CEREMONY WORK

“A ceremony is an outward sign of inward grace”

A ceremony is a moment out of ordinary time.  A single moment can be both spacious and memorable. Ceremony gives us an opportunity to distil the essence of what is important to us.  It enables us to celebrate, to mourn, to pray…..  And to welcome in the mystery.
Ceremony helps us step out of our ordinary ways of trying to make things special.  It helps us surrender to something much bigger than ourselves.

Everything is connected, and Everything is leaning towards fulfilment. Sometimes we can be trying so hard with our ‘doing’ to move towards fulfilment that we actually get in the way of the natural flow that will take us deeply into the perfect mystery.

Over the last ten years, inspired by deep ceremony work with Susannah and Ya’Acov,  I have come to trust in my own relationship with ritual. And in 2008, after two rigorous years of training with One Spirit Interfaith Foundation, I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister.

I have worked with many people to create the ceremony that is just right for them. Whether it is a baby blessing, a marriage, a funeral, a scattering of ashes, or a ceremony with a purpose that is deeply personal to you, together we choose the words, the symbolism, the gestures.  All of this helps us focus on where the deepest yearnings lie. And then, in the ceremony itself, we surrender to something that is way beyond the planning. We welcome grace and mystery and a connection with everything that is.

1 month ago

Creating Ceremony with Catherine Wright

If you would like to open the door to the mystical......
You just MIGHT like to see in the New Year in Ceremony.

New Year Ceremony“When you start to notice the mystical, the mystical will start to notice you.”

Dacha Avelin
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If you would like to open the door to the mystical......
You just MIGHT like to see in the New Year in Ceremony.

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A silhuetted,grotesquely twisted trunk - it's branches clawing a mesmerizing .Moon.

Wow

6 months ago

Creating Ceremony with Catherine Wright

I am missing this ceremony this year.
But my prayers are with the Long Dancers
Praying and Fasting and DANCING for Life
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Thank you
love
CxAnd by giving light to the Fire, the Summer Long Dance 2017 is open..

This year there are around 150 people from all over the world: from Palestine to Israel, from the Mediterranean to the Amazon..
Time to dance, to celebrate life, for All Our Relations.

Thank you to our dear Brother and Friend, Manari Kaji Ushigua Santi, who is here with us, making the bridge to the wisdom of the indigenous people of the Rain Forest.

#MovementMedicine #SummerLongDance2017
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I am missing this ceremony this year.
But my prayers are with the Long Dancers
Praying and Fasting and DANCING for Life

 

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1 years ago

Creating Ceremony with Catherine Wright

Come and dance your way into 2017.
What better way to welcome the New Year?
love
Catherine xxx

New Year Dance CeremonyDec 31, 11:00amChurch of the Good Shepherd 13 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 6AUTHE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST

A two day Movement Medicine dance workshop.
Beginning on Hogmanay.... carrying on till well after the bells.... with a ceremonial sleepover.... and Ending on the 1st of January

The plan is to meet early on Hogmanay, dance to receive and honour and mourn and celebrate and and and… all that 2016 has brought us… including Trump in the Whitehouse apparently!

Together we will see in the New Year in ceremony!
And together we will sleep and dream.
And early in the morning of the 1st of January we will dance again and complete our ceremony, dreaming into our plans and dreams and hopes for 2017.

We will break our fast together at lunchtime, and end our dance and work by 4.30 in the afternoon.

The cost for the workshop will be £90
£10 to reserve your place.
Early Bird discount will be £60 (if paid in full by the 15th of December).
IF YOU WISH TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT Catherine Wright
catherine.wright@phonecoop.coop

(The beautiful Shamanic Stag is by the wonderful artist Robin Quinlivan)
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New Year Dance Ceremony

1 years ago

Creating Ceremony with Catherine Wright

Samhain DanceOct 28, 7:30pmLifeCare EdinburghSamhain: The end and the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The veils between the worlds become thinner. Harvest is coming to an end…. The leaves are falling to the ground…. And gardeners are putting the garden to bed and poring over seed catalogues dreaming of next years glories.

What a wonderful moment to honour that which has gone before
What a wonderful moment to honour those whose wisdom we have inherited.
What a wonderful moment to dream

Come and dance in ceremony, and enrich your life with the treasures of this rich deep seam.

£8/£5 concessions
Stockbridge House, Cheyne Street, EH4 1JB
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Samhain Dance

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Just need to get childcare sorted 😘

1 years ago

Creating Ceremony with Catherine Wright

Creating ceremony in the mists of Dartmoor.
Wonderful
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Cx🌍 A beautiful moment from the beginning of last week's Vision Quest as 25 brave souls head out onto Dartmoor to fast and pray for a vision last week. They all returned, filled with nature and new clarity for the next chapter in their lives. Brilliant! 🌍
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Creating ceremony in the mists of Dartmoor.
Wonderful
love
Cx

 

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