The Matriarch: Funeral reading for Queen Elizabeth


The most popular reading I have ever written is entitled The Matriarch. I wrote it some years ago, and people have requested it under the most unexpected circumstances. It is about matriarchal power and the importance of soul groups, which always intrigues me… because it is most often used by those who openly request secular readings.

This is a version I adjusted in tribute to the late and great Queen Elizabeth II; it appeared recently in an on-line publication. If you would like to read the original, just click on this link in Funeral Readings.

The Matriarch

Time is an illusion
It takes and it gives
All of us
Are travellers
On an endless and sacred 
Journey of our making

The voyage of this companion
We remember this day
Because it was long and rich
Warm and bright
Sometimes sunny
Sometimes sad
For memories
Are the children
Of a long life

The voyage of this companion
Was colourful and complete
She was mother
And great grandmother
And so much more

She gave life
She gave love
And she gave friendship
And so much more
This great family
Gathered here and beyond
Would be nothing without her
Without her some of us
Would be less
Than a passing dream
Which is why we honour her spirit
Her love
Her knowledge
And her wisdom

Our journey
Yours and mine
Will never end
It may divert
And for a while
We may lose 
Fellow travellers
Just for a moment
A blink in time
But we will always travel
With soul companions
Within and beyond our own sphere

We, her people, her children
Her grandchildren
Great grandchildren
And her friends
Known and unknown
Now understand
Her power
Her love

And so we thank her
And those that created her

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