In both Haitian and New Orleans Vodou/ Voodoo, emphasis is placed on honoring our ancestors. After God, they are the most important!
I recently had a beautiful experience while burning Maman Brigitte's Ancestor Candle, available from Mambo Sam's Etsy shop.
It was wonderful to spend time with them and reflect on their lives, their struggles- everything that they went through that allows me to be here today. The candle itself was burning brightly and I could strongly feel them right with me! I offered them rice and Irish coffee- two things I know many of my ancestors would enjoy.
Even when we feel we have no one in our lives, we will always have our family.