Ritual & Ceremony
“Toes press out feeling the cold wetness of the ocean’s edge. A woman crouches down waiting for the tide to recede and then she silently draws a spiral in the sand with her fingers. She whispers words of gratitude into a small shell she has carried for months as she places at the center of the circle. With eyes closed she rises waiting to feel the cold water splash over her toes again.”
Ritual and ceremony are a means of bringing to life our desires and relationships and are integral to our daily lives. They are a living practice that comes from our spiritual and cultural roots. Many people find that incorporating ritual into their daily life brings a deeper awareness of self, desires, and motivation to walk the path of their longings.
In collaboration with you and/or a group we will discover what rituals and ceremonies need to arise and be practiced. This could be one specific ritual designed to address a particular issue or desire or a daily offerings/practice that stimulates the energy of opening to whatever you are working with. Examples could be working with a dream, a personal issue, a manifestation, letting go or opening to a relationship of any kind.
Ritual is art form…
It is a practice of bringing into life our longing to be with spirit and soul.
It is a pause in time from the pushing and tugging of our lives.
It is a precious dance of being in relationship with ourselves and the divine.
It guides us to relate more closely to the sacred inspiration and essence that is within us. (wakefulness)
It offers an opportunity for grounding and manifestation.
It is a moment of attuning our mind, heart, and body to the rhythms of nature and life
Ritual transforms and changes us if we are willing to say yes…..
A ritual can be one moment or a regular practice. They can be designed to work with various forms of experiences and feelings that we want to either work through or enhance in our lives. At the core ritual provides us with space to see, listen and feel from our deepest self. Many people find that incorporating ritual as a regular practice assists them in moving about their daily lives with a greater sense of awareness, creativity, openness and respect.
A ritual can be a solitary moment of offering a poem to the full moon or a ceremony symbolizing a journey to be taken by a group of individuals. And there is so much more in between.
Ceremony is a type of magical theater which is choreographed and performed on a special occasion. It is a series of designed experiences which flow together as a way of contacting the sacred and acknowledging the particular theme wanting to be brought alive and honored. The purpose of ceremonies are to bring people together such as rite of passage in the life of a human being. Thus, it involves the performance of rites such as a birthday, graduation, marriage, retirement, puberty, burial and baptism to name a few.
I offer guidance and support in creating all types of rituals and to create formalized ceremonies that mark life’s traditions from handfastings/marriages, rites of passage, home blessings, marking a life change such as retirement, successes, and loss.
I offer a free consultation before being our work. I then charge $100 for developing a ritual and $200 for a ceremony. This includes all necessary appointments.
If you are interested email me at the address below.