- A black candle
- A picture of your animal companion
- Your animal companions toys or something that represents happy moments of play and lightheartedness
- A pencil or pen
- A piece of paper
- An envelope
Cleanse your space with smoke, visualization, or sound. Light the candle, if possible in a spot your animal companion loved to sleep, play or simply chill.
Place the toys and the picture next to the candle.
Think about your animal companion as you gaze into the flame. Talk to them, either out loud or in your mind. Communicate how much they meant to you, how deeply you loved them, and how cherished and appreciated they were.
When you feel ready, take the piece of paper and the pencil and write a letter to your animal companion. Write in a stream of consciousness style, simply putting the words onto the paper as they come into your mind. The key here is not to think about it too much, rather to simply allow the words to flow as you write.
When you have finished the letter, place it into the envelope and seal it. Don't worry, this doesn't have to be your final communication with your animal companion.
Place the envelope underneath the candle. Allow the candle to burn all the way down if possible.
Either carry the envelope with you or, if you feel ready, dispose of it by burning it burying it. Know that your communication has been received by your animal companion and continue to focus on loving and joy-filled memories of the two of you.