“I believe that these circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong.” Sark, Succulent Wild Woman
Life naturally shows itself through cycles. We, as women, all experience these cycles, yet our experience is truly our own. Yet so many transitions go unobserved and undiscussed. Today, our diverse culture shares no common rituals that serve to carry us through our pivotal life passages.
Most transitional ceremonies aren’t big fancy public affairs. In fact, they are often smaller sojourns with carefully-chosen guests: women who are honoured to be part of your “inner circle”, women who you want to keep in your life for a long, long time.
I have a number of women friends who are turning 60 this year. Many are saying that 60, for them, is a seminal year. That they are at a major intersection in their lives. They’ve got an internal sense of power and clarity about who they are. Plus an abundance of PMZ (post-menopausal zest). After years of caring for others, they finally have “me” time, to truly discover and appreciate who they are and what they want for themselves.
The message they are giving me is that they want to dive deeper. Live life louder. Own their own power. Face down fear. Focus on what matters.
Your prime time is… anytime
Those defining moments – where you get the sense of your own place along the journey of life – can happen at any age. Wisdom comes when you decide to embrace the mystery, trust the music of your soul, and appreciate your own gifts.
Yes, it’s your own heroine’s journey, but perhaps one not best taken alone. Honouring it through ceremony and ritual allows you to:
- see where you are
- acknowledge your hopes and fears
- transcend daily-thinking-mind
- gather wisdom from others
- gain stability, balance, and renew inner strength.
Your ceremony can take any format you want: a scavenger hunt, a Saturday sojourn beside the ocean, a night-time candle procession, or a set of private and meaningful rituals…that’s part of your discovery process and I can help you with that.
The best components are the same: to share your life journey so far, to be supported and surrounded by those who truly adore you, to be reminded of how you are special, and of the treasures you have to share with the world.