This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Make a Ritual of Ritual

Make a Ritual of Ritual

My dear friends...

Last week we discussed in this space Movement as a tool in the creation of The Holy Experience. We also promised that this week we would explore yet one more tool: Ritual. Let’s look at that now.

The dictionary defines ritual as a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone, often according to a prescribed order.

Rituals are patterns of ordered living. By their nature they move us into non-awareness by their autonomic forms. They are essential to all societies.

When the Ritual has a strong spiritual, emotional, or psychological component, it can often be a powerful Instrument of the Holy Experience. Chanting might be just such a ritual. Or praying in a certain repetitive way, such as saying the rosary. (A form of devotion in the Roman Catholic faith in which five, fifteen, or twenty decades of Hail Marys are repeated, each decade preceded by an Our Father and followed by a Glory Be.) Or meditation, for a certain length of time in a certain way at a certain time of day every day.

Some Rituals are much shorter than others in the performing, but it is less about the length of time they take and more about the place they take the Mind—which is away from the day-to-day, hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute world of our exterior reality and into the confines of the Soul; away from the data and into the non-data, where no moment is about information, but only about experience; away from fear and into love—love of Life, love of God, and love of Self.

You may wish to find a Ritual, or to create one, which can serve you as a tool in this way.

For instance, each morning when I arise I say the same thing inside my head. The exact same thing at the exact same time. Just after “coming to,” I say: Thank you, God, for another day and another chance to be my Highest Self.

I also have a ritual when I take my daily shower. I sing Oh, what a beautiful morning, that fabulous song from the Broadway show Oklahoma!

Sometimes I sing it aloud and sometimes in my head. I sing it because…

(a) I love the opening lyrics

(b) It is impossible for me to stay in a “bad mood” while I’m singing (even if I got up on the “wrong side of the bed”), and my good mood usually stays with me for quite a while

The opening lyrics, by the way, are…

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Oh, what a beautiful day!

I’ve got a wonderful feeling

everything’s goin’ my way!

I also have a ritual when I go to sleep at night. I say: Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. (This is the famous phrase that the French physician and philosopher Emile Coué told the soldiers that he was treating in tents behind the front lines during World War I to repeat 100 times a day. He called this process Auto-Suggestion.) I say it 11 times each night. Don’t ask me why. That’s just a number I’ve chosen. Hey, it’s a ritual!

And finally, I have a ritual whenever I encounter anything “untoward” or challenging during my day. Again, it is a little thing that I say: Thank you, God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.

These are some of my rituals, and I have others. They are my ways of building a path to the Holy Experience. Perhaps from my description of them, you will create some personal ones of your own.

Hugs and love,

nealedonald_sig

© 2020 ReCreation Foundation -  Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.
Source Here


CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2021 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.
Pin It

Featured This Month

Page:

Ametrine

Ametrine

The Stone for Clearing and Change Ametrine is one of the rarest and most va... Read more

Mullein

Mullein

Helps you feel courageous and adventurous. Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Ele... Read more

Libra’s Featured Stone - Kyanite

Libra’s Featured Stone - Kyanite

Kyanite Birthstone: Libra Planet: Venus Element: Air Chakra: Throat Read more

Sun in Libra

Sun in Libra

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Libra The ruler of Libra is Ven... Read more

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

The Negativity Remedy Stone Black Tourmaline (Schorl) is one of the best st... Read more

Birth Totem - Raven or Crow

Birth Totem - Raven or Crow

Birth dates: September 22 - October 22 Birth Totem is: Raven/Crow Clan ... Read more

Fall Equinox Meditation and Prayer Celebrati…

Fall Equinox Meditation and Prayer Celebration

The fall or autumnal equinox marks equal hours of light and darkness, but pa... Read more

Samhain

Samhain

Samhain Ritual Celebrated October 31st. Samhain is also known as Halloween,... Read more

Obsidian

Obsidian

The Protection Stone As a stone that emerges with dramatic force from the d... Read more

Libra

Libra

Sept 23 - Oct 22 Spirit: To operate judiciously Ego: Strategist, peace see... Read more

Ducks Fly Moon

Ducks Fly Moon

Raven - Bloodstone Jasper - Mullein - Brown September 23 to October 23 The D... Read more

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And R…

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And Ritual

Welcome (almost!) to Fall! We’re turning the Great Wheel once again, toward ... Read more

The Ivy - September 30th - October 27th

The Ivy - September 30th - October 27th

Celtic Symbol : The Butterfly Zodiac Degrees : 7º00` Libra - 4º59` Scorpio ... Read more

Mabon

Mabon

Mabon 2020 will begin on Monday, September 21 and ends on&nbs... Read more

Lepidolite

Lepidolite

The Mental Balancer Stone Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful for st... Read more

© 2008-2021 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click