A Seed Scattering Ceremony for the Ancestors represents the process of living and dying. It symbolizes a complete circle of life. There is so much mystery and magic in a handful of tiny seeds. The dormant seeds speak of unimaginable potential. Each type of seed holds a wealth of promise, if properly sown, composted, watered, nurtured and cared for. The spiritual practice of scattering seeds is a simple charm to honor the spirits of those who have passed before us.
A Seed Scattering Ceremony blends seeds with a small amount of cremation ashes mixed into rich composted soil or to spread on the surface of the ground. Wildflower seeds in any form (packets, pods, seed bombs or balls) will work. You can have this planted in a unique place which will provide a peaceful spot to come back to and reflect on the memories of a loved one. You can also choose particular flower seeds that have special flower meaning for you. All flowers will grow into a pollinator-friendly environment and will be filled with buzzing bees and dancing butterflies.
Wildflower seeds symbolize potential, trust, hope, joy, fulfillment, nourishment, sacredness, earthiness, initiation, reproduction, cycles, time and provision. Wildflowers are especially meaningful during end-of-life celebrations because they bring a touch of eternity and beauty which lie beyond the sorrows and cares of the human world. They are both beginning and end, life and death, nothing and everything. The spreading of ashes with the sowing of seeds is literally letting go. Imagine watching the seeds begin to transform as they plant themselves into the earth. The beautiful bare kernel of a seed being transformed by death into a new and vibrant bloom.
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