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Entries tagged with “Rituals”

12 Rituals to Reopen Your Life

“We the people” are conditioned to focus on the positive and not dwell too long on the negative. We share our triumphs but keep our tragedies to ourselves. When we experience emoti…

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Canine Companions

By Annemarie JuhlianYes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. My husband and I have a household of older and special-needs dogs, all rescued from neglect and abuse.  Throughout …

4 Steps to Transform Your Morning

Stretching, meditation, and gratitude make up this simple daily ritual from writer and teacher Geri Larkin.

Bringing Food: Making a Gift of Comfort More Meaningful

By Michelle Smith When we hear of a death in our family or community we feel a powerful urge to offer comfort—and so, we bring food. In almost any culture bringing food to t…

Building Altars For Personal Transformation

Creating an altar with the intention for transformation is a powerful way to keep your focus on your intentions.

Circle of Strength: A Ritual for Times of Change

By Lara Vesta I come from a line of powerful women. My great-grandmother birthed her 12 children alone with her husband on the Canadian steppes. The nearest town was 70 miles away…

Create Your Own Tea Ritual

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. LewisBlending white and green teas with dried rose blossoms delights the eye and gives Meditati…

Creative Spiritual Practices for Your Family this Lent

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Deepen Your Practice: A Neighborhood Pilgrimage

By Amy Benedict We think of a pilgrimage as a journey of great spiritual or moral significance—yet our whole life’s course can be seen as a pilgrimage. A simple walk from yo…

Drinking in the Joy

An excerpt from Randi Ragan’s book A Year of Living Mindfully: Seasonal Practices to Nourish Body, Mind, and Spirit

Find the Right Tea to Soothe Body and Soul

Find the right tea to soothe yourself, body and soul.

Fresh Start

Try one of our favorite morning rituals to set the right tone for your day.

Gifts of the Spirit

Long before the birth of Jesus, the Celtic and Norse pagans exchanged gifts at the time of the winter solstice. They believed that this practice mitigated one’s vulnerability to th…

Gratitude: An Act of Truth Telling

Excerpted from Ambition Addiction: Giving Thanks on the Road to Recovery by Benajmin Shalva

Healing with Trees: Cultivating Patience and Presence

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Holding up the Mirror: Rituals for Self-Reflection

By Holly Pruett Years ago, I had the privilege of facilitating weekly support groups for battered women. People often said, “That must be so depressing!” Yes, the violence the wo…

Honoring Everyday Transitions: "Do, Be"

By Robyn Greene Most people are aware of the big transitions or events in life. We honor births, birthdays, perhaps coming of age, starting and ending school, leaving home, marria…

Honoring Our Ancestors: They are Closer than We Think

by Kim Nash Do you ever think about your ancestors—distant relatives whom you may have never met but you somehow feel connected to? Perhaps you’ve seen a photograph of them,…

Keening: The Power of a Really Good Celtic Cry

For the last ten days of April, I had the great fortune of attending the International Gathering of Shamans in Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland. The purpose of our gathering was to …

Letting Go of Solitude

Caretaking gives this writer an opportunity to enter a new kind of sacred space – not a place of solitude, but a place of wholeness and holiness.

My Practice: A Feng Shui Expert’s Daily Routine for Wellness

Take an honest walk through modern day feng shui expert, Laura Benko’s daily routine.

Planting for the Future

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Remembering Our Roots

By Ivy Cox The smell of incense wafting through the air is at once familiar and soothing to me, having spent part of my childhood in Taiwan. On the first and fifteenth of every lu…

Rites of Autumn Equinox

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Ritual Science

A new field of research explores how diverse spiritual practices use the same scents, sounds, and movements to tap into our deepest selves.

Rituals to Restore & Refresh the Spirit

By Janna HenningPeople in helping roles, such as therapists, ministers, and hospice workers, bring great compassion and empathy to their work as they care for those who suffer. We …

Solstice: The Wheel of Life

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Sustenance Rituals to Replenish the Well

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The Chant at this Sacred Ritual is Cheers

It was a Saturday evening, and attending would mean spending two days in a row in church. Nevertheless, many of the congregation gathered in fellowship for a sacred ritual — the an…

The Great Symphony of Life

By Shevaun Rafferty You are touched by music and sounds in more ways than you may ever know. In the scientific study of cymatics, both simple sounds and complex pieces of music ca…

The Joy of Spring

Modern living causes us to overlook the obvious. Here’s how not to let that happen.

The Power of Group Devotion, 100 Million Strong

Groups of Sadhus, Hindu holy men, their foreheads smeared with sacred ash, their necks encircled with marigold garlands as bright orange as the robes they wear, sit atop decorated …

Turning to the Morning: Sunset Rituals

By Lissin Lev ChayaEver since I was little, no matter where I was, I knew when the sun was going down. When I moved to the Pacific Ocean 15 years ago, my awareness became a daily s…

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