Coralia's Blessing Ceremony
Excerpt from Welcome
Welcome everyone, and thank you for coming! We are gathered together in the presence of Spirit and with the Spirit of Love to join Angela and Chris in formally welcoming their daughter, Coralia, to their family; to honor her journey to join us here, to give thanks for her growth over these last years; to bless the long life ahead of her; and to celebrate the wonderful gift she is to us all.
Excerpt from Honoring of Parents
The Tibetan Art of Parenting says: “For a woman who chooses to become a mother, bringing a precious new human being into this world is the most wonderful and challenging responsibility of her entire life.” I know Chris understands. He said to me, “I am very proud of Angela for all the incredible work she did during pregnancy, the birth, and everything she does every single day. She is a fantastic mother and I am so glad we can share this wonderful experience together!"
Excerpt from Blessing Bead Ritual
A child is born not only unto a mother and father but also into a family and a community. In Sanskrit, the word kula means family or clan but also, a community of the heart. Thank you all for being part of the kula, the circle of love and support surrounding Angela, Chris, and Coralia. Coralia, we have all brought special beads for you which will be strung up in your room where you can see them and always remember this special blessing day, and how very much you are loved by everyone here.
I wanted you more than you will ever know,
So I sent love to follow wherever you go.
It’s high as you wish it. It’s quick as an elf.
You’ll never outgrow it…it stretches itself.
So climb any mountain…climb up to the sky!
My love will find you. My love can fly!
Make a big splash! Go out on a limb!
My love will find you. My love can swim!
In the green of the grass, in the smell of the sea,
In the clouds floating by, at the top of a tree,
In the sound the crickets make at the end of the day,
“You are loved. You are loved. You are loved,” they all say.
If you’re still my small babe or you’re all the way grown,
My promise to you is you’re never alone.
You are my angel, my darling, my star…
And my love will find you, wherever you are.
~ “Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You” by Nancy Tillman