Halloween (Hallowe'en), observed primarily in English-speaking nations, has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day.
The ascended masters teach that, eons ago, early root races on Earth were pure, innocent and peaceful. They knew they were gods in manifestation. They learned about good and evil from the archangels and angels who would perform in profound Shakespearean-like dramas. They learned about the consequences when the angel actors chose maya (illusion), chose evil or chose good. They could see the repercussions of poor choices without actually having to make the mistakes (and karma) themselves.
At the end of their cycles of reincarnation and self-mastery, these early root races attained union with God through the ritual of the ascension.
And this is the divine intent: That in each lifetime, we put on more and more of the consciousness of God until—at last—things equal to the same thing are equal to each other.The culmination of the experience of all of our lifetimes is to become one with God and make our ascension in the light.
But, some of the angels portraying evil in these great dramas began to so identify with their theatrical roles that they forgot their divine estate and took on the negatives of their characters. As their consciousness was no longer able to identify with God, they took on human bodies and continued to reembody with their indulgence in all manner of perversions.
Over the millennia, mankind identified more with the fallen angels than the holy angels. Most people believe they are animals and miserable sinners instead of being sons and daughters of God. At at soul level, the morale of the entire civilization has been lowered. The collective unconscious gives people a helpless sense of limitation.
In other words, we have forgotten that we can become God. As Teilhard De Chardin wrote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
So the greatest Halloween costume of all may be the one that you see in the mirror.
Remove the mask. Become your Real Self. And, step by step, as you make progress on your spiritual path, you will become more of God each day.
Excerpt from Becoming God: The Path of the Christian Mystic by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, on of the Mystical Paths of the World’s Religions series.