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How to Create Ritual

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

When you blow out your candles of your birthday cake and make a wish, you are creating ritual. Bringing seasonal flowers home or pumpkins in fall, that is a ritual. Decorating a tree for Christmas is a ritual. Having a day to honor friendship, love, anniversaries, is a ritual.

Let's not forget the "little" (actually not so little) things that we do daily: Brushing your teeth, reaching out to a friend via text message, doing our bed, journaling, having a morning coffee. All rituals.

Rituals are an inherent part of life. When done with intentionality, our day-to-day rituals can be enhanced with positivity, joy and love.

What rituals are and are not

One common misconception of rituals is that it needs to elaborate or something out of the ordinary. However, living in the real world, our time is scarce. Let's keep our rituals simple but intentional.

The simpler it is the more you will be keen on actually doing ritual. Accessible rituals can be extremely effective when done with the right energy.

Rituals are a beautiful reminder of the only thing that truly exists - which is the present moment. It brings us back to the now and connects us with ourselves. It is a highly feminine practice that we can bring into our otherwise rather masculine society. 

Rituals can be as simple as...

✧ A ritual can be as simple as you burning incense and setting an intention. Slow down the pace of time, breathe mindfully, and send out a desire or wish to the universe. Bring your awareness of where you are at now and honoring that space. 

✧ A ritual can be as simple as you being drawn intuitively to pull a card. Placing your oracle cards on the bed, spreading them out, breathing in and out deeply while asking the universe or your guides for answers, before pulling a card slowly from the deck. 

✧ A ritual can be as simple as tuning into your heart space. Tap your heart and let it know you are here. Ask: how do you feel now? What do you need? How can we connect further? Now listen.

✧ A ritual can be as simple as you turning on a song, and dancing intuitively, letting your body speak its own universal language translating the movements into somatic healing and unblocking of energy. 

✧ A ritual can be as simple as you sitting down in a quiet space to journal out your intentions for the week/day/month and connecting on a deeper level to yourself. 

✧ A ritual can be you standing in front your altar and lighting a candle. Honor your space, send it light, love and beautiful intentions. Activate that space day in and day out celebrating everything you have already now. 

"The word ritual comes from the sanskrit root word rtu meaning menstrual blood. the first shamans were female, and menstruation was the original shamanic journey." - Womb Awakening

I hope you are beginning to see how simple ritual can be. Seeing the beauty of the simplicity. You do not need much. I know the feeling of wanting to get carried away with needing all the crystals, oracle cards, palo santo etc.

It could possibly be another way of telling ourselves we are not enough as we are, that we need things outside of ourselves to create magic or another form of procrastination to not connect with ourselves. 

Close your eyes, set an intention and you have created ritual. simple as that. 

Let yourself be guided intuitively to create the ritual you need in the moment.

Blessings, Inés Kelly

Dive Deeper:

  • Learn more in my online courses on the Moon, Menstrual Cycle and 4 Elements based on Shamanism. Every course contains rituals, how-to's and more for you to connect with yourself deeper through ceremony, ritual, and the cycles. Purchase here.

  • Listen to my podcast, La Luna Eres Tu on spirituality, astrology, and rituals. Listen here.

  • Sign up for my free monthly guide to tune in with the season: the Seasonal Guide

About the Writer

Lover of all things cycles: moon, menstrual, astrology, ritual. Anything cyclical that allows ourselves to flow at our own pace and time is medicine to me.

In ceremony or through 1:1 sessions, I guide you to reconnect with yourself.

Ritual is a powerful tool to have. Let ritual empower you and become the focus you would like to ignite change from.


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