Bury the Past (self-renewal spell)

 

This is a spell to help you shake off an older part of yourself that you do not need anymore. It takes the form of a mock-funeral in which you symbolically put your past-tendencies to rest to make way for newer, healthier ones.

You may need the following items for this spell:

A slip of paper to write on
A tiny origami paper box w/lid (black paper is preferable)
a marker
a shovel
a small-to-medium sized rock
One candle (again, preferably black)
flower petals (optional)

Casting Directions for ‘Bury the Past (self-renewal spell)’

This spell is best cast at night during a waning moon. If youre going to usea circle, then cast it widdershins (counter-clockwise). Note that this spell cant change your sexual orientation or things about you that are core components of your character, and it cant be directed at someone else. Additionally, the spell will only work in case you really, earnestly wantto change, so put all stubbornness aside.

First, write down on a slip of paper a description of the part of yourself that you wish to put to rest. Heres an example:

Here lies the timid and terrified Maria, who whiled away her days in mortal fear of being bullied, scorned and rejected. Never did she venture to make friends, so greatly did the wide world frighten her. May the cool, peaceful earth still her constant shaking

Fold a distinct sheetof paper into a box to use as a coffin. If you dont know how to do this, there are various books and websites with step-by-step instructions to assist you. Wooden and tin boxes may work also, but try to keep it small.Once you have your coffin, fold up the slip of paper with your description onit and place it inside. Close the box and use the marker on the lid to draw a cross, pentagram or whatever you find significant.

Go outside (if youre not already outdoors), be sure you have all of your supplies, and cast your circle. Diga little hole near the middle of the circle, 4-5 inches deep. Place the paper coffin inside the hole, focusing on what you’re symbolically burying and why. If you have flower petals, sprinkle them over the coffin now. Placea small rock near the headof the tomb to serve as a tombstone, and put an unlit candle at the foot of the tomb. Take this time to reflect on death and rebirth in your life. If you want, you can further dress the tomb with extraflowers or a tiny drawing on the tombstone.

When youre ready, light the candle and say a eulogy. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want, depending on how much you like the funeral imagery. If you cant think of anything to say,may they rest in peaceis a goodone-sentence eulogy. Once youre done, pay the tomb in whisper,so mote it be. Take a deep breath and close the circle. Leave the grave-site to be washed away by the weather.

If the spell works right the tendencies of your old-self willstart to fade away very soon, but you have to make your own attempt to changeas the spell works.Remember, you cannot be renewed if you dont want to be renewed. If you outwardly say that the way you’re doing things is harmful or preventing expansion, but you dont feel that way on the inside and dont want to stop, then youre stuck. Youre like a tree with dead branches: release your grip on them, make them fall, and soon new branches will sprout and blossom around you.

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