As the mother of two boys (ages 5 and 3) here’s the basics of what I’ve learned about practicing ritual on the regular basis. My ritual practice includes regular Ancestral and Nature spirit offerings along with full & new moon work. I also do on the fly spiritual cleansing, because life gets funky.
Please note that ritual for me is about building a loving relationships. I ask for things, but I am one of those “love and light” people 😉 My focus is on building loving relationships and receiving wisdom. Also, I’m not initiated into any spiritual system, but I am intuitive (as we all are).
Here’s what I’ve learned through my practice:
- Stay rooted in your purpose. Why are you doing this? What do you hope to get out of it? What are you willing to do? What are you not willing to do? How often can you engage? These questions form the foundation of your ritual practice, so be honest with yourself and the Spirits you are seeking to engage with. Once you understand what you are doing, why and how often things begin to take shape.
- Once again, remain focused on your purpose. There are infinite ways to enjoy ritual. As you research and explore different ideas and practices, continue to come back to why you are practicing, what you hope to achieve from it and how much you can actually practice without burning out. It’s easy to get lost in what others say and do. Your practice is for you. Their practice is for them. And it’s okay. 🙂
- Keep it simple. Ritual does not need to be large, ornate or complex. There are simple yet powerful ways to achieve whatever it is you’d like to achieve. When in doubt, return to your purpose and then keep it simple.
- Practice makes perfect. The more you engage in ritual, the more you will figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you find your sweet spot.
In the next blog post, I’ll focus on what has worked best for my ritual practice.
See you soon