Ceremony

Ceremony

March 18, 2018

I was asked yesterday about ceremony…

Our ancestors have been engaging in ceremony since the beginning of time.

Why? It is so important to take time to reconnect to love, offer humble gratitude, and set intention. Ceremony is such a powerful place to reconnect with Gaia, ourselves, and the unseen blessed beings/energies that surround each and every one of us- all of the time.

How does the word ‘ceremony’ make you feel?

It used to scare me….I felt it was such a huge and formal undertaking and… that I couldn’t do it by myself.

What a misconception!

I finally got over myself and began….

Before I started a hike, I would stop and ask for permission to walk upon the land. I would ask for the ability to be quiet enough to hear and see what was around me. I would place a few leaves of white sage where I began…. and upon my return, I would say thank you and give heartfelt gratitude for the journey. Again, placing a few leaves of white sage in offering to all that lived upon the path I walked.

The heartfelt joy and connection I found in doing this, naturally began to grow and expand through every avenue of my life. It has become second nature to pause and take time to feel and give thanks to being connected– multiple times a day.

Sometimes it looks as simple as me pressing my forehead to the ground or whispering loving phrases into water I am drinking. Other times I make a special journey to a place with a specific intention. These outings are powerful. It is not so much what I chose to do, but what I INTEND and how deeply I can FEEL into that.

To me, the most important thing about ceremony is to do it and FEEL IT. Whatever you are saying, intending, thanking…. you must really FEEL IT deep deep in your heart… for that is where the potency is!

There are so many plant essences that have been traditionally used in ceremony… Artemisia Vulgaris Linn, Balsam Copaiba, Cedar Leaf Thuja, Frankincense, Galbanum, Palo Santo, Rhododendron just to name a few….

But EVERY single essence can be used for ceremony and in ceremony. Each Deva is Divine LOVE and supports us upon that path. What really matters is who calls to you!

 

Kirsten Klaus is a certified Wisdom of the Earth Medicinal Aromatherapist and is available for consultations – pairing people with plants via single pure essences to support your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.




Also in Conscious Connection

Raw Emotion
Raw Emotion

September 19, 2019

Do you have the curiosity and the courage to lovingly inquire directly into the raw emotion before the ‘Auto Pilot Shit Show’ starts unfolding? Raw emotions (minus the story) are one of the potent portals through which we can manifest expansive change within ourselves. It is not the action you must change, it is what precedes the action that must change.

Read More

Oil the Grind
Oil the Grind

August 10, 2019

I was sitting at a stoplight Thursday afternoon and a woman in her 30s came dancing (literally) across the crosswalk singing and laughing to herself…seemingly oblivious to anything but her joy.
‘My Brain’ says, “OMG, is that woman sane?...

Read More

Navigating the Change
Navigating the Change

July 29, 2019

Gaia is conscious and she is upping her frequency. Are we as individuals willing to change with her, or are we white-knuckling old ways because we are afraid and/or don’t remember how to do anything different? To think we can just go out and ‘wing it’ with no consciousness around our direction will definitely get us lost. Do you know what direction you are moving? Do you know your grand vision, your true north?

Read More