Remembrance Call: Honoring Departed Beloved Ones

by dena on October 31, 2017



You are invited to be part of this telephone call  from wherever you are located – –  Almost anywhere, worldwide.

Occurring soon after celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead, All Saints and All Souls Days, we are joining together for an hour to hold our departed beloveds in our tender hearts.

“Our departed beloveds” can include family members, friends, companion animals, co-workers, public figures – – All or any beings whose lives you hold dear.

Please see the When, How, & What sections, below, for details.


  • When is the telephone call?

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Time: GMT/UTC/London 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

NYC/Eastern U.S. 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Paris 12 noon – 1:00 p.m

Sydney, Australia 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

For other areas, please check The World Clock.

(Note – This is the day before Daylight Savings Time ends in the U.S.)


  • How do I register for the call?

There are 2 ways. With each, there could be long distance costs. Many people have plans on their mobile or landline phones that have unlimited long distance.

  1. Free ~ If before 10:00 a.m., NYC time on Friday, 11/3: please email me at, with “Registering for 11/1 call” in the subject line. Include your name and the country and nearest large city where you will be when calling. And your time zone, if you know it. I will email you a call-in phone number for your area and the access code for the call.
  2. Donation ~ You can use this automatic system at any time, from my Meditation website. Scroll to the bottom of the Fees Page and click on Buy Now. Disregard the meditation fees – you can donate $1 U.S. currency, via credit card or PayPal. After the donation, you will receive an automatic email that includes the passcode/PIN and call-in numbers for 50-some countries.


  • What happens during a group telephone Remembrance Gathering?

During our time together, we may have a guided meditation, an honoring ceremony, and a brief sharing from those who wish to say something of their beloveds.

If you like, you might have photographs or other mementos near you during the call.

I always light a few candles and set up some photos in a quiet place in my home, where I will be on the call. Even over the telephone, we are able to create sacred space together.

In a previous home, I sat in my upper hallway during one of the calls. One wall I called my ancestor wall. It was filled with pictures of precious family members and friends, many now in spirit. I brought candles, funeral cards, and a few more photos. My cat companion, Poppy, sat with me during that Remembrance Gathering call.

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For other details about previous community Remembrance Gatherings, please visit Remembering & Honoring Lost Loved Ones. Another related post is about the service my family held four months after my mama’s death, Remembrance Gathering: A Memorial Service for My Mother.



  • What do I do when I “arrive” on the call?

Dial in a few minutes before the call, if you can. If you arrive several minutes or more late, please enter silently, as we might be in a quiet discussion or a few moments of silence.

  • Questions?

You are welcome to contact me with questions. Please use the same email address as I listed for registering,

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Blissings, Dena

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