The night sky above my house (and maybe yours too, depending on where you are at the moment) is illuminated with a gorgeous full moon, also known as the Pink Moon. The hue is not really pink but:
“Pink moon is so named because it occurred at around the time the plant wild ground phlox begins to blossom. Indigenous Americans took this as a sign that Spring had arrived.”
I love ritual since it connects me with God/Goddess/All That Is and on this auspicious occasion, I incorporated one that my friend Elizabeth Pfeiffer, who is an energy healer and spiritual teacher, suggested.
A sheet of paper (yellow preferably, as this represents the solar plexus chakra – the source of your power and will)
- A Red Pen (As Red represents the Root Chakra – the source of grounding, safety and security)
- A set of matches and a candle (or you could use your stove)
- A non-flammable bowl either glass, ceramic or metal
If you meditate, then do so for about 10 minutes to prepare. If not, just find a quiet place where you can be alone to contemplate the things you’re looking to release. (I.e. repair of an old relationship, releasing debt, releasing old issues from childhood, releasing uncomfortable energy around a specific person/situation etc… you can even ask that an illness be released as well! There is no limit to what you can ask for to be released – you’re only limited by the extent of your imagination.)
Take your red pen and draw a large circle on your paper. (Large enough so that the circle almost reaches the outer edges.)
Write down all of the things you’d like to release within the circle of the paper. (This is symbolic of handing over these issues to the moon, spirit etc…)
Then fold up your paper and burn it. You can use a candle, outside fire-place, your stove, matches etc… Just make sure you have some type of non-flammable pot, bowl or dish you can place the burning paper into so the flame doesn’t spread. I would recommend doing that burning OUTSIDE in order to avoid any accidents.
The burning process acts as a Symbol of you sending your issues into the higher realms so that Spirit can take it up to the heart of Source (Mother, Father, God, Creator – whatever term you use) In order to release that which is in your best and highest good.\
Remember, the more honest you are with this exercise the more potent your intention is – so let it rip! Try it out and come back here and post how you did and share how this exercise may have assisted you!
I have been planning this exercise all day since I had a boatload of things to surrender. Many seem juxtiposed, but then again, I am woman of many moods and facets. They included:
Fear of failure
Fear of success
Fear of trading freedom for committment
Fear of being alone forever
Belief in scarcity
Belief that I am not enough
Envy that others have what I want
Fear that I will never live the life of my dreams and desires
Attachment to previous relationships
Need for a particular outcome
After I wrote these items and others, I folded the paper and placed it in a ceramic crock pot, ignited it, as well as a sage smudge stick. As the smoke rose and the paper turned into grey ash, I could feel myself grow lighter and in let-go mode. Since Nature abhors a vaccuum, into the space I have created, I welcome in abundance in all forms, vibrant good health, a wonderful Life Partner, powerful opportunities to travel, teach, learn and heal and live my heart and soul’s deepest desires….full out, no holds barred.
And so it is!
http://youtu.be/aXnfhnCoOyo Pink Moon by Nick Drake