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Creating An Ancestor Candle


It's the time of year when we honor and remember our ancestors. We all have the power to communicate with them and we should. After all, we carry their physical and spiritual DNA which is woven into the fabric of who we are. You can strengthen your connection to them by creating a candle in their honor. Burn it daily between now and All Hallows Eve.


You will need:

One large white votive or pillar candle, OR you can use an LED candle if you prefer.

Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender or Sandalwood incense.

A pen with blue ink

A piece of parchment paper

Photographs of the ancestors (Optional)


Write the names of the ancestors you wish to honor on the parchment, but also add "And all others who have gone before" at the end as to not leave anyone out.


Set the candle on top of the parchment, and if you have photos, put them around the candle. Light the incense an recite this prayer:


"As the veil between our worlds has thinned, I call upon those who have come before...those I have known and those who have been long gone. Your blood runs through my veins, your spirit fills my heart, and you will always live forever in my soul. You live within me and will never be forgotten. With this light, I honor your memory."


So Mote It Be (or Amen)


Burn the candle daily, but never leave it unattended or if you're using an LED candle, you can leave it on all the time.


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