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Hello, Goodbye

75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration, and Change
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Tiller Press
 | 
January, 2022
ISBN:
9781982170936
Quantity: 
3
$38.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here, from Day Schildkret, the author of the wonderful Morning Altars (which inspires us to create altars with natural elements), is a contemporary book of rituals for times of loss, celebration, and change. Embrace the power of ritual with simple practices that slow us down to honor and mark the real moments in our lives—from the loss of a parent to the birth of a child, from grieving a pet to celebrating coming out of the closet.

Life has many transitions: A baby is born. A child leaves for college. A marriage. A divorce. A death. We all experience moments of profound change, but what do we do to mark those moments? How do we become mindful of these events and imbue them with purpose and meaning? Could our lives be better, richer, and more resilient if we had more practical resources and rituals to honour, sanctify, and make sense of these transitions?

Day Schildkret, artist and author behind the international Morning Altars movement, believes that what we need is ritual. Rituals are the rhythms and traditions that give us a sense of stability in the face of uncertainty by reminding us that there's always something we can do, say or make that conjures awe, contentment, and gratitude. They give us a way to acknowledge through our actions that, as life changes, we too must change.

Turning grief into beauty is how ritual renews the world again... Ritual is always our most trusted guide during times of change. When everything is unsettled, ungrounded, and unpredictable, ritual can refocus us back to what matters. When things seem so fast and wild, ritual can slow us down and remind us what we are missing. And when fear and doubt pervade our waking moments, ritual can help us let go of what we're grasping onto and reconnect us to courage and resilience. When people die, jobs are lost, babies are born, relationships end or begin, the world panics—ritual is there for us as a pathfinder through change. The more we can learn how to be in relationship with change itself as it happens—which is the very function of ritual—the more we can gracefully change too...

 

Pivoting to the sacred is a ritual's wayu to turn us toward and not away from the Great Mystery, the Great Uncertainty of our lives, which is always changing. It is a way to make these moment of hello and goodbye holy and beautiful.


Offering ways to make many kinds of moments special and sacred, Hello, Goodbye teaches you to not fear uncertainty, but instead participate fully and creatively in life's inevitable changes, including:

  • Birth of a child
  • Moving and new homes
  • Divorce
  • Empty nesting
  • Retirement
  • Death anniversary
  • Health crises - and many more

Containing over 75 hands-on ritual instructions, informed by hundreds of interviews, and filled with beautiful illustrations, inspirational story-telling, potent questions, and experienced wisdom, Hello, Goodbye is a lifelong go-to guide.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Embrace the power of ritual with simple practices that slow us down to honor and mark the real moments in our livesfrom the loss of a parent to the birth of a child, from grieving a pet to celebrating coming out of the closet.

Life has many transitions: A baby is born. A child leaves for college. A marriage. A divorce. A death. We all experience moments of profound change, but what do we do to mark those moments? How do we become mindful of these events and imbue them with purpose and meaning? Could our lives be better, richer, and more resilient if we had more practical resources and rituals to honor, sanctify, and make sense of these transitions?

Day Schildkret, artist and author behind the international Morning Altars movement, believes that what we need is ritual. Rituals are the rhythms and traditions that give us a sense of stability in the face of uncertainty by reminding us that theres always something we can do, say or make that conjures awe, contentment, and gratitude. They give us a way to acknowledge through our actions that, as life changes, we too must change.

Offering ways to make these moments special and sacred, Hello, Goodbye teaches you to not fear uncertainty, but instead participate fully and creatively in lifes inevitable changes, including:
-Birth of a child
-Moving and new homes
-Divorce
-Empty nesting
-Retirement
-Death anniversary
-Health crises

Containing over 75 hands-on ritual instructions, informed by hundreds of interviews, and filled with beautiful illustrations, inspirational story-telling, potent questions, and experienced wisdom, Hello, Goodbye is a lifelong go-to guide for lifes many milestones, perfect for those looking to find meaning in change and embrace the transformative thresholds of our lives.

Hello, Goodbye is the guide we all need to navigate lifes uncertainties with grace, meaning, and intention, perfect for fans of Krista Tippet, Priya Parker, and Elena Brower.

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