Late at night when everyone’s gone to bed and the house is quiet... I grab my candles, sage, palo santo, crystals, my journal and I head outside. I create a grid with the crystals and the candles.
I take off my Vogel necklace to cleanse and charge. The carefully cut stone I wear daily to protect me from absorbing others energy and aids in my manifestations needs regular maintenance too. The new moon energy is perfect for just that.
I have written down what I am releasing and what I’m calling in.
With this new moon and the partial eclipse this is a particularly powerful time.
I light the three candles.
I light the masculine sage and draw 3 circles around myself and the grid, calling for cleansing and releasing of negative energy.
I place it on my left (Feminine) side to continue burning.
I light the feminine palo santo and draw 3 circles around myself and the grid, calling in for the Divine spirit to aid me and to flow through me.
I place it, burning on my right side... the polarities balancing my masculine and feminine.
Sitting on the cold ground, my feet bare, I take deep breaths. Focusing on spirit flowing through me and thanking myself for the gift of ritual.
I sit in silence.
And then, I firmly state aloud what I have written on my paper.
I state what it is I Release.... and what I hereby claim.
I light three of the four corners of the sheet of paper, one from each candle... and let it burn.
Burning the things I Release... feeling their energies leave my being. Freeing myself from their burden once and for all.
I feel into the activation of that which I am drawing in.
I place the burning paper on the ground and watch it burn... noticing the color of the flame and the areas that are stubborn to burn. I relight the areas that need further assistance, stating aloud "I thank you for your service, I no longer need you, I release you" and continue to watch it burn.
Replaced by ash.
I sit. Breathe. And star bathe. I feel into and state my gratitude.
I feel lighter.
And when I am ready I give my thanks and...
Leaving the candles burning, the sage and palo santo smudging...
The crystals cleansing and charging...
I stand in my lightness, my freedom, my expansion.
I take some deep breaths.... turn and walk away.
Knowing full well everything is always working out for me.
As I relax into bed, my dogs snoring by my feet... my son sleeping soundly in the other room I breathe.
A peaceful calm flowing over and through me.
Loving myself for making the commitment to reflect, release and call in. Giving thanks for Spirit, the Universe, my guides.
As I doze off to sleep with my newfound space, grateful for all that flows into me now.