Ceremonies … rituals …
Steps you follow as you’re told.
Purposeful and meaningful
To some more valuable than gold.

Examine why you do these things.
What’s the purpose of these acts?
Do they bring you closer to your Source?
Or are you reciting only facts?

There can be great value in these things
When the purpose is ideal –
In those which touch your heart and soul
In which a true connection you do feel.

But guard against the rituals
In which you participate by rote.
These emotionless performances
True love and growth do not promote.

Whether in a group or by yourself
If rituals you do perform,
Remember why you do them
And with their true purpose then conform.

If they promote your spirit’s growth
Then a true purpose they do serve.
Participate with all your heart
And reap the rewards you so deserve.