A thoughtful, well-presented ceremony should be reflective of your beliefs and values, experiences and aspirations. This is why it’s so important that you find a professional Celebrant you trust and connect with to lead your ceremony. But finding the right person can be a daunting task. The key is to ask questions. To help you, Celebrant Michele has put together her: Top 10 Tips & 5 things to secretly consider!
There is LOTS to think about when Planning a Memorial Ceremony! We live in a society that is uncomfortable with death, grief, and mourning. When it comes to funerals, memorials, and other ceremonies of remembrance, we don’t always know how to create them or what to do. If you are planning a memorial service (funeral, burial, memorial, ash-scattering, death anniversary) here are the considerations that will help you plan a wonderful ceremony. Benefit from Celebrant Michele’s WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN.
We experience powerful opportunities for connection when people of differing faiths and cultural traditions come together for a marriage, birth, or death. Rather than be divided by differences, we can use the ceremonies for these occasions to foster memorable shared experiences. Here are Celebrant Michele Davidson’s Five Best Tips for creating Meaningful Multicultural Ceremonies. (And she’s done everything from a Muslim-Catholic wedding to a Pagan forest celebration!)
Tap into the Power of your Life Transitions… Life is a journey. Most of us say it, and nearly all of us believe it. Why then are we so darned focused on what’s next that we don’t honour where we actually are? The truth is that we experience many emotional and physical changes during the course of our lives. These are our rites of passage. They’re huge, important, and very often – ignored or trivialized. What would it be like to bring powerful intention to how we move through our most profound life experiences? We think you’ll enjoy reading Celebrant Michele’s practical ideas on bringing in more intention. Row your own boat through life.
One of the greatest gifts we can give another is to hold space for them. Holding space is when we stay focused and present with another person while they are going through strong emotions. Frequently these emotions are the hard ones: grief, despair, fear, and what I call worry and flurry. To hold space is to be present without judgment, problem solving, or expectations. So how do we do it? Learn how here.