Shamanic Ritual of Self Blessing

This ritual is for connecting to the deepest levels of healing, as well as the four Elements and their energies.

Materials needed:

1 small white votive candle
Incense - Sage or Thyme
1 small container of water ( Spring water )
1 small container of salt ( Sea salt )

The candle represents the element of Fire

The Incense represents the element of Air

The Spring water repreents the element of Water

The Sea salt represents the element of Earth

The element of Fire is for: relationships, protection, ideas, and achievements

The element of Air is for: creativity, spirituality, inspiration, and philosophies

The element of Water is for: emotions, intuition, dream states, psychic gifts, and healing balance

The element of Earth is for: practicality, knowledge, sacred wisdom, and growth



Find a quiet time and place
Light the incense and concentrate on the gifts that Air reflects in you.
Light the candle and concentrate on the gifts that Fire brings out in you.
Hold the dish of Water and concentrate on the gifts that Water reflects in you.
Hold the dish of Salt and concentrate on the gifts that Earth offers to you.
Slowly pour the water into the salt
Stir the mixture with your fingers, while considering the blending of elements that create life itself.
Consider the balance of these elements and their effects in your life.
After a few moments, face the candle, and dip your finger into the saltwater mixture and then touch your finger to your third-eye chakra, and say:

"Bless me Goddess, for I am your child."

Dip your finger again and carefully touch the area around your eyes, and say:

" Bless my eyes that I may see you "

Dip again and touch your nose, and say:

" Bless my nose that I may smell your essence "

Dip again and touch your ears, and say:

" Bless my ears that I may hear your wisdom "

Dip again and touch your mouth, and say:

" Bless my mouth that I may speak your name "

Dip again and touch your heart, and say:

" Bless my heart that I may feel your love "

Dip again and touch your lower abdomen, and say:

" Bless my cauldron center that I may create harmony "

Dip again and touch your feet, and say:

" Bless my feet that I may walk in balance "

Dip again and rub your hands together, and say:

" Bless my hands that I may feel healing in my work "

Concentrate on the elements before you. When ready, shift your focus to the candle and visualize healing white light flowing in and around you, completely enveloping you.
Feel the waves of strength flowing out from deep within your Self.
Breathe in deeply and revel in this moment of power.
Connect yourself with these feelings of Strength and Healing, become one with these waves of personal power.
You are as one.

When finished, extinguish the candles.
Allow the incense to burn completely down.

The incense serves as the carrier of the message of Healing and Strengh.

Air serves as the communicating element.

Smoke serves as the transformation to Spirit.

Either return the saltwater to the Earth or use its energies to cleanse your crystals.

The ceremony is complete.





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