October is a special month. The Veil will open and spirits of the past will come to meet us.
But the specialty of it lies in the unraveling of our own selves that will take place – October brings our shadows to the surface and helps us confront our memories, past and unresolved issues. It might get uncomfortable.
What is the shadow?
The shadow is all the pain and embarrassment that you have suppressed inside you. You don’t want to make it a part of you but it is. Samhain is the time when shadows come out and we are forced to confront them.
Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on the first two days of November and the veil of the living and the dead is lifted in this period. Now, it is time to communicate with your shadow and integrate with it. Perhaps, it will help us transform ourselves. But we must let it flow.
This is terrible news for long-lasting relationships. It could be a deal-breaker. It’s time that you start accepting that part and keep it under control. If you had a relationship turmoil because of it, it’s time you reach out.
There’s an advantage even in disadvantages
It’s time to recognize your weaknesses and then use it as a shield. Don’t hide what you are inside. Everyone is unique and sometimes, during our early days, this uniqueness can be terrible. Maybe you were isolated and ridiculed.
Self-esteem is really in balance during these periods. But it’s time to accept who you are. Hiding your self would only attract the wrong people. Accept your flaws and use them as a shield – it makes you who you are.
Nothing good comes out of overreacting
If you are overreacting in certain situations, this may be linked to your shadow. Perhaps a situation arises which brings in deep concern, sadness, rage or confusion – and this may be because something triggers your past and makes your shadow-emotions come to the surface.
Your current situation just overburdens you with the feeling of the past. We should live in the present. A bit of digging in your shadow-self will help you unravel the reasons behind it and you can leave the baggage in the past. Once freed, we can let our positive feelings flow through and let it heal us from the trauma of the past.
The shadow helps you learn. It can help you grow. But it can only happen if you acknowledge and accept it. It’s a part of you – let’s not abandon it.
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This article (It’s Halloween Season And The Veil Is Lifting: Here’s What The Shadow Can Teach Us) was published on Conscious Reminder, and it is re-posted here with kind permission.