Rituals are celebrations and ceremony, magick and manifestation. They mark the passage of our lives, the events that are meaningful, births and deaths, and everything in between.
Many of us raised with male-centered religion have forgotten how to ritualize the passing of our lives, or have neglected it in response to misogynist patriarchy.
It is important that we reclaim ritual, bring it into our daily lives, as simply as blessing our food, giving thanks for the sun, the moon and another glorious day on our planet home, or it can be a formalized gathering, celebrating the turning of the wheel. Ritual can be transformational. When we gather together and focus our energy and our love on a common purpose, connecting with Spirit, connecting with Her, we tap into a power that can shift our lives and our planet.
In Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries, Creating Ritual in the Dianic Wiccan Tradition, Ruth Barrett says, “Daily rituals remind us to celebrate the sacredness of life, especially the simple things.”
She also says, “To be transformed through ritual, a woman must be fully present in her consciousness and engaged in multiple levels of awareness. She is not truly participating in ritual if she simply ‘buys her ticket’ and watches the performance like a movie or play: she must be willing to become involved.”
When we gather in circle, we stand as one under the sun or the stars, indoors or out, we reach heights of consciousness that bring a simple beauty to our lives. Will you stand with us?
Food for thought:
- How does ritual fit into your life, do you have daily rituals that you practice, knowingly or unknowingly?
- Would you like more ritual in your life? What would that look like?
- What makes a ritual meaningful for you?
- What is your most powerful experience of ritual, do you have a memory that makes you tingle?
- Have you felt the shift of energy that occurs when connected to Spirit in a ritual setting?
- Do you participate fully in ritual or do you stand as a spectator? And if you are a spectator, what keeps you there on the outskirts?
These questions are optional. They are an invitation. They are intended to stir your imagination and your fire. Feel free to share your responses to the questions on the pwcashare email group if you like. We also welcome any suggestions to improve this inquiry.