H A L L O W E E N I S T O D A Y. . .
or is I T?
Do you remember?
When was the last time you actually went HALLOWEENING?
When was the first time you actually went Trick or Treating?
What was your favorite Halloween outfit?
Was it reflective on WHO YOU WANTED TO BE?
If there were a Halloween party tonight and you were told to dress
WHO YOU WANTED TO BE,
WOULD YOU DRESS UP IN THE FASHION OF WHO YOU ARE NOW. . .
Or Would you Dress as Someone Else?
It’s not a Holy day,
It’s not an Anniversary,
It’s not a Birthday,
It’s not a Holiday,
It is Halloween–the only day–we actually celebrate
EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, isn’t it?
What day of the year,
or even what part of the day
WOULD NOT BE HALLOWEEN?
It’s actually an ancient Celtic holiday
on which people believed they needed masks
to protect themselves from bad spirits that roamed the earth
on Hallows Eve
. . .but we’re still wearing masks–lots of them,
aren’t we. . .
Psychologists tell us that one of the reasons
we wear MASKS
is because of the
I M P O S T E R S Y N D R O M E:
THE FEAR THAT WORLD IS GOING TO FIND US OUT. . .
One of our greatest fears is
that if we SHOW
our true selves,
the world will SHOUT:
“OH, IT’S JUST YOU!”
Oscar Wilde once said,
“BE YOURSELF; EVERYONE ELSE IS TAKEN”
Well, Susan Sparks, in Psychology Today tells us there’s at least
T H R E E R E A S O N S
for us to take of our MASKS:
- So we can live LIFE our full potential. . .We are not 1 in a million, YOU are just one singular, magnificent, most awesome an INDIVIDUAL
- Just for RELIEF. . .It’s exhausting taking on/off/on/off/on/off/on/off all of these Masks, plus you forget WHO YOU really are.
- Just for HEALING. . .Wearing Masks carves out your truest SELF; we weren’t Born with Masks; WE put them on, so WE can take them off;
E. E. Cummings wrote:
“The greatest battle we face as human being is the battle to protect our trues selves from the self the world wants us to become.”
Are you authentic?
The REAL YOU?
DO YOU SHOW UP AS YOU 24/7, 364 days a year or are you truly more of a
H E Y. . .
It’s November 1
Halloween was yesterday. . .
Think about taking your Masks off. . .
Most wouldn’t be shocked if when
we took off all of our masks. . .
there would still be more?
Seriously have you ever seen/viewed/spied your bare, truest self?
Have Y O U ever seen Y O U ?
When T H E Y
show up on YOUR front porch,
knocking on YOUR door,
yelling into YOUR ears:
TRICK or TREAT–
Give them NEITHER. . .
Give them what they’ll never expect,
what they never saw coming,
what NO ONE,
not even you,
has ever truly seen:
G I V E T H E M Y O U!
maybe the best Halloween of all. . .
is actually no Halloween at all!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm of the DAY:
Maybe the Best Mask of all
is the one that’s been taken off
and l o s t. . .
Riddle me that,
B a t m a n. . .