Baby Blessing/Naming Ceremonies
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and
the greatness which does not bow before children. –Kahil Gibran
There is perhaps no ceremony more joyous than the welcoming of a new child into the world!The ceremony is inclusive and participatory… honoring and including all significant family members (i.e. parents, grandparents and siblings) and friends (i.e. godparents, spiritual mentors)… always from the heart.
Traditional aspects of baptisms and baby namings are celebrated in a universal context. You may choose traditional religious readings, or non religious readings from poetry or literature. Creative alternatives and solutions are offered and welcomed.
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of
Quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I cannot die.
The best gift you can give yourself and your loved one at the time of their death is a Funeral or Memorial Service that truly represents that individual and the feelings you have for them. I will work with you to create a unique and meaningful tribute that focuses not on their death, but rather on their life. The only rule about a Memorial Service is that it should provide a loving and positive remembrance of the deceased. Using humor or even lively music can add wonderful moments to the service if they reflect the individual you are trying to memorialize.
Let your dwelling be one of peace that it may restore your heart and house your dreams…
Blessing ceremonies use the healing power of intention to cleanse negative energy and restore positive, life supporting energy within and about us to bring balance and harmony. Imagine a giant eraser clearing off the “dust” particles on the walls, floors, corners and the seen and unseen crevices of your home. You know that refreshing feeling of a walk along the ocean or the clean smell in the air after a spring shower? That’s what you’ll be doing for your home. Breaking up and releasing stuck energy has proven for ages and in many cultures to be good medicine for the body, mind and spirit.
This beautiful, transforming experience is highly recommended at any time and especially for: Relationship Transitions; Illness Recovery; Buying/Selling Your Home; Seasonal Cleaning and Manifesting Peace.
Animal Companion Ceremonies
We are all creatures of one family ~ We are all brothers and sisters.
Friends of animals – Do you need to talk to someone about the passing of your beloved pet, or want to find someone to perform an animal memorial service, pet blessing or other related service? Would you like to connect with a member of the clergy that sees the bond between humans and animals as a spiritual one and can assist you in your time of need? If so, I offer Companion Animal Blessings which are a great way for Individuals or Pet Groups to share the Love of their cherished animal companions. I provide a Certificate (suitable for framing) honoring the Blessing of the Animal Companion as a Keepsake. We can also include Memorials to a deceased pet in the same or a separate ceremony.