By Brenda: What mysterious and otherworldly things find their way into this world on the eve of Halloween? Halloween or All Hallows Eve is the time of the year when the earthly world and the spirit world are the closest. The day before, the eve of the day of the dead and the one special day in which the spirits of those who have passed can be heard and seen from the other side.
This opening between the two worlds is separated by gossamer veil, the veil separating the living from those who have passed. When this veil is at its thinnest the spirits of those who have passed can be invited into our earthly world. Many of them are still with us just living in another dimension. One in which they see the world of the living, but are unable to manifest corporeally. They seek the world of the living to give substance to their existence. During this magical time of year manifestation and visitation from those who have passed in is possible. And how can we aid them and provide an opportunity for them to contact us? Some of the traditional ways to encourage contact include creating a sacred space, altar or ofrendas where photos and mementos of those who have passed are placed. Flowers, fruit and sweets are also placed on these altars to give the spirits sustenance.
On the night of All Hallows Eve, a special place is set at the table filled with food and drink for those who have passed. This is called the dumb supper and is placed on the table until November first. Anyone wishing to communicate with a loved one is encouraged to sit next to the “Spirit Plate” and quietly listen to what they have to say. On a more personal level one to one spirit contact is done by placing a white votive candle in front of a photo of a loved one. Clearing one’s mind and envisioning the last time you spoke, many times after this your loved one will appear that night in your dreams. From the beginning of October to the first of November spirit activity is at its peak and Spirit contact can take many forms. Spirits enter through our dreams most often in the very early morning between 3 and 4 AM.
Other manifestations in which they show themselves are familiar scents such as tobacco, perfume and foods, visual manifestations such as repeated numbers, letters and names. More mysterious ways that the spirits let us know that they are present, take the form of ectoplasm and full and partial corporeal manifestations. Ectoplasm is a substance that is able to pass from the spirit world into ours. Often dramatized by television and movies it is not just a figment of a screenwriter’s imagination. Ectoplasm takes the form of green and white mists, a pink gelatinous substance and most commonly copper pennies and other metal coins. If loved one sends you pennies or dimes it is to tell you they are present. Many times the pennies having passed through worlds are ice cold to the touch and bright and shiny. Partial and full manifestations where your loved one actually appear to you are the most special and loving way that they make contact. These are referred to as full or partial apparitions and their visitations are usually brief to fleeting. They can also appear in the mirror or in a body of water as both of those substances are doorways to the other side. If your loved one does not choose to show him or herself to you and comes through to another family member of a close friend do not get discouraged, spirits will contact those who they feel are the most open to their presence.
Grief and stress can subconsciously block their communication with us and sometimes they wait until you are ready or invite them in. Finally, the best way to contact a loved one who has passed and receive the most information about how they are doing and their thoughts and feeling sis through a trusted, professional psychic or medium. Natural born psychics and mediums can feel the spirits all around them at this time of year because their unique gifts allow them to walk in both worlds.
Love and Light,