Ceremony

Ceremonies help us celebrate and acknowledge the important changes in life, giving us reason to celebrate and accept change. With ceremony, we acknowledge rites of passage in a safe space and move forward with strong foundations. As humans, our universal experience is change. Ceremonies such as graduations, partnerships, trainings completed, birthdays all help us mark these changes surrounded and witnessed by those who are important to us. Sometimes these are a bit more formal, but sometimes things call for our own type of ceremony. It can be as extravagant or as subtle as you want. Whether you choose to light a stick of incense or you can invite all of your friends over for a big cathartic dance, the purpose is just to celebrate the many events and passages of growth we all experience in life. This week, we’ll offer a couple of examples of ceremony, a tea ceremony and a medicine ceremony, to introduce ourselves to the great variety of possibility.