It’s the New Moon! Sort of.
Technically it was yesterday, but it’s still prime time to work with the energy of this moon phase.
The new moon is all about letting go of what you DON’T WANT so you can make space to call in what you DO WANT. Because you can’t keep trying to manifest more awesomeness in your life if you’re committed to holding onto the stuff that’s actually repelling that awesomeness.
This letting go and releasing can feel hard though because we get addicted to the very things that are holding us back.
The old stories about why you can’t do something.
The thoughts that rear their ugly head when you’ve ALMOST hit your goal that cause you to retreat, stop moving forward and send you right back to where you started.
The beliefs you know aren’t doing you any good yet you can’t seem to shake.
They’re like crack.
Despite the fact that you know those things have gotta go, they cling to you. And you cling to them because they’re comfortable.
It’s what you know.
And every time you re-tell those stories and mull over those downer thoughts, you strengthen them.
Just like any other addiction - the more you indulge in it, the more it becomes part of you.
That’s why releasing and letting go is crucial.
Because those things aren’t you. Not even close.
You’re not meant to be burdened down with that limiting BS. You’re not meant to be pulled in and seduced with negative stories that play like a broken record.
The stories that tell you ‘it’s never been done before so it’s impossible’, or ‘you’ve been trying to reach that goal and it still hasn’t happened…maybe it’s time to throw in the towel’.
They’ve got to go if you want to start manifesting the things you truly want, and the new moon’s the perfect time to say buh-bye to them.
Just a heads up - they’ll likely come back. The fears, the doubts, and all the other stuff standing between you and your desires will shift and morph over time. You’ll ditch some, and then as you grow and expand, you’ll be met with more of them. No biggie. Once you get in the habit of noticing what’s limiting you, you’ll be able to meet it head on and decide that you’re no longer going to give your power away to it.
Then (this is the fun part), you replace what you don’t want with what you DO want. Yay! You dream about what you truly want to create in this world, and allow those things to take centre stage in your mind. You allow the thoughts, the stories, and the images of what you actually desire to become the focus of your attention.
You release and you call in.
Turning this into a ritual can make it a sacred, powerful af act. If you want to add some magic to this process, and take it beyond a journaling exercise, here’s what you can do….
Get yourself into a relaxed state by taking a bath or shower (this also rinses away any negative vibes you picked up during the day), light some incense and quiet your mind for a few minutes. If you connect with a higher power or guides, this is a great time to call on it/them for guidance.
Write out the things you want to let go of ( limiting beliefs, old stories, negative thoughts, etc) and place your list under a black candle. Light that fucker up.
As the candle burns, imagine the things on your list being banished from your life.
Afterwards burn the list or rip it up and toss it out.
To call in what you do want, write it all out and put that list underneath a white candle.
As it burns, imagine your life with more of the awesome things/experiences you desire.
The most important part of the ritual comes next. You take action. That’s how we ground the spiritual work we do (because what’s the point of doing any of this if it’s not transferring into our day to day life right?).
Grab your ‘this is the awesomeness I DO WANT’ list, pick a few things you can do today that are aligned with those desires, and then do them.
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