All hallows eve (halloween) is the night before All Saint’s Day, a time for praying for and remembering those souls who died.Here is a suggestion from my friend Bonnie. She just posted on Facebook that she was going to get an old Tshirt and write life on it and get a basket of lemons for the day. I wonder what the lemonade will taste like?
Depending on the history you check out, the door knocking part came from beggars seeking soul cakes to pray for the soul of the dead in the household.
My husband remembers as a child that knocking on the doors, the one who answered the door decided if the knocker needed to do a trick or was given a treat.
Get out of Stuck at Halloween?
How can you use Halloween to get you out of stuck?
Halloween give you the opportunity, for a few hours, to be act like anyone in the world you want to emulate.
Acting as a hero you admire.
Pretending to be a famous person living or dead but one who believe is special
Becoming something fictitious – a superhero or a super villain, a demon or a saint
The opportunity to experience, without looking foolish, what it would be like to be someone else, can truly help you change your point of view and get out of stuck.But remember, it is more than putting on a costume. It is about putting on a persona. It is about becoming the person you want to be for the day.
I saw an example of how this works in Victoria’s Secret in LA the day before Halloween a few years ago. My husband and were watching 5 young ladies try on these outfits. Suddenly one of them dressed as a sex kitten asked her bunny rabbit friend, ” Do I look as sexy as I feel I do??”
If she had asked my husband I am sure he would have told her just how sexy she looked, if he could get any saliva flowing that is.
She dressed like a sex kitten and she felt the part and looked it too.
Making Every Day Halloween to Keep you out of stuck
Every day we get to choose how we want to look, act and behave. Every day whether we wear a special costume or not we can excel or be a witch, bitch or demon. We choose how we look at the world and we also choose how we want the world to look at us.
Today you are who you believe you are.
Today you can become anyone you want.
The rewards for being that person may take time to come. And if tomorrow you decide to be someone else, the rewards may never come.
You will never collect the rewards when you keep changing day to day who you are.
Keep your purpose and vision clear. Act on purpose to achieve your vision. And remember, today is the only thing you have so be all you want to be today.
In the comment box, tell me who you are today.
To Changing MindsetsRoberta Budvietas, Change Agent