Ancestral energy lives in the stars above us, the stones beneath us. Their memory gathers in oceans, rivers and seas. It hums its silent wisdom within the body of every tree.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Samhain Prayer (and samhain links)

Blessings to those who have gone before.

Blessings to those who have gone before.

I call to the ancestors who lived and died before I took breath,
to all the mothers and fathers who created life,
who created life,
who created me.
Walk with me tonight.

I call to the ancestors who lived and died in my lifetime,
my beloved dead, my family, my friends.
Those who made me laugh and shared in my tears,
who shared this journey with me,
who shared their journey with me.
Visit with me again.

My breath is your breath.
My bones are your bones.
We are all relations.
I drink water for you.
I take in food for you.

Together we light the beacon…
Together we stand in the doorway…

We call to the recently dead.
We offer your names to the air.
We offer your names in prayer.
            Paul Slomba… William Luke Dalone…
All of my ancestors,
all of our relations,
wait to greet you.
Safest passage to each of you.
You are loved,
you are remembered.

Be at peace.

(Sarah Lyn, 2014)

Links to Previous Posts about Samhain:


  1. I was sitting at my first ancestor altar last night thinking I really needed words I could speak that were more formed than what's in my mind; I was also thinking that I wasn't sure my reallyveryChristian ancestors even wanted my reallyveryNotChristian words...

    And voila, first blog I check of the day, you put up the words I was looking for. <3 I'm taking it as a good omen.

  2. I am glad! Thank you for sharing that. If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me.

  3. I dont have an altar set up and frankly, I wouldnt know where to begin to start.
    Is this okay just to say as a simple prayer to my ancestors?

    1. Of course! No formal practice is required, it just helps deepen the experience. I talk out loud to my ancestors often, without any extra steps. That is the important part to me. Thank you for asking! If you are interested in altars, the article at the bottom of my links addresses that.


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