Personal,  Ritual

Courtney’s Celebration of Life Ceremony

Merry Part Ritual

Drums
Candles
Incense
Mead

This is a place which is not a place in a time which is not a time
halfway between the worlds of the Gods and of mortals.




East:
All that falls, rises again, so Courtney shall be reborn.
The treasure of life is the air we breath, that we are ever grateful for.
May the Spirits of the East, the Powers of Air. Bless this circle.

South:
As our life is but a day, Courtney has passed into the night.
Our strength, memories, courage and fires of our lives are given to us.
May the Spirits of the South, the Powers of Fire Bless this circle.
4 Corner Candles
West:
As the sun sets, So Courtney has now left us.
Our tears are like the waters of the ocean, and water is the life in our Mother’s womb. May the Spirits of the West, the Powers of Water. Bless this circle.

North:
As the Earth has formed us, we now must return Courtney back to that Earth.
We honor our Mother for the life she has given us and now in the end she takes our daughter back into her womb.
Spirits of the North, the Powers of Earth. Bless this circle

You are the Moon, The Goddess, The All Mother, you give life from your own body, and you take them back for rebirth. You are an eternal creation, a world with no end, a never ending cycle. We ask that you join us in this sacred rite.

You are The Sun, The God, you are born from our Mother’s womb, you live and you die, only to be reborn again. You are The All Father, The Destroyer, and the ruler of the land of the dead. We ask that you join us in our sacred rite.

Mother of us all gather us in your arms. You, who know the grief of losing a loved one, send us comfort. Father and protector stand by our side. You, who know life and death, send us guidance. We your son and daughter call you forth to join us as we remember Courtney. Let us feel the sorrow and remember the joys.

Bless our daughter and see her safely to the Summerland, to await their rebirth from our Mother’s womb. May she be reborn again at the same time as the ones she loved now, so that she will know and love them again.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
When you wake in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.



We took a moment to share memories.

Courtney is now among the blessed ancestors. While our relationship with her will never be the same, she will still influence our lives. We will remember her and keep her close to our hearts.

May our Lady and Lord give us the strength to mourn, and, in time, find joy.

Lady of the Moon, Mother of All, thank you for hearing our call. We are grateful for your love, compassion and healing as we bid farewell to the Traveler. Blessed be.

Lord of the Sun, Father of All, thank you for hearing our call. We are grateful for your strength, wisdom, and courage as we bid farewell to the Traveler. Blessed be.

We thank the Spirits of the East. May the breezes stir our memories.

We thank the Spirits of the South. May sparks of fire inspire our actions.

We thank the Spirits of the West. May gentle rains join our tears.

We thank the Spirits of the North. May the Earth bring us healing

May our gracious Lady and noble Lord be with us all. The circle is open, but never broken.

So mote it be

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