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Samhain – The Thinning of the Veil Teaches Us To Reflect On Our Own Personal Boundaries

Samhain is upon us, the Celtic New Year, and a time when the veil between the worlds is at it’s thinnest; a time of year filled with tradition, folklore tales and deep insight into the beliefs and rituals of our ancestors. 

In Ireland, it begins with Oíche Shamhna, or Hallowe’en as it is better known by. Our ancestors believed that on this night, the deceased crossed over into our world and walk among us. They began to dress disguised as the dead, in the hope that they would not be recognised as humans by the spirits of the otherworld. A great bonfire would be lit for the whole community, and from that central fire, the fires in each home would then be lit. 

The month of Samhain, which begins on 1st November, marks the beginning of the Celtic New Year. This indicates that the time is upon us to return inwards, a time of rest, reflection and setting intentions and goals for the year ahead. As the life force of the trees and plants return to source, back to the womb of mother earth, so too do we retreat inwards, resting and gathering strength for when the days begin to lengthen once again. 

The thinning of the veil brings to our attention the importance of healthy boundaries in our lives. If you have healing to do around boundaries in your own life, you may find yourself challenged at this time. You may be faced with situations of aggression, or feel as though you are being pushed past your own limits in your work or home life. You may be receiving signs to address this issue in the form of messages, symbols, or unusual events. Although this may all feel overwhelming at the moment, trust that what is being brought to the surface, is done so in order for you to heal and grow. 

Embrace this challenge by taking time to reflect on the boundaries currently in your life. Are you being too lenient in some situations? Does your work-life balance require reassessment? Are there people in your life that bring you a sense of heaviness and disharmony? Setting healthy boundaries is not an easy task, however it is an essential one. Sometimes we allow fear to get in the way, fear of the consequences of standing up for yourself at work or in relationships. However, the greatest consequences come with not setting boundaries at all, creating a toxic internal environment which can lead to anxiety, stress and further illness down the road. 

Our ancestors celebrated the time of Samhain as one of the most important events of the year. There was, however, a bitter-sweet element, similar to what we experience when addressing our own issues around boundaries. On one hand, great fires were lit and important activities were undertaken. On the other hand, many feared the dead that walked among them, hiding their appearance with ghoulish disguises. They treasured the thoughts of sharing the earth once more with loved ones, but also performed rituals to ward of evil spirits. Similarly, working on the theme of boundaries in our own lives can bring emotions of happiness and freedom, but also a great fear of what backlash may come from it.

"The fire represents a force of darkness and light, an element with the ability to grow and expand rapidly, creating heat and life force, and also an element of great destruction, with the combustive ability to destroy anything in it’s path. "

The fire is a wonderful element to work with when establishing, or reestablishing boundaries. It allows us to bring light and warmth to any situation or difficulty we may be facing, and destroy that which we no longer need in our life, transmuting it instead to light energy. It gives us the power to shine a great light from within us, in times of darkness, expanding outwards into the community when required. 

Once you have established your boundaries, the next step is to sustain them. This begins with retreating inwards, strengthening the idea of these boundaries within yourself. Setting intentions and growing the energy of these boundaries from a place of compassion for yourself and for all involved. Once you have sustained the concept of these boundaries within yourself, like a sprouting seed, expand upwards and outwards, expanding this concept into your life and into the areas required. With the inner strength and conviction to sustain them in your life, you will notice a huge difference in your energy levels and emotional state at the end of each day. 

In this way, paying attention to the traditions and teachings of our ancestors can bring great healing and growth into our own lives. Although the rituals and ways of celebrating Samhain may have changed greatly over the course of thousands of years, the central idea remains as relevant today as it was in the very beginning. So this year, as we embrace the festival of Samhain, as the veil thins and our ancestors pass among us, take time to listen, to appreciate and be guided by the wisdom of your lineage and loved ones who have passed over. 

Remember, just as you are as one with the earth, so too are you as one with the teachings of your lineage, with your ancestors who walked before you, and with all those who will follow your footsteps and will walk this path after you have crossed over. The only thing that separates modern day human lessons and experiences and those in the ancient past, is the illusion of time.

Oíche Shamna Shona Daoibh agus Beannachtaí

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Every Monday at 9pm IST (Irish Standard Time)

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In a hectic world, it can be difficult to find the time to join a group meditation. Yet, the importance of community and the part it plays in healing and growing cannot be undermined.

That’s why I decided to create an online platform where we can meet as a community every week to meditate, journey and connect with the essence of the elements and whatever else presents itself to us as a community to heal.

The meditation will take place on zoom and is only accessible to those who pre-register for the session. You can register up to a few moments before the session starts by contacting me and I will send you the meeting link. You can choose to just join one session, or receive a weekly link to the meditation. I am presenting Elemental Journeys as an offering of gratitude to the community, there are no costs involved in participating.

To receive an invitation link for Elemental Journeys, you can contact me via the contact form below. Otherwise you can contact me at info@yewelementals.com or +353 85 22 348 22. 

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The core concept behind Be Yew – Elemental Energy and Sound Healing is to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to remain balanced and connected to nature and to yourself. 

At times, we are knocked off balance. We develop energy blocks, through stressful or upsetting incidents or environments, empathically absorbing energy from our environments or stagnated energy lingering after a physical illness has passed. Whatever the source or reason, these blocks appear in our energetic field or chakras as a trigger for us to focus inwards, heal and for personal growth. 

The initial energy reading, will be done using which ever tools I am guided to use for each individual. These may include diagnostic tuning forks, journeying or other shamanic tools. This will be done prior to the 60 min one-on-one session.

As each person is different, I will compile tailored exercises to aid you to work on your own energy blocks, which will be completed over the course of seven days and explained to you during the initial session. 

On day seven, I will do a follow-up energy reading, and offer you support to rebalance and maintain energetic equilibrium. 

Exchange:

Initial Energy Reading prior to session + Initial Session 60 mins €50                           

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Contact: +353 85 22 348 22 or  info@yewelementals.com to book an appointment.