The ritual usually focuses on giving a blessing, developing a spiritual gift, or participating in a celebrated activity that helps us tap into an even greater spiritual energy source than what could otherwise be achieved. We can use rituals to help nurture our spirit, help expand our mind, as well as create personal spiritual gifts and abilities.
The reasons why rituals can help create and expand spiritual energy is because rituals will engage a focused mind to visualize and walk through a story or process to create an outcome. In that process of creation and visualization, Images and feelings are created and this helps build layers of thought and energy to assist in developing that outcome. In many ways, a ritual is similar to a dream, but a ritual is done with an alert and focused mind. But the combining of the body, mind, spirit, and feelings in a shared act allows the energies of the body, mind, and spirit to join and come together so it produces an even more powerful result than just using the mind; or just using the body; or just using the spirit. The ritual combines all of these different energies together in a single purpose, thus producing an enhanced outcome that at times can be rather astonishing.
Creating Feelings and Thoughts in the Ritual
What is most important in the ritual process are the feelings produced with the ritual. The thought along with the feelings will create energy and that energy will be spiritual energy. The spiritual energy will help create not only energy within you, but the energy can also be used to create a result associated with the ritual.
Engages the Mind, Connecting it with the Spirit
The ritual engages the body, mind, and spirit together in an activity that is symbolic. The symbolism is often tied to an event, a blessing, a spiritual experience, or with a desired outcome. Rituals provide a way to help us better focus our thoughts toward a specific outcome. Because thoughts also have energy, the combination of linking our thoughts to a symbolic act can increase the energy associated with that thought.
Different Types of Rituals
There are several different types of rituals but the ones that are more closely associated with the different chakra points of your spiritual body are centered around the four elements (earth, wind, fire, water) as well as the four seasons (summer, fall, winter, spring).
The reason why these rituals are more closely related to the chakra and with spiritual energy is the connection we have with the energy of mother earth. Our chakras connect our personal spiritual energy with the earth’s spiritual energy. For example, each season represents a change, a beginning and an end. Seasons are symbolic of a passing. They are also symbolic of a new opportunity. The symbols of earth, wind, fire, and water are symbolic of the earth’s elements and can relate to our “physicality”.
Basic rituals are often related to the earth and its ability to produce life. These types of rituals will include a focus on living energy, the seasons, as well as the moon and the sun.
Seasonal RitualsMost societies have used rituals as a tool for community connection, community development, and spiritual growth. This is why events around planting of seeds in the spring have often been tied to celebrations in communities over the previous centuries.
There are also celebrations that surround the fall harvest in honoring the food and abundance given to humankind by the earth.
Rituals Celebrating Events
Rituals have also been generated around other events, such as during full moons, and celebrations and rituals of these types often provided opportunities to connect the body, mind, and spirit together in honor of the passage of natural events.
Create Your Own Rituals
You can plan and create your own type of rituals to expand and create your own personal spiritual energy. You can use symbols representing the earth, fire, wind, water, spring, winter, fall and summer as a base for each of your rituals.
When you create your ritual, the important point to remember will be the feelings you use when you create your ritual. When you create your ritual, identify the how the elements are connected in the ritual. Also identify the desired outcome you want to create in the ritual.
Rituals are a spiritual development tool that can be used to create, expand, and refine your spiritual energy.