’ve always been deeply curious about the spirit world. When I was small I believed Casper the friendly ghost lived in my closet and I have devoured ghost stories and lore since I was old enough to read.
During this season when the veils thin between the worlds, you might find yourself a little more connected to the spirit world. And with the general spookiness of the October vibe I wanted to share some ghost stories with you all.
This week on the Witch Next Door podcast, we step into the spirit world with some ghost encounters from our listeners.
Grief, my Companion
My Dad died just over 11 years ago.
There were losses before and have been significant losses since, however, that loss was one of the most profound and painful. Even now 11 years later there are moments I where I walk into the grief of losing my Dad, often seemingly out of nowhere. These might bring a few tears and that familiar hollow feeling in my belly, or the moment might bring me to my knees with the same velocity of fresh grief.
You see grief never goes away. It gets integrated into who we are and it comes out to visit from time to time.
When my Dad died a friend came to my house in the days following and guided me to create an altar for him in my kitchen. That altar has morphed over time and now holds more than just my Dad ‘s photo. It is a place where we honor and connect with our beloved dead.
It is a place where I go to be with my grief.
Our grief is precious. No matter what we are grieving or the time that has passed since a loss occurred, our grief remains sacred.
This Saturday, October 22nd, I am co-hosting the Leaves of Grief-a ritual, with my friend and fellow Witch Irisanya Moon.
We are creating a sacred space to bring your grief, to name it, to work with it and to share it if you so choose.
If this speaks to you, you can register here
Emily Morrison MA, MFT