“This doesn’t make sense. Fred was such a good man. Why did he die so young?” my friend Danny asked me.
“I grieve with you. Just saying the usual words probably won’t help right now,” I began.
Later in our conversation, we talked about reincarnation. My view is: we are all here to learn lessons. With the view of reincarnation, all things fit together. For example, a child, who dies at six-years-old, can return and have another lifetime in which she grows up, gets married and has many adventures.
Still, it’s hard to endure one’s own suffering and even feelings of anguish when loved ones are suffering. Let’s take it even further: Why do the Gods allow innocent children to die in tsunamis or other situations?
Here is a possible explanation: In the Summerlands, before we incarnate we gather with other souls. We agree on helping each other to learn our lessons in the next incarnation. You might say that, together, we come up with a plan before our next incarnation.
It breaks my heart to hear of people dying in a disaster. Then I hear one of my friends say, “That disaster just reminded me how life is short and how we need to cherish each other in what little time we have.”
In the Summerlands, some souls agree to go through hardship in order to help us learn lessons that we couldn’t learn by ourselves. Some lessons only hit home when extreme things happen. Some souls agree to help others learn compassion. Other souls want to help us learn how to come back from tragedy. Additionally, I noticed that there is a certain type of comfort that can only be experienced when a friend is comforting another person who is reeling from tragedy.
You can do simple rituals to deal with suffering.
Dealing with Suffering Ritual
What you will need:
- Graphic in this post
- One gray candle (you can use red if you can’t find gray)
- One green candle
- One white candle
- Three candle holders
- Heat-safe surface (You place the graphic on this surface. Then place the three candle holders upon the graphic. Then place the candles in the holders.)
- Healing Oil (to dress candles)
- Altar tools
- Cakes and wine for cakes and wine ceremony
Cast Circle in the usual manner.
Cleanse and consecrate your candles, oil and the graphic (anoint the corners of the graphic).
Place the three candle holders on the graphic.
Place the gray candle into the left-side candle holder.
Put the green candle into the middle candle holder, and place the white candle into the right-side candle holder.
Light the gray candle while saying:
With tears of sorrow I see thee,
Suffering—the bane of Earth’s peoples.
Light the green candle and say:
With the light cast by this candle
I invite you Gods and Goddesses
To spread comfort and healing to those who are suffering.
Let the people know the love that surrounds them.
Light the white candle and say:
The light of this candle sends purifying energy to
All who need comfort and support.
So mote it be.
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.
Close the Circle.
** Special Note: Be sure to have the candles burn down completely. Do NOT leave unattended candles. Be safe.
May this ritual be helpful to you.
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