Ceremony

All things are Sacred, as everything comes from the Great Mystery.

And if everything is Sacred then everything we do should be performed with Ceremony, honouring, respecting, and giving thanks for the objects, the gifts, and the support they provide on our journeys.

It is hard to remember this as we go through our day, or I should speak for myself – I find it hard to remember this, but on occasion I will remember and treat whatever I am doing as a Ceremony.

What an extraordinary experience it is to wash one’s face or make a cup of tea in a Ceremonial fashion. Even putting on socks becomes a powerful event when thought of as a Ceremony. It is amazing how many things one can be thankful for just by putting on socks! There is the material that the socks are made from, the people who made the socks, those who delivered them to the store, the store, the financial resources needed to purchase socks, the feet that the socks are going on, the changes in weather that make socks a much-appreciated resource, the hands that put the socks on, the nerve endings that sense the socks as they are being put on… and the list goes on! Extraordinary.

Have you experienced the effect of such Ceremony for simple, daily activities? I’d love to hear about it.

~ Debbie, “The Journey Within “
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