Are you aware of the power of the Summer Solstice?
The Summer Solstice is a sacred time, commemorated by our ancestors through fire and ceremony, honoring the sun as it peaks in height in the sky and stretches the day into the longest of the year.
It is said to be a time of new beginnings; where the season changes, and we say goodbye to a long, stagnant period of self-reflection, and welcome the fiery energy of the sun to propel us forward into a new beginning.
This very physical change of season is a powerful time to manifest spiritual transformation with a ritual to release, cleanse, and renew.
Release, Cleanse, and Renew: A Manifesting Ritual
A ritual is all about empowering intentions by connecting physical actions to them.
This ritual below can help you get ‘unstuck’ from the past and clear the negative energy and patterns that are no longer fulfilling or supportive of your greater purpose and intentions. You can perform this ritual exactly as is or alter it to your personal preferences, for a powerful, personal kickstart to the new season.
Fabric or Cloth
Paper & Pen
Candle & Matches
Bowl of water
Sacred & Symbolic Objects
1. Prepare Your Space
Collect the items you would like to include in your ritual, selecting items you gravitate towards that connect to your intention. This may be crystals and stones, old objects, driftwood, books, or anything else that speaks to you. This is an opportunity to listen to your intuition, which you may have spent the winter honing.
The fabric acts as a space keeper— it establishes a dedicated boundary for the ritual. Lay this down and organize your objects around the fabric. It may also be a wooden serving tray or something else that can clearly delineate the space.
Prepare a bowl of water, if you haven’t already. Light incense, a sage stick, or our favorite,Palo Santo Wood Chips. The sustainably sourced Palo Santo Wood Chips are used for ceremonies and rituals, because of their fragrant, sacred characteristics, and the purification it offers in aromatic smoke and fire. Waft the smoke throughout your space or home, in a purifying routine.
3. Cleanse Your Space
Light a candle, and add 2 drops of Palo Santo Essential Oil. A small fire like this continues to repel negativity, and move stagnant, stubborn energy, cleansing the space. This makes way for new intentions, and welcoming the fiery solar energy that peaks this time of year.
4. Set Your Intentions
Take a few moments to meditate. Just like the space, envision the Palo Santo incense smoke candle fire clearing your mind and whisking away any negative thought patterns you’ve built up or hung on to in the past. Identify these as blocking elements before sending them away with smoke and fire.
Once you have cleared your mind, contemplate what new way of being you want to call forth. How do you want to be, from this moment forward? What are the intentions that you will embody as you enter this new season? Take a moment to envision being the embodiment of these intentions. What does it look like? How does it feel?
5. Write Your “Release List”
After you’ve formed a clear vision of your new self, take out the pen and paper you’ve set near your ritual space. You are going to now list the things you want to release— thought patterns that are holding you back, money issues, beliefs, ways of perceiving yourself and others, excuses, or fears— anything that will not serve you as you manifest your intentions into being.
6. Sit in Gratitude
An opportunity awaits you— to release old negativity and manifest your highest intentions. Here, we give thanks for this opportunity.
In your right hand, which is the hand of release, hold the paper with the list you’ve just written. Then, select an object from your ritual space to act as your anchor to your intention and new self— hold it in your left hand as a symbol of what you want to receive, or call forth to support your intention.
Take a few moments to sit with quietly your gratitude, and give thanks for the opportunity to release the old, and make way for the new.
After giving thanks, you will completely release your attachment to your old habits, patterns, and ways of thinking that no longer serve you. Tear your paper. With a bowl of water next to you, you may burn your paper to signify cleansing and releasing of those old patterns.
Imagine the water absorbing the negativity, manifested as smoke, clearing and purifying your space.
8. Call in Positivity
Now that your space is cleared, you must fill it with positivity. A couple ways to do this is to make a room spray or diffuse essential oils that support your intention.
Try Carpe Diem Diffuser Collection. These three oils intensify the manifestation power of the Summer Solstice to motivate, center, and invigorate.
Or, for further protection against negativity, try Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil. This fragrant, sacred oil is clarifying and uplifting, and has been used in rituals and ceremonies for centuries.
Replacing stagnant energy with these positivity-inducing oils will amplify your intentions, preparing your space— and you— for a powerful transformation in the new season.
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