Full Moon is a great time to release all that no longer serves us, and this Reflect & Celebrate ritual helps us to let go of all that may be holding us back, anything we are holding onto unnecessarily - any fears, negative beliefs or feelings - and allows us to see all that we have achieved and have to celebrate this past month.
You will need paper, pen and somewhere you will not be disturbed. You may choose to incorporate a candle, or crystals if you feel to.
Step 1: Prepare Your Space
This could be smudging your room with a sage stick, or simply clearing space on the table.
Invite your Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels to be with you during your ritual.
Whatever form your preparation takes, be sure to stay mindful and aware of what you're doing, keeping the intention in mind that this space be prepared for your Full Moon Ritual.
Step 2: Clear Your Mind & Set Your Intention
Taking time to consciously clear our minds with a few minutes meditation/conscious breathing before starting will allow us to be clear in what we intend to release.
Once you feel grounded and mindful, set the intention that this Full Moon Ritual helps you to release all that no longer serves you.
Step 3: Reflect & Write
Take a few moments to reflect on all that you have experienced during the last month, the good and the bad:
Have you fulfilled your intentions set at the New Moon?
What difficulties or obstacles have you experienced?
What have you achieved?
What are you proud of?
What hurt you?
Who have you hurt?
What made you sad?
What made you happy?
Let it all out, there are no rules - simply allow whatever needs to come up to be expressed, without judgement or criticism. Let it flow, even if it's uncomfortable or painul - these negative feelings need to be released.
Step 4: Release & Forgive
How you choose to symbolise the release of all you have written is up to you. You can tear the paper up and bury it, burn it or soak it in water. All of these things are symbolic of transformation and release.
You can also recite the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono prayer. This powerful prayer is so simple but extremely effective.
Start by setting the intention that the energy of the prayer goes where it is most required. Then simply repeat:
I am sorry
I forgive you
I thank you
I love you
We don't need to know exactly where the prayer is going, who we are asking forgiveness of or who we are forgiving. We give thanks for the experience, knowing that it has helped us grow and become who we are today.
You can practise this prayer at any time - as part of your morning/evening meditation, whilst cleaning your space, gardening, sorting out the laundry or walking in nature.
Step 5: Celebrate!
The Full Moon is a great time for expressing gratitude and celebrating our achievements. Take your journal and write down all your wins from the past month - big or small. Anything that made you feel proud, happy, joyful, anything that reminded you how good it is to feel alive!
Make a list of all that you are grateful for and feel the power of that appreciation through the Full Moon energy.
Step 6: Give Thanks and Close Your Ritual
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Give thanks to your Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels for their love, support and guidance. Give thanks to the Moon for helping you to release and celebrate.
Symbolically close your ritual in a way that feels right for you - it is important to close so that your subconscious mind knows that you've finished. You could smudge your room again, blow out your candle, or simply close your journal. Know that you have done great work here and allow the energy of the Full Moon to accompany you on your journey until the next one.