Singing, dancing, imbibing substances around a fire…
Sounds like a party right?
Why do we party?
Mostly to have fun, feel connection, and often the hope of meeting someone special… But why then do we often feel that sense of regret after a night of heavy debauchery?
As a culture we have turned away from organized religion. In gaining some aspects of freedom we have lost ritual and ceremony.
People (and many indigenous cultures still do) used to get together and celebrate something higher than themselves. They used alcohol and other substances as offerings to the divine. Their ‘partying’ satisfied their need for community, connection, and having fun.
I’m definitely not telling you to start going to church. But if waking up, going to work, and then blowing off steam by getting really fucked is sounds familiar, then you might want to find the ritual in your own life. Even if it is just recognizing why you want to party and setting an intention before you go out!