As we embrace the first few weeks of 2020, we believe it is the ideal time to set our intentions for the year (and a new decade!) as well as release unwanted memories and conditions from our lives. As we are all about cleansing and detoxing on both a physical and spiritual level this month, we invite you to participate in our Burning Bowl Ceremony, which we will be doing at our B/U Moon Rituals event on Friday, the 24th of January from 6pm.
Join us as we celebrate January’s New Moon and take part in this sacred and powerful ritual to clear negativity in our lives and make space for new beginnings. Its purpose is to shift consciousness. It is all about becoming still, naming what you want to release and letting it go. This opens us to the power of inspiration, insight, wisdom and love.
We will be doing our Burning Bowl Ritual under the stars on our Patio during the New Moon, but this amazing activity can be done at any time in your chosen space. Just make sure you are safe as it involves an open flame! Here are the steps to holding this beautiful ceremony on your own:
Write Down What No Longer Serves You
On a piece of paper, write what you want to release. Know that letting go begins the moment you put pen to paper. It is your conscious awareness that activates the release of problems, thoughts and things from your life. Describe the events as much or as little as you want. It can be as simple as a name or word, or more in-depth. Let your heart open to the flow as it releases old wounds, negativity or unhealthy thought patterns.
Visualize the Smoke Taking Your Thoughts
In a safe place, light a fire in a pot or bowl, or gather around a fireplace or firepit. Then drop your paper into the fire. As you watch the paper burn, visualize your unwanted thoughts rising up in the smoke, being released from you. Allow yourself to experience whatever you are feeling: fear, anxiety, sadness, loss, gratitude. Let the feelings lift as the fire consumes your paper.
Offer an Affirmation of Release
As the smoke travels up, say an affirmation of letting go:
Today I release what I don’t want. I let go and let the Universe do the work in this sacred experience. In this, I am healed and renewed. I open my heart to love, and I am blessed with peace, joy, and harmony.
Once the paper has been burnt and cooled, you may choose to scatter or blow the ashes into the wind or pour them into a body of water, away from you and your property.
Make a List for Tomorrow
After completing the ritual, take a moment to turn toward the future. Visualize what you want to experience in life and how you want it to take shape.
Write your intentions on a piece of paper or create a vision board. Put it in a safe place. Take it out later in the year to see how your vision has taken shape.
Join us as we embrace 2020 and clear out negativity at our first B/U Moon Sessions, taking place of Friday, 24 January from 6pm at Botanika Union. Space is limited so please RSVP to email@example.com to book your spot. We can’t wait to see you there!