In reading “The Spirit of Intimacy” there is a lot of talk of rituals that bind the spirits of the individuals to others, whether its their partner, their family, or their community. These rituals can bring the couple closer by giving them a ‘sacred space’ in which they can connect to each other. While the rituals talked about in the book are lost here in the modernized world there are some rituals that we engage in everyday with out partners
A simple morning ritual can be “I love you. I hope you have a great day hun”just as an afternoon ritual can be “How was your day?” .. these can be done everyday showing interest in your partner’s well-being as much as your own. Hubby and I definitely try to get this done everyday.
Another kind of ritual is kissing every time you see each other. If I’m going to see hubby before anything else, I have to give him his kiss first or vice versa, he’ll visit me and give me a kiss before saying hi to anyone else. Its the same with leaving, we always depart with a kiss.
Bonding can be done in nature, in cuddle sessions, in working out together, the random date nights or game nights
The relationship rituals are whatever works for you. Its the little things that you’ve been doing all along, the goals you’ve set for yourselves, the bar or restaurant you frequent, the bench in the park you always sit at, the way you cuddle up at nighttime, the way you cook together on the weekends, the kisses your partner gives you before they get out of bed, etc…
Al of these tings brings you closer and leave an impression on your heart for a lifetime. Its all the little things that keep you falling more in love with them everyday…
Connect. Support. Build. Grow. Together. Love