Rituals, Routines, and Traditions
It’s the end of the year, and with it some form of festive season for just about every culture in the world. It’s a time of year when we are supposed to slow down, and it is a time of year when grief may flood us because we are told it’s supposed to be all togetherness and joy and instead it is passive aggression and gaslighting. This is also often a time of introspection, of taking stock of the year past, and peering anxiously into the future. This happens for most people. But when you have experienced the psychological blast of the narcissistic relationship in your life, or the recognition of the ones you have had – you aren’t just looking at a year past, you are often just sifting through the wreckage.
So much gets lost – and in our toxic clean-up month we talked about letting go of people, and then in our taking back month we talked about taking back places and people that mattered to you. Now we are going to close that circle and talk about your own rituals, how that looks and feels and what it means, how to build routine into your life as a place to support your healing, and then do a deep dive on what old rituals really meant. At the end of this month, the hope is that you have some rituals and routines that are firmly yours and embedded in who you are and how you heal.