How do you honor and celebrate Death?
Change is literally in the air. Where I live trees are shedding carpeting the ground in golden tones, winds are stirring, temperatures are dropping, autumn is here. And with it the message that it's time to let go. A bit cliche, yet nature all around is showing us firsthand how it's done. It can be messy. It can be gorgeous. It can be uncomfortable. It can be playful and it can be irreverent.
There is a certain longing in the air, a wistfulness that requires introspection, a gusty wind inside that begs to shed the loss, the grief, regrets and betrayals, the "leaves" of life.
As you clean, dust and shake things off around you, remember how transitions come laden with change. And sometimes, a little whimsy goes a long way to help ease some of life's harshest changes.
For centuries, people in Southern Mexico have been celebrating this time of transition between life and death with color, humor, joy, festivity, music, food and dance.
Life goes on as usual, and yet there are reminders everywhere not to take life too seriously.
Can you incorporate some of these in your remembrances this week?
Got some plans for Oct 31st, Halloween? Why not do something different and dive in to some quirky, playful creative prompts to get your Muse juices flowin'? Join Adpurkh and Gurukiren on a FREE and wildly creative playshop exploring different aspects of this magnificent celebration called Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) in a creatively smashin' way.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
Once you register, you'll receive all the necessary links, and a list of basic materials needed.
If you feel called, you can start setting up an altar this week heading into the Oct 31st/Nov 1st portal to remember your loved ones who have gone before as a way of honoring their journey in the beyond.
And remember to take the time to enjoy the Fall festivities wherever you are.