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Dia De Los Muertos
« on: October 30, 2016, 04:49:56 pm »
Is anyone going to "celebrate" ( for lack of a better term) Dia De los muertos?  What are you planning on doing?
 I haven't found my path yet so I am just doing what I am comfortable with and what  I know.  This will be my first time. I feel very emotional  as I am grieving.

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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 09:00:32 am »
Quote from: mortarandpestle;198336
Is anyone going to "celebrate" ( for lack of a better term) Dia De los muertos?  What are you planning on doing?
 I haven't found my path yet so I am just doing what I am comfortable with and what  I know.  This will be my first time. I feel very emotional  as I am grieving.

 
I might light a candle on All Souls Day (I'm not Mexican) and keep in mind everyone who's deceased and I appreciate or look up to.
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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 11:25:53 pm »
Quote from: mortarandpestle;198336
What are you planning on doing?

 
No idea yet.  I'm Hispanic (Mexican actually) by way of heritage but, despite where I live, much of that culture is foreign to me.  

I'll probably look for a public celebration and go attend that.
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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 04:23:13 pm »
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No idea yet.  I'm Hispanic (Mexican actually) by way of heritage but, despite where I live, much of that culture is foreign to me.  

I'll probably look for a public celebration and go attend that.


I'm from there also. I would have loved to go to a celebration down there but I moved north.

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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 04:31:45 pm »
Quote from: mortarandpestle;198336
Is anyone going to "celebrate" ( for lack of a better term) Dia De los muertos?  What are you planning on doing?
 I haven't found my path yet so I am just doing what I am comfortable with and what  I know.  This will be my first time. I feel very emotional  as I am grieving.

 

replying to my own  original post:
 I made my altar, I used marigolds, candles, pictures, and I set up the incense .bowl of salt, and cup of water and a mexican flag banner instead of papel picado. I gave offerings of favorite foods.  I also played the  favorite music of my deceased loved one. I did good with what I could find on short notice.

 I feel drained now.  I know its not really a pagan ritual but I feel like maybe I should have shielded and grounded myself. I ate after but it hasn't helped.

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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 05:11:06 pm »
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 I feel drained now.  I know its not really a pagan ritual but I feel like maybe I should have shielded and grounded myself. I ate after but it hasn't helped.

 
Grief is draining. Being tired after giving yourself over to remembering a loved one who has died is, in my experience, pretty normal.

Being gentle with yourself - eating things that work well with your body and are comforting, going to bed early, taking the rest of the day easily, are a good idea in general.
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Re: Dia De Los Muertos
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 05:17:55 pm »
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Grief is draining. Being tired after giving yourself over to remembering a loved one who has died is, in my experience, pretty normal.

Being gentle with yourself - eating things that work well with your body and are comforting, going to bed early, taking the rest of the day easily, are a good idea in general.

 
Thank you. I will take it easy and take a nap.

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