healing - her featured ritual

“the wound is the place where the light enters you”
— rumi

Your Sunday Ritual: healing

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Today we have a special ritual on healing brought to you by Ayah Norris.

Ayah is a Holistic Healer and Yoga, Meditation and Reiki Teacher, based in Toronto, Canada. She uses energy healing, meditation, yoga, breathwork, and intuitive guidance to help clients balance and connect their body, mind and soul. Her greatest joy is in helping others shed layers that no longer serve, find clarity and calm, and share more of their light with the world.

your sunday ritual: embrace your wounds

Healing is not about trying to erase or bury the past, hoping some quick and easy fix of happiness will fall down upon us. Healing is about getting in the dirt. Digging deep. Seeing what we may not want to see. Doing what we may not want to do. But trusting ourselves that the way forward is in and through.

Healing requires courage. Healing requires trust. Healing requires hope.

All those things that you may not want to see, to acknowledge, to hold? Those are your gifts. We cultivate resilience because we fall. We cultivate compassion because we hurt. We cultivate creativity because we don’t conform. Difficult as they are, your wounds hold the gifts to helping you step into your highest and fullest self. Rocks are smoothed through the tumble. Fertile ground is created through the fire. Your challenges shape your highest evolution.

Today’s ritual is to look at the things you haven’t been looking at. Not to throw them away. To embrace them. Oftentimes once we’re able to see how our wounds have helped us grow, we can more readily release their tight grip on us, forge a clearer path forward, and stand more truly in all our gifts and light.

your sunday ritual. embrace your wounds. find a new perspective. let in more light.  

Healing requires courage. Healing requires trust. Healing requires hope.

Materials: comfortable space for meditation, crystals, sage, palo santo and/or incense, candle, small blank card and a pen.

Ritual: Find a comfortable nook for meditation. You may prepare the space with your favourite crystals and light some sage, palo santo or incense. Light a candle. Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Take some time to meditate (if keeping your eyes closed feels difficult at any point, you can open them and gaze at the candle’s flame).

Place your hands over your heart. Feel the earth beneath you. Feel yourself held, safe, protected here. 

With care and compassion, reflect on some of your challenges and pains. How did they teach you? How did they strengthen you? How did they open you? How have you grown?

Let your heart’s wisdom speak. Find the gifts in your wounds: Because of _______ (the wound), I am ________ (the gifts, i.e. resilient, compassionate, creative).


I am ________ (your gifts, your light).


Her Collectives is all about supporting and inspiring other women's personal or professional path for growth. For this reason, we love to collaborate and feature other like minded women and organizations that can also inspire others.

For this reason, we will be having more 'featured' Sunday Rituals coming up (hint, next week we have a great one for you). If you feel like you have something of value to contribute to the her collectives community, please send me an email with your background and thoughts!


share with us your ritual! If you share any of your sunday rituals from any weeks, use hashtag #mysundayritual and tag us (her_collectives). We would love to see how you incorporate it and may share/get prizes ;).

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