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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 while acknowledging the darkness.
Wellness vs overindulgence
Everyone recognizes the ease of overindulging on this night. Mainly of the sugared variety! So what can be done to combat this and keep an eye on your health and wellbeing? You could start by ensuring you have healthy snacks to beat those sugar cravings and a healthy meal to enjoy. This could sound like a party pooper attitude. However, with the right planning, it can be more delicious than filling up solely on candy and cakes.
Halloween can be an evening of 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.
Herbs for the home
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.
Red Jasper is a powerful protection stone in both the physical and spiritual worlds. It has grounding energy connecting you to the earth and promoting positivity and courage. Red jasper works through the chakra’s bringing balance and stability and making it an ideal stone to carry on you at Halloween.
Selenite purifies its surrounding environment. Place a small piece in each corner of your room to will create a safe, calming space. It also cleanses the mind of negativity and stabilizes emotions. What’s more, it will help remove energy blocks and help the user 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 our Autumn, a time for gatherings and warmth blog for more crystal information. Plus, if you are looking for information on crystals for protection, click here.
However, you choose to spend Halloween, try to keep a healthy happy 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 our Samhain 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’s resolutions. Finally, for more Gaelic festivals click here for Beltane and Mayday celebrations.