Ceremonies have always marked transitions and important events in our lives. They help us to create and maintain our identity. Since time immemorial people have come together in ceremonies – it is not always decisive for whom the ceremony is, but that we come together to honour the ceremony and the occasion as such. Because every time we come together, we create a common space.
Many of the traditional ceremonies have been replaced by Christian ceremonies – often based on indigenous celebrations. For example, the traditional blessing of the baby and the naming of the baby became the church baptism, the spiritual companions the godparents.
Even today we can see the traces of our ancestors in the ceremonies we celebrate: From the birthday cake and blowing out candles to the Easter fire, which reminds of the ancient celebrations at the beginning of spring.
Other ceremonies disappeared completely, because they did not correspond to the propagated Christian world view and above all they did not conform to the planned and controlling patriarchy. The most important transition from girl to woman – the Menarche ceremony – was celebrated with the onset of the first bleeding – with the whole community as recognition of fertility and femininity. The same goes for the step to the wise old man, which, by stopping the bleeding, marked the transition into a new powerful phase of the woman. She became the old woman behind the stove.
Ceremonies are part of our spiritual DNA – the memory of the power in them is within us. Ceremonies help us to be and stay in the flow. They help our soul to locate itself. They give us a home within ourselves.
Powerful transitions through transforming ceremonies
through transforming ceremonies
A Baby Blessing is the first ceremony to welcome a baby into this world. With this ceremony we lay the foundation for the new soul to walk on this earth.
Our first birthday is the day of our conception, the second is the day when we see the light of the world and the third is the day when we receive our Blessing. What we now know as baptism as welcome to the Church was originally a ceremony to welcome the new life into the community. Even today, the Navajo celebrate the “First Laugh” ceremony, the first laugh marks the birthday as a social being.
A Baby Blessing is a wonderful foundation stone for the coming life and honors the baby beyond the naming. The blessings of all those involved are received and the baby is thus endowed with all the good wishes.
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In contrast to traditional baptism, which is directly linked to a creed, a baby Blessing welcomes the new earth citizen to the earth and to the community. Until Blessing, the soul is still in both worlds: the spiritual and the physical. The ceremony also marks the transition into the physical world.
Within the framework of a Baby Blessing, spiritual companions can also be appointed – as an alternative to the Christian godparents.
Each Baby Blessing requires some lead time for preparation, so an early request is helpful. We are happy to make enquiries during pregnancy in order to determine the framework and the intention.
Taking the name on and embodying it
A naming ceremony includes the official naming of the child and assurances of promises and obligations from parents and other important family members.
The name given to the child is once again recognised in its full meaning before the energy is consciously transferred to the child. Names are like a spell spoken again and again, so the intention behind them is powerful. With the conscious transfer and acceptance of the name by the child, it gets support for its life path and a “language magic” that helps it to find its own way. If, for example, we get the name of an ancestor, he is also especially connected to us. A name ceremony is therefore a particularly powerful occasion to come together.
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In contrast to Baby Blessing, a naming ceremony can also take place on the child’s first birthday. With this day it enters this world even more clearly. Here, too, companions or “fairy parents” can be appointed to help the child fill his or her name. There is also the option to combine both ceremonies.
A naming ceremony can also be held at a later date or for adults. The power to bear our name never goes out. Especially magical is the option to connect the ceremony with a place related to the name – Rosa in a rose bed, Leonie / Leon in front of the lion enclosure – or to create an environment that transports the energy – Clara crystals, Felix clover or horseshoes.
Each Naming Ceremony requires some lead time for the preparations, so an early request is helpful. We are happy to make enquiries during pregnancy in order to determine the framework and intention.
Magic of Menarche
Transitioning from Maiden to Woman
Menarche is a woman’s first menstrual cycle or her first menstrual period. In many traditions it is still regarded as the central event of female puberty because it signals the possibility of fertility. Also in Europe the celebrations of the Menarche took place before the Catholic Church eliminated them.
In a menarche-ceremony, or also Coming-of-Age-Ceremony, the girl becomes a woman. Fertility, femininity and feminine energy are celebrated and respected. These celebrations create a powerful connection between the girl and her womanhood and an awareness of her power.
Honoring the sacred blood, the “Sacred Flow”, significantly changes the way we deal with our own bodies and the way we live our lives as women.
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Die Magic of Menarche ist für Mädchen, welche ihre erste Blutung haben. Sie können direkt zu dem Zeitpunkt, oder aber auch noch danach durchgeführt werden. Im Fokus steht der energetische Übergang vom Mädchen zur Frau. Wichtig ist dabei, dass das Mädchen bereit ist die Zeremonie zu empfangen.
