I am not sure how much you know about pagan religions, so I am going to start with a little history lesson.
Halloween was born from All Hallow’s Eve, which was, in turn, created to Christianity-ize the pagan holiday of Samhain. Samhain is considered one the of high holidays and is (basically) the ancient Celt version of New Year.
Much like the Pagans, I have adopted Halloween as my own New Years’ Eve. I use Halloween as a kind of fresh start. My Halloween is a bit woo-woo and a bit of fun.
There is still time to play along, here is what you do:
Write down all of the things holding you back.
I am talking about fears, money issues, baggage from old relationships, or stupid things you blame on your parents. All of it. Whatever that nasty little voice in your head says to you when you think about going back to school, looking for a new job, or talking to that cute girl.
Let that shit go.
Now using any ceremonial method, destroy those slips of paper. I live in the country, so I toss them in a bonfire while drinking a beer. Flush them down the toilet, tear them up into little pieces, let them float away on the wind. Do whatever makes you the happiest.
Write down a list of 100 dreams.
Now that you are free from what is holding you back grab some paper, and write down a list of 100 dreams. These can be both big and small. The key is to put down an idea no matter how outlandish. These are dreams, not goals. This is a time to dream big!
Do you have a weird holiday tradition? I would love to hear about it!