why do we need ceremony?
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. Instead we have become a culture based on the party and not respecting the true meaning behind these milestones.
Ceremony is often abundant in symbolism, ritual and tradition, and can transcend everyday life into something with meaning and sacredness. Life provides many occasions to celebrate, reflect, grieve, and evolve into better versions of ourselves. Celebrating and honoring these passages through ceremony can be an individual experience or one shared with family and friends, communities, and nations.
- Ceremony helps us connect with each other and to nature and the Divine.
- Ceremony helps us be at peace when we have big changes in our lives.
- Ceremony can help us serve our highest good.
- Ceremony helps pave the way to new experiences in life.