Welcome to Week 18!
I see you all busy with the rituals that we follow at this time of the year. It makes me wonder why do we need these. And the answer that popped up is –
We need a renewal of faith, hopes, ambitions and modified action plans to suit current reality. It keeps us from becoming obsolete. And a framework of time has been superimposed on it, to maintain regularity. We need it to create a newer, updated version of ourselves.
“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”
And here’s last week’s recap.
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