Yesterday, I re-watched the DVD of Praises of the World, a ritual performance of Jennifer Berezan’s extended chant in praise of Mama Gaia. Many of her friends joined her to offer poetry, improvised song, dance, drumming, and more. Afterwards, I felt so aligned with Life. When I offered a 90-minute tarot session to someone soon after the viewing, it flowed beautifully.
Ceremony is so important for our well-being. It reminds us of our connection with Something Larger, no matter what we name It. And when we’re reminded of that connection, our minds, bodies, and emotions are rejuvenated. Whether esctatic buddhist chanting, solemn high mass, a midnight drumming circle, or a dark moon goddess prayer, meaningful ceremony keeps us sane and healthy. And, I believe, it’s good for Mama Gaia and all Her inhabitants. She can’t help but feel better when we honour that which is life-affirming in sacred time and space.
What ceremonies align you with the Best of Life? How do you notice that alignment? Please leave comments!