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How to Create a Ritual or Ceremony




Here are a few simple guidelines to create a ritual, all of which can be modified. Whether you are creating a ceremony or ritual for yourself or for a thousand people, these guidelines help create a grounded flow. Be flexible, fluid, and bendable. Ritual is art, not science.
1- Create the Container
Questions to ask:
What is your intent for the ceremony or ritual?
How much time do you have?
What time of year is it?
How many people is the ritual/ceremony for?
The first step to ritual is to move out of our daily world into a world of magic and possibility. Create a sense of the sacred by lighting incense or candles. Pick smells or colors that support your intent
AltarsUse pictures, statues, fabric, toys, natural objects, or crafts to create a place for meditation, reflection, or inspiration. Altars can be for used as a general anchor or for a specific intent.
General ideas:
Favorite deity or guide as centerpiece
Object for each element in the four corners
Candle and crystals
Found and natural objects
Bowl of water with flowers
Specific ideas:
Ask what will reflect the specific thing you are working on back to you?
Objects geared towards the time of year
Abundance altar: money from around the world, overflowing fruit baskets, pictures of what you want to manifest
Releasing a relationship altar: pictures, writings, candle with intent to release person as it burns down, box that put old things in with open box for new space
Dedication to spiritual path: a picture of an open road or beautiful inspirational nature shot, your favorite superhero to remind you your power to move past all obstacles, favorite spiritual books, tarot card or animal ally card, amethyst to hold your spiritual intent
Dream big!
Call in the elements, directions, and or guides
Air: Mind, east, dawn, new beginnings, spring, the word, sound, wind
Fire: Spirit, south, noontime, energy, summer, sustaining the spark, passion, creativity
Water: Emotions, west, twilight, deepening, fall, release, opening to all that is
Earth: Physical body, north, midnight, winter, silence, ancestors, animals, rocks and trees
Guides
Deities, power animals, ancestors, teachers…
Purify yourself or the space
Draw a circle of rocks or salt to work within
Imagine yourself in a place you love
Honor the seasons, quarter, or cross quarter days
2- Release the Old
Doing release work makes the obstacle conscious, which then gives you the ability to release it, or a piece of it. For both releasing and bringing in, use the elements of air, fire, water, and earth and your own creativity.
Questions to ask:
What can you release to bring more space into your life?
What emotion, pattern, agreement, or fear is keeping you stuck?
What are you willing to let go of?
Ideas:
Write down your fears or emotion you want to release and burn the paper (fire), bury it (earth), tie it in a tree (air), or wash the ink off (water)
Dance, tone, chant, or speak out the pattern, emotion, or fear
Hold the emotion or pattern consciously, exaggerate it, and then let it go
Do a visualization or meditation to gain clarity
With a partner, speak the fear or pattern to release it
3- Invite in the New
You must open and trust what is for your highest good…
Questions to ask:
What do you want more of in your life?
How can you open to bringing this in?
What emotion, new agreement, or reframe do you want to experience?
Ideas:
Write down your fears or emotion you want to bring in and burn the paper to bring more energy (fire), bury it to ask for grounding (earth), or tie it in a tree to fly (air)
Dance, tone, chant, or speak the pattern, emotion, or state you want to create
Hold the emotion or pattern consciously and anchor it in your body
With a partner, speak what you want or your new truth to bring it in
Do a visualization or meditation to ask for guidance and open to the new
4- Integrate
Questions to ask:
What do you want to bring back with you into the world?
Ideas:
Meditate
Sit in silence
Eye gaze with a partner
Writing or make artwork
5- Open the Circle
Release anything you called in at the beginning of the ritual/ceremony
Re-set your intent
Feast! Many rituals and ceremonies end with good food and communing.

CREATING RITUAL via http://www.toci.org/

How to Create a Ritual or Ceremony

Here are a few simple guidelines to create a ritual, all of which can be modified. Whether you are creating a ceremony or ritual for yourself or for a thousand people, these guidelines help create a grounded flow. Be flexible, fluid, and bendable. Ritual is art, not science.

1- Create the Container

Questions to ask:

  • What is your intent for the ceremony or ritual?
  • How much time do you have?
  • What time of year is it?
  • How many people is the ritual/ceremony for?

The first step to ritual is to move out of our daily world into a world of magic and possibility. Create a sense of the sacred by lighting incense or candles. Pick smells or colors that support your intent

Altars
Use pictures, statues, fabric, toys, natural objects, or crafts to create a place for meditation, reflection, or inspiration. Altars can be for used as a general anchor or for a specific intent.

General ideas:

  • Favorite deity or guide as centerpiece
  • Object for each element in the four corners
  • Candle and crystals
  • Found and natural objects
  • Bowl of water with flowers

Specific ideas:

  • Ask what will reflect the specific thing you are working on back to you?
  • Objects geared towards the time of year
  • Abundance altar: money from around the world, overflowing fruit baskets, pictures of what you want to manifest
  • Releasing a relationship altar: pictures, writings, candle with intent to release person as it burns down, box that put old things in with open box for new space
  • Dedication to spiritual path: a picture of an open road or beautiful inspirational nature shot, your favorite superhero to remind you your power to move past all obstacles, favorite spiritual books, tarot card or animal ally card, amethyst to hold your spiritual intent

Dream big!

Call in the elements, directions, and or guides

  • Air: Mind, east, dawn, new beginnings, spring, the word, sound, wind
  • Fire: Spirit, south, noontime, energy, summer, sustaining the spark, passion, creativity
  • Water: Emotions, west, twilight, deepening, fall, release, opening to all that is
  • Earth: Physical body, north, midnight, winter, silence, ancestors, animals, rocks and trees

Guides

  • Deities, power animals, ancestors, teachers…

Purify yourself or the space

  • Draw a circle of rocks or salt to work within
  • Imagine yourself in a place you love
  • Honor the seasons, quarter, or cross quarter days

2- Release the Old

Doing release work makes the obstacle conscious, which then gives you the ability to release it, or a piece of it. For both releasing and bringing in, use the elements of air, fire, water, and earth and your own creativity.

Questions to ask:

  • What can you release to bring more space into your life?
  • What emotion, pattern, agreement, or fear is keeping you stuck?
  • What are you willing to let go of?

Ideas:

  • Write down your fears or emotion you want to release and burn the paper (fire), bury it (earth), tie it in a tree (air), or wash the ink off (water)
  • Dance, tone, chant, or speak out the pattern, emotion, or fear
  • Hold the emotion or pattern consciously, exaggerate it, and then let it go
  • Do a visualization or meditation to gain clarity
  • With a partner, speak the fear or pattern to release it

3- Invite in the New

You must open and trust what is for your highest good…

Questions to ask:

  • What do you want more of in your life?
  • How can you open to bringing this in?
  • What emotion, new agreement, or reframe do you want to experience?

Ideas:

  • Write down your fears or emotion you want to bring in and burn the paper to bring more energy (fire), bury it to ask for grounding (earth), or tie it in a tree to fly (air)
  • Dance, tone, chant, or speak the pattern, emotion, or state you want to create
  • Hold the emotion or pattern consciously and anchor it in your body
  • With a partner, speak what you want or your new truth to bring it in
  • Do a visualization or meditation to ask for guidance and open to the new

4- Integrate

Questions to ask:

  • What do you want to bring back with you into the world?

Ideas:

  • Meditate
  • Sit in silence
  • Eye gaze with a partner
  • Writing or make artwork

5- Open the Circle

  • Release anything you called in at the beginning of the ritual/ceremony
  • Re-set your intent
  • Feast! Many rituals and ceremonies end with good food and communing.

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