Death isn't the opposite of life - it's the opposite of Birth. Life holds them both
“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
When a life comes to it's end, transformation occurs for those left behind as well as the deceased.
We not only grieve the death we also grieve our loss. It is so important to stop, gather, and hold space to recognize this transformation. Even elephants and gorillas stop to practice ritual to acknowledge the passing of one of their own. End-of-life ceremonies should uplift and connect us at a time when we may feel profound grief and disconnection, becoming celebrations of life lived.
Each life, no matter how long or short, tells a story. As a Life Cycle Celebrant, I work with you to listen and learn the life story created by your loved one and craft a ceremony with words and rituals honouring the life lived.
There is no right or wrong time to remember the loss of a loved one through ceremony. End of life ceremonies can be held months, and even years after a death.
I will help you select the music, readings, rituals, and stories that reflect the life, beliefs and personality of your loved one.