September 12 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, September 12, 2016

Our theme this month is: Seasons change, life changesHow do you move on? As I noted last week, rituals and ceremonies help you honor important parts of your history and heritage.  They also help you transition and move on through the seasons and life changes you experience.  Unfortunately, in our culture many of us have lost the art of ritual.  In his book, Entering the Healing Ground: Grief, Ritual and the Soul of the World, Francis Weller writes, “We are born expecting a rich and sensuous relationship with the earth, and communal rituals of celebration, grief and healing that keep us in connection with the sacred…This is our inheritance, our birthright that has been lost and abandoned.”  Deep down we want the rituals, and science supports the benefits of these desires.

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