This phrase or term ‘Rites of Passage’ has been used over the centuries and simply means that a person is experiencing a heartfelt expression of growth and movement from one phase of life or role into another.
Celebrating one’s rite of passage is usually defined by a specific event and often includes symbolism to reflect and reaffirm one’s values and beliefs. In diverse cultures this experience is ceremonial in unique ways.
I enjoy creating ceremonies that are distinctive and commemorates an individuals or couples transformation.
Celebrating the Process
It is this process of transformation that’s remarkably inevitable.
Every stage of our transformation is a vital part to the entirety of our evolution and what we experience at each stage increases because of it. We come to understand, accept and embrace that constancy and change is a part of our life cycle, and no matter how good or bad a situation is - it will change.
Through change, we find ways to express our individuality. And yet it is through our interconnectedness that we transform. In all phases of our transformation we are independent but must coexist in order for our survival; our better good. We realize that we do have free will to accept or deny any situation presented, and that our choice ultimately affects the outcome of the moment we are experiencing within the entirety of our journey.
There is an old German Proverb … “You should take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.”
We comprise that the life force or breathe of God runs throughout all life, and regain consciousness over the knowing that true contentment and happiness come to us when we accept whatever happens to us and learn that all change is good, transformation is inevitable and when welcomed is experienced as absolute trust in our Divine plan.
“Be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” Romans 12:2
Through reflecting and remembering, we restore the ability to create fulfillment and wholeness in every area of our life.
Life lessons encompass the fascinating allurement of the unknown and is available to us by ‘every way’ of the universe. Opportunities abound honouring our rite to passage. Depending on how open, receptive, responsive and obedient we are to the whispers along the way, will inevitably sanction our passage.
A Marriage Ceremony is a heartfelt union that’s highlighted by meaningful exchanges of sentiments and gifts. It is the passage of individuals from their present status into a shared meaningful relationship.
Marriage is a legal union celebrating the love unique to the couple.
A commitment ceremony is an authentic intentional declaration of a couple choosing to dedicate themselves to each other for an indefinite period of time. It is an act of devotion that pledges an allegiance of committedness.
A commitment ceremony genuinely binds one to the other and can serve the same purpose as an oath, if an oath is objectionable because of religious or ethical grounds.
A legal rite when a marriage license is endorsed.
Baptism Christening Naming
The sacredness of bringing forth a child into this world is an act of the crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands have brought a couple together, which united a dynasty and created a legacy.
Celebrating the endowment of our precious little person and all their infinite possibilities of good is an experiential symbolic ceremony of Love in action. We celebrate and name this new Being who’s come to learn from us as well as to teach us.
When one is faced with dealing with their mortality, a ceremony that honours that point of transition can compassionately lessen the confusion and chaos associated with one’s succession towards completing their living experience. A palliative ceremony can provide a measure of reassurance, comfort and peace to a very difficult situation.
Rites of passage can include a vigil ceremony over the deceased person before burial. Often there is a celebration of the life that has passed through an original expression of the Word commonly mixed with gaiety and lamentations and largely depends on the circumstances of the death.
Funeral & Cremation Elected method of burial.