Do not stand at my grave and weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starshine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there; I did not die.
As a part of Nature, we celebrate the journey of the human Spirit from energy, to body and a return to energy.
In our humanness, it is natural to experience loss and to grieve the passing of a loved one; while at the same time, it is important to remember that death is a birth into the Spirit’s next life. We grieve for our own loss, but we celebrate the life journey of the individual.
At The Church of Nature we offer Remembrance Ceremonies that honor and celebrate the life of the individual and acknowledge the journey of the Spirit. We explore the life lessons of the individual, how those played out in a lifetime and the Spiritual agreements of those who shared their lives.
Remembrance Ceremonies at The Church of Nature support the Spirit of the individual and those in their community who loved them and knew them.
Ceremonies touch on a joyous time, a reflective time, and an important time for all to join together in love and honoring a life lived.
Please contact The Church of Nature if you would like us to officiate a Remembrance Ceremony.