Creating Personal Rituals for Spiritual, Emotional, Physical & Mental Health
For many, ceremony is the foundation of personal and community healing and transformation. Sacred ritual is an ancient universal practice of connecting with the truth in our heart and soul, thus Ceremony is accessible to all regardless of faith or belief system. With the intention of Ceremonial practice, a bond is created between the heart and mind- this simple ritual becoming an agreement with ourselves and that of a grander power. The power of Ceremony can propel one into better health in mind, body and spirit.
Shamanic cultures around the world understand the importance of marking life’s transitions through community, personal celebration and release. Ceremony unites deeply important archetypal forces like bonding, purification and severance. A Ceremony can be in dedication of atonement, healing, cleansing and purification, or marriage. A Ceremony can mark the beginning of manifesting a dream, honoring a life transition, or releasing past experiences. Ceremony can be used as part of the treatment program for dis-ease or ills including sexual abuse, infidelity, abortion, bereavement, eating disorders, and substance abuse. In Western culture, we experience Ceremony in our birthday celebrations, weddings, funerals, and some holidays.
“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”
Possible Ceremonial Offerings
TRADITIONAL ENERGY HEALING CEREMONY
Traditional healing sessions combine Ceremony and hands-on work to bring renewed clarity, joy and insight into your whole being. Healing sessions clear old stuck energies and blockages while helping to heal the difficulties of your life. The gift of the human experience means experiencing challenges during our lifetime, often from unresolved past trauma, old limiting habits, heaviness from grief/loss, and stressful life transitions. This personalized cleansing Ceremony draws upon the elements of Nature to assist your journey towards health and peace. Use of powerful tools such as Fire Ceremony, Prayer, gratitude and smudging deepen personal inquiry and self-transformation.
Experience a ritual to address your specific needs in marking a life transition, celebrating a personal accomplishment, honouring a loss, or releasing a stressful experience.
DEATH MEDITATION CEREMONY
The Death Meditation can be a life changing process. With loving guidance, face your own death and bring light to where you may be holding yourself back. This powerful Ceremony incorporates drumming, physical movement, and a guided meditation. The process often brings up strong emotions showing us where we have not lived or spoken our truths to ourselves and those we love. In the second half of the meditation, we are brought back to life with a new sense of drive, determination, and hope for the future. A grounded & safe space is provided to experience this powerful Ceremony of both life and death.
FUTURE/WISER SELF CEREMONY
In this Ceremony, we incorporate movement, bodywork, breathwork and meditation to prepare the body and mind to reveal a pathway towards your awakened, evolved consciousness. We call on your older, wiser, more evolved self to gain beneficial insight into the present moment. This Ceremony supports you in becoming the person you want to be.
CHAKRA PROCESS FOR LIFE DECISIONS CEREMONY|
This extraordinary process is used when you need assistance in making an important life decision. You will be guided through a meditation to access your Chakra system and gather the information needed to support your situation. Connect to your own wisdom centers and confidently make a more informed decision.
BLESSING TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS CEREMONY
The Blessing To The Four Directions has its roots in Native American culture and symbolically invites all of nature/Creation to be present for your ritual. We invoke the sacred directions to ask for guidance, reflection, gratitude, and deepen our connection with Spirit. This Ceremony can be used to set intentions, bring clarity, or support healing during life changes.
POSTPARTUM SEALING CEREMONY
A rebozo closing, also known as "Closing of the Bones", is a postpartum healing ceremony to honor and close the journey the mother took through pregnancy and birth. It allows the mother to feel nurtured and celebrates her new passage into motherhood. The "Closing of the Bones" Ceremony is designed for mothers from 6 weeks postpartum and beyond. The Ceremony is open to all mothers at any time who wish to find some closure for themselves and wish to take part.
"CLOSE THE GOLDEN GATE" CEREMONY
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the “Golden Gate” or “Life Gate” opens at birth to allow the passage of the baby. During postpartum, this gate must be closed for proper healing and renewal of a strong life force. This Ceremony incorporates Moxabustion herbal treatment to support womb health and assist in the closing of the gateway.
HEALING FROM BIRTH LOSS CEREMONY
The Ceremony helps to bring healing to those who have experienced loss through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or other birth loss. Often this postpartum time goes unacknowledged in our culture and women are left to grieve in silence. This ritual honors the Blessing received from this intimate womb encounter.
BIRTH STORY HEALING CEREMONY
Bring healing to traumatic or unexpected birth experiences. This Ceremony is for Mothers who are feeling troubled about some aspect of their birth or are having difficulty transitioning in the postpartum period or connecting with their child.