Each life stream has its own unique flow, its own meanderings, rapids, eddies, channel, and shores. Taking time to explore our currents within and where they are leading us is what this River Rite is designed for. It is a quest, and adventure, a process of transformation. It is a method for clarifying the path of our inner river. We respect the individuality and simultaneously recognize that there are universal ways through life and her cycles.
The River’s Path offers this rite as a means to demarcate, consecrate, and celebrate each individual’s transitions with universal principles of transformation.
Utilizing iconic symbolism, stories, council practice, psychological models, wisdom traditions, ceremony, art, movement, and emergent modalities, we facilitate each participant’s unique way of preparing for and embarking upon their journey. Through celebration, mirroring, and Community practice, we support the embodiment, integration, and incorporation of the metamorphosis that occurs on such a profound voyage. It’s an adventure! Adventure into deep connection and Relationship with unique-self and the Greater-Self, one’s Soul Path.
This Rite of Passage draws upon ceremonial structures that are used by many individuals and organizations which have been leading these types of quests for decades. Some of the traditions are drawn from cultures from around the world and include symbology from the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. It is in no way our intention to “appropriate” cultural traditions and yet we recognize that these ceremonial ways are pan-cultural and are important elements to a deeply connected spiritual life.