It is a gift to be able to fully inhabit our physical selves, to feel that our bodies merge with our hearts and our minds. When we become the man or woman we were born to be, that gift is ours. The rituals and blessings here acknowledge the powerful emotions that are part of this journey and remind us of the promise that lies ahead.
Most of the rituals I found took on a tone of mourning the life that the transperson wasn’t able to have. But I wanted to create a ritual that was fully positive and celebratory.
Ritual helps us pay attention. From the joy of a recovery to the grief of a funeral, ritual helps us inhabit the breadth of human experience.