A ritual to integrate into your daily life
Incorporating a daily ritual into your everyday schedule will have a number of benefits in your life. Taking a moment for yourself each day will not only provide a moment of reflection and calm, but will also bring clarity to your thoughts, open a door of communication with your intuition and inner wisdom, establish a daily practice to nourish your soul, and will provide a source of rejuvenation and renewal. Here is a suggested ritual that you can do in the morning or in the evening at your convenience.
Choose your ideal moment
To ensure a regular practice, it is important that you choose a time of day that will fit easily into your routine. The best time for the ritual is in the morning, when you first wake up, or in the evening, once your commitments for the day are finished. Personally, I like the morning time because I carry the energy of my ritual with me throughout the day. Other people like the evening because they find it a great way to release the stress of the day and create harmony after a busy day.
Your decision should be motivated by your personal needs. It is important that the ritual is not an extra task but a joy. It is your daily rendez-vous with yourself.
To ensure a regular practice, it is important that you choose a time during the day that will fit easily into your routine.
Preparing your place at your sacred altar
Before you begin your ritual, sit in front of your sacred altar. If you do not already have one, choose a place in your home where you can concentrate, ideally a quiet place where you can meditate. An altar is a physical space that is specifically dedicated for this purpose and connects us directly to the world of the invisible. Creating a sacred altar promotes instant connection to a sacred dimension.
If you don’t have a place to leave your altar permanently, placing it on a tray is a great solution so that you can move it at the time of your ritual and then put it back where you keep it when you are done. You can include a candle, incense holder, crystal, statue, image or any other object of your choice, as well as adding elements of nature.
Choose a place in your home where you can focus, ideally a quiet place where you can do your meditations.
Get ready to start your ritual
- Determine a minimum amount of time for your ritual. Give yourself 15 to 20 minutes. If you have an appointment afterwards and are afraid of missing the time, place an alarm clock near you.
- Make sure you are not disturbed. Turn off all your devices.
- Make sure you have everything you need for your ritual at hand: notebook, pen, etc.
- Make sure you are completely comfortable. You can sit in a chair with your altar on a table in front of you, or on the floor on your yoga mat. Be comfortable and warm.
Begin your ritual
When you start your ritual, follow the same steps every day.
- It may be a simple intention, such as bringing harmony to your day or evening.
- You may have a specific topic you want to focus on. For example, the non-judgment you wish to develop in a specific relationship in your life.
- You may like to offer a prayer of intention to solve a problem you are facing.
- You contemplation can also be inspired by the seasons. Use their teachings as a source of inspiration, as we do with the inspiration cards in our ritual boxes. We reflect in the spring on new opportunities, in the summer on what motivates the growth of our actions, in the fall on our harvest and in the winter on inner silence.
Personally, I begin with a prayer of gratitude. I appreciate the sunrise, the birds on my bird feeder, the flowers in my garden, the ice crystals on my window. I let my mind go to what occupies me most and set an intention for the day ahead. I take time to write down my thoughts in my journal and write my intention on my intention cards.
Some days you can write down ideas and inspirations or just sit in silent meditation. Other times, you can follow a recorded visualizations, like on our private Facebook group “The witches cauldron”.
5. Complete your ritual
When you are finished, take a few breaths and refocus in your body. Remind yourself of your intention for the day or evening. Keep this thought with you as you go about your day or sleep. Take a moment to express your gratitude. Appreciate the time you have spent with yourself. Thank the spirit guides you were able to communicate with. Ring a bell to mark the end. Remember to blow out the candles and put all the objects you used back in their place. Allow the energy of your ritual to accompany you through the rest of your day or evening.