Rites of Passage hold a sacred and special place in our lives to mark the transition, with ritual and ceremony, from one way of being to another. Marriage, divorce, baptism, leaving home as an adult are all rites of passage. By entering into the dynamic of a rite of passage, we prepare to leave behind old ways, old stories, old habits and consciously take up new ways of being, new habits that support our transformation.
We are Nature, we pulse and grow within the same cycles and rhythms as Nature; coming into coherent resonance with these energies is both a Mystery and Safe; like returning home after a long journey, returning to Yourself, unfolding as the wholeness of Your Self.
Let the birds take your clothes
Let the waves undo your holding back
Let the vines unravel your tired mind
And the earth savour your sweat and tears.
Let your stories burn off like rising mist,
As your past and the false floors of curbed self love
Dissolve into butterfly wings and fire flies
As your edges blur and your cosmic self ignites.
Let the trees bathe your breath
Let the meadows embrace you
Let the mountains and the bees remind you
Let the sky flood in and allow the clouds to guide you.
Let your undoing be as total
As your becoming is beautiful –
And when the living world has climbed inside
Enough for you to feel four legs, scales and wings.
May you finally know yourself alive as all things –
Indivisible and responsible
Reborn into wholeness
Natural, Sacred and Wild