Funeral Prayer

In the Shining Land,
lit and warmed by the sacrificial fires,
around the sea that teems with life,
all the Ancestors, wise and loving,
wait, patiently but expectantly,
for your arrival.
They will greet you, their friend,
and among all those who have come to that place,
you will live, and rest,
until the time comes for once again taking up a body.
You know the pain of life, you have suffered the pain of death,
and you know the joy of life, the love and beauty,
and even the wondering in awe before the storms you've faced.
With the farewells of those you have lived among,
Under the blessing of the Lord of that land,
By the unfailing direction of the Guide who brought you there:
return among the people of the earth,
once again bringing happiness.