Ritual Spotlight

Make Your Bed

The difference between a mundane chore and a meaningful gesture lies in the perspective of the doer.

In Conversation

Maia Ruth Lee Sutherland

“Accepting that I’m never going to be perfect was a huge breakthrough for me. Giving in to this idea was the first step. Understanding that perfection or completion was not a part of it. It was helpful for me to be ok with that.”

Maia Ruth Lee Sutherland
Ritual Spotlight

Why “3rd”?

The mystical power of the number 3 has been present throughout history. From sacred geometry to religious mythology to ancient philosophy, learn why we call upon the “3rd” in 3rdRitual…

Why “3rd”?
In Conversation

Walda Laurenceau

“I think the issue is the disconnect we have from our inner voice. We’re constantly distracted and that stimulus closes us off our ability to listen deeply to ourselves and to our needs.”

Walda Laurenceau
Words of Wisdom

The Deepest Thing Inside

What Naomi Shihab Nye has to teach us all about the infinite wisdom of kindness: what it is and how you get there.

The Deepest Thing Inside
Words of Wisdom

“Centering” As A Continual Expansion

Like our continual breathing, we must re-frame the compulsion to associate “center” with solid ground. Like our breath, it is just as in flux; untethered, spacious, available.

“Centering” As A Continual Expansion
Words of Wisdom

Never Waste A Good Crisis

“The beginning of being fine is noticing how things really are…”

Never Waste A Good Crisis
Ritual Spotlight

Late Summer

Times of transition are catalysts for change where our physical and mental energy fluctuates to match the shift in sounds and smells that surround us. Here are our favorite practices for remaining grounded and balanced throughout.

Late Summer
Words of Wisdom

Essence of the Instant

joy is time’s material…

Essence of the Instant
In Conversation

Kerrilynn Pamer

“I think one of the biggest things that I’m learning is that it’s all a learning. It can be painful and/or joyful but we’re always learning something.”

Kerrilynn Pamer
Words of Wisdom

I Am Through You

“A person is only a person in the context of other persons: my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.”

I Am Through You
Ritual Spotlight

The Fire of Summer

Let it burn — how fire’s association with summer inspires a season of expansion and release.

The Fire of Summer
Words of Wisdom

The Magic in Time

Synchronicity is all around you.

The Magic in Time
Ritual Spotlight

Artists’ Tools

Considering the role of tools (and self-defined meaning of that word) in the practice of artists’ rituals.

Artists’ Tools
Words of Wisdom

We Are Not Opposites but Differences of Degree

“An unspeakable amount of painfulness, arrogance, harshness, estrangement, frigidity has entered into human feelings because we think we see opposites instead of transitions.”

We Are Not Opposites but Differences of Degree
In Conversation

Leigh Patterson

My default mode is to wear myself to the ground with self-imposed, unreasonable pressure and insatiable expectations. I have to regularly set up rituals to extract myself from that way of being. 

Leigh Patterson
Ritual Spotlight

Palm Inhalation

This aromatherapeutic technique is a transformative tool for self-soothing.

Palm Inhalation
Words of Wisdom

When We Love

If you want love, embody love.

When We Love
Ritual Spotlight

Savasana

To fully embody savasana, one is neither conscious or unconscious, awake or asleep, resisting or persisting—but instead in the precious state that lies between.

Savasana
Words of Wisdom

A Simple Remembering

Nothing — good or bad — is permanent.

A Simple Remembering
Ritual Spotlight

Mantras

“What a mantra does is to concentrate already-existing stuff in you. It just brings it into focus. It’s like a magnifying glass with the sun: The magnifying glass doesn’t have any heat in and of itself, but it takes the sunlight and focuses it; it makes it one-pointed. The mantra becomes like that magnifying glass for your consciousness.” — Ram Dass

Mantras
Words of Wisdom

Look Up

A timeless reminder to listen from Anne Lamott.

Look Up
Ritual Spotlight

Walking

“Walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them. It leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts.” —Rebecca Solnit

Walking
Words of Wisdom

Soft is the Student

None of us comes fully equipped.

Soft is the Student
In Conversation

Micah Lexier

Canadian artist, Micah Lexier, is the man behind one of our favorite Instagram accounts, a collector of found objects, and a purveyor of routine.

Micah Lexier