And so the nine days are over. I finished up the last of the daily ancestor elevation rituals today and everything feels blissful and calm. Tomorrow when I change the water on my white table I will add a new glass representing my ancestral spirits. Including them, now that the elevations are complete, will mark a wonderful addition to the space.
These past few days, apart from the rites, have been on the slower side. I've mostly been working, reading, and enjoying the sun. After the extraordinarily long winter the warmth seems like a mirage. Thankfully the warmer seasons have truly arrived.