There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, spring equinox or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change. You can do this ritual any time you need to, but the important part is to remember that you're doing more than just ritualizing your commitment to new beginnings. You're also going to have to focus on the mundane things that make those changes take place. For this ritual, which will help you say goodbye to the old and welcome the new, you’ll need the following:
-Himalayan pink salt
-sea salt 🌊
-peppermint leaves/tea bag 🍃
-lemon & cucumber 🥒 slices (leave two for your 👀)
-red & white rose petals 🌹
-grape fruit, lavender essential oil
-moonstone, rose quartz, kyanite crystals 💎
-candle (black if you have)
-incense (white sage if you have)
-matches or lighter
-journal and pen 📚
-Go outside, or look out the window up to expansive sun, sky, clouds notice your physical environment and the changing seasons, take 3x exaggerated grateful inhales and exhales, frolic around with bare feet on Mother Earth
-Add ingredients to bath elixir with intention"I am creating space for new beginnings" then clear self and space w/ smoke from sage
-Immerse self fully, dunk head to toe
-Light candle, meditate on all of the issues holding you back, causing you problems etc. Write in journal, "Life is a twisting and turning path, ever changing and flowing. My journey has brought me this far, and I am ready to take the next step. I call upon the energies and powers of the Spring Equinox to guide me on my way. Today, I say farewell to all that has prevented me from becoming the person I wish to be.
-Add your blocks you meditated on below then burn the paper in the flame of the candle while saying, "I send you away, far from me, and far from my life. You no longer have any influence upon me. You are my past, and the past is gone. I banish you, I banish you, I banish you." Blow out the candle and light the incense.
-Indulge in the burning scent, place cucumbers over eyes and focus this time on things that will help you grow and change. Planning to go back to school? Moving to a new city? Getting healthier? Just need to feel like you’re worth it? Visualize yourself as the greatest version of yourself what we they look like, feel like, act like, where would they work, what would they eat etc. These are the things to meditate on as you marinate in the elixir you've created.