In autumn, leaves fall and we begin to turn inwards, remembering our fallen loved ones with whom we long to be reunited or communicate with. I have found myself dreaming more of my losses at this time. As there is more darkness, and we are sleeping more, we are able to induce dreams perhaps a little more easily.
It’s the season when the nights are longer and, according to ancient lore, the walls are thin between the worlds, especially the underworld – where the departed rest. In the northern hemisphere we have rituals that take place during the season of autumn which commemorate the dead, such as Halloween, All Souls’ Day, All Saints’ Day, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), Samhain and other days that celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost.
If you dream of a loved one, be prepared to receive their message. What would they say to you? What will you say to them? Practice some simple words – ‘I love you’ and ‘Be at peace’.
It’s all part of the grieving process. Now do the same for other losses – people and valuable ‘things’, whatever that is for you – job, house, relationship, dreams – and let go. How does that feel?