rituals

Rituals created for:

Funerals - remembering those we love,

Peri-natal Loss Services,

Naming Ceremonies,

Contemplative Meditation,

Prophetic Worship

and many other life experiences. 

 

In conjunction with other therapies and spiritual or religious practices, rituals are used to punctuate our human story, acknowledge new beginnings, or say farewell. Creating person-centered rituals considers

the whole person and helps to integrate lived experiences, as well as restore physical and emotional balance and resilience, deeper connection,

express faith and/or spirituality.

 

Rituals support our comings and goings, hellos, goodbyes, hopes and healing.

“This is what rituals are for.

We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma so that we don't have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn't have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are permitted to make up a ceremony of your devising, fixing your broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber or poet.”- Elizabeth Gilbert​

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Funerals 

Natalie offers both Celebrant and Service Co-ordination in Perth and the Sou-West. Focusing on celebrating the life and memory of your loved one, suiting your personal, cultural or religious needs.  

 

Natalie can work with you or your loved one during the palliative journey at home or in hospital, or later with your chosen funeral director to create a meaningful and loving farewell.  

Praying Girl

Remembering

Remembrance Services are intended to be a way for individuals, families and groups of people, to quietly reflect, share in the act of remembering together or simply show support for one another.

There are many reasons why a remembrance service might be appropriate, including: 
Remembering someone who has died -an adult, a child, a stillbirth baby or a pet, Marking a significant anniversary of an important event, 

For special days - like Christmas, 

To raise awareness for a cause

To organize a large group to pray for a specific reason - family reunions, 

To gather survivors of a disaster, war, tragedy, or disease to pray and remember those who were lost. 

Remembering is a potent practice and experience, reminding us of our powerful shared presence. Remembering affirms hope and trust, sometimes even in the midst of confusion and doubt. Making us receptive and vulnerable to the eternal values and human experiences we all share.

Father and Daughter

Life change & transistion

Rituals for "rites of passage" help to support life change and transitions in the life cycle through acknowledging beginnings and endings or the journey so far.  Most often around birth, puberty, marriage and death, these rituals also include: 
Career change, House Moving, Retirement, Naming Ceremonies, End of Treatment or the celebration of a special someone, just because! 

Rites of passage involve someone becoming a new kind of person. The ritual is created to reflect the kind of person that is emerging, with the attributes that are desired for them in their new stage of life and show the kind of values that they desire to embody and hold on to. 

 

Enacting rituals and utilising symbols allows the meaning of the experience to be taken up at every level of our being - physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

 

"Rituals go beyond intellectual assent, in being able to drive meaning ‘deeply into the bone" - Ronald Grimes