Halloween Decor & Inner Peace

IMG_5118-730x410So it has been 2 years since I have seriously decorated for a holiday.  I have spent the last two years in an emotional funk that has effected every single aspect of my life.  Basically I see myself as having survived a Rodney Atkins song:

If your going through hell
Keep on going, don’t slow down
If you’re scared don’t show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you’re there

Yeah, If you’re going through hell
Keep on moving, face that fire
Walk right through it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you’re there

I had no time, energy or inclination for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas.  I didn’t even have a tree or a light up in the last 2 years…so what changed?

Well I took a good look around my house and yard this year and determined I had way to much crap.  So I have spent the last few months getting rid of the extraneous stuff.  (I have managed to get rid of a bunch of stuff–not that you would know that from a cursory glance–buts that’s a topic for another post.)  When I managed to make it to my boxes of Halloween stuff I thought to myself–“Oh this will be easy–I can get rid of a whole bunch of stuff real quick!”  preplanned success–Yay

That very same day…my attorney asked me to forward her a bunch of emails all related to aforementioned hell and I had to reread two years worth of the worst thing that has ever happened to me…after that terrible chore I cranked up my favorite angry music and started going thru the boxes ready to throw everything away…when a very strange thing happened…My inner witch reared up in defiance and I suddenly decided to embrace the season (and her) and spent the next few hours removing everything from my mantel, cleaning up 2 years of dust and putting up all my really cool Halloween decorations. all over the house all while singing and dancing to my angry music at the top of my lungs and as a bonus–I even managed to box up a small collection of stuff to be donated.

Since then, I look around at my decor and feel different.  A sense of lightness has pervaded my home and my spirit–which is kind of weird when you actually look at the decor, skulls, witches, spiders, ghosts, bats etc… one would think it would have the opposite effect.  But ya know what?  I think I got out before the devil knew I was there!

A few years ago I did a bunch of self study on the ancient Chinese art/science of Feng Shui and implemented a few of the techniques at the time.  (I did mange to Feng Shui myself right out of a job and Feng Shui my tenant into a promotion–Go figure)  So I know there is something to this Feng Shui stuff.   Since then, I have forgotten most of it, but the basic concept of inhabiting a space that allows for the free flow of energy has stuck with me.  I firmly believe that my Halloween Feng Shui has made a big difference in the energy flow of my home and my soul.  I simply feel better.  For no physically apparent reason–the simple decision to change my decor has changed my life.  Not in a huge way–I mean it was only a small change after all–but hey if I can keep building on the small changes I may eventually attain my goal of peace and tranquility.

So–for anyone out there-stuck in a bad place–take a look around the space you inhabit and make a few changes…it feels like opening the windows for the first time after a terrible winter….if you are up to it, do the whole room, if not–pick one spot or one holiday or whatever…start the free flow of energy again both spiritually and physically by attending to your environment–it will make a huge difference!  Trust me on this one :)

Namaste everyone…and Happy Halloweening :)