So first things first, create a sacred space. Fill this with light, preferably natural light. Candles, Lanterns, whatever you desire. This will shine the light in the darkness and welcome in the Sun for the next half of the year. Surround yourself with whatever you would like, play music, place crystals and objects around you that aid in releasing and welcoming. Smokey Quartz, Petrified Wood, Citrine are all perfect for releasing things of the past. Before you begin with the ritual, clear your space, both physically and energetically. Light some incense, spray some essential oil spray into the air, burn some Cedar and Sweetgrass.
When you are ready, I want you to say these affirmations out loud, it will add more energy into your intentions.
“I am not afraid of the long night with its darkness, I welcome the lessons I have learned from it”
“As the dark recedes and the light grows, so shall my intentions”
“I dedicate myself to my goals this season, and trust that I will receive what I need”
Next, grab some paper and a pen. Write the words “If I could release one thing from this year that is holding me back, it would be….” You can do this with however many things you feel that you need to release. These could be remnants of a past relationship, resentment towards someone, anger at yourself. Allow them to come forward and hold it for a moment.
Think about how they make you feel. Visualize a chord connecting you to those things, like a chain or a rope. Visualize yourself breaking free and releasing them, the chain disintegrating. When you have done that for each release, close out the paper by writing “With my lessons learned, and to make space for new, I release this.”