I’m curious. Someone out there is searching for things like “what is daily ritual” and “why don’t we see the sacred in everyday life” (my personal favorite, because it’s a really good question) and “self care rituals”. Who are you and what prompted you to search for these things?
I want to know your stories. I want to know what brought you to the moment when you typed these things into a search engine and this blog came up. Even if you didn’t find what you were looking for here, I want to know how you came to be looking.
What is it that drives you to want more of the sacred in your everyday life? What is it that has you asking how you can create ceremony, how you can create structure to hold the sacred so that it keeps pouring into the vessel of your life, strong and concentrated and available to touch and interact with? What is it that has you wondering and looking and finding the words for your longing and hoping that somewhere, someone can guide you to a clearer understanding?
I want to find you so we can journey together, so we can learn and create and explore together. Ritual wants to break through into ordinary human life. It is begging to be let in, to waft like smoke between the walls of the buildings in the city, to seep like water from underground into our houses, to sit next to us as we drink our coffee, to be talked about late at night and early in the morning. It is asking to find the way.
We are hearing the call. We knew, once, how to answer. Let us ask each other again what we know. Let us put together the puzzle pieces so that ritual becomes again a stream that flows unhindered among us, woven into what we do and who we are, something as homelike and comforting as the hearth fire, no longer unknown but very, very familiar.
Let us not stop searching.