Wise Woman Ceremony

Wise WomanA ‘Wise Woman Ceremony’ honors a woman at a significant threshold in her life  ~  her birthday, or when she is pregnant, or perhaps as her last child is leaving the nest.  Rev. Dana has created Wise Woman Ceremony for women as they receive their M.B.A., or when a divorce is final, or as an affirmation of significant personal clarity and insight.

A ‘Wise Woman Ceremony’ is an opportunity for a woman to be honored & cherished by a group of her friends.  Usually, this is a group of women friends, but it can certainly be a group of women & men.

Each Wise Woman Ceremony is custom-created ~ offering a meaningful & deepening experience for you & your friends.  Working with the Honoree, or with her friend(s), to create the Ceremony, Rev. Dana offers lovely material and rituals, insightful possibilities from which to choose.

This ceremony also is an honoring of your friends, an honoring of being woman, of woman wisdom, of crone wisdom.  We also acknowledge and honor our ancestors, women who have sat in circle, supporting, learning, guiding for time immemorial.

Your Wise Woman Ceremony is an opportunity to acknowledge & embrace The Power of The Sacred in your life.

This is a spiritual ceremony, not religious.  Chanting, singing, dancing, laughing, lighting candles  ~  our time together will be expressive & honoring.  To create your ceremony, you may draw from Rev. Dana’s suggestions, as well as add other material or rituals that speak to you ~ setting the sacred tone you wish to share.  Your Ceremony will include as much ‘God’ or as little ‘God’ as suits you.  Meditation, or no meditation; prayer, or no prayer.  This is your Ceremony.

If you see a passage in the ‘Wise Woman Ceremony’ material, and you think, “Oh, that’s nice, but I would say it this way,”  then, it will be changed to say it the way that says it for you.

An example of the ‘Wise Woman Ceremony’ material:

BLESSED WE ARE TO COME TOGETHER ON THIS DAY,
AS WE CELEBRATE A SIGNIFICANT PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF THIS WOMAN WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT.

IN OUR CIRCLE THIS MORNING,
LET THIS TIME WE SHARE BE FRAGRANT WITH OUR OWN POSSIBILITY,
FRAGRANT WITH THE GRACE THAT IS FRIENDSHIP,
WITH THE GRACE THAT IS BEING WOMEN.

AS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN,
LET US TAKE A MOMENT TO HONOR OUR ANCESTORS,
OUR GRANDMOTHERS & THEIR GRANDMOTHERS
~ THE UNTOLD GENERATIONS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SAT IN CIRCLE,
SUPPORTING, COMFORTING, GUIDING, TEACHING, LEARNING.

ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE AIDED & GUIDED BY THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE.
IT IS TO THESE CIRCLES OF WOMEN THAT WE OWE OUR CRONE WISDOM,
THE WISDOM OF CYCLES,   THE WISDOM OF CARING,
THE WISDOM OF EMBRACING LIFE  ~  IN ALL ITS CHANGES & MESSY EXUBERANCE.

WHEN YOU AWAKEN, & ARE FILLED WITH THE DESIRE TO SEE THE HOLINESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE,
SOMETHING MAGICAL HAPPENS:
ORDINARY LIFE BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY.
AND, THE LITTLE THINGS;   THE  CHALLENGES,    THE DAILY KNOWINGS,
THE VERY PROCESS OF LIFE ITSELF,
BEGINS TO NOURISH YOUR SOUL.

AS YOU MOVE THRU YOUR LIFE,   DARE TO BE FILLED WITH LOVE.
ALLOW LOVE’S GRACE & WISDOM TO FLOURISH IN YOUR HEART.

MAY YOUR LIFE  BE GRACED WITH A DEEP & QUIET RENEWAL.
MAY EACH DAY BRING YOU PEACE, CLARITY, GUIDANCE,  JOY.

MAY BEAUTY SURROUND YOU IN THE JOURNEY AHEAD.
MAY HAPPINESS BE YOUR COMPANION.

MAY YOU SEE YOUR PATH, GLORIOUS & GOLDEN ~
GOODNESS UNFOLDING BEFORE YOU.

MAY WE ALL GO INTO THE WORLD IN PEACE & IN JOY.