Baby naming ceremonies
What Is It?
The Naming Ceremony can be used as an
alternative to or in conjunction with a traditional
Christening. The Naming Ceremony is a welcoming of
the soul into the physical world. It is an honouring
of that soul and an acknowledgement of the courage
it takes to walk the journey of life
in the physical. It is a grounding or earthing
process where the soul is called to really “be” in
the physical plane. It an honouring of the name that
the soul has chosen as part of its identity. It is
about welcoming the child into the family and
community and therefore each person present, is
asked to bring a gift of the earth or something that
they have made that has special meaning to them, for
the child. Each person then has a turn to speak
directly to the child and explain the meaning and
purpose of their gift and their wishes for the
child. It is truly awesome to stand in front of a
new life and speak to them from your heart and soul…
"Growth is the willingness to let
reality be new every moment."
"A Wedding Ceremony is something very personal
and unique for each couple.
Everybody has there own dreams and ideas of how
their wedding should be. If you are looking for
a ceremony that is filled with love and beauty,
unique, different, sincere, close to Mother
Earth and Mother Nature and Native American in
feel, then you have come to the right place.....
About the Wedding
Spirit of the Wind offers a unique Wedding Ceremony
based on the Native American / Shamanic tradition.
The ceremony centers around the Medicine Wheel
and the ideal is to have all the guests seated in a
around the central circle
where the ceremony takes place. This is however not
always possible, so plans are then made to work
around the layout of the chosen venue. It is best to
have it in an outdoor setting in nature (weather
The ceremony is one of love, honesty, sincerity,
simplicity, power, integrity and beauty. There is a
set structure that it follows and then together we
create something that is unique, special and
meaningful for the couple. The couple is invited to
bring in whatever they feel they need for the
ceremony, whether it be in the form of music,
singing, drumming, reading of prayers, objects etc.
(we've even had horses and donkeys as part of the
"The Earth came first, the Earth comes
"When we spit on the earth, we spit on ourselves"
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors –
we borrow it from our children."
There is a sense of urgency at the moment to shift
our consciousness around the way we walk on this
precious blue planet of ours! We have very little
time to really change the way that we do things and
the relationship that we have with the earth. If you
have not had the opportunity to see the movie "The
11th Hour" with Leonardo Di Caprio, then please make
an effort to see it, the message is very clear,
informative and imperative for us all to hear and
Rites of Passage
"The changes of many winters mark the
cycles of the Wheel,
The lines across my ancient face show all that I can
The nature of my passage remains a mystery,
For in my heart of hearts, I hold my destiny.
When I was but an infant in the beginning of time,
I marveled at the wonder of discoveries I did find.
Now that I am ancient, I have learnt once again,
That the weight of every winter, brings discovery
like a friend."
Rites of Passage
Ceremonies provide a context within which the
meaning of these life passages can unfold.
Acknowledging these various milestones with a sacred
ceremony supplies us with a map of how to navigate
through life's changes, from the beginning of life
to the end. In fact all transitions contain within
them symbollic representations of birth and death,
accentuated and acknowledged by the living metaphor
called ceremony. Within the larger life cycle, these
passages become experiential reminders of the
continuum of life, that with every death there is a
birth, and visa versa.
information & booking related queries please
Leigh at “Spirit of the Wind”
Cell: 082 452 5062