A podcast that celebrates the milestones of life and the cycles of nature, one ritual at a time. Are you a woo-woo woman? Getting married? Having a baby? Launching a project? Dissolving a relationship? Mourning a loved one? I have a ritual for that. Ready to align your spirit to the seasons and celebrate holidays without the commercial angle? I have a ritual for that. As a ritualist, certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and Connecticut wedding officiant, I draw from 20 years of experience in both public and private ceremonies. Sharing what I know is like sharing a recipe -- a Ritual Recipe.
The Charming of the Plow - A Norse Winter Festival to Honor the Dwarves and Prep Your Tools
Are you an artisan, a craftsperson, a maker? It's February. It's time to affirm your faith in your talent, prepare your tools, and get to work on your big dream. If you lived in the Old World in the land of the Norse, you'd be preparing your iron plow. You'd be honoring the Dwarves whose skill and knowledge are forged into your plow. You'd cleanse your plow. You'd charm it with herbs. Listen for a ritual to charm your tools.
Hope and the Parliament of the World's Religions
After 2 challenging years, I found hope attending the virtual conference of the Parliament of the World's Religions. Its 1893 conference is considered the beginning of the interfaith movement. The Oct 2021 conference offered 583 programs, panel discussions, religious ceremonies and spiritual observations. Presenters included Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Bahhais, Sikhs, Hindus, Pagans, Native Americans, Indiginous people and more. The Dalai Lama spoke to the gathering, as did the Pope. Also sharing their wisdom were an Inuit shaman, a Curandera Esperitu, an African elder, and a Lakota grandmother -- and more. Links: Episode 9 of Ritual Recipes about Spirit Spoons and a Ritual for Soup to Heal the World
A Thanksgiving Ritual for Your Home
Think of your home as a living entity. A simple gratitude ritual can change your perspective on what your home really means. Your walls provide structure, shelter, and a sense of security. The floor supports you and keeps you grounded. Running water helps you get in touch with deep emotions.
This episode contains a simple ritual to help you see and appreciate what you have.
Self-Care Rituals When Your Spouse Has Dementia
My husband and I have been married for 40 years. He has Alzheimer's Disease. Late stage. I'm his full-time caregiver. I'm fortunate to have a social worker on our medical team, and to be a member of an online dementia support group. Still, there are potholes in the emotional road we're traveling.
This episode shares respected data, personal stories, real mistakes I made, and three rituals I created to help me cope.
If you are caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's or other form of dementia, this episode might help you navigate this painful path.
Everything Happens for a Reason - A Folktale
Imagine the story of your life. What happens to you after, "Once upon a time"? The ancient folktale of Fatima the Spinner is reimagined to support a woman's right to choose. Let it inspire your own story.
The Power of Your Warp & Weft, a workshop designed by author and professional weaver Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, is included with her permission. For more, visit her website and read her book: Weaving a Woman's Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom.
The Wedding Ceremony Arch - A Modern Symbol with Ancient Meaning
What does a wedding arch have to do with a king’s scepter, a flag planted on the moon, and a Thomas Kincaid painting? Weddings are filled with symbolism. One that has been lost over the years is the original meaning of the ceremony arch.
Hint: The meaning can be found in the night sky and the ancient belief, "As above, so below. "
My new ritual is listing to you.
I look forward to each podcast wondering what Insightful rituals will be next. I’m learning so much. Thank you for sharing. Your latest episode tugged at the heartstrings you are truly an amazing person. Thank you.
We all celebrate rituals.
Whether we celebrate the New Year, our birthdays or anniversaries we all celebrate. Each mile stone marks the passage of time. Our ethnic heritage and our religious affiliations all have celebrations. Sometimes we need to understand where these come from so that we have better understanding of ourselves. This podcast explains the meaning behind the ritual and give the recipe to expand our experience. I look forward to every episode. This podcast enriches my life and in turn my family and friends. I highly recommend!
Beautiful and magickal!
Lovely ways to bring more meaning to daily life. Zita is clear, articulate, and obviously knows more about actual “ritual” than anyone I’ve ever known. If you need more joy and magic in your life, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Then subscribe, and try some of the easy, simple suggestions this amazing woman makes.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️