The Becoming Podcast – Season 6; Episode 2: Megan Sheldon on ceremony, grief, and honouring seemingly invisible moments of change

Feb 27, 2024

I’m really excited to share with you my interview with Megan Sheldon.  

Megan and I connected through the magic of Instagram a few years ago, and we’ve recently enjoyed a couple of conversations sharing lots of professional and personal commonalities. Megan holds a tremendous amount of wisdom around grief work, ritual and ceremony, and I’m delighted to have her on the show. 

Let me tell you a little bit about Megan:

Megan is the co-founder of Be Ceremonial, the world’s first guided ritual and ceremony app. She is a cultural mythologist, humanist celebrant, and end-of-life doula living and working in North Vancouver, BC. Megan has created ceremonies for people around the world, focusing on what she calls the ‘seemingly invisible moments of change’, such as pregnancy loss, organ transplantation, menopause, and marking death anniversaries. She offers online workshops, virtual courses, and seasonal retreats on Bowen Island, BC. 

 Here’s some of what Megan and I talk about in this episode:

> How engaging with ritual called Megan early on in her life, as well as the origin story of the Be Ceremonial app.

> Ritual and spirituality:  can you have one without the other?  

> Many beautiful stories of rituals and ceremonies Megan has facilitated, including funerals, miscarriage and abortion rituals, rituals during illness, and many inspiring and touching others.

> The permission we give ourselves – or don’t – to grieve and ritualize seemingly invisible moments and turning points in our lives.

> Thinking outside the box when it comes to ritual (and breaking a few rules along the way!).

> The tender awkwardness of creating ritual for yourself, your family and your community, even when you’re new to the practice yourself 

 

 

Listen to the episode on iTunes

 

 

Show notes

 

Be Ceremonial Website

Download the app!

Be Ceremonial on Instagram

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