The sun is shining. I’m glad. It’s my pleasure to be conducting a handfasting this afternoon. How wonderful to be part of the process of making a commitment.
I always enjoy representing the Spirit World. One of the ways they ask me to serve is to be the speaker at wedding, handfasting or commitment ceremonies. When two people decide that they want to share a life together in the energy of love the Spirit World rejoices. Because they have found the true way to connect to one another. I know that making any commitment represents the underlying energy of love. Loving myself and others enough to make a pledge of some sort. An agreement. A bargain. And I also know that it’s not a step taken lightly. I struggle when I break a promise. That’s why I try to make only those I am sure I can keep. However, I’m also a realist enough to know that love is conditional on the Earth plane. And some promises do get broken.
It’s how I handle the broken promises that matters. And how I make myself better in keeping to my commitments. That’s why the tradition of handfasting arose as a commitment that could be entered into for a defined period of time. After that period the couple could end the vow or choose to continue for another spell. I’m always delighted if a couple know they want to enter a permanent handfasting. It means I am working with people who value the love they share and have reached a place of total certainty. Because life is unpredictable. So I know it takes a lot to pledge to something for the rest of your life in spite of ups and downs.
This afternoon as I wind and tie the cord to bind them the energy of that commitment will echo up to the Spirit World. Where their loved ones will be celebrating the love too. And I will be reminding myself to commit to loving me more too. So that I can make that loving commitment out into the wider world ❤️
Day 663 of my blogging challenge
It’s been a wonderful day. I have been with the family and friends of Karen and Gray as they celebrated their handfasting. Love was certainly in the air. And all around.
We joined in a joyful, meaningful service where Karen and Gray made a life long commitment to one another. I saw the love flowing between them as our friends Bishop David Parry and Father Alan Cox lead this simple yet profound ceremony. The room was also filled with those from the World of Spirit who came to bring their love too. I listened to the lovely messages and readings that people felt inspired to give. I watched the smiles on the faces of all present. It was an uplifting event.
I know from my own life that making a commitment to another person is a challenge. Especially if that commitment is expected to be lifelong. As a mother Karen made a commitment to her children. And as a father Gray made that commitment too. As members of two families they made the commitment to be there for their families. Today they also made a commitment to be there for one another. Listening to their words I wished them well. I know that their commitment to one another has already been tested by life. I also know that it is the love they share with one another that has strengthened that commitment.
Today they took the step of telling all of us that they wanted to share their love with one another for the rest of their lives together.
In my life I have been to many weddings. I have watched people make that commitment. I’ve even made it myself. But I have also seen the love fade, wear away and die. Even with the best intentions I know we can get it wrong. What should be unconditional love ends up being conditional. Because of that the relationship falters. Then flounders. Finally it fails. Mine did. So I admire everyone who is prepared to take that step to pledge themselves in love to another person.
I remind myself that underneath all of our Earthly lives there is the energy of love. Karen and Gray have recognised the love that they feel for one another. Today I saw them acknowledge it in a deeper way. I felt the love that was given and received. All of us did. I’m sure that we will all benefit from the love that they share. Their happiness will be ours too. Because all of us love them. My Spirit lifts when I see the people I love being happy. And my Spirit joins with theirs so we are all united by love. That is the energy of the Afterlife. As above, so below. I hope Karen and Gray can enjoy their own little bit of heaven as the love flows between them ❤️
Day 391 of my blogging challenge.