Ritual Is A Ritual

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In the true sense, ritual means right action, and any action done rightly, with wisdom and compassion, is a ritual. We cannot avoid action as long as we live. For action not to bind us, it must be a ritual not in the personal sense but as a means of connecting with cosmic being and its movement.
Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. They include not only the worship rites and sacraments of organized religions and cults, but also rites of passage, atonement and purification rites, oaths of allegiance, dedication ceremonies. A ritual is typically an act of honor or reverence that is observed or performed on a regular basis. Rituals often define the customs and traditions of cultures, religions, and belief systems. However, a ritual can be something as simple as a routine that one follows on a regular basis. The repetitive, care-free nature of rituals can be very healing as they provide an opportunity for effortlessness, and even enable you to surrender to a higher power or act. The term “ritual” sometimes has a negative connotation; this is unfortunate since most rituals send positive energy, thoughts, and actions into the universe.
“Rituals set apart a time and place to celebrate our right to profound, cathartic emotion, emotion that is hard to express in the dynamics of daily living. Feeling these emotions allows us to let
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And it's equally as crucial to our survival. A compelling urge to merge with the infinite, ritual reminds America of a bigger, prototypic reality and invokes in America a visceral understanding of such universal paradigms as unity, continuity, property, reverence and awe. Like sex, ceremony, solitary or shared offers America how to relate intimately with the primal universal force and permits America to embrace that sacred power that informs and fuels all existence. Ritual is our lifeline to the

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