Popularly known as Halloween
Once upon a time a
Pyramid was ruled by Light.
We leave behind the selfish motives that we used to profit from nature and from others. In the long term life does not support the selfish use of material or people. We leave behind all of those things that we have symbolised as Halloween, with its orange and black scary ghouls.
Halloween is now just a superficial commercial opportunity for the new shopping cathedrals.
What is selfishness and how does it manifest itself? We are addicted to using others for profit,
I give you one and you give me four back. In all contexts this results in a growing division between those who have more and those who have less. We need to have friends whom we use to make us feel good about ourselves and we need enemies to represent those things we cannot accept about ourselves. We have a need to blame, ridicule and make fun of someone else to make ourselves feel better. On an emotional, mental and spiritual level we use others for our own benefit. We have built a social system based on self interest and self protection. Resentment, being a bully or a victim is rampant. We have created the scary fun of Halloween in an attempt to belittle our fear and guilt about not taking responsibility for the world of unfairness we have created.
Samhain is letting go of the past, it is the motive that drives our endeavours that is important, not the result. Seeking excessive profit, Power over others, not sharing, holding back diversity and transparency are all motives that drive unhappiness, disease and poverty.
We could choose to do that which benefits the whole space, creating diversity, controlling the desires of our own mind and striving to become better human beings for ourselves and everyone else. Then we will not be left behind to be chased by the scary monsters of guilt, we will be hallowed into the Universal chamber of transformation (womb). This also applies to being free to allow ourselves to be renewed by the process of sleep or winter.
Burn your grudges, resentments, blame, justifications, excuses and guilt on the bonfire of loving the whole of yourself and life..
Without leaving these grudges behind, Samhain will be no better than what Halloween has become.
A modern pyramid