a container for processing emotions
a set series of actions to
mark a rite of passage
a presciption for activating
our highest self
A Modern Approach
Our daily devotion to rituals create the fertile ground where the big seeds (desires) of our soul can be planted and nurtured. Rituals create habits and neuropathways in the mind, which in turn create the ideal environment for which we can boldly go for our dreams. We nurture those seeds by actively raising our vibration through conscious choice about our environment including our friends and the media we consume, the food eat and thoughts we choose, and by moving the energy in our body through exercise, breath work and meditation. These are the ways we elevate our consciousness, get in touch with our soul and life purpose and provide the necessary nourishment for those seeds to grow and flourish. We need to feed ourselves not just with food but with time and space, so we can find our own unique flow. For me, this is through the daily ritual of yoga. Yoga is the anchor in which I stay connected to the deepest part of myself and connect to spirit. For you it may be rock climbing, painting or writing.
These rituals are designed to help you connect with that piece of yourself that has been forgotten, lost, ignored, or maybe never found. To find what it means to be in the flow.
How to get and stay there. How to create a life the truly feeds and fulfills you. To stop looking for happiness in the next purchase, trip, raise or drink. To find joy right now, in this moment, with nothing more or less than what you are. You are beautiful and majestic and posed for greatness. So, stop shrinking. Stop dulling your light. Own who you are and where you’ve been. And if you don’t like it, well it simply is a tool to tell you where you want to go and how you want to spend your time.
How are we going to do all of this? Though the cultivation of rituals. Rituals bring reverence, grace and positive habits into our life. They provide structure when things get rough or we get lazy. They evoke ancient wisdom that has been lost in our fast-paced Western culture. The rituals offered here are designed to help you break through your everyday perceptions and thinking and offer a new, simpler and lighter way of being. Rituals invite us to use our intuition and trust in things unseen. Like many things, there are many layers to this work. It doesn’t matter where you are at, it only matters that you begin. Pick the one that resonates with you most first. Try to extend yourself past your normal comfort zone. Perhaps you’ve never meditated or chanting out loud feels strange and weird. That’s OK! Just start somewhere and slowly add in pieces as the process opens you up. Also remember, that if you’ve learned from a different lineage or background, please honor the practices that feel true to you. These are simply my reflections and insights through my own personal journey and research.
There is always the opportunity to go deeper and in no way am I an expert on YOU. If you find a particular ritual or area is resonating for you it simply offers you an insight into your own particular flow and the work you need to be doing.
Now the job is yours to start investigating and diving deeper into that area. Perhaps it’s a new hobby that feeds an unseen part of yourself or maybe you are finding your calling. Either way do the work. Peel back the layers and investigate. Why is this resonating with me? What part of this do I FEEL? What part of myself has been dormant during this phase of my life? Your emotions are your guide posts on this journey. Even those we often label as “bad” serve a very meaningful purpose. They can point the way to false beliefs or unprocessed experience. Rituals will become your touch stone so that you can slowly peel away the “noise” and get in touch with what really makes your soul sing and that which brings great meaning and authenticity to your life.
Ready to dive in with me? Welcome to 52 Rituals !