I’m continuing February Love with Ritual – I love my morning ritual, it’s my totally alone time with the Universe. It doesn’t take me long and it makes all the difference in the world for how the rest of my day unfolds and feels. I carry with me the peace and blessings of this sacred energy for the rest of the day.
Here is where I stand and open to the mystery.
Here is where I am open, present, ready and willing to receive the gifts of our Holy Mother of Miracles Manifest.
Here is where I honor and give gratitude to all my angels, my spirit guides, my physical mother and father, my ancestors, my animal spirit guides and all of the celestial beings who are with me supporting me, protecting me, loving me and blessing me with their wisdom.
Here’s where I open myself up to letting the wonder and magic come in.
Here is where I declare every day that I expect miracles today.
Here is where I remind myself to step into my power.
Here is where I am in union with and consciously open my heart to Holy Mother.
Here is where I shine love, healing and blessings out into the world.
I start by lighting candles and incense and smudging myself and my space to remove and release all negative energies, all fear, and all thoughts that limit me.
I say my prayers
I bless everyone, myself and the Universe
I say my mantra 108 times while holding my mala beads
I say my affirmations
I give thanks
Here is where I declare to bring forth –
My highest light
My highest love
My highest visions
My highest service
My highest gratitude
My highest gifts
My highest health…
Enveloped in this love the tone is set for the day for me.
And when I’m done I write at least three pages in my journal, a practice I started after reading Julia Cameron’s, The Artist’s Way.
Rituals fascinate me, I started my practice only a few years ago it’s not something I grew up with. My parents were holocaust survivors, after the war they didn’t believe in God. There was no religion in my home and God was something to fear. My ritual which is always evolving has totally changed my life. It’s become such a sacred time for me that I’m jealous and protective of it, actually I get annoyed when I have an early morning appointment and I don’t have the time to savor the deliciousness of it.
Rituals hold power , magic and miracles within themselves.
I invite you and encourage you to create a ritual if you don’t already have one. It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out thing, it can be as little as five minutes. And it can be anything that brings you comfort and peace.
Sit quietly and tune into your body for 5 minutes.
List 5 things in a gratitude journal that you’re grateful for.
Stare into space sipping your coffe for 5 minutes.
Dance joyfully for 5 minutes in your home.
The list in endless. Do what feels good for you. You don’t have to have a morning ritual it can be at anytime, it can be out in nature, doesn’t matter. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, money or effort. It should be organic and come from your heart. If you can manage more time that’s great and if not 5 minutes is all you need to create a shift in your life and find the magic that is waiting for you.
Create a ritual for yourself that will empower you, fill you with joy, peace and wonder. And very important – have fun with it.
What is your ritual? Is it in the morning/evening? What’s one thing that you do that centers you, lights you up? Do you want to start one? Come share in the comments below.
With Blessings and Gratitude
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017
4 thoughts on “Why Have a Ritual”
I am a morning person, so my ritual and alone time is definitely morning and always has been. I get up make a morning drink of hot water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper, and since I have been sick I have added raw apple cider vinegar to it, then I go to my writing space and write my Morning Pages. The only time the ritual gets difficult is when traveling.
Sarah thanks, that morning drink sounds delicious, I haven’t tried the cayenne pepper in a drink, will have to. Raw apple cider is so good for you, I was drinking Bragg’s apple cider but I stopped so thanks for the reminder and I hope you’re feeling better. What I do for when I’m traveling is I take a photo of my altar on my iPad so I have it with me, and this way in the morning I look at it, I also write out my prayers and affirmations that I’m saying at the time in the notes part on my iPad so I can read them because otherwise I forget parts of them. Feel well xoxo
Oh such wisdom in your words, your rituals and your prayer beads Masha ! Loved reading this on my way home from seminary ! Our patterns of intention and renewal are so important . Beautiful space of holding grace and peace .
Donna, I love what you say “intention and renewal” yes yes yes, that’s what I feel everyday after spending time in sacred love. Thank you. ❤