From the mud,
a lovely lotus flower emerges.
This is my faith.
Lucinda Provides Interfaith – Interspiritual (multi-faith) Services
Spiritual- Life Coaching sessions have become a wonderful service to provide couples after the wedding; Lucinda becomes the “family minister” with baby blessings, funerals and life coaching. She provides consultations and coaching over Skype or by phone. This has proven very effective and affordable for clients. If you have a desire to improve communication & relationship skills, deepen your daily spiritual practice, or in need of stress management, grief support, life & career coaching, schedule a complimentary consultation.
Rites of Passage &
Often you will hear Lucinda say, “Folks may not remember the ceremony, but they will remember the symbolic rituals.” The visual beauty and experiential rituals brings meaning and memorable experiences to wedding ceremony, celebration of life services and rites of passages like baby blessings, coming of age and more. Including symbolic rituals provide a lovely opportunity for beautiful photographs and ceremony keepsakes. Learn more on her new blog: Seeds from my Garden and Vows and Kisses “Ceremonies and Rituals” page.
Create a Thriving
Many folks have no idea that there are professional Interfaith Officiants offering “spiritual but not religious” services for weddings, funerals and counseling. Lucinda is dedicated in helping to answer this need by offering online directories to promote Officiant (celebrant) services, making it easier for folks to find us. Learn how to develop business and ceremony skills and market your professional celebrant services by contacting Lucinda for a complimentary consultation.
“Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell.
Spirituality is for people who have already been there.”
~ Bonnie Raitt
Lucinda Martin is an ordained, Interfaith – InterSpiritual – multi-faith Minister by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, New York, NY. In 2009 she founded the online directories, “Vows & Kisses, Wedding Officiants and more” and “Graceful-Mournings”, a directory of professional celebrants providing support for funeral, celebration of life services and grief support for all life transitions.
As an experienced Wedding Officiant she provides excellent support and guidance ensuring that a couple’s wedding ceremony is meaningful and memorable. And, she provides compassionate support for individuals and families navigating loss and grief.
A personal statement of intention was formulated at a Center for Spiritual Living Licensed Practitioner’s retreat, in 2000; “to serve those that are in service”. This became the impetus to offer workshops and technical support to help other’s promote their heart-centered services.
Her studies of World Religion and Indigenous Spiritual traditions have deepened her passion for symbolic rituals in non-religious, spiritual, and religious ceremonies. It is her experience that by including a ritual in a wedding ceremony or celebration of life ceremony, the inclusiveness family and guests creates a deeper connection and understanding of forgiveness, connection and love. To learn more about the custom rituals and traditional rituals she embraces see Vows and Kisses.
While serving as a Spiritual Practitioner, and raising her five wonderful sons in Aptos, Santa Cruz County, she worked as an Executive Assistant, supporting C-Level executives of Fortune 500 companies. In 2009 she launched Vows and Kisses in beautiful northern California Wine Country, Napa, Sonoma, Bodega Bay. She continues to offers services in Santa Cruz County, Wine County and beyond.
Lucinda has supported couples from all over the world who desire a destination wedding in Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Bodega Bay, and many other locations. From large formal ceremonies, to simple civil ceremonies, elopements, and vow renewals, Lucinda is happy to support your vision and provide insight and guidance to ensure that your ceremony is special. Having studied conversational Spanish, it brings great joy for her to now offer bilingual ceremonies.
Lucinda was raised as Catholic and during a catechism class at 8 years of age she began to ask Sister Mary questions, that were unanswered. In fact, she was scolded. Her curiosity to learn about Jesus teachings, and religion fueled her desire to become a minister – a priestess. At 14 years of age, her brother John introduced her to the Buddhism where she learned to chant nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo and became a devote Buddhist of many years.
In 1999 she attended spiritual community service in Santa Rosa, CA, by Rev. Edward Viljoen, DD. She purchased the book, “The Science of Mind”, the teachings of Ernest Holmes. Although cringing at every “God” word and “Jesus” – she pushed through the religious wounding experienced as a young catholic girl. Pulling out a the “yellow pages” – oh my! That is how long ago that was! And found a small local “church” then called United Church of Religious Science where she began taking classes. With deep appreciation of the intellect, common sense and inspiration she continued class after class.
“Celebration and ceremony is the glue keeping heart-strings together.”
Love Letters From Clients
Lucinda is answered prayer. She was creative and very patient during the process of designing my website. Because she is a minister, practitioner and has powerful “word-smithing” abilities, she can accomplish the requirements of her clients. It gives me time to do what I do best.
Lucinda provided spiritual life coaching that helped me to clarify and move forward with my business. She helped me to look within to unlock my creativity. I was spinning my wheels and she helped me to get “unstuck”. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to help you connect with your higher self, the divine, or whatever you call that which is greater than our ego selves. I will continue to use Lucinda’s services as I move forward with my business I feel like I am just at the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
Lucinda is the best!
Lucinda helped us get through the loss of our father. She was so supportive during a very difficult time. Everything for the service went smoothly. She helped us cry and even smile during the most difficult time in my life. I recommend her for all your spiritual needs.
2015 was a very special year for us. We married in July and can always think back to our fondmemories of our wedding day.
Lucinda was a huge help in not only facilitating our ceremony, but providing the framework for a very endearing and memorable occasion. From family to friends we were reminded of what a joyous experience for two families coming together.
We highly recommend Lucinda and her services.
~Peter & Yolanda
L.O.V.E. is a concept and acronym created by Lucinda:Language Of Visions Empowering, and promotingInterfaith/Interspiritual practioners, business owners and professional celebrants supporting folks of all faiths, cultures, LGBTQ, and atheists.