A Ceremony Called Life: When Your Morning Coffee Is as Sacred as Holy Water

When we gather in ceremony—to welcome a newborn, celebrate a marriage, or bid farewell to those we’ve lost—we are fully present to our lives and in touch with the deep meaning that feeds our souls. Imagine how our lives might change if we brought the same loving attention to every “ordinary” moment. This is the invitation of A Ceremony Called Life, the debut book by new author Tehya Sky. 

For anyone struggling to find their place and purpose in our ever-changing world, Sky deconstructs our most common spiritual ideas and empowers readers to participate whole-heartedly in the magic and mystery of our human journey. Topics include recalibrating our vision of spirituality; moving through the obstacles that keep us feeling separate; embodying our sacred nature of creator and created; discovering the miraculous through the mundane; and engaging all of life as the spiritual practice. July 2016, Sounds True.

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“A Ceremony of Life is a very worthwhile addition to any truth-seeker’s library. Whether you’re rocking out at a concert, sitting quietly in meditation, skateboarding, practicing yoga, in an argument with a partner, making love, or drinking a damn fine cup of coffee, Tehya Sky will show you how to recognize, embrace, and participate in the sacredness of it all . . . and that’s what’s up.”
— Chris Grosso, author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening, and the Mind-Blowing Truth of It All
“What I loved most about A Ceremony Called Life was that by the time I had reached the end of it, I felt my heart had been opened in an unexpected way and I was realigned with what it means to feel content. In this book, Sky takes us on a journey into our true selves, helping us to integrate our divinity among the intensity of being human, so that we may live the lives we truly intend to live. I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to fall in love again with what it means to be human.”
— Serena Dyer, author of Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You
“In A Ceremony Called Life, Sky gives us a much-needed dose of grounded spirituality, helping us to rediscover how life itself is the spiritual practice. She reminds us that it’s not about how many yoga classes and workshops we do or do not attend, but rather it’s about how we interact with all of life itself. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to make progress on their spiritual path.”
— Dr. Carmen Harra, coauthor of The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships and host on WABC Radio

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