Entheos IrelandCeremonies of Threshold and Transition
“At any time you can ask yourself: At which threshold am I now standing? At this time in my life, what am I leaving? Where am I about to enter? What is preventing me from crossing my next threshold? What gift would enable me to cross it?
A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres.
This is one of the reasons such vital crossings were always clothed in ritual.
It is wise in your own life to be able to recognize and acknowledge the key thresholds: to take your time; to feel all the varieties of presence that accrue there; to listen inward with complete attention until you hear the inner voice calling you forward.
The time has come to cross.”
At Entheos Ireland, we know we live in a world that is changing, and so our ceremonies need to change too. We need to update the language of current ceremonies, and new ceremonies are waiting to be created and celebrated- the possibilities are endless!
While the most widely recognised rites of passage are usually connected with the widely recognised milestones or crises of life (birth, coming-of-age-, marriage, divorce, death), there are also myriad reasons why a person (or couple/family) may choose to have a ceremony to mark a transition that is meaningful to them.
Ceremonies by their very nature mark a transition from one way of being to another, and these transitions need to be welcomed and acknowledged in a way that is meaningful to the individual/couple/family at the heart of the ceremony.
Some Ceremonies have their roots in beginnings, such as Renaming, Gender Affirmation, Coming-of-age, New Career, and some stem from endings, such as Abortion, Divorce, Retirement, but it is clear that in life each beginning also marks an ending, and vice versa. A Ceremony of Transition or Threshold can honour both polarities- the beginning, the ending, and the liminal space between- so that the full range of emotions that come with this threshold can be safely held, supported and expressed in a safe and loving way.
If you are facing a threshold in your life and would like to discuss a suitable ceremony, please get in touch and we would be delighted to create this with you <3