If you’re looking for simple rituals to harmonize with the universe and live your dreams, you’re in the right place!
Earlier this year while in Bali, the thing that most affected me was how much spirit interweaves with daily life.
Each morning, people fill little cups made from palm fronds with flowers and small rice cakes, light incense, offer a morning prayer or devotion, and let the smoke from the incense carry that prayer to the sky.
The flower-filled cups act as an incense holder, and often the cups are placed in a small shrine of devotion. These small shrines line the main streets of Ubud, and they’re also in many homes.
All day every day, people stop to reconnect, recenter, and honor the invisible threads of the unseen.
For many of us, such deep practices of devotion feel removed.
Many people feel disconnected from themselves and the universe and aren’t sure how to reconnect.
When we’re disconnected, we do many things that don’t serve us. Habits of escapism include too much social media, television, food, alcohol, work, and so many more.
We search for ourselves and God in worldly things, things we hope will fill that longing in our souls for something more meaningful, but yet it never does. Often, this ironically makes us search harder in the same places, rather than shift our approach.
Infusing ceremony and simple rituals into our lives is a powerful way to slow down, live intentionally, and find a deeper connection in a place that truly satisfies this longing for something deeper.
Although this is the most natural thing in the world — our ancestors lived with ceremony and ritual long before Instagram existed to capture the moment — it takes a little bit of learning and reminding to adapt this to our own lives.
When I returned from Bali, I promised myself that I’d infuse more simple rituals in my life. Six months later, I’m finally doing it. I’m a slow learner, lol.
As I’ve healed more fully from burnout and reconnected with the divine feminine, too, it’s been interesting to see how ritual helps me pace my life, stay focused on my goals, and truly use my wild ambition as a tool that drives me forward rather than a neurotic impulse that threatens my health and happiness.
Being a spiritual starlet is obviously about finding purpose and meaning, mixing ambition and spirituality, being a star in your life and the world, but also about honoring the unseen forces that are always there to support you.
Ritual and ceremony help you calibrate yourself to the energy of the Earth and spirit world, allowing you to receive constant inner support and guidance from the universe to help you realize your larger dreams.
Ready to learn a few simple rituals?
1. Synchronize goals with the new and full moon.
The timing of this blog is especially cool because tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 11 is a new moon, and the perfect time to set intentions for the coming cycle. (It’s also the last in a series of powerful eclipses that have rocked everyone’s world this summer!)
Every roughly 28 days, the moon completes a cycle, going from the totally dark new moon to the full, bright and radiant full moon.
Linking goals with this cycle is a great way to move toward your dreams with flow and ease while staying focused and managing your energy.
On new moons, I hold simple rituals and set intentions for what I want to create.
I usually connect to three or four intentions, ranging from work to personal goals. Over the coming days, I make preparations and, as the moon grows larger in the sky, take bolder action toward realizing my intention.
The full moon is a time of manifestation, of letting go. It’s the culmination of the cycle. After that, the moon begins to grow dark again.
This is a time to wrap things up, rest and reflect.
I definitely plan on talking about this more in The Society of Spiritual Starlets, my new membership community.
On the last new moon, I set the intention to welcome 197 people into The Society, and it was cool that the universe guided me, as part of reaching that goal, to film the opening invocation on the full moon, which was also the century’s most powerful lunar eclipse!
I haven’t reached my goal yet, but 54 people, including my Unleash Your Magic clients, have joined already, which is really cool! Everyone is super high vibe and I love them! (Love you, Starlets reading this!)
I know that over the coming months, the electric energy of that space will attract other like-hearted people ready to create soulful lives.
In the meantime, I’ve created space to rest, relax and receive as the moon wanes rather than continue to push forward, like I used to do.
Living this way feels like floating on the ocean, riding the receding tide before feeling the energy gather, ready for another monumental wave.
2. Create a morning ritual.
I used to HATE the morning, and am notoriously cranky, but then I realized it wasn’t the morning itself that soured my mood, but the feeling of being rushed. If we’ve talked before, you know I don’t schedule chats before 11 a.m.!
I wake slowly, usually late, and need time to chill. Thankfully now that I don’t work in an office (and don’t have kids) I can do this! (This is one of the major reasons I work for myself. This rebel can’t live by someone else’s rules! #sorrynotsorry)
Each morning when waking, I meditate for about 20 minutes, and then do an oracle card reading. Then, I usually write in some way, whether that’s journaling or writing my daily message on Instagram and Facebook.
The thing about simple rituals for morning is they should be doable, with a few things that help you connect and set a positive intention for the day.
While in yoga teacher training, one guy felt like he had to do a complete Ayurvedic ritual each morning, and was always adding different things we talked about during class. His ritual soon extended into the afternoon and he felt overwhelmed, not able to get anything else done!
That’s the opposite of simple rituals! For us spiritual starlets, we need a morning ritual that will connect us to the universe, our goals and dreams, and get our minds right for the day ahead.
I recommend picking one to three things and then creating time (it’s not about HAVING the time, it’s about CREATING the time) to start your morning this soulful way!
3. Pull oracle cards.
I freaking LOVE oracle cards! They’re the best simple ritual. Awhile ago, I bought my first deck thinking it would be fun, but couldn’t see how it would make a meaningful impact on my life.
But OMG! The cards are always eerily accurate and exactly what I need to hear.
Everyone has different ways of working with the cards. I usually tune into which deck I feel like pulling from, and then shuffle three times before picking a card straight off the top.
Other people will split the deck, and continue shuffling by placing the bottom half on top again and again until a card pops out of the deck or sticks out in an obvious way.
I definitely pay attention to this, and see when cards fall out or literally jump at me. If that happens, I go with it. If I’m feeling especially saucy, I’ll just start pulling random cards and read all of them. Why not?
You can also do three-card spreads for past present and future, or to get a feel for the month ahead. So many options!
You may also enjoy this post: How to ask for help from the universe.
The decks in my collection are (favorite on top):
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Decks on my wish list include:
Kuan Yin Oracle Cards (She’s the goddess of compassion.)
4. Nightime ritual.
I honestly haven’t been super good about this, but improving my sleep habits is a big priority of mine.
Something I love doing is to get out my yoga mat, play some chill tunes or healing music on Spotify (I love chakra healing music or theta waves) and do restorative or yin yoga.
I usually focus on areas of my body where tension accumulates, like my shoulders, psoas (hip flexor), hips and hamstrings. (Basically my whole body, lol.)
Baths can also be an amazing simple ritual for the night. I love listening to theta waves in the tub, soaking in bath salts and slathering on a face mask. (Currently loving this one. It’s pricy but worth every penny!)
You might enjoy this post about yoga poses to release emotions from the body.
Final notes for simple rituals:
The key to making anything a ritual is awareness.
Bring awareness to the practice, have an intention, and open your heart to connecting with yourself and the divine rather than allowing yourself to replay the day incessantly or worry about tomorrow.
Also feel free to incorporate the elements, like fire (perfect for burning away things you no longer need). Candles and incense make simple rituals feel sacred!
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