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New Moon for Renewal & Change

Today you are opening a portal. A doorway into new energy. With my New Moon beams you can create access to an awakening. Awakening is always at the tips of your fingers. Let me be your mirror - to show you what is going on deep within. You can reflect onto me the...
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What’s the Deal with Smudging?

Smudging is an ancient ritual act of burning sacred plants and resins to clear old and negative energies. Some of the most common plants for smudging include sage, palo santo, cedar, juniper, sweetgrass, lavender, mugwort, yerba santa and copal. Sage - is...
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Making an Altar

We do ritual because sometimes thinking is too much work. Ritual takes us out of our heads and into our bodies. Ritual allows us to rely on objects, energy, myth and philosophy to uncomplicate the minutiae of the mind. Much of the time, when we seek healing,...
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Setting Intention for the New Year

Winter for me, as for so many, is a time of slowing down and turning inward. The darkness, the cold, spending time with loved ones through the holidays, and the turning over from one year to the next - all these things conspire within me, inspiring me to consider how...
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Clearing triggers + perceptions

I’ve been needing to do a ritual. It’s been building in me. There’s been something I’ve been needing to honor from my past and also release myself from. And nothing short of the power of ritual could do this for me. And what better...
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Why Ritual?

  RITUALS GIVE US MEANING, RHYTHM AND PURPOSE. THEY MOVE US TOWARD THE INTENTIONS THAT ALREADY REST INSIDE OF US. OUR LIVES EMERGE FROM THE RITUALS WE CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN. If artful living and exploring ways to craft oneself is the foundation of Acts of...
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Why Art?

The Art of Healing: a Self-portrait w/ Chinese Cupping Therapy "Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.” Annette Messager As much as Acts of Ritual is about healing and transformation, it is also about...
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Connect to the Outside

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