Hi everybody! I don’t have a lot of resources in my own life to ask this question so I’ve decided to come to the community for your thoughts.
I conducted the Farewell Ritual this past Samhain, as a tribute to my father who passed away a year ago (he passed on Oct 4 2019 so it was almost exactly a year when I did the ritual). The entire ritual was very beautiful and moving. If you’re not aware of the details (I did find it on Spells8), one of the key actions is to write a letter to the loved one who has passed, and finally bury it in a place special to the two of you.
Well, that place is my parent’s backyard, my childhood home. While the house is within 10 minutes of where I currently live, it was raining atrociously, so, naturally, I was not able to bury the letter.
I figured I would wait until the next full moon to do so (as the letter was written during the Full Moon), but for whatever reason, I was also not able to bury the letter then either.
I was just wondering how to handle these types of situations. Can the completion of the ritual be done any time? Should I wait for the next Full Moon? Sprinkle some Full Moon Water on it and bury it any time?
The letter has been sitting on my altar since then, so it has, at least, remained in a sacred space. I would really like to finish the ritual, but I personally feel since it was so meaningful to me as I was doing it, it could not have all gone to waste just because I didn’t complete the last step. Obviously the memories and love for my dad are ALWAYS with me, so as long as I am in that space and carry that energy when I bury the letter, I think it should be fine, right?
What do you all think? Appreciate your time in reading & offering your insight Thank you!