I hadn’t performed or participated in a ritual before. Rituals are a regular part of my daughter’s life, so I enlisted her help.
Generally she coincides her rituals with the appropriate moon phase or her solstice feasts. The moon emits powerful energy, and if harnessed for the greater good of all, can enhance your life. In simple terms, the full moon is for releasing unwanted energy, while the new moon is for drawing desired energy to your life.
The moon was not in the right phase, but as I regularly celebrate the changing of Mother Nature’s seasons, I planned my ritual for the transition of autumn to winter. Change.
My aim was to send entrenched detrimental behavioural patterns off into the infinite expanse of the Universe so that I have room to adopt healthful and rewarding practices which I can develop into habits.
We prepared our sacred place. A tiny fire surrounded by a decorative ring of Earth’s treasures – pebbles and shells – all enveloped in Tracy’s circle in the paddock. Trees and grass, amazing clouds. A magical setting amongst nature.
A candle, representing fire, faced south. Incense burned to the east, symbolising air. Water was sprinkled to the west, water being the third element in Creation. And two crystals pointing north, representing earth.
Earlier, we’d both written out negative issues that we’re both passionate about working hard to replace with positive behaviour. We wrote them with intention and love. As we spoke out loud our written words, we offered them to the fire. The fired took them, reducing them to a grey ashy veil. The breeze lifted them from the flames and carried them off into the wilds. The Universe claimed them, and we requested they be transformed into energy to be used for the benefit of all.
We prayed. We expressed our gratitude. And then we meditated.
We hugged, and walked home, leaving the beautiful stone circle as a gift to the Universe.
Magic. A totally beautiful experience.