What You'll Need:
You’ll need 6 pieces of paper (3 will be destroyed, so use scrap paper!), your journal/notebook, and a pen.
Optional: Oracle Card or Tarot Deck to use with prompts provided.
Optional Aromatherapy Protocol:
Cilantro: oil of releasing control
Kumquat: oil of authentic presence
Cypress: oil of motion & flow
Make a diffuser blend (1 drop Cilantro, 5 drops Kumquat, 3 drops Cypress) or dilute and apply topically to heart and base of spine.
This ritual will help you to use your emotions as guidance to finding what works and what doesn't work for you as you create your happiest, healthiest life.
Have on separate piece of paper for each prompt (*note you won't want to use your journal for this part*):
1. This is what is not serving my mind.
2. This is what is not serving my body.
3. This is what is not serving my soul.
4. This is what is serving my mind.
5. This is what is serving my body.
6. This is what is serving my soul.
Call on your angels and guides of the highest truth and compassion to be present with you now.
Spend some time in meditation, surrounding yourself with white light, and once you feel that connection, pick up your pen and papers and use those prompts to automatic write. If you feel called to use your tarot or oracle cards, now would be the time to draw a card for each prompt.
Remember, do not worry about grammar or spelling, just write.
If you need more prompting to go deeper, you can include sections for "people, places, things, beliefs."
You may wish to pause and meditate between each prompt or when shifting into what is serving and what is not serving.
Now, take out your journal. When looking at your list of what is not serving you, what emotions come up? What guidance are these emotions giving you? What are they showing you about what you do and do not desire in your life?
Shift into the serving and ask the same question, when you look at your list of what is serving you, what emotions come up? What guidance are these emotions giving you? How can you cultivate more of these emotions in your life?
Hold the papers of what is not serving you in your hands and repeat this prayer (using the terms that resonate with you):
"Universe, I surrender all of this to you. I recognize now that none of this is serving me and I choose to release all of it. Please guide me to show myself compassion as I release these attachments, beliefs, and create space for what is serving me. I am eternally grateful. Thank you."
Now, destroy the papers. Burn them (safely). Rip them up. Bury them. Feel the release of not bringing this energy with you into the next year.
Hold the papers of what is serving you in your hands and repeat this prayer.
"Universe, I am grateful. I am blessed. Thank you, more please."
These papers you may wish to keep somewhere visible. Where you place your intention, you amplify the energy. Constantly seeing reminders of what does serve you is powerful.
What was your biggest ah-ha moment? What will you add to your self-care in the new year with these insights? Leave a comment below or if you feel called, tag me in a post on IG @chelsieskowyra with your reflections from this ritual!
Love, Your Favorite Spiritual Therapist
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