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« Reply #2: May 12, 2007, 09:03:57 pm »

What do you do when religious ritual feels like going through the motions and there's no real point to it?

I went through this several years ago.  I started to feel self-conscious and ridiculous dancing around and waving my hands in the air.  I started to feel like I was only doing it for the dramatic effect.  So I stopped, not practicing just the rituals.  That's when I began simply having deep meditations with a candle and incense and I began to reconnect spiritually.  Now I rarely have rituals.  Every now and then I'll have a celebration (music, drumming, dancing, etc.), but my actual ritual observances are now only me, a candle, incense, and the goddess or god I'm honoring.
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