Change requires more than a functional approach.
Rituals can be an essential contributor to self-care. We make space for ourselves daily without realizing we are doing it. Eating, brushing our teeth and showering, just to name a few.
But what we might want to consider is to create a consciously symbolic ritual. When we purposely make time for self-care, it moves the spirit within our heart, body, mind, and soul purpose. A peaceful practice. A call for love.
Focusing on a specific ceremony becomes a frequency that provides us with a reminder to make quality time. By creating space, it can give a sense of empowerment over our lives. It allows us to check-in with ourselves, bringing us into the present moment, establishing a peaceful platform to take with us.
Habits are things we do automatically, without even being aware of them. Whereas a ritual requires deliberation, intention, and focus.
Most likely, we don’t give much thought to our breath. We just breathe automatically, it doesn’t require us to think about breathing unless we are having issues wrapped around breathing, and that is another blog.
If we practice becoming present to our breath; how we are breathing it can make all the differences; With our health, heart care, and mindfulness. Breath awareness can show us how we are taking care of ourselves. Creating a conscious connection.
Most things we do as a human are sacred rituals, in their own habitual way. Most of these are automatic and reactive. Every movement, every thought, the sweat on the brow is a sacred bodily function, an indicator of where we are at.
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 and can forget how important it is to create a little bit of time for ourselves. Which can result in a breakdown or a breakthrough depending on how present we are to ourselves.
A ritual is rejoicing — it involves our emotions and full attention, we feel it with our whole body.
Birthday celebrations and/or celebrating New Years is a type of conscious ritual we get ready for. But we need more, not just birthdays or other main events. It would serve us if we could come up with a meaningful ritual, that we can apply daily with purpose.
Suggestion; Set a few moments aside to actively, consciously move energy in the direction most desire for your ‘healing’ time.
Ceremonies give us a way to release, end, or begin something new. It allows us to put our desires, wishes, dreams into action actively.
Ceremonies help everyday life become a little more unordinary. Creates dimension, layers, depth, and distinction to whatever it is we are co-creating with during our observances. Just the act of preparing 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 just lighting a candle for yourself!
“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”
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