I have a prayer for you, or really an invitation. That you may deepen into the everyday moments- and turn them into little pieces of ritual. Taking every chance to recognise the exquisite ecstasy available to us in this playground of existence.
Seize these little moments as mini-awakenings, snatched rememberings- a glimpse beyond the daily grind into the truth that we are literally made of dancing energy- and between these atoms of energy- just space!
A vibrating universe made of energy and space… made of love and of God.
Just take the little moments- make them tiny rituals… sitting by the creek, the way the breeze gently caresses the leaves til they so delicately dance, the water moving without compass- sparkling towards the ocean.. use it as an opportunity to reflect on the vibratory nature of the Cosmos.
Every meal- a chance to take a deep breath and for a moment consider the rays of sunlight sent from 150 million kilometres away to breathe life into the earth- bringing your body this nourishment. To take a moment to cultivate gratitude for all the many people & processes involved in your meal, and if you are so inclined- a moment to remember and thank Cosmic Consciousness for the unfathomable Gift of This Life.
When you first greet a friend, a colleague or someone in the street- make a ritual of zooming out and seeing them as they truely are. For every Human Being is nothing but Divine Consciousness- Albeit incarnated into a limited form that has momentarily forgotten who they are. Forgotten so that the Oneness of Existence- the formless, limitless, unknowable, and boundless Love of the universe may experience itself- to play out the exquisite Cosmic Game of concealing and revealing this Mystery - to the rapture of the poets, the bliss of the lovers and the Samadhi of the meditators.
As you start and end the day, what tiny thing could you do to ritualise the end of one thing into the beginning of another?… these sweet pauses - like the moment before the in-breathe becomes the inevitable out breathe…. can you fall into this infinity between your breaths?
When you lay down with your lover, does it start the same way every time? You do this, then they do that? What if you took each other’s hands for a moment first… took 3 slow breaths as One whilst gently meeting the gaze of this person who you love and trust enough in this moment to combine your energies with? And then to just let the energy take you… no routine, no plan… following the energy wherever it guides you?
A flower placed just so with presence, a mindful breath between emails, a momentary tuning into the deep mysteries of nature and the workings of the universe. These tiny moments, these little rituals, will take your life from routine and even boring, into a continuous play of heartfelt moments - moments that bring a tear to your eye, moments that make you so glad to be alive, moments where you feel so deeply connected to God.