Guidance Ritual

I’ve been a bit busy trying to get my BOS into digital form. In the process, I’ve been writing up a lot of what I have into actual ritual form. Mainly because in my BOS everything is in my shorthand. If I was to pass the book down to my kids. They’d be left with a lot of information but no key elements. They wouldn’t know if you need candles, or herbs, or colors, or….anything for the spell I have listed. They’d know its name, and the words, but that is it!

That is why you’ve seen a couple of posts of rituals. Well…. I have another one to add today. 🙂

Guidance Ritual

Needed:

Earth Element
Chamomile for Tea
Tea Pot
Tea Cups
5 Purple Candles to represent Spirit, Guides, Angels, your choice
1 White Candle to represent Yourself
Sandalwood Oil to anoint the candles
Azurite, sodalite, and/or fluorite to put under your pillow

Start by brewing yourself a nice, relaxing cup of tea. Keep it handy and then cast your circle. Here is a quick, simple circle I picked up long ago:

World Above, World Below
Energy Come, Energy Flow
Bright Divine Light Circles Around Me
Mountain and Sky, Flame and Sea

 

Call your quarters. Start with North. Light your elemental candles. Here is what I generally use:

To the North, I call upon the guardians of the element of Earth.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome

 
To the East, I call upon the guardians of the element of Air.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome

 
To the South, I call upon the guardians of the element of Fire.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome.

 
To the West, I call upon the guardians of the element of Water.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome.

Acknowledge what you’re feeling. You can do this in writing, out loud, or silently. I like to use flash paper so I can release the feelings in a quick flash of fire. I have my dramatic side! You can list your feelings or write something like:

I am feeling [scared, confused, lost, unsure, overwhelmed, uneasy, etc.]
I acknowledge these feelings and welcome them.
May their presence guide me to the next step of my journey.

You’ll find once you surrender to your feelings you’ll feel a sense of relief and clarity. If you’ve been struggling with your feelings for a while… like I do. You’ll find this a bit euphoric. Revel in it for a few minutes. Then burn your paper, sip your tea, and let it all slip away.

Here is where I would invoke the ancestors, spirit guides, god, goddess, whomever you feel you need. Once you’ve invoked them, ask them for their guidance.

Today I’m standing at a crossroad
I ask your guidance on which way to go
 
All aspects of my decision are clouded
The answer hidden by my fears
 
I acknowledge and release my fears
So I may receive your answer clear
 
I ask for clarity in my dreams tonight
Provide me with your wisdom and insight

Now, I know guides can be a bit impatient when they need to tell you something. And, since I’m a Tarot person. You can always do this instead:

Today I’m standing at a crossroad
I ask your guidance on which way to go
 
All aspects of my decision are clouded
The answer hidden by my fears
 
I acknowledge and release my fears
So I may receive your answer clear
 
I ask for clarity in the cards before me
Provide me with your wisdom and insight

Then I lay out a three card spread. The first card is for where I am currently. The cards usually tell me why I’m struggling. The second card provides insight into what you should do. The third card explains why you should do it. Make note of what they say. Keep them with you for a day or two to remind yourself.

Take the time to meditate on the cards. Drink your tea. Don’t rush back to the real world. A little me time is just what the Witch ordered. When you’re ready….

Release your quarters. Starting in the North and working backwards:

To the North, I thank and release the guardians of the element Earth
Hail, and Farewell

 
To the West, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Water.
Hail, and Farewell

 
To the South, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Fire.
Hail, and Farewell

 
To the East, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Air.
Hail, and Farewell.

 

Then, release your circle. I am a creature of habit and always use:

Open now this sacred space
Send all energies back to place
Fare the well, and safe return
Let not our magick ere be turned

I’m sure you’ll see more rituals from me over the coming months. I have another one that is top of my list – one to help me make some decisions. That’s what started the Guidance Ritual but… I really need to make a few decisions. I’ve been struggling with decisions on my future what to do, where to go… you know, all the fun stuff! For now though… I hope you enjoy the guidance ritual.

Blessed Be my friends!

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One comment on “Guidance Ritual

  1. jmlibby says:

    This is perfectly timed! Thank you so much for sharing with us. In return, I’m sending good decision-making vibes your way 🙂

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