Looking at various rituals, whether they involve something as simple as prayer or lighting a candle, or they are more involved with many aspects to the ritual, I realized it all comes down to this for ME, focused energy and faith. Focusing our energy on what we wish to achieve or happen and faith it will. Whether religious of any type or about us as part of the Universe, it's about focusing and having faith in whatever we believe in, even if that belief is in our ourselves. The ritual, the prayer, the spell, for me, it's just to focus and honor that part of ourselves or whomever we worship. It's what we call upon, what we believe and how strong our confidence and faith. I write most of my own rituals, choose how I do them, because I feel that makes them stronger because they're mine, they mean something personal to me. I was wondering if other ATers feel the same way. Not so much about whether it's important you follow a specific path, religion, or your own eclectic mix. but is it easier for you to follow a certain structured path or to make one of your own in order to focus? ATers?