Friday, October 10, 2008

The importance of ceremony

There are all sorts of reasons why ceremony and ritual are important. But one central one is that they give the individual ego permission to relax and take the back seat. And this is all to the good:

When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new; everything becomes sacred.

-- Sun Bear

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