If you’ve had a negative experience or association with the word ritual, I can understand your nervousness.
When I speak of ritual I’m talking about ritual theatre, a healing form of theatre that has been practiced since ancient times. In fact modern theatre emerged from these roots.
Unfortunately ritual has been given a bad name by people who have chosen to abuse its power and the press has sensationalised these incidents. Horror film will often draw on these elements because it plays on our fears.
The kind of ritual you will participate in during one of my advanced courses is intended to liberate the part of you that have been locked away.
We often too work with personal ritual – a ritual that you either create yourself or in collaboration with others. This can take many forms – it can be loud, funny, irreverent, passionate, emotional as well as quiet or sacred.
A Symbolic Action
A ritual is literally a symbolic action that marks a transition from one state to another. So that might mean enacting a feeling of being stuck and then finding a way, maybe with the help of others, to get unstuck. It might involve using costume or playing some inspiring music.
Such rituals can be very emotional and powerful – and can bring about real and lasting inner change. Because we are working with the body and with energy, it is actually easier to shift negative states this way rather than talking about it. And once the negative triggers have been released, many participants report how they have effortlessly attracted the most wonderful things into their lives. I have seen people heal deep trauma as well as manifest many good things in their life – such as jobs, relationships, children, and money.
See the article – The Power of Personal Ritual – to see how this works.
Or look at Tish’s story of how ritual healed her relationship with her womb twin, resolving issues that she’s been battling with for years.
And bizarre as it might seem, it works. And has been working for tribal people for thousands of years.
See the book I edited on the subject – Ritual Theatre: The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice
Or the article I wrote on the subject around the publication of the book: Ritual Theatre as a theatre of healing