ became the festival to honor any saint who didn’t already have a day of his or her own. The mass which was said on All Saints’ was called ~~Allhallowmas ~~ the mass of all those who are hallowed so it came to pass that the night before naturally became known as All Hallows Eve & eventually morphed & evolved into what we now know & love as Halloween.....
back in the day martin luther declared separation from catholics which began the whole reformation of the church.... better known as Reformation Day when he chose this day to pound his his 95 thesis up on the church door what a radical he was pretty bold thing to do in that time stand against the pope & the church!!! ( grins) particularly in Thesis 86, which asks: "Why does the pope, whose wealth today is greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build the basilica of St. Peter with the money of poor believers rather than with his own money?????? still a legit question to ask the vatican these days..... ( excuse me i went someplace else ) at any rate.... back to topic
as the thinning veils grow even more transparent.... blessing to all my kin & loved ones & all those who have already crossed over......((( daddy perhaps time for a visit i'll have a pot of coffee on, leave the cigs outside))) ~~
today ( Nov 1) is all saints day.... the day we honor those really really exceptionally
good folks who have crossed over....
traditionally these are folks that were specifically chosen by a designated few
personally i prefer to recognize those i consider saints in my own life,
from my many pasts whose goodness shines bright.....
those who i hold dear to may heart, that often slip thru the veil to visit....
these loved ones are among those i chose to honor & acknowledge!!
i honor them in my heart & in my head.... as well as in my own unique way.....
so many folks have an uncertainty about death....uncomfortable with all the different aspects of it
as one who has been at deaths door on more then one occasion, i am good with it.....
no fears..... it is just a movement from one place to another.... a crossing over
this morning as i woke to a foggy day, i thought how appropriate the veil is visible today....
makes it more real just a wee thin wall between there & here, between then & now between before & after...
just slip thur for a visit & a chat a touch to the heart & love flows strong.
i am grateful to the saints of my life..... for the many lessons taught by them to me
for me to remember fully who i am.... for the guidance, love & protection they offered me
with a full open heart!!!! yes i miss their physical presence, yet i am so aware of their
essence in my life, greater at times then others, yet very real to me, so gone perhaps yes,
& yet no.
so just some thoughts this foggy morn.... this day of the saints
a time to honor & remember.... to be grateful as we journey forward on this amazing path of life~
brightest blessing of the season & warm loving hugs~~ earthdeva/molly
molly rice ~~aka earthdeva