Rituals and Ceremonies
Rituals can be an essential contribution to self-care.
When we focus on a specific ceremony it becomes a repetition that provides us with a reminder to make space for yourself.
Creating space gives us a sense of empowerment over our lives and allows us to go within and check in on ourselves bringing us into the moment.
Everything we do is sacred. Think about it, our breath, our presence, how we express our emotions, all things we do as a human are sacred rituals. Most of these are automatic and reactive.
The ceremonies I am talking about our the ‘conscious’ ones that we deliberately create to give ourselves the love, self-care that seems to get put on the back burner. We are either too busy and/or distracted; hence, we forget how important it is to create space for ourselves, which can result in a breakdown or breakthrough depending on how present we are to ourselves.
An example of a ritual that most of us do is celebrate our birthdays once a year or New Years.
Truth is we need more sacred space, not just birthdays or other main events.
Rituals give us a way to release, end or begin something new. It allows us to put our desires, wishes, dreams into action actively. It makes the everyday life special, and it creates dimension, layers, depth, and distinction to whatever it is we are co-creating with during our ceremonies. Setting up some quality time for ourselves is a ritual in itself.
What sacred rituals or ceremonies do you perform to honor the wholeness that you are?
Today Start with what matters most…YOU! Dolby Dharma
“The smudging ceremony is a custom of Native American and other indigenous cultures. For centuries many cultures have used smudging as a way to create a cleansing smoke bath that is used to purify the body, aura, energy, ceremonial/ritual space or any other space and personal articles. Smudging is performed to remove negative energy as well as for centering and healing. Our bodies and environments are not only physical but vibrate with invisible, silent energy. “~powwow-power.