August 18, 2011—Shane A. Saywell Day!

Today we come together to focus our attention on Shane A. Saywell who passed on August 18, 2010


Dear Prayer Giver,


Take a moment to sit down and bring all of your awareness into this sacred present moment. Allow your thoughts and cares of the day slip away from you now as you enter the present moment completely. Slowly take in a deep breath and slowly let the breath out; breathing in deeply and exhaling fully. And again, inhale slowly and exhale thoroughly.


As you read these words, take the time to really feel and think about what you are saying, for this is indeed a sacred moment.


Dear Shane, We The Prayer Team, are with you now in thought and spirit. We send you energy and love from our souls to yours and we pray that you will feel it and know how very loved you are.


Meditation/Visualization: —continue to sit comfortably and allow yourself to be here in the present moment, letting go of your cares and worries of the day.


Now, bring all of your attention to the tip of your nose and imagine that you are the gatekeeper at the gates of a big city and that it is your very important job to watch the coming and the going of your breath.  Simply focus all your concentration at the tip of your nose and observe your breath as it enters and leaves you.


As you breathe-in, focus on the feeling of the breath as it enters your nostrils

As you breathe-out, focus on the feeling of the breath as it leaves your nostrils

Breathing-in feel the breath coming into you

Breathing-out feel the breath as it leaves you.


Continue to focus on your breathing

If your mind wanders away going off into thought (which is common in meditation) gently bring your focus back to the tip of your nose and resume your position as gatekeeper, watching the coming and going of your breath.


As you breathe-in feel the cool air as it enters your nostrils

As you breathe-out feel the warm air as it leaves your nostrils

Breathing-in cool, breathing-out warm

Breathing-in cool, breathing-out warm

In cool, out warm…in cool, out warm.


Now as you breathe-in, envision Shane

standing in the light before you

As you breathe-out, envision Shane looking vibrant and well



As you inhale, envision drawing energy into you

As you exhale envision directing that energy to Shane

As you inhale continue to visualize energy entering into you

As you exhale see this energy flowing outward from you and surrounding Shane

Bathing him in light and loving energy

See him surrounded by energy

See him smiling

See him laughing

See that Shane is happy and free.


As you breathe-in feel that you are strengthened by this energy

As you breathe-out direct this feeling of strength to Shane’s family

As you breathe-in draw peace into yourself

As you exhale send that feeling of peace to Shane’s family.


Dear Shane, We all see you smiling and glowing in the light. May you know that LOVE, the one universal sustaining force, is being sent to you right now and always will be. May you feel it and know that love is without end. You will always be loved and you will always be remembered.  Love to you dear one. Peace be with you Shane. We love you, The Prayer Team.


About sheriperl

I am a spiritual healer, a writer, a teacher, a potter and a wife and mother. My work has always been in spiritual healing but since 2008 I have focused more on bereavement as I lost my 22 year old son Daniel to an overdose on July 1, 2008.
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26 Responses to August 18, 2011—Shane A. Saywell Day!

  1. Debbie Polidora says:

    To Shane’s family and friends,

    Sending hugs and prayers to you today, Shane’s angel day, hoping that the day is gentle for you and your memories are happy ones. I know how difficult these days are to get through. My heart to yours,

    Mom to ^i^Joey (10-31-81–6-20-08)
    Lorin, Mike, & Greg

  2. Jo - Shane's mum says:

    Thank you for your kind comments Debbie and Lee. Today is the anniversary of the day that I should not have lived to see, If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. I was so proud of Shane, not because he was a neuroscientist and published papers, but because he was a gentle kind and generous human being. He was so full of love – except for himself. A dare devil who loved adventure, he was great fun and had a zany sense of fun. He was my only child, and my great joy. Because of finding Sheri’s site, I now know that there are no barriers to love, and that our children in spirit can both receive love and send it. We are all members of a “club” that none of us wanted to be members of. Love and thanks to you all, and most especially, to our beloved children in spirit.

  3. Heavenly Father,
    I humbly come to you and pray that you will wrap the family, friends and community in a blanket of comfort as they reflect on the precious life you created and gave eternal life. As a mother who has lost a son, I understand their loss and I pray they will find peace knowing that this child of God is sitting at the feet of Jesus listening intently as he has all of his questions answered. I pray that the heavenly trumpets are playing a special song for him and the streets paved with gold lead him on beautiful, heavenly journeys. I pray the family will turn to you in their grief and allow you to carry them through these difficult days where they miss their precious child. I pray all these things in your heavenly name. Amen.

  4. Beverly, Donnie's Mom says:

    To the loved ones of Shane on this difficult day…. we should never have to bury a child. The loss of our loving younger ones is so difficult. I have received many signs that my son who died at twenty-eight is still with me with each thought of love I have for him. May you also know this in your heart of hearts. Praying for your peace and for God’s love.

