A Beautiful New
A healing ritual for your family when loved ones pass into the light
if you choose, may it assist you during this healing time.
to share for all friends and family ...
This lovely ritual may be appropriate during the holidays, on the anniversary
the loved one's birthday, or at any other time they may be missed.
beautiful new tradition with your family in memory of your loved one.
Gather together ... 4 candles, a beautiful cloth
(may be the person's favorite color), and a picture of your loved
On a table, place the cloth and picture in the
middle of a circle with the four candles surrounding the photo. Then gather
around the altar you have created. As you light the candles one by one,
at the appropriate time say ...
we light these four candles in honor of you, we light one for our grief,
one for our courage, one for our memories, and one for our love.
first candle represents our grief ~ the pain of losing you is
intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
second candle represents our courage ~ to confront our sorrow,
to comfort each other, to change our lives.
third candle is lighted in your memory ~ the times we laughed,
the times we cried, the times we were angry with each other, the
you did, the caring and joy you gave us.
fourth candle is the light of love ~ as we enter the spiritual
new year, day by day we cherish the special place in our hearts
always be reserved for you. We thank you for the gift your living brought
to each of us. We love you.