Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Feng Shui Tip
Today celebrates another secular holiday called 'All Soul's Day,' a day devoted to sending compassion, love and light to all of those who have gone on to their final destination.
There are some interesting funerary customs and beautiful celebrations followed by mourners in the East to mark the anniversary of the death of their loved one. One of these says that on the year anniversary of a loved one's passing, a lamp or candle should left to burn out on their gravesite.
In China, on each April 15, those people are taxed with tending to the graves of their ancestors. After restoring beauty to the site, a picnic would be held in honor of the heart and soul of the dearly departed. Again, on the anniversary of the death, it's also customary to draw a picture of a gift that is then put inside a red envelope and burned for the deceased. It's believed that the smoke will carry the gift, the love and the well wishes into the next world for the ancestors to enjoy. Any or all of these c eremonies and rituals would be a perfect complement to the energies surrounding today's collective conscious. May they all rest in peace.
Posted by hanans9808 at 8:27 AM