Rites of Passage ceremonies acknowledge major initiations/ transitions in a persons’ life. Native and indigenous communities understood the importance of consciously closing each stage of life in order to enter, fully present, into a new cycle. The map of the great journey of life includes the major initiations of birth, manhood or womanhood, first love, marriage (and sometimes divorce), parenthood, sagehood, and death.
By creating ceremony, we remember that we are part of greater consciousness that gives profound meaning and purpose to our lives. A community (of friends, family, or peers) provides the empowerment of witnesses to the process. Rites of Passage not only enable a much deeper connection to ourselves, they facilitate compassionate understanding of who we are, and why we are walking upon the earth, and in the process, we experience profound gratitude for the gift of life.
Every initiation presents the opportunity to awaken our true nature, experience grace, and break free of the predatory existence that most of humanity endures. Rites of Passage allow us to gain maturity, wisdom and inner peace; to examine and honor what may not have been fully recognized in the process of daily living, and to acknowledge with gratitude what may have been forgotten.
With each Rite of Passage, we let go of the past in order to gain inner peace, wisdom, stability, generosity, purity of intent, courage, compassion, temperance, vision, strength, power and humility. When we don’t celebrate the Rites of Passage, we have unfinished business and may unconsciously be gripped by certain behavioural attrobutes as we progress through life.
I offer the following rites of passage ceremonies:
- Sacred menarche
- Mother Blessing
- Baby blessing
Please contact me for further information