Just as it sounds, this is a ceremony to release the ashes of the deceased over water or into/on the ground. Like the committal service, some may choose to only have this type of memorial experience. This ceremony signifies the freedom your loved one has in the place that he/she would have liked to remain forever.
In this article, I go over some tips for how to write and deliver an effective eulogy yourself, if you choose to do this. If you’d rather not write or deliver this speech, I am happy to do this for your loved one who has passed or one whom you would like to celebrate with this kind of tribute.
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These ceremonies are for the terminally ill or advanced in age who wish to celebrate their life with their friends and family. This ceremony provides the opportunity to share stories of love, laughter, and life lessons.
Coming of Age ceremonies are an opportunity for both the child and parent(s) to create a memorable, educational, rite of passage. As the child is transforming into a young adult, this ritual involves releasing of some parts of their childhood; old roles, perspectives and behaviors that no longer serve their highest good, and in return they gain young adult responsibilities and privileges.
End-of-life doulas are helpers. The word was first used in 1973, to refer to someone who helps and supports women through childbirth and after. End-of-life (EOL) doulas help dying people and their families transition from this earthy plane to their death.
In many cultures, ceremony is the root foundation of honoring life’s milestone transitions. Weddings and funerals are only two of the most obvious ones. A wide range of rites from the beginnings of life to the end of life often remain unrecognized.
Spirituality is connecting to the Divine through your own personal experience. It is primarily concerned with finding, experiencing, and embodying one’s true spiritual nature. Religion is connecting to the Divine through someone else’s experience.
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants® are professional ceremony officiants. Religious officiants are typically ordained by a religious denomination as members of the clergy.