The purpose of rituals is to be aware of our divine nature, and to embed our lives into a healthy rhythm. Every person is involved in the ups and downs of life, the alternation between day and night, light and shadow, summer and winter, joy and sorrow. Our breath shows us the speed of this from our first minute onwards: Inhalation of experience – pause to digest – exhale and release. All three parts are important.
Rituals are meant to remind us of our divine core – the pause between accepting and letting go. Because if we do not integrate experiences into our lives, they are useless. Even if they were very intense and beautiful, we need a time of solitude and silence in order to digest them. Just as we allow our stomachs to have an afternoon nap to digest the food, we should devote at least one quiet hour to our spiritual body. During one week it should be one day, during a month a few days and during a year it should be one week, as described below. Due to the proximity to our divine core we digest everything during this time that we have experienced and can find out the inherent meaning.
The ritual helps us to gather our thoughts positively and directed them towards one goal. The external parts, such as cleaning, protecting circles, invocation of the highest energy, transformation, etc., only serve to hold and to channel our thoughts. This power alone changes our perception – and already we have changed the whole world.
Rituals should be viewed like cooking recipes: It makes sense to stick to a recipe, but you can modify it regarding your personal taste. You even can invent a ritual from scratch, if you please to do so. The best idea is to listening to your inner voice while doing all this.
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