I don’t ‘do’ Halloween, but my son is going – for the first time – trick or treating with his friend…..after a big long talk about why certain aspects of Halloween and the glorifying of evil is not okay….His response “it’s okay mum, it’s just a bit of fun and getting lollies”.
I understand this is how a 12 years old thinks about it…….and that level of immaturity about Halloween, remains the same for many adults too….
It is just a bit of fun for most people…..but I still hate it. I know glorifying darkness, is not okay.
I know focussing on goodness
is what we always need,
After being triggered earlier today and deciding I needed to stay away from newsfeeds on social media and accepting that if people want to indulge in their dark inner need to find enjoyment from darkness……then to just ignore them…
I then went to my sons school, ended up sitting next to ‘the devil’ (parent), with a witch and a vampire (children) running around…
And now my son is out trick or treating, which I’m starting to think I should not have let him be involved in.
.Anxiety is up there….
I will be very glad when Halloween is over.
The root of wisdom, is in goodness.