Blessing to Come Home to Yourself
May all that is unforgiven
in you be released.
May your fears yield
their deepest tranquilities.
May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future
graced with love.
~ John O’Donohue
Meeting Mid-Life Transitions
Life happens – right? For me, middle age is a realization that the fork in the road – the one leading to the path not taken – is one I can no longer revisit. Instead of the many lives I thought I might lead as a young person, I’m here with what Mary Oliver calls my “one wild and precious life.”
How do we honor the life we end up in? How do we stay vital and creative in the face of disappointments and regrets? I’ve had the honor of creating and leading ceremonies for adults in their prime and those approaching elder status seeking to embrace this life milestone with greater intention and the support of their community.
Mid-life transitions – such as divorce, career change, assuming caregiver status for one’s parents – deserve attention and support. We can learn much from the cultures that honor the stages of mid-life and elder years through rites of passage ceremonies. A transition ceremony can help transform an unmarked passage into a threshold-crossing rich with meaning and connection.
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