We all have so much stress these days. So much extra b.s. So many extra worries, sadness and grief. Traditionally fire rituals have been used to help lessen our loads. To make room for the joy, love and sweetness to come in.
Here is a simple fire ritual to help.
A pot to burn in (a flower pot - clay is best)
A cleansing herb – example: sage, rosemary, cedar
A loving herb – lavender, rose, flower petals
A pen and paper
A coal (optional)
A bucket of water - just encase
What to do:
Ideally you are outside. Get a bit cozy with the pen and paper on your lap. Light the candle. Take some deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. Allow yourself to make sounds while you do this. Tune into your body. If you feel any anxiety or pain place your hands on it and take some more deep breaths. Relax as much as possible.
Spend some time thinking about your whole life - from birth to now. Pay attention to what memories come up. Deep breathing through the tough parts. Cry the tears, laugh the laughter, say the words you wish you would have said.
As you reflect write a single word or name or feeling or date on the paper – for each experience.
When you have worked through your whole life put some cleansing herbs on the bottom of the pot – ask it to take it all away.
Then rip one of the words from the piece of paper, hold it in the candle, once it is on fire put it in the pot and say – I release you. I let go of this, thank you for the lesson. Do this until all the words are burnt. Through out this process add cleansing or loving herbs when you feel called too.
When all the paper has burnt away add some love herbs to the pot – light them with a lighter or a coal. Then ask them to call the sweetness, joy and love back to you.
Once you are done say – Thank You many times - to everything and everyone you are grateful for, in as many languages as possible.
Let me know how it goes. Reach out with any questions.