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Rituals, Light for the Soul free pdf Rituals - ceremonial acts repeated frequently - can be a powerful way to define what is meaningful and important in our lives, and can awaken a deeper awareness about the way we approach living. In today's hectic world, it may seem difficult to take time for this type of introspection, but even something as simple as making tea or as ordinary as a conversation with a friend can become a calming, renewing ritual - and this beautiful box contains all you need to begin. The lavishly photographed book offers suggestions for fifty rituals to soothe and center you, to celebrate special occasions, or to inspire personal transformation. If you like, choose one of the thirty cards for a ritual to start or end your day. The three candles inside will help you create a tranquil, intimate space in which to perform your rituals. Let rituals into your daily life, and welcome light into your soul. Ritual acts are performed in every culture today, and artifacts show evidence of rituals from societies thousands of years past. From the religious to the secular, rituals have been used to carry participants beyond their ordinary lives into transcendent, sometimes resplendent states of mind. Rituals are used today, just as they were in times past, as a way of defining what is meaningful and important. They bring solace and warmth to an otherwise ordinary day. From the morning ritual of making coffee and reading the newspaper, to the day's end ritual of telling your children a bedtime story, a continuity of relationship is built over time. Traditions are the rituals that have been transferred from generation to generation...It is my wish for you that performing the rituals you find in this little book brings light and wisdom to your day. Sample Ritual: morning light - a rityal of remembering The last dreams of nightfall intertwine with sunlight and birdsong emerging through your bedroom windows. At first you merely sense the presence of an outer light. Then, as if you are being called out of your dream by a familiar voice, you awaken to another day. These delicious moments are wonderful for recalling and integrating the messages of your deeper self. The ritual of remembering brings fullness to your day by developing your intuition and helping you understand life lessons in order to choose wisely the paths to follow. the ritual Before you open your eyes completely, take several minutes to review any prominent themes from your nighttime journeys. What you focus on will reveal deeper meanings, so review in detail the people, places, and events that seemed important to you in your dream state. Make it a practice to go immediately to your pre-arranged remembering space. It could be a small table, an altar, or even the kitchen table - any space that no distractions can enter. Light a small candle to symbolize your dedication to the act of remembering. Keep a journal at your remembering space to be used for this purpose alone. Write freely and without censoring your thoughts. Be surprised by what you discover. invocation- I remember- A deep remembering- Who I am- Before my eyes are open- To the world around me- I remember- The inner journeys- The deeper imaginings- The integration of my purpose here- I remember

About Michael Davis

Michael Davis is one of the founders of Illuminations, a chain of over 80 stores in 24 states, all devoted to home decor and living by candlelight. His roles include product developer, coach, writer, and vision-keeper. He has assisted people for over twenty years in the art of creating a life worth living. Michael lives with his wife in Northern California.

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Author : Michael Davis
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Data Published : 24 October 2002
ISBN : 0811835588
EAN : 9780811835589
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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