Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Thee Wed

Along with my fellow sisters in our private Facebook page (The Joy-Up Alumni Tribe), we set this date to perform our own personal commitment ceremony which would all lead to the same destination – to marry ourselves. Friday was the selected date to coincide with the new moon as a time for new changes in our lives. Shedding old ways that no longer serve us, shedding old beliefs, and taking control of the way we perceive ourselves.

Woman is a marvelous creature and should be revered as the beautiful and amazing beings that we are. We should have that admiration for ourselves and respect our thoughts and feelings in mind, body, and soul. We hurt ourselves more than we can ever hurt each other with the verbal abuse we commit each day. This soul-wrecking, esteem-stomping personal hostility will end today for me. Right here, right now.

Today I forgive myself for the transgressions I’ve committed against myself in the past. I let go of the need to beat myself up and hurt my inner child. Today I take a stand and commit to loving me. Today I married me.

Yup, you heard that right. Today I married myself. I took sacred vows and committed to honoring myself wholeheartedly. I honor my true self and commit to kindness and compassion. On this new moon in this new year for a new me.

This is the day I make a commitment to me to love myself wholeheartedly.

I spent the evening indulging my creative side, pampering myself, and practicing some soul care before my private ceremony began.

Eat, drink, be happy.
Accept the miracle.
Accept, too, each spoken word 
spoken with love.
~Mary Oliver, excerpt of poem, Logos

Tulip bouquet, sage smudging, and a reading of E.E. Cummings, I Carry Your Heart.

"You are my best friend and soul mate. You complete me in a way no other person can. I will value you and treat you with dignity and respect. I will embrace your shortcomings as they are what makes you unique. I honor our union with the purest love one can have for another." ~Excerpt from vows


In lieu of a ring...

But still, like air, I'll rise.  ~Maya Angelou, from Still I Rise

Marry Yourself: Creating Sacred Vows for Self-Love on Tiny Buddha
To Me I Wed on Kind Over Matter
How to Become Your Own Best Friend and When Goddesses Unite from Leonie Dawson
I'm Getting Myself! from XO Jane


1 comment:

Kristine said...

I love that you did this "For You" ~ Touched my heart ~ Good for you!