"A ritual is a way of behaving or a series of actions that people regularly carry out in a particular situation, because it is their custom to do so."
My earliest memory of a ritual is my mom cooking Christmas breakfast, then going to my Nana's for Christmas. I also remember decorating the Christmas tree at my Nana's and her putting up the same comforting decorations every year.
The everyday rituals I shared mostly with Nana. After my dance practice we’d go to the liquor store next to the dance studio and I’d get a Clearly Canadian and a Spice Girl lollipop, or a Spongebob Squarepants candy.
The small rituals that make my days more special are my altar rituals. I cleanse my space with rosemary, ring my bell, cleanse and dress my candles, and then light my candles infused with intention. This starts my day in a balanced and grounded way. I don’t always do this in the morning, sometimes I don’t wake up early enough, or I go right into working, but I should do it every morning because it helps so much. I often feel out of control in life, this makes me feel okay with that, or like I have some small amount of say in what’s happening.
I believe in my spells. I set my intentions into my candles and light them, putting the energy of what I want to happen out into the universe, waiting for them to unfold and come true.
I use the tarot cards to help me with insight for the things I cannot see, or what I need to know or look at differently in my life. Some of the decks I connect with easily, and some I don’t. I also use oracle cards to get answers that I need. I pull cards for my patreon members every Tuesday, so be sure to check that out and join if you'd like!
I have been doing this for about 5 years. I still feel like I have so much to learn with my spirituality, but I’m off to a great start. These rituals have been extremely comforting and good for my mental health. I want to be able to share them with others and learn to teach people to get in touch with their spirituality. I do believe it’s a passion of mine. I finished my spirituality coaching certificate in 2021, but have not been taking clients yet. Maybe that's something I can work on in 2023. ❤️🔥✨🧚🏻♀️
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