Overcoming your Shadows

 

This spell, which suggests letting go the hurts of the past in a way which lets you move forward with new energy to the future, can be performed in the time of the New Moon. By carrying out it every New Moon you are gradually able to cleanse yourself of the detritus of the past, often as far back as childhood

You will need the following items for this spell:

Cedar or sage smudging stick or cleansing incense Bell Athame or ritual knife White candle Cakes and wine or juice

Casting Directions for ‘Overcoming your Shadows’

Cast your circle using the smudge stick orincense to sweep the space as you move -around the circle clockwise. Think about your area as being dome-shaped -over your head and cleanse that space too. Ring the bell. Together with your arms raised and your palms facing -upwards, acknowledge the Goddess and say:

Great Goddess,
Queen of the Underworld,
Protector of all believers in you,
It’s my will on this night of the moon

To conquer my shadows and bring about change.
I invite you to this my circle to assist and protect
me in my rite.

Hold your athame or knife in your hands in -acknowledgement of the God and say:

Terrific God,
Lord of the Upper realms,
Buddy of all who work with you,
It is my will on this night of the moon
To conquer my shadows to bring about change.
I protect and encourage you to my circle
me in my rite.

Light the candle and say:

Behind me the darkness, in front of me the light
As the wheel turns,
I know that every end is a beginning.
I see birth, death and regeneration.

Spend a while in quiet thought. If you can remember a time either in the previous month or-previously when times have never been great for you, focus on that. While the candle starts to burn properly recall what that time felt like.

Now concentrate on the candle flame and let yourself feel the joys of the light. Pick up the candle and hold it high above your head. Feel the energy of the light shower down around you, the negativity drain away. Now draw the power of this light into you and feel the energy flowing through you. Pass the candle around you and imagine the -energy building up. If you desire, say: – Let the light throw out darkness.

Now ground yourself by partaking of the -food and drink. Thank the God and Goddess -for their presence.Withdraw the circle.

This is a really personal way that you acknowledge the God and Goddess in your everyday life. While on first acquaintance it seems to be a protection technique, it’s actually one to improve your energies and to allow you to be happy and healthy in all levels of existence.

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