Rituals are a beautiful way to connect to your inner being throughout life. They can be powerfully symbolic and open the floodgates to a deeper connection to the Universe within. The key essence of trying any ritual is to show up with an open heart, an open mind and a willingness to be open to all possibilities.
Updated July 2019: Since originally writing this article back in 2017, I wrote Dear Universe, which gives you over 200 affirmations you can connect with the energy of the new moon.
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The new moon and the week leading up the new moon is a magical time to spark new and exciting beginnings. It’s a time to get clear about the things you really want to create and manifest into your life.
New moon rituals have the power to recharge and recalibrate your energy in direct proportion to the amount of consciousness you bring to the situation. The simple truth is that if you don’t know how to ask the Universe for what you want to create in life, then you will miss out on your own sweet superpowers.
Here are The 6 Powerful Steps of Meaningful Intention Setting when you are ready to launch your oh-so-amazing desires out to the Universe…
1. Gather your intention supplies
To set clear intentions you will need something to write them down on. The Universe loves specificity and also hand-written requests. There is an incredible amount of power that flows from your pen onto the page. In fact, a comfortable pen is essential.
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2. Create a sacred intention setting space
Whether it’s an altar, your kitchen table or a pretty space on your nightstand, create a space of beauty where you can keep candles, journals, essential oils, crystals, and other symbolic items that conjure up a deep feeling of inspiration.
3. Clear your space before the ritual
Our day to day lives can sometimes become energetically cluttered by thought-forms and otherworldly dramas etc. The best thing to do is clear your space by either burning sage (a smudge stick: you can buy sage here) which you can buy from Wholefoods or you can sprinkle the edge of your room with rock salt. Say a small invocation before you clear the space…
“Dear Universe, May I now be permitted to clear this space so that my intentions can flow clearly from my heart onto paper. So be it, so it is.”
4. Meditate for at least 5 minutes
The practice of meditation is really important throughout the manifesting process. This is because you actively relax and allow for your desires to flow from your higher self. Set the intention before your meditation to be guided to soulfully and succinctly express all of the things you would love to manifest into your life.
5. Flow from your heart without judgment
Allow yourself to dream really BIG! Get carried away in very descriptive detail how you would like the life of your wildest dreams to look. God is in the details remember, so you want to get super-clear about every little thing you want to start showing up in your reality.
If you notice the little voice of doubt or certain judgments begin to rise up as you are setting your intentions, remember that they are a very natural part of the manifesting process. You need to understand that you can’t control how you feel when the doubt rises up, but you can choose to reframe it in order to see it as a vital balancing force for the process to be successful. It’s ALL about perspective. Really dive into the core feelings of WHY you want to transform your life and what it would mean to the people and loved ones around you.
After a new moon, you will notice a newfound sense of peace within your heart. Many people start to notice signs of alignment starting to manifesting almost instantly.
6. Apply The Magic of The Ancient Manifesting Ritual
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