Not Into Halloween? Here are 13 Rituals to Celebrate Samhain | Gaia

By: Gaia Staff

Samhain is a time-honored tradition followed by witches, Wiccans, ancient druids and countless other modern pagans across the world, celebrated as October turns to November. Samhain is a festival of the Dead, meaning “Summer’s End,” and though you’re probably tempted to pronounce it “sam-hane,” it’s actually pronounced saah-win or saah-ween.

What is a Samhain Celebration?

Tradition holds that Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year, and with this transition it’s also celebrated as the beginning of the spiritual new year for practitioners, which is also why it’s nicknamed “The Witches’ New Year.”

How to Celebrate Samhain

Samhain is typically celebrated by preparing a dinner to celebrate the harvest. The holiday is meant to be shared with those who have passed on as well as those still with us. Set a place at the table for those in the spiritual plane, providing an offering for them upon every serving throughout the meal. In addition to those who have passed, invite friends and family to enjoy the feast with you. Typical beverages include mulled wine, cider, and mead, and are to be shared with the Dead throughout the meal.

Despite occurring at similar times and containing similar themes, Samhain and Halloween actually are not the same holiday. Halloween, short for All Hallow’s Eve, is celebrated on and around

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11 Signs You Are A Healer…

Do your ever find yourself thinking, “I feel like I want to be a healer, but how can I tell if I have the gift of being a healer?” Then wondering, “Shouldn’t I pursue this more and if I am a healer? What am I supposed to do with this gift? How will I know?”

What is a healer exactly?
A healer is someone who has a natural ability to raise another person’s vibration.

Simple as that. A healer has an ability, or natural ability, to raise another person’s vibration when they come into contact with them. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, when a person leaves your presence and you feel better than before they arrived…that’s a healer.

Sign #1 – You are drawn to healing. 
You’re just simply drawn to it. You’re drawn to the entire aspect of it in general. You might be drawn towards energy work, Reiki, alternative medicine, or any of the “traditional” healing jobs I mentioned.
When people say, I feel like I meant to be a healer, but I don’t know if I have the ability or the skill, how do I know? Well, that’s your number one sign right there. You are drawn to it.

Sign #2 – You have an urge to develop your abilities and/or psychic senses.

You feel drawn into the metaphysical community, and you have the urge to develop your metaphysical or spiritual abilities. Such as psychic abilities or spirit communication abilities, energy work abilities, or empathic abilities. You’re feeling the urge to develop your spiritual body and the abilities that come with it.

Sign #3 – Your Empathic abilities tend to be on the higher side. 

Most healers are Empaths. Even if they are in traditional medicine, usually they have an empathic connection with their patients. Sometimes they don’t even know they’re an Empath. But if you know you are, there’s a high probability you’re a healer.

Sign #4 – You have an anxiety or panic disorder. 

You would not think that this would fall under the healing category but it does.
People who have anxiety and panic disorders tend to have a very high ability to read energy.

The ability to read energy many times turns into a disorder because people don’t have the proper knowledge to understand what’s actually happening…they are an Empath! And many Empaths are healers.

Sign #5 – You feel like you should be doing more for humanity.

Helping humanity and being more conscientious of the planet. Basically, when you become in tune with your spiritual body, your natural healing abilities begin to surface. And you look at the world a little bit differently. You feel it in your heart, something guiding you towards the urge to be a part of healing humanity.

Sign #6 – You lived a past life as a healer.

Or past lives. You may not even remember this, but you will “feel” it. It’s a part of who you are. Most healers have done some type of healing work in other lifetimes.

So when your vibration begins to raise, your “soul’s memory” of being a healer in other lifetimes, will naturally begin to surface. And it will be like, “Hey, remember we do this? Remember you have this skill? Hey, we should do this more…” It’s familiar, it’s a part of your past, it’s part of who you are…and it feels good.

Sign #7 – People tend to come to you with problems or problems or issues. 

If people tend to come to you with their problems, or open up to you about issues they are having, that’s another strong indicator. It might be strangers, friends, family, or coworkers. If you’re the one who people tend to go to for advice or problem solving, that’s a sign of a healer.

Sign #8 – You’re in the healing field already, or you have a history of healers in your family.
For instance. you might have a lot of traditional doctors in your family. Or maybe you’re in the field of alternative medicine. It doesn’t matter the type of healing, it’s all along the same lines. So if you’re already in the healing field, or you have a history of healers in your family, that’s a good indicator.

Sign #9 – You have physical signs.
Read more          By:  Jennifer O’Neill    https://spiritualgurubox.com/blogs/spiritual-guru/11-signs-you-are-a-healer

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