Posted by: Suzan | November 7, 2010

Transform from the Inside-Out with Daily Ritual Practices

 This is an excerpt from my book, Awakening the Wise Woman Within You, Igniting Your Passion, Purpose, and Playfulness (to be released in 2011).

If you don’t like something, change it.

If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

  • Establish a time in the day or evening that is your own. Capture 15, 30 or 60 minutes a day, for as many days of the week you can commit to for your life affirming experience.
  • Find a comfortable and quiet place to practice your rituals which is free from distraction. Choose a place where you can entertain silence and celebrate tranquility.
  • Communicate your desire for privacy during your ritual practice. If necessary, place a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door and/or lock it. Turn off the ringer on your phone.
  • Give yourself permission to be fully present to this experience as it provides lasting fuel for each day. Allow yourself this ‘inner-vacation’ for your own well-being, as well as, your contribution to ‘outer-peace.’
  • Know that when you attend to yourself first, you can be more available for others.
  • Realize when you pause, you’re less likely to ‘react’ to life’s circumstances.  Stillness before Action = Peace.

No Pause before Action = Reaction.

  • BREATHE. Breathe IN the wisdom you long for deep into your belly. Breathe OUT any stress or tension you feel anywhere in your body. Let it go. Allow this to quiet and calm your mind.
  • Place your ritual items in a basket so everything is easily found for your life renewing practice.
  • Create an altar in the room adorned with whatever is sacred to you.

The following is a list of ritual practices. Select what resonates with you. Feel free to design your own.

 Possible Ritual Practices

v     Select an angel card and/or another healing card

v     Pray and/or meditate by candlelight

v     Read positive affirmations or literature

v     Answer some inquiry questions to learn from your life experiences including what you are grateful for

v     Stretch your body or do yoga 

v     Write in your journal

v     Draw/color/paint in your journal.

Suzan Tusson. Copyrighted 2010. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Lovely suggestions for bringing sacred moments into your life. Taking time to quiet the mind provides healthy respite for busy lives.


    • Thanks Gina… and with the holidays approaching…our sacred moments for ourselves will become even more necessary!


  2. Sacred, special moments in one’s life… how precious ! I do not offer myself enough of it. This is a suggestion I will definitely put into practice in the New Year. Thanks Suzan.


  3. I’m glad to hear you’re inspired. Happy New Year! I will spend mine in Africa with my husband – leaving in a few days : )

    This excerpt is from my book which will be available next year!


    • Have a wonderful stay and Happy New Year in Africa with your husband ! I have spent several years in Central Africa and Madagascar, memories never to be forgotten.



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