ceremony | noun | An event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion
The official definition of the word is lovely, but it’s also incomplete. “Ceremony” is a time-honored way to create a sacred moment out of a meaningful transition. Ceremonies are markers of ‘before’ and ‘after’.
Weddings are a great example of ceremony, when two people lovingly commit to each other, but that’s just the beginning. There is so much more!
BlessingWay Ceremonies celebrate a woman while she is carrying her baby in her womb. She is in the midst of a major transition and honoring this truth creates a community of love and support as she moves into motherhood and all it will demand of her.
Cacao Ceremonies are heart opening experiences that welcome honesty, vulnerability, connection and love. Communities grow, open, expand and put down roots of trust during cacao ceremonies. They are gentle, kind and loving.
Plant Ceremonies, on the other hand, are deep dives into the psyche, an invitation to explore realms that we don’t readily have access to in the everyday. They are safe, powerful ways to know the self, see clearly the ego, and work with both for increased awareness, choices and empowerment.
Ceremonies are fun to create. They incorporate a combination of candles, incense, fancy crowns made of flowers, music, poetry, sharing, mandala making, medicine bag making, and heartfelt spontaneous words of powerful meaning. They are beautiful experiences to behold. And they will invite an expansion of your whole self: knowing, embracing and inviting the whole self to step forward and be seen and celebrated.
If you are interested in planning a ceremony (of any kind!) together, contact me. I’m honored to work with you on the beautiful project of creating sacred ceremony.
Let’s work together to make your wedding ceremony EXACTLY the way you want it to be. Stacey will work with you to create the flow of your ceremony, write vows that represent who you are and the values you share, and offer endless ideas for making the day an awesome expression of your exciting decision to make a life together. No two weddings are meant to be the same and the ceremony sets you up for the marriage. Let’s use this upcoming special day to get to the heart of what your future holds, together.
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I strongly believe these medicines and ceremonies carry the seeds for an awakened society. The space that Stacey holds is strong, unwavering, mystical and grounded. The facilitation that Stacey provided felt like both a deep remembering and a prediction of the future, a foretelling of what mental health care could look like.
What is it like:
Warm, tender, bathed in a geometric, rainbow shower of unconditonal loving light. Floating in a sea of love, acceptance, release, surrender, a deep feeling of home and unshakeable knowing that nothing is wrong and everything is exactly as it should be.
It is also…
Raw, wild, free, humbling, confusing, amazing, intense, cathartic, disorienting, ego shattering and perspective changing.
This experience requires taking full responsibility for all of my actions, past and present. When I resist this, it is harder for me. When I lean into fear, allow it to be, and surrender to the process, it’s easier.
How have I carried it forward in my life?
The sensations and images that came to me during the ceremony have given me insight into old patterns and tensions I have been carrying. The ceremony gave my clarity to what different areas of my body were telling me and what emotions were being stored there. Since the ceremony, I have had more perspective and space from the unconscious, self sabotoging part of myself that strives to hijak my consciousness.
“I choose…” is the main reflection that I’ve been carrying forward since that day. My ability to choose, whether it’s choosing to be joyful or choosing to love myself unconditionally, I know it is up to me and it is in my power to do so.