I love Halloween; even though it’s a ridiculous ritual of commercial costumes and candy. We dress up in costumes and go door to door begging for candy and treats. Seems quiet immature and that is exactly why I love it! On Halloween you can be any one or anything you want to be. It’s festive and everyone gets in on the fun.
In all my classes I’m playing Halloween songs. We’re all dancing and singing to the Monster Mash and many more spooky songs. It makes everyone laugh and laughter and fun is what keeps us all young.
The true meaning of Halloween is a somewhat religious ritual where soul cakes are given to help the departed souls so they can reach heaven. It’s a hallow eve dedicated to bringing peace to the soulful world. It reminds us to live a healthy life and to be truthful. Otherwise we risk are soul being doomed to residing somewhere between heaven and hell.
The jack- o- lantern is everywhere on Halloween. It’s the pumpkin carefully carved and lit with a candle that symbolizes this hallow night. Here is a story about how the jack- o- lantern came into existence. Believe it or not, the truth be told, living a healthy life, telling the truth and having a good laugh will save you from hell and may even open the gates to heaven.
On route home after a night's drinking, Jack encounters the Devil and tricks him into climbing a tree. A quick-thinking Jack etches the sign of the cross into the bark, thus trapping the Devil. Jack strikes a bargain that Satan can never claim his soul. After a life of sin, drink, and mendacity, Jack is refused entry to heaven when he dies. Keeping his promise, the Devil refuses to let Jack into hell and throws a live coal straight from the fires of hell at him. It was a cold night, so Jack places the coal in a hollowed out turnip to stop it from going out, since which time Jack and his lantern have been roaming looking for a place to rest.
What does Halloween and anti-aging have in common? Dress up in a great costume and spend the day playing trick or treat. Make everyone smile and laugh and you will feel the joy of being young and playful ,and young and playful is just what we need to keep the aging devil away and open our soul to the heaven of feeling young!Doctor Lynn