The Power of Ritual

Rising a little earlier, cleaning the ash-pan, lighting the stove and waiting, allows my morning to begin a sacred quietness.

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Ritual, everyday ritual, is incredibly powerful!

Examine the ritual of power, be that in the opening of parliament, royal celebrations, religious ceremony…and you begin to see the importance and power of ritual!

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So where does this fit into a sustainable life or a permaculture smallholding?

It is simple to understand in the context of power…

Since the rise of the Age of Technology, our real power as human beings has become diminished.

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We have become reliant on technology, without stopping to assess and filter the bits we really need and want.

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I was contemplating this as I lit the stove this morning, moving to and fro with paper and wood, collecting fuel from the barn, whilst casting my eyes over the pile of long thin trunks, standing erect ready to be sawn into logs. Autumn in the permaculture gardens of bealtainecottage.com 001

My early morning coffee is predicated on lighting the stove and doing small chores, as I…

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3 thoughts on “The Power of Ritual

  1. Hi Collette,

    I really enjoy your blog posts. Your energy, photographs and thoughts inspire me every time I read one of them. Thank you.

    I just wanted to bring to your attention that your last two posts haven’t appeared properly in my email. Maybe because they’re re-blogged rather than new posts? The pictures appear first. The top one is big and the rest are small and then comes the text. I need to read them on the website for them to display properly.

    Anyway, keep it up! All the best,

    Joshua

    On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Bealtaine Cottage wrote:

    > Bealtaine Cottage posted: “Rising a little earlier, cleaning the > ash-pan, lighting the stove and waiting, allows my morning to begin a > sacred quietness.”

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