There are many beliefs and values about what makes a marriage and a family. No matter what one’s values are, each of us is joined by common beliefs that are universally human: The need for companionship of the heart. And our yearning for the awakening qualities of Love. So it is that a wedding is one of the most powerfully transformational ceremonies of all.
Never is this more clear to me than when I collaborate in ceremony with people of the First Nations communities. These are individuals, families, and communities who truly deeply value and understand that words are actions… that ceremony is a doorway to the sacred, to the profound. At a First Nations ceremony I understand that one cannot exclude a member of the community. All must be welcomed, even when there are disagreements. I like this. Though I’m sure it must be challenging at times.
Because First Nations have such rich and strong ceremonial traditions, I am always tremendously humbled to be asked to guide a ceremony with these communities. It is truly a gift in my own life. This Wedding Ceremony was a Same-Sex wedding for two very private women. They recognized that their wedding ceremony was the symbolic representation of a profound and life-changing experience. They wanted to feel changed as they promised their love and trust for each other. They also wanted their wedding ceremony to be warm-hearted, relaxed, and most of all deeply meaningful. For them, as well as for all who participated. Read More >