Notes on ceremony

Some notes on Ceremony

Our elders say that ceremonies are the way we “remember to remember”

Ceremonies large and small have the power to focus attention to a way of living awake in the world.

Ceremony focuses attention so that attention becomes intention. (If you stand together and profess a thing before your community, it holds you accountable)

Ceremony is a vehicle for belonging - to a family, to a people, and to the land.

Ceremony, it marries the mundane to the sacred. The water turns to wine, the coffee to prayer. The material and the spiritual mingle like (coffee) grounds mingled with humus, transformed like steam rising from a mug into the morning mist.

What else can you offer the earth which has everything? What else can you give but something of yourself? A home made ceremony, a ceremony that makes a home.

— Robin Wall Kimmerer

Ceremonies transcend the boundaries of the individual and resonate beyond the human realm, These acts of reverence are powerfully pragmatic. These are ceremonies that magnify life.

— Charles Eisenstein