What is Ritual and Ceremony?
A ritual is an intentional action that helps us create meaning. Rituals connect us to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us.
A ceremony is a series of rituals brought together in a way that tells a story. Ceremonies help us mark an occasion or shed light on an experience, supporting us during moments of change or times of transition.
Types of Ceremonies
There are many ways to create a ceremony; you can hold a solo ceremony for yourself, a partner ceremony with a friend or family member, a group ceremony with your community, or even a virtual ceremony. Ceremonies can help you acknowledge the big milestones, often connected to birth, marriage, and death, or they can help you honour the seemingly invisible moments of change; the experiences we don’t always talk about much less celebrate.
No matter what you are going through in life or in death, a ceremony can help you acknowledge what was, what is, and what will be.