The knowledge keepers, magic makers, and light seekers are being called to attention to carry the information of the old ways of herbalists into the future. This means those that fall under these headings have the ability to create new forms of magic, rituals, and rediscover the lost knowledge of the past that has been buried. It is clear there is a lot of negative energy in the world at the moment. This energy is heavy and sticks to us, keeping us weighed down. This also keeps us small and creates a dark energy around us. It is time to create new rituals to clear this from our homes, bodies, and the world around us. This message can then be spread to bring both knowledge and light.
There are different ways to perform cleansing rituals and what you choose is totally up to you. Below, is a favorite, but you are welcome to adjust based on your wants and needs. Clear out the negative energy so there is room for the light that is needed. Remember, when doing a ritual or using sacred plants as part of a ritual, be aware of the implications. This means any plant used should be responsibly sourced and thanks given to the plant for sharing with you. Also give thanks to the indigenous people who created the ritual before you take part in anything.
Burn It Up Ritual
For this ritual, you will need the following:
- A cinnamon stick
- A crystal (citrine, sunstone, or clear quartz are preferrable, but any that speak to you)
- Pen and Paper
Before you begin, use the piece of paper to write down something you are ready to release. This should be some negative force in your life that needs burning away. Fold this paper up and set it in front of you. Carefully light the candle and from the candle, light the cinnamon stick. Use the cinnamon stick to trace the lines of your body. Include over your head, around the arms, and down the length of your body with the smoke. It may need relit a couple of times. Cinnamon is great for this ritual because it is warm and spicy. Once finished, put the cinnamon stick down on something fire safe. Now, close your eyes or stare into the candle’s flame as you slow your mind. Take three deep breaths, breath into the belly and release it slowly.
Imagine what it would be like to release the negative energy. See it as black smoke rising out of the body and out past the earth into space where it disappears completely. Do this repeatedly until it feels real and complete. Then burn the piece of paper you wrote on and be done with what you wrote, at least for now. The ritual is complete. This ritual may not solve all your problems, but it will offer perspective. This is a way to give yourself perspective and permission to process energy.