Holding the candle, I looked through Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep's facebook page and looked at the pictures and stories shared. I charged the candle with those emotions. Sadness, longing, love, mourning, beauty, and peace.
Then I made the oil that I'm going to dress the candle with in a couple of hours. I call it Ancestor's Heart. Made with love, peace, remembrance, gratitude, and protection:
- Olive Oil - Base oil, Protection
- Dried Lavender and Oil - Peace, Harmony
- Rose Oil, Water - Love, Beauty
- Dried Rosemary - Remembrance
I swirled the oil clockwise, charging it with intention, and now it's sitting in a dark place, on the Ancestral Shrine, as Nathan's candle rests on his blanket. Give it a few hours, then I'll dress the candle with the oil and light it, adding his flame to the Wave of Light at 7 pm.
Here's a good article, explaining why some folks choose to share their photos of their babies: