October 31 ushers in my favorite time of year when the Veil Between the Worlds grows thin, and we can more easily experience the presence of our ancestors and other beloved dead. It’s also the time when they can more easily make their way from the Otherworld into our world.
Which leads me to ask – Have you had dreams or visits from your beloved dead? Do you or your family celebrate your ancestors? Do you think the dead are still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and temporarily returning to Earth this time of year.
Observing Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) originated in the pre-Hispanic cultures because they considered death a natural phase in life’s long continuum. I love this and as an adult have begun to incorporate it into the way I view the dead.
If you have time, check out this incredible video I found about Day Of The Dead Michoacán México. https://bit.ly/3jOnq8y
Ps – My mom always whenever she saw a yellow butterfly it was my Grandfather. Maybe there is something to that.