Creating your own funeral service is the opportunity to write with a dedicated person who is an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor, a service of your own choosing. Whether you choose a ceremony to be religious, non-religious or spiritual, I believe the importance lies in your personal beliefs and values being expressed and honoured.
In creating a beautiful heartfelt ceremony yourself, you immediately take the trauma and responsibility off the shoulders of those whom you love, and who are trying to come to terms with their sad loss. It is also a valid point of course that everyone does have an opinion, and a funeral service created by you whilst still here also has the advantage of guarding against any angst or falling out between ones remaining relatives.
This is a time of great emotion, and by experience I have found just how difficult it can be for the bereaved to be asked to try and recall past memories, and to think about the choice of music that was loved by the deceased and maybe what poems, hymns or readings they would have liked. At this point mundane everyday matters truly are enough to be coping with I am sure.
It’s Your Funeral
There is only one thing we can be sure of in life and that is we are all going to move on to other realms sometime. Remember when the ceremony is planned and takes place you won’t be there, it is too late then to have your say as everyone else then will.
Life is sacred and whilst we have a choice why not take it and create a ceremony that will be a unique heartfelt occasion that will fulfil your wishes, and be able to live long in the memories of those left behind as well as being a source of great comfort to them all. The service will then reflect the authenticity of your life and be a true celebration of it well lived in all of its rainbow colours.
What To Do Now?
Contact me Reverend Valery Coburn and I will meet with you to guide you through the process of creating your unique funeral service. I have been creating services for weddings as well as funerals and other celebration ceremonies for over ten years now. It truly is my joy and privilege to support you at this sensitive time.
After this is completed and you are happy with it, it becomes your document to do with as you wish. My suggestion would be that you put it with your will, give it to your executor or solicitor or close family member. I would also advise that you let your family know of its existence so when the time comes there is no worry for them.
The family are welcome to contact me to hold that service for you, but are under no obligation to do that of course. Anyone can take a funeral service, but it is my opinion that a professional person such as myself can make a difference, as we not only have the knowledge and expertise but the sensitivity for the occasion.
Support beyond the occasion is always available. I am a spiritual counsellor and that is a very important part of my ministry. If I can be of service to you or to any one you may know at any time please feel you can contact me for meaningful heartfelt support and guidance.
A death is always shocking even if expected, saying goodbye to loved ones is painful and heart rending at times, but life is always precious and should be honoured, celebrated and respected.
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