The first idea of the ritual is timing . When was it allowed, when was it prohibited and when was it needed. Time had unique importance and itself became a force. Time was given the power to dictate the quality of life of the participants. It was appropriate to perform the rituals according to the age of man, season of the year, date in the diary, hour of the day.
The second idea of the ritual is the place , meaning "here it is allowed and not there" or the direction – where ideologically or physically the ritual leads.
The main idea of the ritual are the contents and symbols. The law. The regulations. without them the ritual can not exist.
The fourth idea of the ritual is the surrender of responsibility. It was written about it before.
The life expectancy of the ritual hangs on the amount of fear of people to stop it after change in the environment that created it. (changing of times or place).
with the partly positive results of the ritual, it had undesired side effects:
The expectation that the ritual will be celebrated always in the known way has caused a lot of pain when the events were not going on as expected, when its content has changed.
Another side effect was the separation between the participants of different rituals, because they believed that the contents and the symbols are the main thing.
The symbol became more important then the feeling it was supposed to raise, or the result it was supposed to achieve. The symbol raised the feeling and not the feeling raised the symbol that is appropriate to the time and the place.
The surrender of responsibility was responsible for man being uncreative or even creating uncreative leaders. On the other hand it created conditions that gave rise to misuse of power.
Every time it was found that the ritual is some kind of "placebo" that does not create the desired results, all the belief system that was the basis of it collapsed and a revolution has happened. (political, religious, family) that exchanged one ritual with another, one symbol with another, one contents with another. actually nothing really changed, because the principle of the ritual is irreplaceable.
The ritual raised the emotional reactions, positive or negative. Every reaction was from the stand point of the main ideas of the ritual- what is good and what is bad. If one ritual exchanged the other the participants compared their value or moral. The reactions were not about the purpose of the rituals (happiness, joy, connection between people, economic success) but about their contents and symbols. The emotional system was built on lies of societies that tried to prove that their rituals are right, and all the expectation system was built around them. People who didn’t perform them lived in the edge of society , and some of them were considered lunatics.
The ritual was a kind of hypnosis, where the participant can not feel what is around him, and that is why he can not react to what really happens. He became a part of a mechanism that has nothing with reality. It was easy to sell the ritual to the masses – for them it is all the time valid without the need to find real solution to ever changing situations. Because the ritual was easier to perform then the creative effort, the ritual was responsible for the emergence of leaders who used it in order to rule the masses, and not to solve their problems. They sold it as the medicament for the problem and enforced its contents.
Releasing the fear is not the solution. Fear makes people do things in their life. Many people work in places they don’t want to because of fear of poverty, they create things that don’t reflect who they are because of fear of losing love, they conduct power struggles because of the fear of losing face and dignity. Fear is a reaction to a person or to a situation, but it gives power and interest to live on. If man, together with releasing fear loses interest to create, there is no meaning to his life, the body has no reason to live on and man dies from boredom ( or too much nirvana).
To understand what is healing it is important first to understand the source of illnesses.
illness is the natural way of the body to express inconvenience from the manner of life that the owner of the body leads, from negative emotions he carries, from physical poisons he accumulates, and from beliefs that don’t let the person express his creative power, so that he does not allow this power to move and express itself. Illness erupts after physical incident (eating poison, accident) or emotional incident (fight, death of a relative, misuse that the person feels and believes that they are traumatic, and he can not forget them.) The trauma takes away from the body the happiness of life and weakens it suddenly. Illness erupts also after long time of physical and emotional self misuse, that doesn’t let the body clean itself.
Man stops time after a trauma, and makes the incident responsilble. He gives up the continuation of regular life, and brings the trauma to every place in his life. The contents and symbols of the ritual of the ill person are his reactions to the illness or to every person or incident that will remind him of it. This is his own private ritual, to react to every thing that happens around him from the stand point of the trauma, not from his own stand point. He might react also from the stand point of a national or family trauma or of a close friend. The trauma becomes the pole or axis of his life. He will meet many people who had experiences of trauma because he will live among them in the same social surrounding or he will meet them in a gathering place for trauma patients, and they will confirm that he is normal just like them. They will give him the group backing that will assure him that he is not lonely. The life span of the illness depends on the amount of fear to stop the conditions that created it or the fear to stop the reaction ( the ritual) that recall it.
Healing happens in the same way illness is created. Modern medicine acknowledges different techniques to heal patients. Pills, operations, psychological treatments succeeded or not to heal, but in the last hundred years they were its corner stone. Around it alternative treatments developed – sports, acupuncture, message, occupational therapy. Those treatments had tremendous influence on the global economy and the private pocket. Giant companies earned money using patients suffering. They advertised their products not all the time honestly, because the wish to get rich was behind some of the healing initiatives. It reached an absurd situation when healthy people were asked to take medicines to prevent illnesses they never had. Healing products were advertised in spite of them being produced from dangerous chemicals, as necessary products against natural processes of the body. taking a pill, hospitalization, the weekly conversation with the psychoanalyst, all became rituals.
