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Use Ritual to Deepen Connections

“When the activities of life are infused with reverence, they come alive with meaning and purpose.”
-- Gary Zukav

What nurtures you?

When you feel deeply nurtured, you’re in what’s often called ‘sacred space.’ We can enter into sacred space ANY time. All we need is a willingness to be fully present and conscious with whatever’s happening.

Personal rituals are powerful for drawing us quickly and deeply into sacred space. They invite us to use clear intention with our senses, movements, feelings, visualization and focus to create meaning and purpose.

Here are some examples of how I create sacred space in an ordinary day:

  • I light a candle before I start work as I ask for higher guidance in all I do.
  • When walking, I hold awareness of my footsteps to ground my body.
  • When brushing my teeth, I express gratitude for my amazing, healthy body.

See our list of ideas for simple rituals you can weave into your routine. Find what works for you. Objects, pictures and symbols offer visual reminders to focus our intention. Sensory inputs like scents and music can quickly trigger shifts into deeper states of consciousness.

Apply rituals throughout the day. It’s especially easy to build rituals at key points such as on awakening, starting the workday, ending the workday, before sleep at night and before a journaling session.

In your sacred time use ritual to both anchor and affirm who you are and what you want. Then be open: let go of expectations and listen for guidance.

There’s so much more to life than we realize when we get caught up in busyness. Time in sacred space reverses the energy drain and feeds our hungry hearts.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care
enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
-- Jean Shinoda Bolen

“Walking uplifts the spirit. … Walk with a sense of being a part of a vast universe. Consider the thousands of miles of earth beneath your feet; think of the limitless expanse of space above your head. Walk in awe, wonder, and humility.”
-- Wilfred A. Peterson

“When we take one step toward God, he takes seven steps toward us.”
-- Hindu Proverb

Use the Inner Journey as a daily reminder to go inside, connect, anchor your goals and ask for guidance.

Personal Rituals List - Create your own rituals to create sacred space.
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