Life Passages

In everyone’s life, changes happen that move us from one state of being to another. Rites of passage recognize the importance and sacredness of these transformations. 

We all go through many life passages throughout our life. I can help you design your own ritual for any of life’s transformations and provide spiritual support. Some possibilities are below.

 

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Weddings

Weddings

As ordained clergy,

I can officiate a legal wedding,

a commitment ceremony,

a re-commitment ceremony,

or a handfasting, depending on your desires and needs.

We can work together to create a beautiful ceremony. 

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Funerals & Memorials

Burials, Funerals, Memorials

 

I am here to support you and your family in your grief

and through the process of grieving with your community.

 

Funerals
& Memorials 
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New Mother Blessings

New Mother Blessings

Baby Showers, Blessingways, and other Rituals

Celebrating a woman as she becomes a mother (for the first time or again, by giving birth or by adoption) is a critically important rite of passage.

 

 
Baby Blessings

Baby Blessings

Blessings, Namings,

and other Rituals

Welcoming a new baby into your family and community is a profound rite of passage for the baby, the parents, the family, and the community.

 

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First Blood (Menarche)

First Blood

The time of menarche is a profound transformation for a young woman. It is important for her to feel seen and supported by the women in her life.

Retroactive Menarche rituals can also be very powerful later in a woman’s life.

Initiations

Initiations

Initiation is something that we are sorely missing in modern life. It can be a time of transformation out of childhood, a time of gaining access to the

Sacred and to Wisdom.

 

Initiation can also mark other transformations later in life.

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Divorce

Divorce

It’s important to recognize this huge shift in life by consciously uncoupling. Rituals of divorce or separation can include both partners, but don't need to. 

Miscarriage

Miscarriage

This grief-filled event is often not ritualized, nor even talked about much. Losing a baby in the womb is a rite of passage many women experience. There is sometimes a sense of shame and guilt surrounding miscarriage. Ritualizing the experience is a powerful way to recognize and honor this time.

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Croning
&
Menopause

Croning & Menopause

Older women often

do not feel seen in the wider culture we live in.

Recognizing the shift to becoming an elder is one way we can bring back true Eldership.

Customized
Rites

Customized Rites

Ritualizing the changes in one's life can solidify their importance and foster growth.

 

You and I can work together to ritualize any of life's transformations.