Pilgrim Ritual

Form a circle.


With heads bowed,
feel that the first step
on the path is humbleness.


By holding two fists with thumbs on the bottom out in front
and opening them,
we embody letting go.


Turning our palms up and spreading our fingers in a gesture of openness,
we signal readiness to receive whatever is given.


Now, as both hands rest over our heart,
we pray together out loud,
“May the path lead us home.”


 Cielle Tewksbury (1938-2004) created this ritual.
Wording has been slightly altered by Jill K H Geoffrion