Our culture celebrates Father's Day with backyard cookouts and fishing trips. Fathers are gifted with tacky ties and "World's Best Dad" mugs. But for those of us who have lost our fathers to death, fathers day can be accompanied by feelings of grief and loss. Even if you had a difficult relationship with your father, Father's Day can bring up feelings of sadness and longing.
During our gathering, we will hold space to honor our fathers and reflect on the many ways they impacted our lives, both good and challenging. Through sharing, ritual, and meditation we will create a place of trust to be present with all the emotions that arise.
Whether you lost your father recently or your father died long ago, you are welcome. This will be a space of community for all fatherless children (who lost their father to death). In preparation for our time together, please choose a item that represents your father for you and bring it to our online gathering.
Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC, through which she brings the transformative power of ritual to people of all worldviews and cultural, secular, and spiritual perspectives. As a ritual designer, community officiant, and spiritual docent, Kristabeth feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.