Children's Blessings

All families are unique and embracing the role of parent and the welcoming for our children is a beautiful celebration of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. It is a time to focus on what makes it so special, to go into this new stage of life with joy and feel nourished by the power of family.

 

First, you give me an overview of what you want from your ceremony, I get to know you so that I can craft your ceremony in a way which is authentic to you.

 

I then put together the first draft and then contact you to discuss how much input you would like from myself or others and work on content. Often ceremonies can involve other people taking part, this gives us a chance to factor this in and see how this will work on the day.  We also look at specific content, what do you want by way of poems, songs or any other significant contribution from others? I give you my ideas and craft a ceremony to reflect your specific family set up and celebrate the aspects you wish to emphasise.  

 

I also consider what you want to make it unique and can include meaningful, joyful and significant contributions from the children (if at an age where they can participate) in a way which truly honours them.  An activity could for example be included as part of the ceremony or prior, such as the making of something, which will play an important role during the ceremony itself - all of these ideas can be considered to create something unique and very special.

 

I then email you an outline of the event, which forms the order of ceremony and you have a chance to discuss, amend and adapt, and I then send you a final version.  I can email this as a document to you or your event organizer to decorate and customize.

 

Two weeks before the ceremony we finalize what will be included.  

 

The Ceremony

On the day of the ceremony I arrive early so that I can meet either you or the event organizer/planner and create a sacred space to honour your ceremony with. I make a final assessment of some practical matters to do with weather, number of guests, helpers, space, access and acoustics and I also bless the space.

 

I will be holding the space for you to create atmosphere and a beautiful ceremony to remember always. 

Togetherness Ceremony 

Includes:

Clearing the mind to prepare, a sound therapy session for focus and bringing your intent and awareness to this space.

A creative session as a family,  or for one or two members to celebrate the journey so far, you craft an item of significance which you take with you on your big day, can include a footprint canvass, photo vision board

Making a bespoke memory box with you, a time capsule encompassing significant moments in your lives.

A creative planning session drawing on your unique personalities 

A creative craftwork / artwork session together 

Drafts of the ceremony.

My ideas and bespoke suggestions for an inclusive creative day.

All time spent with you on the day of the Ceremony.

A rehearsal in person or on Zoom/Skype. Creating a family altar 

Blessing the space and greeting your guests.

A Special separate ritual and ceremony for your parenting journey including a shamanic sound therapy session.

The Main Ceremony on the day .

Some of these will not take place on the day of the main ceremony.

We are One Ceremony

Includes:

A creative planning session drawing on your unique personalities. 

A sacred craftwork / artwork session together

Drafts of the ceremony.

My ideas and bespoke suggestions for an inclusive creative day.

A rehearsal in person or on Zoom/Skype.

All time spent with you on the day of the Ceremony.

Blessing the space.

The Ceremony on the day.

Some of these will not take place on the day of the main ceremony.

 

 

 

CREATIVE CEREMONIES

with Angie Litvinoff

Celebrant & Medicine Woman 

Hertfordshire, London and Beyond

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