The Hummingbird is a versatile bird. There are many varieties, symbolising lightness of being, banishing negativity, responding quickly and being more present. Yet other varieties symbolise Independence, Playfulness and Joy, and Resilience. For me, she is the perfect response to the challenge of bereavement.

hummingbird funerals bereavementI use the hummingbird for my brand and logo because this bird has a spiritual connection. Through changing direction quickly and smoothly the hummingbird invites us to flex in response to life’s circumstances.

Bereavement and Comfort

At a time of bereavement, having someone with the ability to bring comfort and compassion is vital. We ought to remember our loved one’s funeral as a meaningful experience, rather than a time of hopelessness and despair.

As a Funeral Celebrant I have been trained to support you as you adapt to new life circumstances. Accordingly, I offer a funeral ceremony that will lighten the burden of loss a little. The ceremonyis should remind people of memories that may make them laugh, cry and reflect on who the person was. It should help you to move on to your new life without the person who has died. An Independent Funeral Celebrant is independent of religion and race.

Hummingbird Challenge

The hummingbird challenges us to stand strong while being able to fly high. When facing challenges like bereavement that seem clouded with negativity, you can call on the spirit of the hummingbird. She helps you to bring a positive outlook on the situation and find your way with optimism.

Perception and Infinity

I can do this with the use of music, poetry and even dance, to suit your wishes and beliefs. Your beliefs may be religious, secular or both. Eternity, continuity and infinity are the words which for me bring home the message of the hummingbird. We do not know what eternity is. However, we may or may not choose to believe that our soul or essence will live on in eternity. Continuity denotes the continuity of life that we leave behind on earth. No matter what our beliefs, we do leave a stamp behind on this planet in some way, shape or form.

Infinity is the state of being infinite. Although death is finite, we cannot comprehend the endlessness, or limitlessness of the Universe. Consequently, our perception puts limits on our comprehension of what happens after death. Our perception does this because we are human, living in a vast universe.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about your circumstances and how I may support you at a sad time.

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Patricia Cherry


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