For me, almost any situation where you are in a community with other people in a relationship. I have learned that you need to let love bloom: rituals to help relationships flourish is something near and dear to my heart.
There are short-term relationships, long-term relationships, romantic and platonic relationships, family relationships, work relationships, and so many others. All of these relationships hold importance in our lives and help us to be our best selves.
It is really important to give these relationships the love and nourishment they need to thrive and shine. So to celebrate this month’s theme of Blossoming, here are three rituals to help put your relationships in Bloom and help them continue to flourish throughout the year.
All of these rituals can be done solo or with the person, with whom you have a relationship.
LET LOVE BLOOM: RITUALS TO HELP RELATIONSHIPS FLOURISH
Allow the Start or Finish of Your Day to Blossom:
I don’t know if you are a morning or evening person but pick your time of day and set aside 10 minutes before you get out of or into bed to discuss or journal your high and low points of the day.
Once that is done, spend some time on what you are grateful for, especially as it relates to the person you are in a relationship with. If mediation or prayer is a part of your arsenal, meditate together, or pray hand-in-hand.
Practicing this level of spiritual closeness will create an entirely different type of unity. Some other options for shared activities are listening sessions, foot rubs, back rub, or doing something fun together like cooking. You can do all the parts of this ritual practice or just take the pieces that work for you, simply allow the connection to grow in your relationship.
Celebrate Important Shared Dates (Big and Small):
A lot of folks save anniversaries for romantic partnerships but it’s important to celebrate all the different dope people in your life.
I love creating friendship-versary too because it gives us a chance to celebrate the other people in my life who have supported me. Make it special with plans for a shared meal and experience, buy each other gifts, and really take the opportunity to pour into each other so that your relationship can blossom. When you let love bloom: rituals to help relationships flourish, and everyone benefits.
It also doesn’t have to be just one date, you can create celebration points for anything special in your relationship that you want to remember. Creating memories and moments really help your relationship to flourish. Humans need connection and these moments help to build that connection.
Arrange Regular Relationship Meetings:
Rituals help relationships flourish
Relationships require maintenance and often that maintenance looks like time. It’s important to feed your relationship so that they can continue to blossom and thrive. As we expand and grow and evolve, we can often get busy and get caught up in the day-to-day. So if you are like me, sometimes it means getting something on the schedule and there is nothing wrong with that.
Sometimes you have to schedule things in order for them to actually happen so do whatever you can for your relationships to blossom. These meetings give you time and space to catch up and maintain the relationships that matter to you.