Ceremonies

The thoughts, dreams, and revelations
experienced during this sweat lodge were fantastic.
I would always encourage others to attend.
JM

Mother Lodge Ceremony (Sweat) 
This ceremony is an earth-based practice. Indigenous peoples all over the world had similar ceremonies for purification of the mind and body, and connecting with Spirit. I originally received the ceremony from a Crow Ceremonial Leader. Later, I was gifted the ceremony from my Teacher and the Eagle Clan.

Hot rocks, prepared in a prayerful way, are placed in a willow lodge. The people come in and the leader leads prayers, songs, teachings, and healing. There are “heats” or rounds, so the door is closed, and then open, then closed again. Sometimes there is a pipe ceremony as well.

I offer women’s’ lodges, healing lodges and community lodges (men and women) usually once a month in the fall, winter, and spring.  Check the calendar and sign up for the next lodge.   (Love offering)

Vision Quest
Since ancient times humans have gone into nature to seek inspiration, guidance, or blessings from “the spirits.” Who those spirits are is dependent on the tradition the seeker comes from.

In my work, I use vision quest as a way to connect to Spirit through one’s own soul and the Earth. Nature is a powerful source of renewal and wisdom. By retreating from our life for a period of time, we are able to step into the place where internal and external distractions are set aside. There you can activate your own innate soul connection. Your higher power, your guides, your ancestors can bring you their wisdom and offer support more directly.

I generally offer Quests as a group who meets together once a month for ceremony designed to begin the process of looking within and creating a doorway to the spirits. The purpose of the quest can vary depending on the need of the people. A women’s Quest would be a bit different that co-ed or a man’s quest.

The reasons to go on a quest are usually as follows.
1. You are in a big transition in your life.
2. You are seeking healing, or to move beyond something from your past.
3. You are looking for something more, but are not clear what it is.

I offer quest groups once or twice a year. See the calendar on this web site for the next group forming. Fees are $150 per month for monthly session and workshop. $350 for three and one-half day quest.

Marriage Ceremonies
Officiating a wedding is one of the great joys of my work. I meet with the couple and together we create a one of a kind ceremony. I will guide you through the process, something like a wedding doula, and do my best to see that your wishes are followed so you can have the most meaningful ceremony possible.   $350.00 or by arrangement 

Baby Blessings
Depending on relationship with parents and baby, there are basically 2 kinds of blessings. One is the Naming and Blessing Ceremony for family and friends to welcome and celebrate the new member of family and community. This ceremony is simple, and customized for the needs of the family.

Depending on relationship with parents and baby, there are basically 2 kinds of blessings. One is the Naming and Blessing Ceremony for family and friends to welcome and celebrate the new member of family and community. This ceremony is simple, and customized for the needs of the family.

Earth Spirit Totem The second blessing, if the family is close and I helped with the spiritual side of the birth, I will make a gift for the baby that represents his or her gifts and medicine in this life, anchoring the child into this world and the family. This is helpful for integrating the child into life in a body. (Big soul, little body.)   $150 by arrangement or Love Offering.

Memorial Ceremony
A time of honoring the life of someone who has passed. I believe it is important to remember and honor our loved ones so that their spirit may be free, and we can go on with the business of living- without our dear one.  This can be simple or complex, depending on the needs of the family. Prayers and healing for all concerned are offered, when requested, of course free of charge.

Officiating wedding, birth, and life celebrations for our family,
she never fails to be gracious, professional, and kind.
I will continue to seek her personal counsel and recommend
her services to anyone seeking spiritual support.
DMM