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A house blessing can bring in the power of the elements. "Before a human voice was ever heard here, this place has known the respect of stone and the friendship of the wind, always returning with news of elsewhere, whispered in seed and pollen. It has know thin symphonies of birdsong softening the silence, and litanies of rain rearranging the air. " John O'Donohue. Photo: Randy Fath-Unsplash.
Congratulations! You're welcoming a child into your life! Don't let this milestone pass too quickly; slow down and honor this moment with ceremony. No need to fuss or go to a place of worship (though that's certainly an option.) Surround yourself with family and friends, enjoy the introductions, express gratitude for this blessing and to those who helped throughout the journey. If there are other children, now's the perfect time to celebrate the new blend that is your family. Photo: Wes Hicks
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. "Irving Townsend Photo: Jonas-Vincent-unsplash.
When it's time to say goodbye to our beloved animal companions, our hearts break. All too often the grieving process gets rushed and not everyone understands the depth of our loss. We are left wondering how to honor this sweet soul that meant the world to us. But there are ways to commemorate their lives and celebrate your time together. No matter how much time has passed a small tribute can be very moving and healing. Photo credit: Xan-griffin-unsplash.
These occasions are the perfect time to slow down and honor where you are on the journey, right now. Make it more than a party that will lose its fizz once the last guest leaves. Noodle on what makes this milestone significant, who or what helped get you to this point, what you've learned and what dreams you're seeding for the future.
When you step into the world of ritual, ceremony and sacred space, you’ll quickly learn that smudging seems to be at the center of just about every spiritual practice. For centuries, this simple yet mystical tradition—in which palo santo, sage and other clearing plants like sweetgrass are burned to signify the start of a ritual—has been used by a multitude of spiritual faiths, including Hindus, Buddhists and indigenous cultures in North and South America.
The urge to mark milestones is primal. When we meet in the energy of community, we can share the warmth of a welcome home, the rush of a new commitment, the glow of a job well done and the deep sigh of a life well lived. We bear witness to the stories of those we love.#celebrant, #milestones, #ceremony
So, you are renewing your weddings vows – that’s great! A fantastic way to re-cement your love or mark a significant marriage milestone, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are becoming more and more popular with couples all over the world. #vows #renewyourvows #vowsrenewl #wedding #ceremony #marriage #couples #love #budget #celebrant
Over five years ago very few people had really heard of Celebrants and those that had were not really sure of what they did. Yet in the last 3-5 years, it seems that more and more people are choosing to use a Celebrant for one of life’s milestone ceremonies, such as Weddings, Baby Naming’s and Vow Renewals or Funerals and Memorial Ceremonies #celebrant #ceremony #hostingwedding #weddingceremony #weddingtips #wedding #weddingplanning #celebranthosting #planningawedding #celebration #union #love