“When we illuminate the road back to our ancestors, they have a way of reaching out, of manifesting themselves...sometimes even physically.”
― Raquel Cepeda
Every year from October 31st to November 2nd, the veil between the spiritual and physical world grows thinner. The thinning of the veil heightens spiritual activity and manifestations in the natural world. The supernatural truly becomes more tangible. During this time, witches, magic practitioners and those connected to the spiritual world have an opportunity to truly manifest amazing workings, do deep shadow work and form a deeper bond with their loved ones who have crossed over, including our ancestors.
Communication between the living and non-living is enhanced during this period, allowing their messages to reach us more clearly and for our offerings to be more abundant and potent. Below we have a ritual to connect with your ancestors during this period. You can do this at anytime of the year.
Honoring Your Ancestors Ritual:
Set up a sacred space for your ancestors. If you already have an altar for them, you can set up your ritual there. If you do not have an altar space, use a counter, table or foldaway tray that will not be disturbed.
Set a few items on your altar that represents your lineage. This could be pictures of loved ones who have crossed over, items of your deceased relatives or items specific to your culture.
Prepare a dish that is unique to your culture. If you have a multicultural heritage, you can create dishes for whichever heritage you feel pulled to or you can have dishes from multiple backgrounds. Set out whichever type of liquor you feel called to. (A lot of ancestors love whiskey)
Now, get a white taper candle and hold in your hand. Infuse the candle with the intention of it providing relief, abundance, healing and gratitude to your ancestors.
Place your food, drink and items on your altar. Next place your candle on the altar and light the candle with the intention of it being in alignment with the highest good of all involved.
-Danielle Ayoka, @mysticxlipstick