Ceremonies

Weddings

 

'There is some kiss we want with our whole lives; the touch of spirit upon the body' Rumi

 

Whenever two people join together in a true state of love, a third additional energy is birthed, because the energy of love is continually expansive. This is the grace that comes as the highest energies of the two individual souls unite. Susie offers a unique and individually crafted ceremony for couples who wish to enter into a binding union with each other. Ceremonies are beautiful rituals, they are artistic creations in sacred space. They celebrate the beauty of the occasion, both the outer beauty, for all to behold, and the inner beauty of the couple, and their love which they wish to share with friends and family. Joining in love is the natural activity of the soul, and it re-awakens the memory of our Oneness with God and all Creation, our true self. Susie helps couples identify what vows are important to each other and honours their creation respectfully and compassionately.

She has a particular interest in the welfare of the whole family, and when there are reconstituted families, through prior relationships and there are children from these relationships, she is very keen to include the children. This can be done in a number of ways, and including them in the preparations, along with honouring their often complex feelings, is one important way of achieving this.

Susie offers weddings in the beautiful surroundings of the South of France. She offers both traditional weddings, and also medieval ones (see Marry in Languedoc, France) on website.

 

Naming Ceremonies

 

To help someone invent their own celebrations and live out their dreams is the finest

gift the human heart can bestow.  AllegraTaylor Acquainted with the Night.

 

Joining in love is the natural activity of the soul, and when two souls unite in this shared love, and a blessed child is born, the desire to celebrate this magical event is universal.

Susie has a particular interest in the birth of a baby, when two become three, and when naming the fruit of a couple's love, can be achieved again, in a sacred ritual, and the reuniting of both families. These can be really moving occasions of joy and delight, and many people who feel they do not have a particular religion they wish to commit their child to, nevertheless feel the overwhelming need to honour their love for that baby in a beautiful ceremony.With her passion and empathy for children, and her desire to honour this huge transition in a couple's life, she offers unique and beautifully crafted ceremonies.

 

Renewal of Vows

               

Relationships mirror the contents of our unconscious mind back for our acceptance and forgiveness.

 

Susie is aware of the challenges that exist for modern couples who marry. She has worked over many years to support families and children, and she is passionate about the powerful effect of forgiveness and healing. She believes that it is possible to overcome difficulties in a relationship when both parties are willing to engage in the process, and one way of being witnessed in this process is to renew one's vows in front of friends and family. She offers spiritual counselling as a preparation for the renewal of vows and a bespoke ceremony, crafted with and by the couple themselves.

 

Ending Ceremonies

 

When relationships breakdown and couples separate, children are affected. Susie has a deep commitment to lessening the pain incurred through divorce and enabling families to create their own rituals and 'endings' and 'letting go'. She believes that in so doing, children are more able to deal with the ensuing discomfort of their parents separation.

The ending of a relationship has the same quality as a bereavement and both parties need to honour the love they shared, whilst acknowledging the pain they feel at the loss of their relationship.