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I hope everyone is having a spirited and fun-filled Halloween. I heard or read the other day (I don’t remember) the property where the Vatican is was a 2nd century cemetery housing all the men and women who died in the name of faith. Saint Peter’s Basilica was built to honor them.

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I wanted to mention something that has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween, the Vatican, or people dying for faith. Last summer I bought a bathing suit. It was turquoise-solid turquoise. I wore it several times during the summer, and it always looked turquoise. Just plain old solid turquoise. Two weeks ago I wore it to the gym; don’t ask. Anyway, while I was working out I looked down at my bathing suit, and I noticed clear as day, a hula girl print on them. I couldn’t believe it. It felt like I had a different pair of shorts on, and when I got back home I took another look at the shorts, but the print disappeared. Now it looks like a turquoise bathing suit again. Just plain turquoise. I guess it must’ve been the lighting, but I’m wondering, would I have bought that bathing if the hula girl print was visible when I picked them off the rack. Maybe.

Listen to this. I just looked at the bathing suit to see if I could see the hula girls under the light in my bedroom, and I couldn’t, but I looked inside at the tag and it said Magic Print Bathing Suit. There you go. It’s magic. It’s interesting how this bathing suit story just came to me. I’m sitting here trying to figure out why I decided to write about the bathing suit, and I’m just now realizing-the answer is subconscious guidance. Yes, two paragraphs, which on the surface present two different topics, but when you dig..

I swear I did not plan this.

The Holy See! The Holy See is also called the See of Rome, and it’s the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, which includes Vatican City! I can’t believe it. I now believe the purchase of that bathing suit was divinely inspired.

Is there a connection between turquoise, hula girls, and the Vatican? I’ll let you know when I return from the rabbit hole.

You know, with all the hoopla surrounding mischief night and Halloween, we forget about 11.1. Let me just tell you that 11, 111, and 1111 is very powerful. 1111 is a cosmic gateway, and an entrance leading you to a brand-new start; but November 1st or 11/1 is All Saints Day. It’s a celebration to honor all the saints both known and unknown.

I was just watching the Celestine Prophecy again for the fifth time, and there’s a scene in that movie when they’re talking about the energy we transfer. Some people can see it. Yes, it’s beyond our reality, but there are special people who can see auras and energy fields. In the movie the woman said to her friend; Do you notice the halo of light surrounding the heads of the saints in all the old photos? Do you think the artist just made that up.

Amazing.

Have a wonderful night, and enjoy the rest of your Halloween. Oh yeah, don’t forget to visit our merchandise page. Get yourself a Nooz Buffet t-shirt.

It’s a Little Early, but….Halloween!

I must say, Halloween, the day itself, marks one of my favorite times of the year. I laugh to myself when I think about those warm October afternoons; rushing home after school to put my costume on, and preparing myself to get as much candy as possible. The candy! That’s what it was all about. Getting that candy. 🤣

Then, when I got older, I realized the generous people who opened their doors for me didn’t have to give candy at all. Yeah, I started analyzing the saying, “Trick or Treat.” 🤣 Trick or treat, say that a few times to yourself. As it turns out, they could’ve done a trick. Right? When we say, “Trick or Treat,” I think we’re giving them the option of doing something or giving us candy, but everyone gave candy. Did anyone ever get tricked? OMG, that’s so funny.

Where am I going with this-I do not know, but I just decided to dress up for Halloween this year. So yeah, I never got tricked, but I received a whole lot of candy.

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, Saturday, October 31st-the day before All Saints Day. I think what I love so much about Halloween is the deep tradition, which goes all the back to the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain. The people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off ghosts.

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Pope Gregory III, in the 8th century, designated the first day of November as a day to honor the saints; he named it All Saints Day, and he actually incorporated some of the old traditions of the Samhain Festival. Over time, Halloween evolved into what we have today; dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, and carving and painting pumpkins. ❤

Let’s not forget about mischief night! Okay, so Halloween got really weird when I left New Jersey because Pennsylvania doesn’t celebrate Halloween on the 31st. Don’t ask. Trick or treating actually takes place sometime before the 31st, but when I was younger and growing up in New Jersey, we as kids, would celebrate mischief night on the 30th, and then dress up and go out for candy on the 31st. If Halloween during that time fell on a Saturday, OH BOY! Watch out neighborhood because school got out on Friday, which meant Saturday we had no school, which meant we didn’t have to go to bed early, which also meant we could go out Friday night and participate in some mischievous activities. If Halloween fell on a Sunday, then mischief night became mischief day and night. 🤣 To be honest though, I don’t know if there was a mischief night that I didn’t get caught doing something stupid. I always got caught. One year, when I was in high school, my friends and I were driving around throwing eggs, and the cops caught us. Yup. The made us get out of the car and throw all the eggs we had at each other.

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I don’t even know if mischief night is recognized anymore (what a shame how they’re robbing the younger generations of good times and fun), but if you do participate, have fun. Don’t be an asshole and ruin it for everyone else.

How could we have a discussion about Halloween and not talk about all the movies Halloween inspired-like John Carpenter’s Halloween, Scream, Ghostbusters, Casper, and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

For personal reasons, there are many people who chose not to celebrate Halloween, and that’s their choice and the beautiful thing about living in this country, but for me, I couldn’t imagine what a year would be like without it.

I know Halloween isn’t for another month, but what the heck. Thank you for reading along, and have a blessed day.