Rituals are the sacred spaces between one moment and the next. They bring a formal acknowledgement of what was, what is, and what might be.
Rituals bridge the gap between your inner and outer worlds — your spirit and your body — unifying them into tangible experiences. They place a gentle line of separation from one thing to the next as you move through life.
You don’t need crystals, incantations or spells in order to live a life filled with magic and ritual. The magic of rituals occur through the alchemist’s (that’s you!), ability to change one experience for another; negative to positive, fear to love, lead to gold. If this is a new concept to you, I strongly recommend reading Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist.
I have been using really simple, little rituals in my life, to transform the energy around me and what I am feeling, for years now. I do it because I know that when I create a higher vibration for myself, I experience and enjoy a more abundant, beautiful, happy, loving reality. There are many tiny little rituals you can do, to change your energy field and clear it, throughout the day.
Here are 5 of my favourite rituals to create sacred spaces between one moment and the next.
Apart from the fact that I’m quite obsessed with showering — I really love it — it’s also my favourite releasing ritual. I use showers as a physical way of washing the energy of the day off my body, so that I am clean and clear of any residual notions from the day gone past. Whether its been a great day, or a less-than-good day, I wash away everything, by thinking of all the days happenings while I stand under the warm stream, and imagine everything just sliding right off me, and into the drain. Through this ritual, I wash away everything that has been said, all the experiences that I’ve had, and simply just let go. This way, I go to bed refreshed not only in body, but also spirit and mind, ready to relax, recuperate and allow my body to recharge for a new day.
This ritual is best for when your head won’t get off the carousel and keeps going around, and around, and around on the same subject matter. Write it out. Write all those thoughts, ideas, beliefs, fears, hopes and dreams into your journal, and let them go. Holding onto stagnant, repetitive ideas, means that you are blocking the flow for a solution to find you, or for even better, amazing miracles to transpire. When we stay in our heads, we limit our ability to perceive and receive. It literally closes our hearts to better things. Releasing those thoughts in a healthy way, creates space and opens your with back up again, without feeling like you have lost anything. Because the words, and thoughts are kept safe right there, in your writing. Journaling gives clarity and helps us let go.