I think this is a beautiful way to remember our loved ones. It is not a tradition I was raised with but it is one I embrace today. As the holidays approach it is often a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one through out the year. I find myself reflecting on not only my grandpa but also my grandma as Thanksgiving approaches. Perhaps I will pour a glass of moscato for Grandma and some lemonade for Grandpa. Sometimes these little honors can help the tradition.
For today I will be gentle with myself as well. I will go a little slower and cherish the moments with my daughter who is growing too fast. I will reflect on the souls that are no longer here on this earth and send them love wherever they are resting. I will rest too.
I'm grateful to honor my need for a slower day after five straight days of constantly running. I'm grateful for the universe stepping in and allowing my schedule to be cleared today. I'm grateful to take time to cherish my daughter who seems to have grown even faster since I went back to work. I'm grateful for a promise of rain today to help wash away any sadness as I celebrate the souls of loved ones. I'm grateful to have known my grandparents and to have such wonder memories. I'm grateful for the ability to honor those memories today as I start a new tradition of celebrating All Souls' Day.
What does this day of remembrance mean to you? Is there a soul that you would like to honor today? How will you incorporate that into your day?
May today indeed thin the veils so that we may feel the nearness of our loved ones. May we embrace the traditions of others when it speaks to our hearts. And may we find unity in this blending of cultures. Have a beautiful day!