In these changing, evolving times, I’ve found it essential to update my personal rituals to keep up with my own personal spiritual growth. The excitement of discovering new ways to support the passion of my life path continues to infuse every day with joy!

Discerning the difference between feeling out of my comfort zone and feeling that something is just wrong for me informs my journey. Creating personal rituals that are effective for me now rather than fitting for who I was decades ago keeps me balanced. What IS that feeling, when something feels right? Where does it reside in my body?

I’ve found that when something makes me feel nervous but in an exciting way, not unlike stage fright, I can use that energy as an engine, to fuel, embrace, and enjoy the experience. I’ve never regretted following that feeling, but rather it’s resulted in some delightful surprises!

On the other hand, when the thought of changing something I’ve been used to, or trying something different altogether produces a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach, nausea, headache, shortness of breath or other strong, negative signals, then it’s essential to stop. Listen to the body. Select a different option.

Everything is not for every one, at every time, for every reason. There is no one journey. Just because something is right for one person and not right for another does not mean that one person is ready and the other is not. Appropriateness is the focal point. The ONLY time I get into hot water is when I ignore those warning signals.

Expanding what I already know works for me is easier. It’s enjoyable, but not too much of a stretch to add facets of qigong practice to my morning rituals, or to share them with others. The calm, grounded, centered feeling resulting from my practice is my favorite personal ritual.

All those factors work well for me as I embrace life’s inevitably changing tide, surfing the wave with a smile! Regular retreats into nature are also essential in maintaining the good medicine of my connection with Divinity. There’s nothing more ancient or indigenous than that!

Tips for those who are just starting to create a personal ritual:

1. Choose a time of day or day of the week that lends well to joyous consistency, so that you look forward to your ritual rather than dreading it.

2. Make it special for yourself. Enhance the sensuality – make it smell good, feel good, sound good, etc. Specifically, for example, if you’re adding a journaling practice to your personal ritual repertoire, then light a candle. Use your favorite essential oils. Put on your favorite calming music. Set up your writing chair with a special fabric.

3. Remember that gratitude is the currency of the soul. No matter what you do, infuse each moment with the respectful, joyous gratitude that you are doing it. Adding that living quality to daily life increases vibrancy and provides the opportunity to improve your experience, empower yourself, and increase the potency of your energy flow.

I’ll be addressing, “Gratitude is the Currency of the Soul” in more detail, live on blog talk radio on Wednesday, March 9, 10 am PST. Here’s the link if you would like to listen in:

Whatever you do, do it from your own core. Stay current with that core – know yourself so that you continue to choose personal rituals in alignment with who you truly are.

Miracles and blessings!
Dr. Renee

Author's Bio: 

T. Renee Richardson, DD, "The AmBadassador of Light!" author, “Try This at Home! A Four-Step Guide to Practical Intuitive Development,” author, “The No Brain, No Gain Fastkine Dating Guide for Men…,” author, “The B-Natural Self-Care & Maintenance Guide,” contributing author: upcoming “SoulFree,” and author of upcoming, “Fiddy Grades of Yay!” metaphysical erotica collection, is a well respected, professional, potent healer and clairvoyant with over 35 years of experience helping thousands of clients worldwide to effectively achieve their cutting-edge goals. She offers services via phone appointment for your convenience, and loves providing an accessible network of support to those experiencing life transitions, such as career change, business expansion, and retirement, helping individuals build joyous, loving lives of new vibrancy. Her dedication to her path and her accuracy, compassionate detachment, authenticity, positive attitude and sense of humor have made her a sought after healer recognized worldwide.