Halloween is an annual celebration by many countries on the 31st of October. It is a night of costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and bonfires. A night of gatherings, family and friends. And undeniably an evening where we celebrate everything light, whilst acknowledging the darkness.
Wellness vs overindulgence
Here at surrender to happiness, we recognize the ease of overindulging on this night. Particularly of the sugared variety! So to combat this and keep an eye on our health and wellbeing. We ensure we have healthy snacks at hand, to beat those sugar cravings. As well as a healthy meal to enjoy. This may sound like a party pooper attitude. However, with the right planning, it can be more delicious than candy and cakes.
Halloween can be an evening of you spreading wellness to others too. Treats could include small novelty toys and joke gifts or simply healthier treats. Instead of all the sugar-laden candy. Gather a group of people around a bonfire to enjoy each other’s company. Serve some healthy snacks and savor the time spent together.
During this time of spirits and ghosts, place herbs around your home. This will nurture a peaceful and calming atmosphere. Not to mention dispersing any negative energies. Lavender, Sage, and Rosemary work wonders for this.
Crystals for Halloween
Red Jasper is a powerful protection stone. In both the physical and spiritual worlds. Connected to the earth, red jasper has grounding energy. That promotes positivity and courage. Working through the chakra’s red jasper brings balance and stability. An ideal stone to carry with you at Halloween.
Selenite purifies its surrounding environment. Place a small piece in each corner of your room. This will create a safe, calming space. It also cleanses the mind of negativity and stabilizes emotions. What’s more, it will help to remove energy blocks and aid the user to connect with their higher-self.
Last but not least we always have a piece of clear quartz with us at Halloween. Due to its ability to amplify positive energies. It is a soul cleanser that connects both the physical and spiritual worlds. Hence another ideal stone to carry on this magical, ethereal and haunting night.
Also, don’t forget to check out what crystals to keep near this autumn. Take a quick look at out Autumn, a time for gatherings and warmth blog for more information.
However, you choose to spend Halloween, try to keep a holistic approach in mind. Ensuring you take care of your mind, body, and spirit as a whole. And most of all enjoy yourselves, after all, it only comes round once a year. Also, for more spiritual information check out the spiritual section of our blog. Plus, with the end of the year fast approaching. Why not take a look at our blog on how to take a different look at new year resolutions. Finally, for more Gaelic festivals click here for Beltane and Mayday celebrations.