When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are, you will keep saying again and again, this is certainly not like we thought it was. Rumi
Piercing the Veil of Separation
Samhain, (pronounced sow-in) is a Celtic holiday observed from October 31st to November 1st. It marks the Celtic New Year, the end of summer, and the end of the harvest season. It also signals the beginning of winter, which many associate with death. On this day, the Celts believed the veil between the living and the dead was especially thin, presenting an opportunity to look beyond the veil of form and separation and connect with our ancestors. It also aligns with Halloween and Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”. Regardless of what we call it, it is a time of transition, remembrance, and embracing the timeless wisdom of the invisible realms.
To pierce this ethereal curtain and discover the mystery and power that lays beyond our mortal world, is to discover the magic of creation in the silence and stillness of the void between the worlds. The Druids believed that magic is the use of will to transform consciousness. In this sacred opening between the worlds we can call on our ancestors to be our support, the wind behind our backs that allows us to be a sacred player in the evolution of human consciousness and the awakening of a new global epoch of previously unimagined beauty, interconnectedness and peaceful coexistence… It is a time to be the love we’ve been longing for...
No matter what is happening in the world of appearances, beyond the veil of illusion there is love and only Love. Marianne Williamson
When we lift the veil of appearances, beliefs, forms and collective agreement reality, we enter the realm of not knowing, the ineffable mystery at the source of all creation. We want to name it, grasp it, analyze it, and fit it into what is familiar and known. We must be willing to embrace uncertainty and release the need to be in control, if we truly want to evolve and transform our suffering into the peace that surpasses all understanding. Can we love that which we try to push away, that we consider unloveable, broken and beyond repair? It is only by embracing “what is” that we can hear the faintest whisper of the Divine in the stillness of our own heart!
Can we release the need to be our ideal self, the person we feel we should be and allow ourselves to embrace the broken, battered, neurotic and imperfect wretch that we are afraid we are or might become? We are not broken, whatever dysfunction we might believe we have is actually serving a function that we are not yet capable of understanding. You were born with original goodness, and that you were born means that you belong! Our amazingly intelligent nervous system saved us when we were scared, overwhelmed, assaulted or overlooked! We dissociated parts of our true nature, cast them into the darkness, in order to survive. And then we made up stories about ourselves being unworthy, unlovable, inadequate, broken or flawed. We adapted to an unconscious, adolescent, traumatized and sleeping world. But, we are waking up and we are doing it together. You are not alone!
Ask not of things to shed their veils. Unveil yourselves, and things will be unveiled. Mikhail Naimy
We mammals need others to nurture, support, hold and love us if we are to develop our innate capacity and potential. But, we were born into a world that has lived in fear, anxiety and abandonment for thousands of years. Our ancestors endured unimaginable hardships, harsh conditions, and unspeakable horrors. But, they also learned to evolve, to be resilient in the face of adversity, and live in harmony with nature and the seasons of change. It is time that we move from an immature adolescent human culture to an adult presence embracing our absolute interconnection and interdependence. We can no longer wait for our mother or some leader or messiah to save us. We were born for these times - we know that because we are here - who will we be when we strip away the veils? We keep looking for the Divine mystery outside of ourselves. But, awakening is an inside job. Are we willing to explore the depths of our own inner darkness, pull aside the many veils and be our most authentic heartfelt selves in service to the larger body of which we are a part? Can we meet the world of falseness, hypocrisy, unconsciousness, avoidance, ignorance, and stupidity, with an open heart, mind and will, and a commitment to evolve, even if we are the only one? It will take great courage and commitment to be at cause in the case of our own evolution. And I believe we are awakening to that possibility in spite of what you read or hear in the mainstream media. We are so grateful to you for being an integral part of the Well of Light family. Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place. We hope you will join us on November 4th for our New Moon Celebration of Darkness: An Evening of Poetry, Passion & Presence... With love and gratitude, Michael and the Well of Light Team
The magic of Samhain is that of endless possibility. Since we return to the beginning, we can begin anew in any way we wish. Michael Furie
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. Eckhart Tolle