Day 95 – Family & Tribe Rituals

by | Dec 25, 2014 | Blog & Stories | 0 comments

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Days 95 of my 108 days Journey challenge to intensely appreciate life.

What do I intensely appreciate today?

Today we have two family rituals, one to remember the death day of my grandfather and light a candle with a special prayer on his grave and the other the coming of age of my nephew. many of my friends are also celebrating the x- mas time, also here in Jerusalem. So I intensely appreciate all ritual that helps us be connected to nature or the seasons.
I intensely appreciate all rituals that remind us to take time out of the hectic daily life and unite our mind and heart with something that is bigger than us.
I intensely appreciate all rituals that help us purify ourselves from the old and start a fresh new beginning.
I intensely appreciate all ritual that brings us together with the people we love, in forgiveness, with support or celebration.
I intensely appreciate all rituals of loving and sharing love and wisdom.

What do I need to intensely accept about today?

I wanted very much to have my 3 brothers and me at the grave site with my own family and maybe even my aunts. but it wasn’t, it can’t. Only two one brother and my children stood there.
The biggest acceptance of my life is to accept that my big and beautiful tribe and family, is broken. It will never be united and strong as some other families. With all the love I share with my brothers, my mother, my aunts, my cousins: Things will never as they were when we were children.
At the big party in the evening, I could see my family in contrast to the other family and I felt that I accept what is, even that I still feel a bit of old sorrow.

Am I intensely loyal to myself?

I am grateful to discover that my resolve to stay who I am is present. I believe in love and kindness even when others don’t, or put it down.
I would not change that ever.

What have I learned today?

everything and everybody has a place to belong, to be cherished and this is as it should be.

A question to you: What are you favorite rituals and why?

The challenge questions are:
Try it for 7 days :-)

What do I intensely appreciate today?
What do I need to intensely accept about today?
Am I intensely loyal to myself? or 
Have I done my Meditation today?
What have I learned today?

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