FULL MOON RITUAL – LETTING GO Jane Donnelly 19.07.2016 The moon, has a profound effect on us. It represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives. One complete cycle of the moon takes exactly 28 days to complete, radiating her energy to us in cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in and releasing, ebbing and flowing. Many cultures and people believe in following the cycles of the moon, working with this wonderful gift of nature, harnessing the different energetic influences at each of the stages.The Cycles of the Moon: New Moon: A new cycle. An energy of new possibilities. Time to set your intentions for what you want to bring into your life. Waxing Moon: New growth, continued action, results will come about Full Moon: High tide of power, amplifying and creative. It is a time to release that which no longer serves you, what you no longer need in your life or an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown. Waning Moon: Withdrawing, a sucking and pulling impact Dark Moon: A time to go within. Solitude. A powerful psychic time where revelations from deep within can emerge. It’s important to make space for the unfolding of spirit at this time in preparation for the new cycle and beginning. The New Moon marks the beginning of the cycle and the Full Moon is the release. A Full Moon Ritual Clear your energy. Imagine standing under a white waterfall and allow all negative and non-serving energies to be washed away. Create a sacred space. Find a quiet place to sit, declutter and clean, place crystals or other special items around you. Light the candle, Take a few deep breaths, centre yourself and then begin to write on the piece of paper what you wish to release from your life, what limiting beliefs you want to be free from, what no longer serves you or what you want to let go of. When you have finished your list, sign and date the page. Breathe deep into your heart and declare “I now let this go. And it is so.” Then place one corner of the piece of paper over the candle allowing the flame to light your page (throw the page into the sink bowl or the ground if you are outside as it burns) watching the flames consume what you are releasing, the smoke taking your intention to the Universe. Please note: if your piece of paper struggles to light or burn, please consider if you are really ready to let this go! Only when you are willing to let go will the page burn – the faster the flames, the more willing you are to let it go. Place your hands together and take a deep breath. Sit in silence for a moment. You may want to keep your candle burning for a while as you sit, allowing inspiration to come.