Ritual as an Act of Intentional Living

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Why do we need rituals?

I think we are all craving a little bit of deepened connection, magic, and spirituality in our lives.

Many of us don’t identify with a structured religious practice, leaving us to create our own ways of communing with the divine. When we have rituals in place they help us anchor our lives into the divine, helping us to become more present and intentional about the way we move along our day to day, keeping us focused along our path.

What kind of rituals should you create?

  1. Identify which areas in your life you feel could use a bit more intention.

  2. Is there an area of your life that needs more divine support? Perhaps at work, around your home life or your partnership?

  3. Take a minute and intuitively feel into where you might need to create a ritual.

  4. Reflect upon qualities that you would like to call into your life; maybe more peace, connection, or joy.

Think of practicable, repeatable actions relating to this area of your life that you can do to bring about more intention. Keeping consistent with your daily rituals can be tough at the beginning, but one trick is to pair it up with another action that you already do.

One of my all time favourites and a super simple ritual is the “Energetic Shower”

The Energetic Shower Ritual

As soon as you get home from your busy day take a moment to do the following:

Burn sage, palo santo, cedar or lavender, and use the smoke from these burning plants to clear you energy, drawing the smoke around your body. This acts as an energetic threshold, leaving behind any negative energy from your day at work.

You can also say this prayer as you cleanse yourself:

May my hands be cleansed.
May my feet be cleansed.
May my heart be cleansed.
May my throat be cleansed.
May my eyes be cleansed.
May my thoughts be cleansed
I release all negativity to be cleansed by the smoke of these plants.
May this smoke carry away my fears and worries into the light of the divine so that I can embody my highest vibration.

Breathe deeply and notice the field of space you have created. How does it feel within your being? Carry this sense with you as you go about your day. Call upon and return to this practice as often as necessary, returning to your intentions to feel the way you wish to feel.

What kind of rituals do you practice daily, weekly, or monthly? Please share in the comments below <3

Love, Liz

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