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      Thank you for this Beverly, I have received signs that Shane is still around, but I so miss seeing him in this life and I am sure that you feel the same about your beloved son. How right you are when you say that we should never have to bury a child. Love to you and to Donnie.

  5. Nancy Ikeler says:

    Dearest Shane and your Precious Family,
    We are sending Love and Light and Peace on this first crossing of your Angel day. This can be a difficult day for all of you. I pray there are sudden and wonderful memories and feelings of lightness that will carry you today and in the days to come. May your hearts be filled with the love you continue to share and bind and connect you and comfort you. We will all be together again some sweet day. From our hearts to yours as we walk this path toward Heaven.
    Love and Light and Peace Always,
    Nancy, David, Derek, and Julie~Family of Danny Gunn 8/11/77~1/2/06

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      Thank you Nancy, it has meant so much to me today to read the wonderful comments that people have left. What a lovely phrase you use “…as we walk this path toward heaven.” God bless you.

  6. Susan - Donny's Mom says:

    To the Saywell family…

    My thoughts and prayers are with you on this first Angel Birthday of Shane. May you have some peach and comfort in the support of all the other families who have lost our children. I so agree with you that if love could have saved all our children they would live forever. We so miss our son and we are coming into 19 months.
    Hugs and love to all in your family. Hopefully Shane is looking down on all his family members and is enjoying some kind of adventure in Heaven.
    Susan Donny’s Mom

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      How I hope that Shane is having an adventure. Perhaps snow-boarding or driving a silly car too fast. How I wish that he was doing it here rather than there. I do hope that Donny is also experiencing joy. How hard all of this is for all of we parents. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, Susan.

  7. Dear Jo and family….I know how tough this day is having just experienced my “first” angelversary last week. I just want you to know that I’m praying for you. This type of loss is catastrophic and never leaves us the same. My hope for you and for all of us is that this loss will transform us and bring us closer to God. Sending hugs…
    Shirley in California

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      Thank you Shirley, you feel especially near to me today as Shane lived in California (I live in England). I also feel close because you have just had your first “angelversary”. God bless

  8. Jo - Shane's mum says:

    Thank you all so much for your love.
    God bless you

  9. maty says:

    Sending my prayers and love to Shane ,parents,family and friends , i hope you find the strengh to cope on such a difficult day . I also lost my only 20 year old son 3 years ago , the pain is still there and it will be till the day i see him again and as you mention Jo thanks to Sheri i found this site which helps to stay connected to one onother , people who havent been through this cannot understand how we feel , as i always say we will be with our children one day . Peace and Love . Maty Chris mum

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      Thanks Maty. I have seen your comments on this site before, so I feel that I know you. What a comfort it is to have this site, It has carried me through the dark hours as I feel such a bond with you all. My heart breaks to see the beautiful children of all ages whose photographs appear in the Grieving Parents area,but saying the prayers that Sheri posts does give comfort, How right you are when you say that people who haven’t been through it don’t understand, and I often feel hurt by thoughtless comments. This site has been my great comfort, Love to you and to Chris.

  10. Shari says:

    Sending peace and love to Shane’s family and friends.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Jo - Shane's mum says:

      Thank you so much Shari. It is so good to know that there are so many wonderful people around thinking of Shane today.
      God bless,

  11. Nada says:

    Sending prayers of love and light to Shane and his family. I hope Shane sends you signs not only today, but everyday to let you know he’s only a thought away.


  12. Jo - Shane's mum says:

    Thank you Nada for your kind thoughts today. Love and God bless

  13. sheriperl says:

    Dear Shane
    May the love in our hearts be carried directly to you
    May you walk in the light of this love
    May you feel that love that everywhere surrounds you
    May your family feel your love and presence today and everyday
    Love, Sheri—Danny’s mom always

  14. gqr999 says:

    To Jo and the rest of Shane’s family and friends, my heart aches for you on this difficult first anniversary of Shane’s passing. I pray that God comforts you a bit more each and every day. I pray that you feel Shane’s presence with you more and more, and especially today. What a special individual he was – and still is, in Heaven, where you will join him one day, forever. Love, Geraldine

  15. CARLA MORGAN says:

    Shane and family: May you feel the love, comfort, and strength in all the prayers today. Know that he is near to you always.
    Charle’ Mom

  16. Julie says:

    My heart goes out to you! That first anniversary is very painful. It is hard to keep our spirits bright when the light if our lifes is gone.
    My prayers and blessings to you forever .
    Julie .- Whitney Mom(4/80 -7/11/10

  17. Jo - Shane's mum says:

    To Geraldine, Carla and Julie. Thank you so much for your love and for your prayers. I cannot express how much it means to me that people are thinking of him and sending him prayers and love across the ether.
    May God bless all of our children, and may they all feel the love that we send to them.

  18. Kelly says:

    Shane , I pray that you feel the love and peace of all your friends, family and the prayer group. Please know that you are never forgotten.
    Trevor;s mom

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