This May marks nine years that I’ve been serving my community as a celebrant. Thank you to all of the people that I have worked with. Thank you for trusting me with your stories. For inviting me into your lives. For co-creating touching and meaningful ceremonies. Some of the types of ceremonies I’ve helped co-create:
How do we create respectful, nurturing, inclusive community rituals that celebrate the land and our relationship with it while living under capitalism and colonialism?
I was gifted from Spirit with the spore of an idea for a Spring Festival; a vision of an all-ages event that uses song, dance, story, and play to tell the stories of the land, express our gratitude and give honour for the natural systems we are in relationship with, and welcome the coming delights of the growing season.
To support you as you grieve the death of a loved one, small rituals of remembrance can be a powerful way to remember and honour loved ones and tend to your grief. Rituals of remembrance are soothing, intentional actions you take on a regular basis to connect to their memory.
Let’s explore some examples of what rituals of remembrance could look like to help guide you to create your own. There are many options, and the rituals or actions you do will depend on how close you were to the person who died, what your relationship to them was, or could depend on the manner of their death.
Lavender has been a good friend of mine for a long time. I harvested this adorable little bunch from the gardens in my front yard where it grows.
Lavender brings me soothing and grounding. They teach me to soften and slow down. Every week in my ritual bath lavender essential oil and Epsom salts make up the magic that clears my energy field and helps me release.
As one of the plants which guide my business and are part of my plant bouquet logo, lavender reminds me
Sing praises to the lifegiver, the Sun! I am but a speck on the surface of this vast planet and still, 15min of direct midday sun can still burn my skin. Such power! Let it help us get off fossil fuels!
This is our longest day of sunlight of the year. And this solstice, I’m reflecting on delight and the healing power of pleasure.
A win for Indigenous ceremony rights happened last week in Ontario. On October 8, 2020 the Ontario government finally recognized Indigenous ceremony leaders in Ontario have the right to be able to perform legal wedding ceremonies of their own authority.
Woven Threads - Handcrafted Ceremonies Christine Lafazanos, Celebrant firstname.lastname@example.org 519-823-0038 Based in Guelph, serving surrounding areas including Elora, Fergus, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Hamilton, and Toronto.