It was hard to believe I’d reached the final day of the Living Ritual path. In the last four days, we’ve met and overcome challenges, stayed silent and listened, danced, make music and raised energy – all to make us better ritualists.
Today, we asked ourselves what we’re becoming and what it will take. We answered through a sing-a-long check in. Normally, I would be nervous to sing my answer but I felt calm and confident. My answer was that I am becoming my most authentic self and it would take a lot of bravery, self-love and self acceptance to achieve this.’
To reaffirm this process and help us prepare for life back in the post-camp world, we conducted a small circle ritual. In groups of three, we told each other our fears before the other two priestesses affirmed what we needed to hear. At the end of the spell, we all said together “And anything you have ever heard otherwise – be gone!”
We held some more check-ins, which got emotional for me. For what I thought would be a hands-on path, Living Ritual encouraged me to look inwards while working on new skills. Before I knew it, it was time to start packing up the space.
So what am I taking away from this path? A lot! But here are the five key elements:
- It’s okay to make mistakes
- Silence is golden
- If you have no clue, just roll with it and see what happens
- Creativity is messy
- When in a fight, flight or freeze situation, you can always choose to reveal