But there's one thing about halloween that makes it extra fun.
On Halloween, you get to dress up however you want.
In the past, I've been a devil, a marathon runner, and even a sexy witch!
Halloween is a time where you get to revel in your creativity, and you witness the creativity of others in their choices of costumes.
Looking at it this way, you can look at Halloween as a spiritual practice, or maybe an annual spiritual ritual.
You have an infinite number of choices for what you want to look like for Halloween. Do you want to be a ghost? A vampire? Or follow the lead of the cute toddler who dressed up as El Niño? Maybe this year you don't want to dress up. The only thing that can limit you is your own imagination and your saying yes to the creative spark within you.
You see, Halloween may be only once a year, but it gives you a lesson to apply every day for the rest of the year. Every day, you get to choose who you want to be.
Do you want to be more loving and grateful to the people around you, or do you want to yell at other cars on the road? Do you want to do work that fulfills you, or do you want to stay in a job that drains your energy but pays you well? Do you want to be open to greater possibilities for your finances, or do you want to push away trying anything new because you don't think it would work?
The spiritual lesson in all of this is that you are always at choice. There's a lot of energy that goes into what you want to be for Halloween. What if you can use some of that energy and channel it into what kind of life you want to live, and what kind of world you want to create?
And here's the key to having a great Halloween and a spiritually fulfilling life. Do you want to know what it is? Lean in because this is the secret of the Universe right here...
Yes, have fun! Having fun, living in joy and from a place of fulfillment are all part of a daily spiritual practice I encourage you to embrace.
For your coaching assignment for this week, the task is simple. Have fun!
And if you do decide to dress up for Halloween, be a little audacious and try on something outrageous that you may have never considered wearing before. Halloween is special in that it's a day where you have permission to step out of the box, and people love you all the more when you express your boldness.
I'd love to hear if you're planning anything special for this Halloween or if you have a costume already in mind. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this post. Happy Halloween!