Full Moon Ritual Releasing What You Don’t Need — And So It Shall Be

by Melody Jean

Full Moon Ritual Releasing What You Don’t Need — And So It Shall Be Contemporary SeekerTonight is a full moon and I just completed my ceremonial compiling and burning of the lists.

Why in the world would I burn lists?

Moonful Opportunities

Ahhhh, haha … well, my friends, it is well noted that when the moon dons its full armor it affords great opportunity.

That is, opportunity to release all that no longer serves you, or that may be holding you back from achieving all that you and your soul are capable of.

I share later in this post my ritual, capturing my journey tonight. Yet, first I’d like to touch on a few elements

The Moon’s Power

It’s amazing how much I have come to rely on the moon.

It has exorbitant power, coupled with manifesting and cleansing capabilities.

The moon is our friend, our teacher, our guide and our confidante.

I wrote a post on my new moon ritual that I recently adopted.

So in that vein, it seems fitting to share, too, my full moon ritual that is rather new as well.

Keep in mind that these rituals are just what I do. I encourage you to partake if it resonates. Yet, ultimately, you will want to do something that makes sense to you. What your heart desires, since it’s all about intentions.

If you believe, so it shall be.

My New Moon Ritual

— > Timing

I prefer to perform this at night, on the eve of the full moon, when the sun has set.

While the moon tonight will not be completely full until 11:54 EST, it is quite alright to perform the ritual early.

Again, it is all about intentions.

So I set about this once the sun descended and I completed most of my daily duties.

— > Items Needed

The items that I gathered (or prepared) were a pen and paper, a cooking pot (to burn the lists in), lighter (matches work too), water (to put-out the fire), soothing music, an uncluttered place, and a few other items I chose to include.

I like candles and crystals, yet some use sage or incense to cleanse the area. Performing reiki on your area will cleanse the space too.

— > Location

Preferably it’s really neat-o to find a place to sit outside by candle light and compile my list of those things that I wish to release.

Yet, alas, it’s winter and I’m not freezing my booty off. So I decided, tonight, to put my space to work inside. I chose a place in my home.

— > Process

  1. I turned-on my favorite zen reiki music.
  2. I took some deep breaths to center myself and said a prayer.
  3. I invited my family members, who have passed on, and my higher power (who I choose to call God or Lord), to join me. Some invite the universal energy, fairies, angels, guides, nature, and many other elements to step-up to the ceremony.
  4. Pen in hand, I headed the paper with the following line “I release the following if it’s in my higher good, and the higher good of those involved. If not, then something better.”
  5. I began my list. And boy did I write. I included so very many things – all of those emotions, ailments, and blockages that no longer are serving me, and in fact, may be hindering my growth. I listed every single one of them — two full sheets front AND back. No lumping together. I felt the need to be specific. It’s all about intentions, and my intent is to rid myself of these elements. So I wanted there to be no mistake of what I intended <wink, wink>.
  6. After I was done with my list, I ended it with this line “and so it is, and so it shall be.” I then signed my name and dated it.
  7. I recited a favorite prayer that my father taught me “Oh Lord (or universe, etc. – whatever you choose to call “it”), I surrender myself to you, I open myself up to your will, help me through this life and into the next world.” I then added, “Tonight I release all of these elements listed that no longer serve me or are holding me back.” I ended with, “Namaste’.”
  8. I then grabbed my lighter, water, cooking pot, and a candle and headed outside to my space.
  9. There I was sure to breathe in the cool, refreshing air.
  10. I then recited a chant/mantra taught to me by a teacher, “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevya. Rather than explain this, I will continue with the following steps. Yet, please feel free to read more about this mantra.
  11. I then lit the lists afire while reciting, again, what I spoke to in step #7 above. “Oh Lord (or universe, etc. – whatever you choose to call “it”), I surrender myself to you, I open myself up to your will, help me through this life and into the next world.” I then added, “Tonight I release all of these elements listed that no longer serve me and are holding me back.”
  12. Once the fire burned down, I added the water (to ensure it was out), and ended with, “Namaste’.”

I then returned inside to my sacred place. Next, I thanked my family and my higher power for joining me tonight.

I then took to the computer to chronicle this all for, you, my fellow seekers.

As always, please, take what you need.

Love, light and Namaste’ to you.

 

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