Burning Bowl

I felt you right next to me honey! 
As I sat waiting our rows turn to walk up and place our written intentions about what we want to let go of for the New Year in the bowl to burn, your presence was electrifying!  Tears were rolling down my face, I could barely contain myself; at the same time I was feeling a sense of calm I haven't felt since you left.
As I walked the isle towards the front of the church with the candles lit and the two bowls accepting each participants written desires I felt you behind me encouraging me. It was amazing!
As I lit my page and placed it in the bowl I new this was a very, very  important step for me to take.  It felt kind of like closing a door to a room with large comfy chairs, a cozy fire and love flowing everywhere, while at the same time opening another door into which the love from the first room was pouring in with warmth and great energy to move forward!
For the first time since your passing I feel a sense that I will make it.
You were the most wonderful husband one could ask for, your love is in my heart in a place that will never allow for its release.  Your wonderful smile and caring, gentle presence are mine forever.
I love you Clyde.  How do I thank you for you, and what you gave me during our 30 years together?  I think by opening my heart and allowing my love to flow more freely, to share the goodwill you always gave so that it will spread in the most kindest and furthest of ways.
Oh yes, I will continue to work on the patience thing!
Your wife,
Lindanne

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I am so glad that you found peace with the ceremony and hope for the future. I love the idea of opening our hearts and sharing goodwill. I will put that in the front of my mind today and for the tomorrows of this year. We were all so very blessed in the love we shared with our other halves. I hope your new year will be filled with even more blessings.
Hugs, Dianne
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Lindanne -- We had a burning bowl at a church retreat that I attended approximately two months ago. It is very calming to let things go.

I pray for you a New Year that is filled with endless possibilities. I know that you will trust in the words of Jeremiah 29:11 and you will keep your heart open to those things which God has for you.

Blessings my friend,

Carla
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You write your feelings beautifully. Love the idea of the burning of things you want to let go of....I may have to have my own ceremony.
Ginger
AlwaysDix
AlwaysDix

Lindanne, We have our burning tomorrow night after our snack supper. I have mixed emotions. Your beautiful letter to Clyde makes me feel more at ease. The warmth following you First I have to worry about trudging up that hill to the cross. Especially since it will be in the 20s, I was hoping we\'d make it out of the 30\'s today but no such luck. I\'ll not light the fire until around midnight so that part of the house will be warm enough to get ready for Church. The pellet stove will run all night I\'m sure. Maybe we should eat after the journey! (G) Love to all, Val
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Lindanne,what a beautiful ceremony! I have never heard of such a thing. I may have to have my own... I\'m glad it brought you peace and comfort. We were lucky women to have such good men by our sides...
Blessings,
Linda
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Lindanne
i have been meaning to write you for the last two days. i was so taken with this burning bowl idea that i passed it along to my best friend in GA. and she took it to her church. and i did my own private one new years eve.
i truly thank you,
big hugs to you
judi
wendywillow
wendywillow

Your love for Clyde shines all through this post. I am so happy for you. I am intrigued by this burning bowl ceremony too and love the way you describe Love flowing from one room to another.
Big hugs, my friend. Your dear hubby was with you the whole time.