Wedding Ritual

I received an inspiring email from a woman with whom I worked prior to her wedding in 2010. A few weeks ago she emailed me to say, “I just wanted to thank you for all your help, through the blog and the session. The wedding was magical and, just as you mentioned, the energy and love that we felt from family and friends lifted us through the event like we were on a cloud.” She proceeded to share with me the details of the ritual that occurred the night before her wedding, and I was so moved that I asked if she would share the story here. I’m grateful that she agreed, as I receive emails frequently from people who are searching for conscious ways to create meaningful wedding, and there’s nothing like a first-person account to inspire your own creative celebrations.

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The One True Constant

My dear friend, Elaine Hall of The Miracle Project, connected Diane and I several weeks ago, and I’m so glad she did! Diane leads “Magic of Mandala” workshops in Los Angeles which, as she explains in this post, utilize the age-old power of mandala-making to assist people in accessing their subconscious and their true self. I’ve often talked about making mandalas as a powerful ritual that can be utilized for all of life’s transitions and I’m thrilled to have a place to send people who are interested in exploring this art further.

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Each one of us is a work in progress. In a physical and spiritual sense we are in a constant metamorphosis. Some changes are micro and some are macro, some internal others external. Our very existence is a perpetual transition. Much of this goes on quite quietly and uneventfully, but sometimes we get a heads up … Click here to continue reading...

Rituals

In response to the queries from my clients and others who find their way to my work, I have started a new category on this blog called “Rituals and Symbols”. Here, I’ll offer rituals that can help create the meaning and community that we all long for during transitions and elucidate on the symbols that inform our rites of passages.

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