"Essentially Rituals for Life is a gift, born of Isla’s willing persistence to walk the journey, meet demons, and sing the ancient prayer that was once known to us and which is now held close by the ravens, badgers, foxes and dormice.
Allow the turning of these pages to be a gentle yet firm hand leading you to the source of all beauty, leading you to intimate and profound relationship with our beloved Mother Earth."
- Mac Macartney
‘Rituals for Life’ is a guide for those searching for the Sacred in the everyday, a life of meaning and a sense of belonging. In our increasingly secular world, we need to find the ways to restore connection, mend the bridges to the Divine, and remember our place in the Web of Life. This book invites the reader to discover how ritual can provide the bridge back to wholeness; through aligning with the wisdom of nature, the cycles of life, and re-enchanting the world with wonder and beauty.
Through an exploration of the fundamentals of ritual and its potential to heal and empower, the reader is guided towards creating their own rituals to support with accepting and celebrating significant life transitions. The Four Seeds of Intention, Creativity, Gratitude and Kindness offer a simple structure for creating effective life-honouring rituals that promote well-being, reciprocity and cultivate the imagination.
Following the natural cycles of the seasons and working with the elements to support transformation, the extended rituals laid out in the book provide a toolbox for living a more creative and intentional life, and cultivate an authentic spiritual path that is rooted in, and inspired by the natural world.
With 30 full-length rituals including:
With our current global crises, now is the time to be harnessing the power of our intention and our awesome potential as humans to be co-creators of this beautiful life. By imbuing our actions and words with meaning, expressing our gratitude and honouring our relationships through ritual, we can be the change we want to see in the world and consciously engage in creating a more harmonious future for the generations to come.
A spiritual revolution is required for us restore the sacred in our lives and awaken the seeds of potential within us. Ritual provides a key that reveals how to create a unique and resonant spiritual life that nurtures our intuition and capacity to accept the ongoing changes of life, so we can be present with and grateful for what Is.
It is my hope that this book inspires others to trust their inner wisdom and connect with the natural world so that they experience the depth of their belonging and the fullness of love.
At the heart of ‘Rituals for Life’ is the prayer that we remember we are an expression of nature, so that we come home to the earth and live in right relationship with all beings.