Just for fun, I looked up the real meaning of Halloween. It turns out that Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy day of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' Day or Hallowmas).
As a kid I loved dressing up on on Halloween, pretending to be someone else, hiding behind my ugly rubber mask as I ran door-to-door with my scary friends. As a serious Trick-or-Treater, I combed the neighborhood carrying a pillow case to haul my bountiful stash. What fun to roam in the dark, greeting other masqueraders, and even more fun to return home and dump the goodies out on the living room floor.
There I would begin the task of separating the best from the rest. Little Milky Way, Snickers, Three Musketeer bars, boxes of Milk Duds and candy corn, were keepers. The rest Mom confiscated in the name of tooth decay prevention, slowing doling the treats out to my brothers and me over the coming six months.
Now, it's interesting to reflect on how we each parade around in these physical costumes (bodies) as we go through life, but that we are more than we know. Within each of us is the eternal Spirit of the Divine, All Hallowed, made perfect in the image and likeness of God.
I can't think of a better treat, can you?
Happy Hallowmas Day!
Love and joyful blessings,