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The Patience Stone Ritual This ritual was inspired by a film we reviewed, The Patience Stone, which itself was inspired by the Persian myth Syngue Sabour (patience stone) about a stone into which you can shed your misfortune…
Search Query Hilarity Engaging in the spiritual practice of play while finding pictures to use on S&P.
Test Tubes of Love In my last post, I mentioned my "test tubes of love." Here's how a used spice kit and some leftover, long, colorful strips of paper helped inspire our gratitude ritual. Last year I decided to cel…
Return of the Light Last year I wrote about how I had trouble marking the holidays and found myself in limbo after the New Year. Going into this year's holiday season I once again was not feeling inspired or excited ab…
Threshold Ritual I recently had the honor to lead a surprise "Prayerful Birthday Celebration" for a dear friend of mine who turned 60. I worked with her husband and children to craft a meaningful service with music …
Reflection Harvest Ritual For a gathering of our Ritual Salon in the early fall I wanted to find a way to get in touch with the season. Traditionally the fall is a time of celebrating the harvest: honoring seeds sown earlier…
S&P Open House / Birthday Celebration The weekend of March 19 – 20, 2016 was quite a celebratory time for Spirituality & Practice. Patricia Carlson (Senior Editor/Program Director) and I (Creative Director) traveled from our respectiv…
Marking the Holidays The holidays have come and gone, and I find myself feeling in limbo. I should admit something. I'm known for my no-holds-barred, over-the-top Christmas decorating. But this past year I decided to gi…
Origami Flower Blessings I recently celebrated turning 50 with some simple yet special rituals. On my actual birthday, the spiritual director of my seminary, Diane Berke, asked if I'd like to renew my vows with the One Spir…
Transformation Ritual There’s power to writing by hand. The physical action reaches deep into yourself. It takes time, leaves you identifiable, and it’s personal and intimate. As Yale psychologist Paul Bloom said in …