Wholeness, connection, infinity, timelessness and the life cycle are represented by a circle, as is beginnings and endings, eternity and ONENESS. I’ve wanted a circle at home, a simple circle close to our house but with privacy providing an outdoor space for spiritual activity and reflection. A few weeks ago, I built myself my circle under two mango trees just off the front veranda. It is beautiful.
My first ritual has been the cleansing and protection of my circle. I chose a full moon to do so.
This is the wording of my ritual:
“The lunar phase has the full moon emanating powerful energy right now, so the time is perfect to let go of that which is not serving me well, and to manifest that which will serve me well. I respect this energy, embracing the wealth that the Universe gives me, grateful that my space can be relieved of negative forces and restored with positive life.
“From the north, south, west and east, and from above and below; with the presence of all four universal elements (earth, air, fire, water), I ask that the Universe takes all forms and fragments of negativity and fear that might remain from the past, from all people that have gathered here or passed by (including my self), and from all events that have occurred here, to transform it into the purest form of energy to be used for the greater good of all. Please only allow divine and positive energy to dwell in my sacred circle. Please protect this sacred space.
“Thank you Mother Earth for the privilege of having access to this land with rocks and timber and plants and flowers, the earth and the air, the sunshine and the water to nourish everything. For this cleansing and protection, I am grateful.
“And so it is. Blessed Be.”
Before I asked the Universe for cleansing and protection for my space, I sat with my bare feet on the damp grass and soil, grounded, and breathed consciously and deeply, preparing my mind and body for my soul connection to all that is.
A couple of weeks ago I made a smudge stick, which smouldered nicely providing smoke to the east representing ‘air’. It worked well. Next I’ll be experimenting making loose incense.
The crystal I used for this ritual was black tourmaline which is known for it’s cleansing and purifying qualities, and which transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. I placed a small piece of black tourmaline on the four compass points, and on my altar in the centre of my circle I placed my master crystal of black tourmaline on mica (a stunning crystal indeed).
And following my ritual, I meditated, and slid a golden dome over my circle.
When the new moon comes around next, I will perform a blessing ritual for my circle.