A few words on ritual. Ritual can mean many different things to people.
Ritual does not have to be religious or spiritual.
Ritual is usually done with intention or awareness to mark an event or achieve an outcome
A ritual may comprise a set of actions done in a specific order
Many people may have morning rituals where they do same set of actions with intention - this may be slightly different to routine where it’s just done as matter of course
Ritual usually has significance for the people undertaking them
Ritual and ceremony are often used interchangeably - tho a ceremony is often an occasion where a ritual could be performed within it
Ritual may help people get clarity , to clear their mind, To be clear on their intention
Ritual can be lots of things to many!
I find ritually welcoming a fire very powerful and a way to connect on a deeper level with many different things!
by doing things with awareness and intention it helps me connect ; be grateful ; and not take things for granted
By using fire by friction there are a specific set of actions I need to take in a specific order to welcome the fire and by doing this with intention and awareness for me this is ritual
Ritually welcoming a fire at the start of an event can be a very powerful way of starting an event with intention -and you could state intentions for the event as part of the “ritual”
fire rituals can also be used to mark a time of the year or point in someone’s life etc
For me within ritual it is important not to appropriate from other cultures I research and learn and share from other traditions but I am careful not to adopt their traditions into my approach - I am now more careful over words I may use etc I have been asked before by someone well meaning whether I would consider doing a Mayan fire ceremony - no - it is not my culture
The Northern Europe Need Fire rituals really connect with me as they are from my heritage and I feel that I can use fire churns in rituals which are of my own making and not based on any other culture’s tradition
Blessings on the ancestral fire🙏
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