With the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in the last degree of Gemini, I want to share ritual I often use during various Moon cycles. One such ritual is a Burning Bowl Ceremony. This ceremony provides an opportunity to meditate and reflect on aspects of life, behaviors, thought forms, beliefs and perspectives that are no longer useful and then release them in preparation and entrance into a new cycle.
First prepare your space. Burning sage cleanses the space and your aura. Reiki practitioners may send a special "symbol" into each corner of the room. Sprinkling your favorite flower essence connects its scent to a memory. Then take a moment to quiet your thoughts, connecting to your heart, Guides and Angels and write what you are leaving behind; what's being released. Take a deep breath in, then exhale and center again. I'll use tiny pieces of paper or small post-its and write one thought on each slip. After writing want you want to release, place them in a fireproof bowl and allow it to burn. Let them all go. Let them burn, vanishing from your life. Poof~! Gone..up in smoke~!
After you've released what's no longer useful, take a moment to quiet your thoughts and focus on what you want to bring into your life. Take a deep breath in, then exhale, and center. Again, write each of them down on small pieces of paper. Intentions with excited emotion bring them quickly into your life, so get happy~! *smile* Remember a time and place where you felt absolutely amazing, joyful and content. Focus on these feelings as you're writing your intentions. Allow yourself to get caught up in your imagination, thinking of your perfect future. "I want and I will have". These new intentions may be kept either in a space on your altar, a small pouch, bag or in a cup. You may also choose to burn them, sending their energy into the Universe. The choice is yours. Remember to give thanks for all you do have.
Settled in knowing outmoded, limiting thoughts have been replaced with progressively new, growth-oriented intentions, these new perspectives feel exciting, soothing, comforting and cathartic. Now you feel amazing, fantastic, wonderful, happy, awesome, and Divinely blessed.
My special kitty wishes everyone a Very Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to those who celebrate.
☮ Let there be ☮ Peace on Earth....☮
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