If we look at the four components –time,place or direction, contents and surrender of responsibility, all the conditions to perform a ritual, we will find out that time (healing period) place (hospital or health care center),direction (health) contents and symbols (taking the pill or having operation) are there. The is other component that was important in stopping the illness: surrender of responsibility and giving it into the hands of a man or a pill is also there. As in any ritual this element was ´part of modern medicine and in this case it is not different from medicine in the ancient world. The patient was in the hands of the shaman, witch doctor, chaplain or the cards reader. It looks as if he is treated by a professional, but in fact the surrender of responsibility and giving it to another have already created a situation in it the patient is giving up for a certain time creating the conditions (entering places that will create traumas) that were the reason of the illness and the ritual (the reaction) that reminds him of it. Stopping time had given the body of the patient the possibility to heal itself. On the other hand the ritual itself remind the person that he is ill, and that is why the time out that he took to heal himself didn’t cause permanent healing but a temporary one ( as long as he have not understood that he creates the conditions of his illness).
In the modern world the wish to surrender ones life to others hands (the priest, the physician) disappears and self healing became harder. Thousands of self help books appeared in the market to satisfy public demand. Some of the techniques that appear there and some of the many workshops that are offered, use all the components of the ritual to help the readers and the participants to heal their body and emotions. Meditations, slimming techniques, sport, self hypnotism ( also the repetition of mantras and positive affirmations), all of them give the person chance to give more attention to himself, and to fill it in the contents he is interested. But those have mix blessings: some of those books and workshops ask from the participants and the readers to surrender their responsibilities and to perform a ritual that was dictated by somebody else. It might look ridiculous but the frame of the ritual have not been changed because the basic fear of being ill, of being too fat, of having destructive emotions that destroy the body, or to be lonely is the motivation of people to use those books and workshops.
The only way to get out of that vicious circle can be put in those words
"Your creative expressions are your reflections, and to find out what they really are or to realize them you are willing to spend your time.
in this way you show love to yourself, and relinquish whatever stands in its way"
This formula abandons the regular ritual rules:
Passion/creation – passion is the basis of every creation (in Hebrew the connection is obvious YeTZeR, meaning passion- YeTZiRa, meaning creation) but it was repressed for thousands of years. The wish to find part of ones personality and to share it with the others is a strong inner life urge, life power. This power is created by man himself, and it has no restraint, as long as he wishes to create. People are afraid to create because they fear how people will react, or how will their creation will look like when they themselves see it, instead of understanding that creation has no reason, and it is based on pleasure. Manner of life of humanity will change if people will recognize the importance of personal creation in every moment, and not in the wish to imitate or to follow the path of dominant characters. The word challenge may be used, but then pleasure disappears.
Contents and symbols – Every creation is a reflection of the person who creates: what he creates is the expression of his soul. Each one fills the contents and symbols that follow it in any way he wishes. If he is not creating he is forced to look at an empty mirror. On the other hand he is given all the time opportunity to improve his creation, if he feels that he is able to do it, or to find other expressions of himself (to create new things)
The contents should be individual and will be dictated by-
Variable times– always man is given the opportunity to express his creative force. It is true that it is not always possible to create the same creation. This is precisely the reason for him to explore many faces that he has (more reflections). Time doesn’t stop.
or dictated by-
Variable places – Each place can be a creation place. It is true that many may wish to create in the same place, but one very important part of creation is to know which reflection is possible in each place. In this way a dance is created between the different creations. On the other hand it is allowed, if one wants, To repeat the same creation in different places.
Personal creation can only be fulfilled when there is personal responsibility and not surrender of responsibility. There is no way to copy another person creation, because there always will be found personal differences between people. Everything one sees around him is his own reflection. If he understand that no higher force is the reason for what is bad or good around him, he understands that the power is in his hands to see what he will want around him in the future.
Fear has no place in such life. Man creates always, in every condition, even when he is creating something he is not happy with, and then he is given the opportunity to use his creative force to change it.
This formula corrects thousands of years of misuse of the word love. Love is not stopping when falling in love, and is not related to a certain place. It is not depended on a partner, on the economic situation, the heath situation or any other situation. Man doesn’t lose himself in relationships with himself and his surrounding (surrender). The fear to loose love doesn’t exist, because as long as man creates he fills his life with the contents he chooses (self love).
Feelings ( in contrast to emotions) have important function in such living standard. If a man is not reacting but creates any time and in any place parts of himself, he has to feel which of them he has to bring in each situation. Every situation enables the joy of creation, but each is different. If man learns to use his feelings, he is not falling into the trap of the ritual, because he is not repeating the same contents or use the same symbols again and again