Day Twenty–Four- of 2018 Great Release Program – 24 December – Monday
By Silver RavenWolf
3rd Quarter Moon moves from Cancer to Leo – Fire Energy!
Monday – Moon Planetary Ruler
Your Challenge Today – Sacred Bonfire – Collect all safely combustible items that you wish to remove from your living environment and transmute the energy with fire (within reason) as well as one cup of dirt you have swept up off the floor. Write ten things you want to remove from your life on a piece of paper. No, you cannot torch your entire block, apartment complex, or gated community – that would be considered unacceptable. Seriously. I bet you have a pile of stuff to burn that has been collecting over the last two weeks. Today is the day to fire up that cauldron or firepit!
For release through fire, I begin by burning dried roots from sage and holy basil plants that I raised during the summer in the firepit scattered over four bricks. The bricks give a bit of lift for draft, are of the earth, thought to be protective, and will hold the heat during incantations (should I have a spell that requires baking). In the autumn, I dry the roots and leftover branches in my shed so I can use them in ritual over the colder months. Then, for Samhain, Yule, Imbolgc, and Spring Equinox, I have sacred, energy cleansing herbs to burn. You can use a pre-mix of herbals that you put together, measuring it out in cups as you perform this ceremony. Laying down the scented herbs at the beginning of the process “clears” the cauldron or firepit of residuals from its previous use. I also use White Lightning (no kidding) to get that fire nice and hot! Please note: If you are burning in a small container, be very careful. Not all items or large amounts of herbs would be safe.
Next, I burn all the combustible items that I wish to remove from my life. Papers, photos, clothing, etc., that carry old and painful memories. The list that I wrote of all the things I want to release goes in next, with a shout that I release all of it! I also throw in that cup of dirt from the house. As these things burn down, I add additional herbals to the fire.
Next, I take holiday tissue paper and rub it all over myself with the intent that my angst goes into the paper. I wad up the paper, and throw that into the fire, followed by additional herbals. At this point, I pause and take a few moments to do the 10-points of balance exercise. I finish the mental magick by sprinkling more herbs into the fire. Now, throw in general trash, business documentation, junk mail, etc. Once those things have turned almost to ash, I add one last load of cleansing herbals, thank the Universe for helping my personal purge, then stir the ashes until cold. I remove the cold ashes off my property.
You may wish to save your fire purge for tomorrow, 25 December, when the Moon is in Leo and Mars (fire) is the ruler of the planetary Day (Tuesday). If this is your choice, pick something else to do today. I had to laugh, one of my recent visitors to the house told me that she and her husband have been doing binges with the release program. They wait three days, then spend the fourth cleaning and pitching as much as they can. It doesn’t matter how you release. The most important aspect of this program is that you…
Remember – No matter what – give or throw something away today. Release!
- Do the Morning Ritual – earn one gold star.
- Practice the Rattle Bath/Crystal Cleansing – earn one gold star.
- Mark what you accomplished on your Great Release Calendar
- Did you remember to invoke your special symbol first thing when you woke up? If you forgot, try again tomorrow, no worries. Invoke your symbol today when you are joyful. How does that feel?
- Build your own sacred bonfire. Don’t forget to use the tissue paper! Earn 10 stars!
- One 3-minute Dash – earn 1 star.
- Do 2 Dust-ups! 2 stars!
- Tonight, remember to practice your Nightly Buzz-Through Review. Earn 2 stars!
- Do a mental review of your day before you fall asleep – make it quick – don’t let the mind stick.
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature