So, I am many things other than a Celebrant. Won't go on about how amazing my life is and what Ive achieved here but I will talk to you about my faith. I am a spiritual person, not a Buddhist or a New Ager or a Spiritualist, though I do resonate with them, I am simply me - being connected to spirit, Mother Earth and the collective soul on this planet.
If I had to have a label, it would be Shaman -a modern Shaman Medicine Woman.
A definition is tricky but the website shamanism.com resonates with me.
ASPECTS OF SHAMANISM......
CONNECTION WITH NATURE
Shamanism stems from nature itself. Shamanic practices tap into the power Mother Earth has to offer and the ancient indigenous teachings are derived from the simple truths of nature.
HEALING OF SELF & COMMUNITY
Shamanism is not only concerned with the health of the individual, but also with the health of the entire community. This includes all people, plants, animals, and all of life.
Daily spiritual practice allows for the continued and exponential growth of both body and soul. The goal is to create internal and external harmony with all creation.
PILGRIMAGE TO SACRED PLACES
Learning to approach and connect with sacred places is an intrinsic part of shamanism. By honoring natural wonders such as rivers, lakes, mountains, and caves, we reawaken and invigorate the energy of the land.
VISION & CEREMONY
Ceremonies to honor the spirits of nature help promote harmony and balance. The path of shamanism never ends. It is believed that so long as these ceremonies continue, the world will go on.
So as well as contemporary, boho style and traditional church style Marriage Ceremonies, I really enjoy performing Sacred Marriage Ceremonies. This can be a partial element to an otherwise normal ceremony or a full blown yet still legal Wedding.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SACRED MARRIAGE CEREMONY?
Ask me!... or read my next blog! :)
till then remember....
All you need is love xx