This is a page holder for the pages that will be published during the month of March, 2022.
We have rituals throughout each day that establish a particular sequential arrangement of acts and mechanisms to order and structure our time. There are rituals and instruments that we use to transition from sleeping to dressing to eating to stepping out of the house/apartment/etc. into the world that awaits us that day. As there are throughout the day as we move from the various grouping of rituals that break the day into its component parts. Our rituals order the day, organize our life, keep us on track, so that we don't spend much time wondering, "Here we are, now what?" from rising to retiring. Our orders of the day are sacred unto us, and we would be quite lost without them, and when vacations or illness interrupt our orders of the day, we notice their absense and look forward to returning to the comfort and consolation we draw from them. We are ritually oriented. Our life is composed of rituals. We each have our magic little rites for dressing and undressing and moving from one moment to another and from day to day. As we take up the practice of transforming our relationship with ourselves and getting to know The Other Within, we would do well to create a set of rituals for assisting us in an orderly and regular way of creating an opening for The Other to access us, commune with us and participate with us in the work of living intentionally together in doing what needs to be done in each situation as it arises during the day. The foundational elements of that work are the right kind of emptiness, the right kind of stillness and the right kind of silence. What rituals and instruments facilitate the invocation and exhibition of those elements? What practices might assist us in creating a proper atmosphere for accessing The Other Within? What setting would be conducive to the work? Where might we create a sacred space for the work? The rituals we formulate around The Meeting Of The Other will set the time for that apart from the rest of our day, and establish it as central to what happens in the rest of the day. And will be ways we honor The Other and present ourselves to Her/Him in a regular and dependable way. And create a foundation for the rest of our life.