October 26, 2011 3 Comments
This is a very simple rite, and I will be adding the Blessing found in the second link to it.
Gather pictures of those who have passed, human and pets alike. Place them on a table facing North. Place a small black candle by each of the photos. Light the candles one by one, remembering the person in the photo, and recalling a memories of them. Perhaps something funny, or personal. Something that you think best conveys their personality.
This next part is optional. When all the candles are lit, you can call to them. Simply say,
“I call upon those friends and family that have passed. I welcome you to visit my home and spend some time with us.”
Don’t be afraid. Our loved ones take their cues from you. They always have. If you just want to sit and remember them, that’s fine too. Personally, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a full house.
At the end of the day, snuff out the candles, one by one, and thank each of them for coming.