This short ceremony brings people together using breath, embodiment, and visualization techniques. There are two short poems that offer insights on breathing and interconnectedness.
For the Bereaved
Our ceremonies are short, focused rituals designed for small groups, maybe 8 to 10 people maximum. They can be performed with or without the presence of clergy, lay or ordained, and we hope they’re meaningful both to the religious and non-religious alike. They are released using a CC-BY-NC-SA license, which means you can adapt and share our work as long as you attribute us and use it for non-commercial purposes and let others do so as well.
Fire transforms and consumes. The heat and light of a candle become a beacon for those who have suffered a loss and a focal point for remembering them during this ceremony.
With salt and water we take a few moments to remember a person that we have lost. But, even as salt dissolved in water remains, we are reminded that our memories and our experiences with them remain as well.
This ceremony invites participants to explore memories of their loved one, symbolized by placing into a jar rocks that can be combined at a later time. A short poems offers insights on the gifts that can be found in darkness.