We Celebrate The Union of Our Two Families

Justin, Gerard, Andy and Irene along with us lit a Unity candle, celebrating our new family. The Unity candle ceremony represents the union of the two families. The Bride, Groom and their children light the individual tapers to bring the Flames together to light the larger column. This is similar to a Celtic ceremony in which fire from the hearths of the homes of both families is used to start a fire in the newlyweds' home.

While we lit the Unity Candle Diana Mathews read the Reiki Principles accompanied by Jan Seivers ringing the Reiki Chimes;

Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to my Neighbor and every living thing. 
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.

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