Our modern life has brought many different types of ceremonies and celebrations. Increasing percentages of people celebrating ceremonies are: interfaith, multicultural, interracial, same gender, agnostic, and atheist. When we come together outside any specific church or religious organization we are free to customize the ceremony to fit our needs, personalities and beliefs.
All wisdom traditions acknowledge the essentiality of marking and celebrating major transitions. A well constructed ceremony helps to build bridges to shed previous incarnations and cross thresholds into a new embodiment.
Everything has a metaphorical meaning. Symbols such as shapes, sounds, colors and images have universal connections. Cultures which have no interactions with one another, neither shared religion, language or common political or economic views often end up with the same symbols to represent similar ideas. Using symbols in a ritual brings more meaning to the ceremony. You ae bringing a piece of yourself into the ceremony and starting a new tradition that can be passed down to the next generation. It's about combining the old with the new.
The possibilities are endless and my job is to help build the bridge, clarify where everyone is coming from, research your own customs and then broaden that to other traditions and make them your own. Often we need to not only honor what came before, we also need to evolve in order to cope and embark on a new normal.
I am a Life Cycle Celebrant, creative ceremony designer and ordained minister. I am highly trained in the art of ritual, ceremony, world and faith traditions, ceremonial writing, public speaking and presentation. My specialty is merging the traditional with a contemporary flair. I honor all beliefs and traditions. I am intuitive and sensitive to all parties involved.
My fees vary for each type of ceremony as my work is responsive to your needs. I will be able to provide an accurate fee of my services after our initial complimentary consultation. A signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer are required to hold your ceremony date and time.
What I offer:
Complimentary first meeting
Unlimited consultation in person, by telephone or email
Questionnaire to gather information
A unique ceremony
Client approval of the script, unlimited editing
Arrival at least 30 minutes before ceremony
Performance of ceremony
I am always humbled and honored to officiate for a birth, marriage or end of life memorial and everything in between.
In light and love,