Samhain is just around the corner, and many pagans and witches celebrate this time as the start of a new year. For this new start of the Turning of the Wheel, I have designed a ritual that incorporates the elements as catalysts for a cleansing of the soul.
Focusing on the positive attributes and gifts that the elements impart is a way to bring balance and harmony into our lives.
This ritual involves taking items that represent the elements and visualizing their attributes inviting their powerful gifts into our lives in a meani8ngful way.
This is a wonderful way to get a “fresh start” and align yourself with the positive energies of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.
It’s a wonderful way to ring in the new year inviting new, fresh, positive energy that will in turn bring all sorts of new opportunities, things and people into your life.
Elemental Soul Cleanse Ritual
- A bowl of salt (table salt is fine if that is what is available to you)
- A bowl of water
- Candles (white or silver)
- Incense (your choice)
- Moon Cakes (recipe found here)
- Drink (wine or a beverage of your choice)
Create your sacred space according to your spiritual tradition or belief system
Light the candle and the incense
To raise energy, chant the words:
“With earth and air
Spirit, fire and sea
Through the elements
I now cleanse me
Through their virtues which I extoll
Darkness I now remove from my soul
By earth and air
Spirit, fire and sea
For the good of all, blessed be”
Once you have raised the energy sufficiently:
Lift the incense and say:
I cleanse myself and my soul with the power of Air. Allow the properties of Air to give me clarity of the mind, for my words to be true and to allow me to remain open to receiving and sharing knowledge.
Lift the candle (carefully) and say:
I cleanse myself and my soul with the power of Fire. Allow the properties of Fire to help me to renew and reignite my passions, for my heart to love safely, deeply and fully and to allow me to remain open to love in my life.
Put your hands into the bowl of salt. Scoop the salt into your hands and allow it to fall back into the bowl slowly. As you do, say :
I cleanse myself and my soul with the power of Earth. Allow the properties of Earth to help me to remain grounded, to allow my hands to work hard for the good of myself and for others, and to understand my place and responsibility to all other living beings of the Earth.
Put your hands into the bowl of water. Scoop the water into your hands and allow it to fall back into the bowl slowly. As you do, say :
I cleanse myself and my soul with the power of Water. Allow the properties of Water to help me to be aware of my emotions, to keep them balanced, and to always honor them and allow my emotions to be appropriately expressed.
Lift your arms now and say:
I cleanse myself and my soul with the power of Spirit. Allow Spirit to continue to move and guide me. I honor myself as a being of Spirit, and endeavor to share my Spirit with all .
You may take time now to meditate on the cleansing. When you are ready to close the ritual, chant:
“Energy raised, energy spent
To the Divine desires have been sent
Grateful for the cleansing I have received
My will be done for the good of all. Blessed be.”
At this time, you may enjoy the cakes and beverages. You may choose to end the ritual according to your spiritual tradition or belief system.
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