CeremoniesPosted August 3, 2017
Back in November 2007, I led a ceremony for the first time. This House Clearing was to celebrate my becoming an independent home owner. I bought out my ex of 17.5 years. Twelve amazing friends joined me as I celebrated my past relationships, my current independence and dreams for my future. It was that evening that I recognized the importance of ceremonies in my life. There was a real sense of accomplishment of having designed and implemented this special evening.
In the last ten years, I have facilitated other ceremonies, including starting new relationships, weddings, coming of age and house clearings.
Many people in our world today have lost sight of the importance of rituals. Ceremonies bring people together – friends, family, neighbours, and strangers. My love of ceremony is part of the reason that I agreed to facilitate the solstice and equinox observances.
The more I pay attention to ceremony in my life, the more I see around me. Ceremony is currently being used in Guelph to acknowledge and honour the Howitt Creek lands and their role in our community.
This summer, Steve and I are taking three weeks off (August 5 through 27) to drive to Winnipeg to celebrate my mom’s birthday. She is having a milestone birthday. One of those that not everyone sees. I know that I am looking forward to honouring her journey with all the ups and downs.
What are you doing to celebrate your life? What daily happenings and milestones are worth celebrating? How can you add more ceremony in your life?