It’s Christmas Eve. For some, Christmas is a joyous occasion. For others it’s a painful reminder they have lost a loved one, and that awful fact overshadows any pleasure they could hope to receive this season.
Mourning is a necessary process we all must go through in order to function at a “normal” level of living. You have to remember that if you are mourning a loved one, or just enjoying the simple pleasures of Christmas, your loved ones actually are with you in spirit. Even if you cannot see or sense them, they are there.
Please, believe that they are okay,
whether they are people or beloved pets.
They will be with you to either comfort you in your mourning process, or to celebrate the holidays with you. However painful it will be for you, place a photo or memento of your loved one within view of your holiday celebration, dinner or party.
Tell them you LOVE them, and MISS them.
It helps YOU even if it’s only feels like a tiny percentage, and your loved ones appreciate it!!
A heartfelt Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year from
the Paranormal Explorers,
Paranormal Rona and Ben M.!!!!!!!!!
Stay safe, have fun, and be kind to ghosts, because they need love too!
Remember your ancestors on Samhain.
Thank-you, Chad Huculak; we never figured you were actually doing a cartoon of us for the Edmonton Journal, just of haunted places.
In the link below, you can go to the Edmonton Journal site and see the cartoon:
Have fun on Halloween.
But remember your ancestors
and those who have left us in our lifetime.
Fright Nights Campout:
an adult summer camp with a creepy twist.
13 hours. One night.
The thrills of a lifetime.
Summer’s answer for the Halloween itch.
This is a great article, check it out:
The good news is there are a lot of Fright Nights Campouts events taking place this summer. The bad news is, they’re mostly in the Eastern and Southern U.S. BOOOO!
We need some locations in Canada!
The Fright Nights Campout Experience
Since they have so succinctly written it up on their website, here’s what their adult summer camp is all about:
The days of watching horror movies from the comfort and safety of your couch are over. With Fright Nights Campout, you are living the horror movie and all you have to do is survive the night with your friends. Do you think you have what it takes to make it through a night of being confronted with flesh eating, terror driven, blood soaked monsters? Gather up your friends, reserve a tent and put your horror movie skills to the test at Fright Nights Campout.
So, I’m sitting in the living room, listening to dead people singing Christmas songs written by dead people. Not being flippant or negative, but if you stop to think, the majority of Christmas songs are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the people who wrote them are dead. Bing Crosby and a lot of other crooners are dead.
Our ancestors sat around a fire and listened to stories and people singing stuff that dead people had written also. Okay, not too sure about my segue way into this.
The Winter Solstice is a time to remember our loved ones who are with us and those who have passed. Those who cannot light the Yule Log, have a bonfire in the backyard, or a fire in the hearth; can light a candle and ask the Universe for an abundant 2016 and for Spring to come sooner than later.
Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice:
(North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Northern Africa)
December Solstice 2015: December 22, at 04:48 UTC.
Create your own traditions and rituals with the Winter Solstice. Ones that will help you get through the dark, cold winter and take you away from the commercial Christmas buying and pressure. Start with a candle or a drum and photos of family present and past. Honour your dead with memories and stories. This is the time of year that our relatives who have passed on and crossed over will come and visit and watch us enjoy the holiday celebrations.
Take note that in these celebrations, when you are taking pictures with your cell phone or a camera; to consciously ask your loved ones who have passed, to be in the pictures with everyone. And double check your photos to see if you have a glowing orb or two, or some mist-like stuff in the pics. You might even be lucky enough to get part of a figure or head. (e-mail us the pic if you do-we’d love to put it up on here!!!!)
Help a needy family, donate to a deserving charity, feed some animals in your neighbourhood. And have a wonderful Yule/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa – everything!