Sometimes we just need to change.
To achieve this well, it helps to have a “Rite of Passage”.
Many tribes do this with their children when they come of age.
We do it when we have a Wedding Service or a big birthday celebration.
But I can’t afford to wait for a birthday or a wedding.
I need to change on a daily basis.
That’s why I’m a fan of small rites of passage.
One of my favourite is bath-time.
I go into the waters one person, and come out another.
I go in (relatively) smelly, and come out smelling of roses!
I plunge beneath the waters (relatively) dirty, and rise up cleansed.
I sink in exhausted, I spring forth regenerated… ish.
No wonder some of the World’s Religions like the idea of ritual washing.
Some call it “Baptism”.
But I wonder, could I go into my bath low in spirit, and emerge refreshed, ready to face the World and myself renewed? Even resurrected?
I just tried it…