I’d like to welcome all of you to this very special occasion in honor of Kiran and Paul .
We are gathered here today to witness and celebrate an act of deep love. Kiran and Paul, in their devotion, respect, and love for each other wish to unite in the holy bond of marriage, and to dedicate themselves to each other’s happiness and well-being as life partners. On behalf of them, I welcome all of you.
I remind all of our guests that you have been invited here for a holy purpose – not just to witness, but to participate fully with your thoughts and prayers, asking to bless this couple. You are here because this couple feels close to you and asks that you join them in this dedication of sacred purpose. You represent symbolically all the people in the world who will be touched in any way by the life of this couple. You represent their friends and family, now and forever. They have chosen this act of marriage and this public, spiritual ceremony to proclaim it. Together we all thank those who brought them together and that they are always there to guide their way.
Let us close our eyes and take a moment to bring to mind any loved ones who could not be here today. Though they are absent physically they are in our hearts always and their presence felt in everything we do and allow them to bless us all.
“People sometimes lose faith in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But if one begins to believe that in a lifetime, if you are lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together as one forever.”
Let me explain that Kiran and Paul have not come here today only to make a solemn promise or to exchange a sacred vow. For love has no requirements or conditions. That’s what makes it Love. If your love for one another carries requirements or conditions, then it is not love at all.
What Kiran and Paul have come here to do, is to make public their love for each other; to declare their choice to live and partner and grow together – out loud and in your presence, out of their desire that we will come to feel a very real and intimate part of their decision, and thus make it even more powerful.
They’ve also come here today in the further hope that their ritual of bonding will bring us all closer together.
Kiran and Paul, is it your firm understanding that you are not entering into this marriage for reasons of security……that the only real security is not in owning or possessing, nor in being owned or possessed.
…not in demanding or expecting, and not even in hoping, that what you think you need in life will be supplied by the other…..
But rather, in knowing that everything you need in life…..all the love, all the wisdom, all the insight, all the power, all the knowledge, all the understanding, all the nurturing, all the compassion, and all the strength, already resides within you…..
And you are not marrying each other in hopes of getting those things, but in hope of giving these gifts, that the other might have them in even greater abundance.
Is that your firm understanding today?
(They say, “It is.”)
And Kiran and Paul, is it your firm understanding that you are not entering into this marriage as a means of in any way limiting, controlling, hindering or restricting that which is the highest and best within you – including your love of life, your love of people, your love of creativity, your love of work, or any aspect of your being which genuinely represents you, and brings you joy.
Is that still your firm understanding today?
(They say, “It is.”)
Finally, Kiran and Paul, is it your firm understanding that you do not see marriage as producing obligations, but rather as providing opportunities…..opportunities for growth, for full Self expression, for lifting your lives to your highest potential, for healing every false thought or small idea you ever had about yourself, and the communion of your two souls…
Is that the Vision you wish to enter into now?
(They say, “It is.”)
Now those were the agreements and understandings of Earthly things…..how life will be within the physical structure called marriage.
Let us now exchange larger understandings…..your spiritual nature and your spiritual Truth….the purity of your real and Highest Self, and the purity of True Love, which shines upon you now and always.
We will exchange our own vows.
And now would (Tyler Nick’s son) please bring up the rings?
These rings and their circular nature are the symbol of perfection, and peace.
These rings exchanged today are also the symbol of never-ending love. Love that must first begin with each of us as Self Love, then radiates out to another and allows their love to return in full measure….completing the circle of love without end.
Lastly, these rings are the symbol of the eternity of spiritual life and truth….that which has no beginning and no end.
The precious nature of the metal and stones of these rings represents the wonderful essence they find in each other and the wonderful essence they find individually, through their mutual love, respect, and support of each other.
To both of you, I enjoin you to release at this time all impediments to your joy. In this moment may you forgive each other any past transgressions, that you might enter this marriage reborn. Allow the waters of forgiveness to wash you clean. You are given the chance to begin your lives again this day with a radical renewal through the power of this commitment. You commit to a compelling future for yourselves and your children, and to any part you might play in the healing of the world.
EXCHANGE OF RINGS
(The minister gives the rings back to Kiran and Paul)
Now, Kiran and Paul please take these rings you wish to give one another and repeat after me:
With this ring…..I thee wed….that we may bond in body, mind, and spirit….,radiating out love to improve the quality of all of life….I take now the ring you give to me…..and give it a place upon your finger…..that all may see and know….. of my love for you.
And so now, in as much as you, Kiran, and you, Paul, have sanctified your union by announcing your truths that are already written in your hearts, and have witnessed the same in the presence of these, your family and friends, and a spiritual entity through the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may kiss the bride. (KISS)
Let us now join in a final blessing.
Play your part and leave the rest,
Life gives us each day a new test,
It is up to us, how we tackle the same,
It is all about a positive mind frame,
Just do your best and leave the rest,
Good luck to you, always stay blessed!
Ladies and gentlemen, let me proudly present to you, our newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Luzzi