Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thoughts on Joy and Ritual

I read this today, " Where ritual is absent the young ones are restless or violent, there are no real elders, and the grown-ups are bewildered. Malidoma Some

Isn't that our world and the world we grew up in? Where ARE the leaders? Are we the leaders now or the confused grown-ups? What can we do to place ritual in our children's lives? Just what IS ritual? Just kidding, but really I think there must be so much to learn. We have lost the way of our ancestors, maybe we should find it and even if the records of the past have been lost, the answers are still written, in every living thing, the bumble and the honeybee taught me that.

What if there is a germ and I can give it to people I associate with and this bug can spread like a computer virus affecting everyone I come in contact with and everyone they come in contact with? What if it is a bright virus, a virus that mutates and transforms some of our unused DNA into awakening and what if the name of the contagion is joy and I can spread it?


  1. As always you touch my heart Tren! God must be up to something this morning. I plan to write sometime today about "traditions." Ritual and traditions, probably not identical but somehow related. I love this quote and your thoughts today. You are my sister of the heart. Thanks for sharing your heart today.

  2. It is always wonderful when going into the garden to find Robin already singing. Thank you Robin! You enrich my life and yes traditions and ritual surely must be related. To me tradition is something you do at the same time every year while a ritual is something that is done with spiritual intent. To my Husband gathering honey from the bees is a ritual which he feels closer to The Source after doing. I am feeling the need for community ritual in my life. I look forward to reading your post about traditions Robin, your thoughts on this will be interesting to me.
    Thanks for listening to my heart and thanks for sharing yours.


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