When it came to rituals I was just ignorant. I didn't get it at all. I thought that was superstitious nonsense and didn't realize I was already doing a lot of traditional 'ritual's' such as birthday cakes, Christmas presents, Easter dress, Thanksgiving turkey, New Years toast, the list is endless. These pace our lives, marking our progress. These rites of passage enhance our sense of identity, our sense of belonging, our place in our 'tribe' and in the greater world. Rituals celebrate new beginnings, progress and completion, providing a sense of stability in a changing reality. How many times have you heard someone say they needed closure? Perhaps we need to revive the old ways or create new ones that ground us and practice them with intention.