Rituals are a way to celebrate and more deeply experience the cycles of life whether they are painful like death or divorce, or joyful like a wedding or a baby welcoming.
Rituals are the dynamic containers for the movement of Spirit. Even though a ritual takes place in physical reality, it welcomes in the non-physical and allows Heaven to come to earth so that everyone involved in that container experiences profound transformation.
Rituals allow each participant to step up on his or her individual spiritual journey, make their individual contribution to the flow of the ritual and feel part of a larger Whole: included and connected.
And when two or more are gathered with a sacred intent to honour a major transition in a meaningful way, something magical occurs that would not occur otherwise. That is what makes ritual feel so alive.