To help the spirit of a friend or loved one complete the journey from the land of the living to the land of the dead. For spirits that you are familiar with, who you think are stuck in transition, and who may not realize that they have died.
***NOTES*** This petition is being written at the request of a reader who has reported having dream visions of a loved one who has passed away, and whose spirit appears unaware that they have passed away.
You Will Need:
The first thing you'll want to do is set your copal in the freezer for about an hour before you craft the rest of this petition. Copal is a resin and will gum up if you try to grind it in your mortar and pestle at room temperature. This just makes it easier to work with.
As the copal freezes, and when you are ready to begin crafting your petition, go to your Santa Muerte altar and light the brown offering candle so you may work in its light.
If not already placed in the frame, place the picture of the departed person, or the paper bearing their name, in the picture frame, then stand the picture frame next to the burning candle.
Create a Magick Powder
Next, retrieve the copal from the freezer, and place a small amount of copal, along with a small amount of sage herb, into your mortar, and with your pestle grind and incorporate the two herbal ingredients together. How much copal and sage you use is up to you, but you only need enough to sprinkle a circle around the base of the brown offering candle, and enough to sprinkle a few pinches over the picture frame.
As you grind the copal and sage, recite and meditate on the Spirit Cross Over Santa Muerte magick prayer, which is found below. Praying over the herbs while you incorporate them together will help you focus the energy of your magick toward the desired intent of helping the departed spirit complete the transition into the land of the dead. Be careful of breathing in the dust of the herbs as you grind, as it may cause irritation.
Sprinkle the Powder
When the copal and sage are well incorporated, sprinkle the mixture, pinch by pinch, around the base of the brown offering candle. This is to represent surrounding the offering candle with your desired intent of helping the named spirit to complete their journey from this life into the next. When the base of the candle is surrounded in a circle of sage and copal, sprinkle pinch by pinch what remains of your mixture over the picture frame, which should be positioned next to the candle. As you sprinkle the copal and sage around the candle and over the picture frame, continue to recite the below included Spirit Cross Over magick prayer.
Let the Candle Burn
When you have sprinkled your mixture of copal and sage around the base of the candle and over the picture frame, you may continue to recite the magick prayer in the light of the burning candle as you meditate on your intent of helping the departed person to complete their journey into the beyond - you can do this for as long as feels comfortable and / or necessary. Allow the candle to burn to completion.
Disposing of Your Materials
You may dispose of what remains from this petition using the instructions outlined in my post How to Dispose of Magick Trash.
Spirit Cross Over Santa Muerte Magick Prayer
Spirit of our loved one dear,
see this work and know it clear,
know it clear that you are dead,
all your pain of life is shed.
Do not fear the Great Beyond,
cross the bridge in peace and calm.
Though your time of life is done,
something new has just begun.
Cross now you into the light,
go and see that all is fine.
Hear this prayer of mine, Saint Death,
show this spirit now to rest.