“A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And, by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is a projection of the deep wisdom of the psyche, by participating in a ritual, participating in the myth, you are being, as it were, put in accord with that wisdom, which is the wisdom that is inherent within you anyhow. Your consciousness is being re-minded of the wisdom of your own life... ritual is terribly important.”
~ Joseph Campbell
Rituals are not only how we mark the significant events of our lives, but how we make the everyday sacred, stepping out of our roles and definitions into the mysterious source of being that connects us all.
In joining simple elements: words, candle-light, stones, sage, music, water… we are drawn into a depth of presence that we yearn for and often don't realize it. The powerful presence we feel in ritual is deeply soul satisfying; bringing joy, even to our grief, gratefulness, even to our fear, inspiring a love of just being alive.
Rituals to Contemplate :
A transition ceremony of forgiveness and renewal following a divorce
A Navajo-inspired ceremony to prepare for the birth of a new baby
A renewal of your wedding vows for your anniversary
A coming of age ceremony for your teenager
A goddess gathering in lieu of a bachelorette
A vision board party to manifest your dreams
A fire ceremony for the death of a loved one
A new home cleansing and blessing
The possibilities are... endless!