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This Halloween Turn Life from a Trick into a Treat

Halloween celebrates deception, costumes and masks, which disguise who we are. We can act out, howl and look extreme to play without fear of social disapproval. The more outrageous and original our costumes, the more compliments we receive! However, are we wearing a disguise or revealing an internal truth, a fragment of our personality we have suppressed, the shadow side? If you want to manage lifeís stressors and generate greater happiness, you need to be a whole person, embracing your shadow side and integrating it into your identity, like making peace with an enemy. Think about day and night. Is there something wrong with the night? Life is a tension of opposites held together in balance like mind and body, yin and yang, the individual and society. When you are out of balance, you get sick and feel unhappy.

What you choose to wear on Halloween holds symbolic significance regarding an aspect of your personality or your desire to transform into the next phase. And if you donít wear a costume, think about which one you might have selected. Here are some popular costumes and what they might reveal about you:This Halloween choose your costume with greater awareness. And after Halloween wear your inner costume externally to transform yourself for your next growth phase. Sometimes itís hard to distinguish between whatís fictional and whatís real as they cross over. Itís similar to remembering a dream when you wake up; you might discover some truth about yourself.
For more information on finding your true identity (mind and body), read my book, Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

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