Aus eigener Erfahrung weiß ich, wie kraftvoll es ist, wenn die Menarche zelebriert und geehrt wird.
Wenn du selber keine Menarche-Zeremonie erhalten hast, gibt es die Möglichkeit diese nachzuholen. Diese kann ein kraftvolles Instrument sein, um Menstruationsbeschwerden zu lindern und den Umgang mit dem eigenen FrauSein positiv zu verändern. Falls du deine Tochter mit einer Menarche Zeremonie ehren willst, ist es sehr hilfreich, wenn du selber zuvor deine eigene Zeremonie durchgeführt / nachgeholt hast.
Die Menarche-Zeremonie kann für ein Mädchen oder mehrere Mädchen durchgeführt werden. Traditionell kommen wir im Kreis der Frauen zusammen. Jede Zeremonie erfordert etwas Vorlaufzeit für die Vorbereitungen, weswegen eine frühzeitige Anfrage hilfreich ist.
Womanhood, Motherhood & Crone
A Rite of Passage is a transition ceremony that takes place when an individual leaves one group to enter another. It means a significant change of status in society.
Transition rites traditionally have three phases: Farewell, transition, entry. They are diverse and occur in many cultures around the world. These can also be found in the ceremonies.
Traditionally this was celebrated in the community and thus women were welcomed in the new phase. Be it the step from girl to woman, to mother or the last bleeding that accompanies the woman’s entry into the crone – the wise woman.
A Rite-of-Passage is an energetically powerful accompaniment into a new phase of life.
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Traditional occasions for rite-of-passages are the physical changes in a woman’s life – menarche, motherhood, menopause. In our modern society, however, there are also significant transitions in a woman’s life, such as graduation, beginning of studies, beginning of a job, foundations and others that mark a rite-of-passage. Powerful ceremonies can also be created for these moments.
If you have not received a menarche ceremony yourself, there is a possibility to catch up. This can be a powerful instrument to alleviate menstrual problems and to positively change the way one deals with one’s own wife.
The Rite-of-Passage can be performed for one woman or several women in the same phase. Each Rite-of-Passage requires some lead time for the preparations, so an early request is helpful.
The emotional sense of togetherness and the spiritual bond have always been the true reason for marriage and are the real meaning of marriage.
When two people decide to walk the path through life together, it can be powerful and beautiful to underline this with a ceremony. Far away from white wedding dress and church oath, but deeply connected in the souls and accompanied by traditional elements.
The sacred union is the moment in which we confess to each other – in our very individual expression. At its core is the connection of the two people who accompany each other in love.
The “Sacred Union” ceremonies are not bound to any denominations or religious ideas. They have their origin in the attachment to nature, the pre-Christian myths, the customs of our ancestors and the use of ancient symbols and rituals.
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The ceremony is the moment when the connection between two people is symbolized. But the very moment the intention is set, the bond between the two begins to be woven.
So we will find out together in advance which intentions we consciously want to set for the union and how they may show up. This also includes the preparation of the connecting vows of the partners or rituals performed beforehand.
In the preliminary talk we find out what exactly is allowed to show up and how the energy of the individual partners and the two as a couple can be found in the ceremony.
There is the option to perform the ceremony with or without companions or guests.
DISCLAIMER: Kaja Andrea is not a licensed medical professional and does not diagnose, nor treat medically. No service or product offered by Kaja Andrea is intended in any way to be a substitute or a replacement for competent, traditional, licensed, professional medical care.
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In all den ursprünglichen Traditionen gibt es das Wissen um den Fluss der Energie, die Klarheit darüber, dass physische Krankheiten oftmals ihren Ursprung auf der seelischen Ebene haben und die Anerkennung der Wichtigkeit von Übergangen im Leben.
Was in der westlichen hektischen Welt oft unter den Tisch fällt oder nur oberflächlich betrachtet wird, findet hier wieder seinen Platz. Die Special Services sind meine Einladung der alten Weisheit wieder zu lauschen und innezuhalten, um die Themen wirklich an ihrem Ursprung zu lösen.
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Meinen ersten Reiki-Kurs besuchte ich mit 11 Jahren, die erste Rückführung erlebte ich mit 13, mein erstes Soul-Clearing führte ich mich 18 durch. Ich hatte schon früh die Möglichkeit an Jahreskreis-Zeremonien teilzunehmen und somit die Weisheit der Zeremonien kennenzulernen. Ich durfte Einblicke in verschiedene Traditionen erlangen und von Mentoren aus der ganzen Welt lernen.
Immer wieder bin ich beeindruckt von den Ergebnissen dieser Arbeit und dankbar dafür, dass ich sie machen darf.