I have a little ritual today, that is supposed to help you with getting rid of issues, situations, relationships that no longer serve you. Sometimes, there are moments in our lives, where we dont live in the present, but are still thinking about all of the people that hurt us, situations that left us embarrassed, moments that still makes us cry today.
I am one of those people who will dwell in the past forever, not really ever moving on. Its quite tiring to hold on to so much baggage, especially, when the universe is so wide and happy to take in all of our worries and old things that weigh us down.
This ritual will help you to let go of this emotional garbage, that no one needs, especially not on their path to enlightenment and happiness.
I use for this a white candle, some lavender oil, rosemary and sage, pen and paper and some sea salt. You will also need a fire resistant bowl. Thats very important! We dont want set the house on fire. 🙂
First, cleanse your space with some sage (sandalwood is also fine) and say your prayer of gratitude to the devine power. Its important to always be thankful as well as trusting that everything is happening in the order that is has to.
Then, anoint the candle with the lavender oil and light it. I am using a white candle, as it represents purity to me, which is what I essentially want to achive – I want to cleanse and purify myself of the negativity of the past things that are clinging on.
Lavender is soothing to me and it also is used for cleansing spaces, so you see how this all plays together. 🙂
Gaze into the flame of the candle and let the situation pass through you one last time. Perhaps an old lover has broken your heart and you are unable to let all of this be? Really feel the feelings you had in that moment, or in that time. It should be the last time you are going through this. When you are finished, write the situation that you want to hand to the universe onto the paper and burn it with the flame of the candle.
Visualize the flames as a magical postal service and the smoke as a direct linke to the universe. (Important note: Please dont leave open fires unattended! This can be extremly dangerous! Also, make sure no animals or children are in the room when you do this! We dont want anyone to get burned here.)
When it has burned out, you can smudge some rosemary in the same bowl, for final puification.
Thank the universe for taking care of this issue and send it off with love and light. (This is an important step. Only with love can we heal and heal the situation for ourselves and everyone involved.)
Now, if you are an urban with like me, you ll be looking for a place to get rid of the ashes. The toilet is a great place. This is no joke. 🙂
If you are like me in Cape Town – we dont flush, unless we really, really need to! I usually follow it up with some sea salt, to cleanse it and off it goes with the next flush of collected water.
One last but very important step is now left for you to do… you need to fill the empty space in your heart with good stuff. My tip for you, put on some happy music without specific lyrics, that make you super excited and gets you dancing.
That will lift the vibration of the energy and leave a happy space in your heart and your house.
Pics by the wonderful Sara Joppe.