“In a world going too fast, with too much to do and too many distractions, many people struggle to bring meaning and purpose to their lives. Rituals create sanity in an insane world. They bring focus to our lives. They bring families together. They help athletes excel. They harness the energy of a community. They help businesses pull teams together around a common purpose. Every successful person has them and every culture is grounded in them. Everyday rituals are conscious, intentional habits. They help you manage your time, your energy, and your thinking to create balance and rhythm.” (from “Your Hidden Riches” written by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood)
It’s been a while since my last newsletter and I would like to take this opportunity to send you my best and heart-felt wishes for this year and beyond. Since Eunjung and I left from the US last December, we traveled to Switzerland, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, and we just arrived in Seoul, South Korea. Having traveled through a variety of different cultures and interacted with many local people in all of these countries we traveled to, the one thing which draw my attention the most this time were small rituals and ceremonies I witnessed everywhere.
Maybe this was also based on the fact that a travel companion over the past 3 month has been a great book called “Your Hidden Riches – Unleashing the power of ritual to create a life of meaning and purpose” from our mentors Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood. What they show to us in their book is how anyone can harness the power of ritual and re-establish the power of ritual in their lives to reconnect with a sense of inner peace and calm in the midst of a busy, hectic life. To me it was another confirmation how rituals teach us how to live a more fulfilling and fully charged life.
During our stay in Thailand on the magical island of Koh Phangan, Eunjung and I kept creating little rituals on a daily basis. During the ceremony last full moon, we also focused our attention on what we want to release what is not serving us anymore and not in alignment of what we are most passionate about. While on Koh Phangan, Eunjung and I also offered another online meditation and you can watch it and join us here for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-59m7prcHE.
I am writing this Newsletter today on the evening of March 7, 2016, and I just got reminded that today is the Hindu holiday of Maha Shivarati (or “the great night of Shiva”). In India during this special holiday, it is a ritual to stay up all night, fasting and singing mantras to Lord Shiva (the destroyer). You are in a powerful time right now because between March 8 and 9 there will be another powerful Solar Eclipse.
Maybe since the start of this New Year, you realized more than ever that you have been clinging to false hope, or you can’t seem to cut the cord with someone who’s been draining your energy? You can take this powerful total solar eclipse, which will have its maximum point at 1.59 am UTC on March 9, as an opportunity to burn old stories and attachments that no longer serve you and also create the space to focus your intention on how your life would look like if it were ideal.
One thing I experienced myself many times after a releasing ceremony or ritual is that sometimes it was a bit difficult to find out what my next concrete steps could be. However what I learned often is that all that was needed was some patience and trust that I will be naturally drawn to the right places and the right circumstances. I experienced many times that the things I tried to create and manifest before such ceremonies started to fall in place with ease and grace within only a few days.
If you are looking to create something new after this phase of emptiness, but feeling unsure of how, when and with whom you can take your next steps, then it would be my pleasure to be here for you as you learn how to overcome obstacles in your life, discover your gifts and shine your light. You can find many services and resources on my website.
One of many ways would be if you took the “Passion Test” with me. This process has been created to guide you on your path based on several universal spiritual principles, which are essential to the process of discovering your life purpose and gaining more clarity in what you really want to create in your life: http://yvesnager.com/?page_id=3011 and you can find some of the testimonials I received here: http://yvesnager.com/?page_id=3271
Just a few years ago, I myself didn’t know what possibilities would emerge later in my journey, and I’m very inspired to guide you through your own journey of transformation. If you feel like you need some more support or clarity on anything I’ve shared, you can keep connecting with me for a free 30-minute consultation.