Robin Clements was ordained as a Doctor of Divinity through his studies in Quantum Physics in 2002. Born in B.C. Canada, his spiritual path has been rooted in Baja California as his home since 1998. Over the past 10 years Robin’s has officiated mostly non-denominational wedding ceremonies creating an altar in any place that is unique to the couple. Robin holds space for the local community for many of the important ceremonial occasions such as Equinox’s, Solstice and land Blessing’s. He only works with a select few wedding planners in the area as he prefers an authentic connection with the couple to be.
If you are seeking to personalize your own celebration of the union of love and the sacred meaning of the marriage pledge, Robin is happy to meet you and officiate a ceremony that is in alignment with what you envision for your special day.
Preferably Robin works with you weeks or months prior to the wedding day to create a ceremony that will reflect your individual values and distinct approach to the nature of your union.
The Sacred Ceremony
Today more than ever, people are adding deeper meaning to their lives. The idea of uniting with nature and each other is a very meaningful and spiritual experience that many couples hold sacred.
Many couples relish the idea of a memorable and special sacred ceremony – but they want to tread lightly on some of the traditions and trimmings that relatives with strong religious beliefs may find too ‘new age’ or offensive. They also want ceremonies that are welcoming to loved ones and can easily include the participation of friends and family.
The modern sacred love wedding ceremony is one that has to be crafted by and for each individual couple. It’s rarely something you can just pull out of a book. It’s personalized, and has to include elements that will help that couple truly seize on the energy of the moment – such as creating a sanctified space that is like a sacred container for their love and vows.
When two people come together and truly awaken to the depth and the power of their commitment, you can literally sense the Gods, Goddesses, the ancestors and spirit guides filling the space. They are there to help the couple live the power of the moment and to bear witness to their promises … so they can guide and help this couple as the years go by. That’s why it is so important to fully utilize the wedding ceremony as not just the start of the big wedding celebration, but as a true rite of passage that takes bride and groom to the next level of their love and gives their relationship a strong foundation to build on over time.
All weddings ceremonies have a rhythm and a life of their own. The energy comes alive as the bride walks to the altar and it builds like a symphony with each segment of the ceremony. By the time vows are exchange, it is as if the heavens open to rain love upon the gathering. Couples can seize the opportunity to unite not just their hearts, lives and families, but to unite their very beings. An ideal way to begin the ceremony is by playing a quartz crystal singing bowl – crystal bowl music emits a pure holographic template of radiant light that corresponds to the octave of sound within our etheric body. Clear quartz contains the full spectrum of light that is related to the seven energy centers or chakras.
An extraordinary energy is created when two people in love literally step up to commit themselves to sacred union. As I am frequently called upon to solemnize marriage vows outside of traditional religious settings ranging from a quiet beach to an enchanted forest, I have found that an altar can be created anywhere…. anywhere love is present.
Although many of us grew up attending traditional weddings, in churches, synagogues and temples, in recent years we have seen the emergence of a new type of wedding, where couples marry outside a formal house of worship. They often opt for ceremonies that are non traditional, personal and unique. Whether they include religious traditions, or not, most couples want their ceremony to be sacred.
The concept of the sacred marriage or sacred love ceremony originated with the ancients, who typically enacted annual ceremonies to bring fertility and prosperity. Many cultures enacted or emulated sexual rites between God and Goddess, or between the Gods and a human who “impersonated” or energetically acted out the role of a deity. The Greeks called it Hieros Gamos. Many mythologies describe it as a marriage between heaven and earth. In ancient Egypt, the marriage between Isis and Osiris was considered sacred union of heaven and earth, of yin and yang, of the feminine and the masculine principles.
In the Hindu tradition, man and woman came to the wedding altar as God and Goddess in human form. To this day, in many parts of India, the bride is looked upon as Goddess Lakshmi (who rules abundance, prosperity and beauty) and the groom as Lakshmi’s consort, Lord Vishnu (the Great Preserver, and a God who incarnated as Krishna).
The Celtic tradition brought forth one of the most widely practiced forms of sacred ceremony today — the hand fasting. It was once a form of “engagement” that committed couples for a year and day. If they found marriage suitable, they’d marry. It grew into a self-initiated ceremony couples would conduct in the days before there was such as thing as a wedding officiant. The custom is still widely practiced in the Pagan community, often presided over by a High Priestess and High Priest to represent male and female energies. (One of them has to be a clergy registered to perform legal marriages).
Some things to consider as you plan and prepare for your sacred love ceremony:
Selecting an auspicious time and date:
In the Eastern traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism wedding dates are decided upon with the assistance of professional astrologer. It is firmly believed marriage rites should occur on a day that reflects the most astrologically favorable aspects for love and commitment for both the bride and groom. Many modern couples ask astrologers to suggest dates.
Creating and speaking sacred vows:
A couple’s expression of love and commitment can be expressed throughout the ceremony yet the exchange of vows is the hallmark of a sacred love ceremony. It’s important to give the vows thought, and be willing to speak from the heart and soul. Contained within those vows are the seeds of dreams to come true, intentions for a sacred marriage and deep declarations of love. Our suggestion is to share written vows before the wedding date as personal vows can be very emotional.
Many couples choose to go with the vows that we have as ‘options’ for the ceremony.
In sacred love ceremonies, the emphasis is on a greater spiritual connection between the couple. Rather than relying on “God or Goddess above” to create and strengthen their union, the couple is empowered to see their own divinity and the divine light within each other.
Every wedding is a sacred event that holds profound meaning and potential for the two who come before Great Spirit and witnesses to declare their love. The sacred love ceremony gives marriage an extraordinary start, in the end it is the love you hold dear.
We look forward to helping you create your own magical day…