What’s Up with Rituals?

I used to shy away from the word ritual. Instead I liked the word process or routine, but I’ve come to embrace “ritual” once I defined it for myself.

For me, a ritual is an act that has sacred intention weaved through it. My energy and thoughts about the act make it sacred, inject holiness into the act.

For example, a person can drink red wine or one can drink communion. Huge difference in the intention.

Certain aspects of my day take on more meaning when I infuse the act with intention. My meditation time is the best example of this. If you looked at me from the outside you would see a woman sitting quietly in a chair, but from the inside it feels like communing with the Cosmos. Big differnece!