Ritual was an important aspect of life in the past. But life’s become faster and many traditional rituals are no longer practised. Ritual no longer plays a regular role in our lives. However re-introducing ritual practices brings a deeper dimension to your life. Practising ritual at the New Moon strengthens your engagement with your Higher Self and connects you to the greater cycles of life. When you set New Moon Intentions you create a a pathway and point of focus for your spiritual growth
Setting intentions under the energy of the New Moon is extremely powerful. Your intuition and connection with Source is deeper and clearer at this time. Which means during New Moon you perceive insights and wisdom to guide your life far more easily than at other times.
Rituals can be as simple or as complex as you choose. This is a process that I’ve found simple but effective for my practices as well as for women’s groups I hold.
Try to do your ritual as close to the New Moon as possible for the greatest impact. The energies increase for two to three days before the actual time the Moon is darkest and strengthen as they get closer to the exact time. They then start to diminish but continue for about another twenty-four afterwards.
To find the exact time of New Moon where you are go here and type your city in the Search Box. You’ll notice there’s an exact time of New Moon for your city which helps you calculate the most potent time to do your ritual and set intentions.
CREATE A NEW MOON RITUAL IN 6 EASY STEPS
Here are the six easy steps to create your own powerful New Moon intentions.
Materials You Need
You’ll need pen and paper, candle, white sage or salt, crystals or other symbolic and meaningful items.
Many choose to keep a special New Moon Journal solely for their intention lists. Writing your intentions in a journal creates a permanency and for some may strengthen their commitment to following the guidance. Plus you can check back later to see how well you are manifesting.
However others prefer to write their Intention List on a loose sheet of paper. This allows them to revisit their list and do a follow up ritual at the time of the next Full Moon. At that time they burn or bury the list, releasing their intentions to Source energy.
Neither method is better and either has a place in your ritual. It’s entirely up to you to use whichever practice is in alignment with you.
Set Your Sacred Space
Creating the sacred space is an important part of ritual. It enhances your experience and also sets a framework for your subconscious. By creating the space every time you perform ritual your subconscious comes to recognise the cues, allowing you to engage with intuition more fully.
Again there are no prerequisites but the space you create should be in alignment with what has meaning for you.
Your sacred space may be in a special place, beside an altar, or in a garden. You may choose to be outdoors to ground yourself and forge the connection between above and below.
Place any symbolic items such as crystals, shells or feathers in your space. Include anything that holds particular significance for you. Include a candle which forms part of the process.
Clear Your Sacred Space
Energy collects in any space. The energy of emotions, words and actions hangs around and your ritual will be enhanced if you clear these out before you begin. White sage smoke is traditionally used to clear space. If you don’t want smoke around use essential oil space-clearing sprays, or sprinkle water with dissolved Himalayan salt around the area.
To successfully manifest you need to be engaged with Source energy. Trying to manifest from ego, your thoughts, brings limited success. Your Highest Self knows what it is your really need and will guide you to that end.
Settle yourself and begin your breathing, releasing your thoughts and daily life with each exhale. Allow flow with your Highest Self. Ask to be guided to what it is you need to change, release or begin right now for the highest good. Ask to achieve this with grace and ease. Spend a few minutes in connection with Source.
Then release all expectations. Your Highest Self will guide to you to what you need but the path it chooses may not seem related to where your thoughts point. TRUST. This is where you must release expectations, trust and act on intuition.
Download Spiritual Guidance
Once you have engaged and communed with Source connect with your heart. Place your hand over your heart chakra in the centre of your chest. Place the other hand over your solar plexus above your navel to strengthen the connection. Sense, in whichever way is strongest for you, the connection between the two chakras and the energy flowing between heart and mind (intuition).
Now dream big or small. Nothing is too BIG and the smallest detail can be the biggest catalyst. Trust. Tune into your feelings and trust they will guide you to exactly what you need. If you find thoughts (ego) intruding gently guide your focus back to the heart-mind connection and feel into where you are being directed.
Write down any impressions, ideas, directions or pathways you receive. Don’t question them, simply allow them to appear and receive them with gratitude. Accept you might not understand the purpose of each right now.
You may receive a number of intentions or just one. There isn’t a set number, although I find limiting them to ten or less is best.
Take as long as you need to complete your manifestation list, you will know when you are finished.
Once you have finished writing thank your Highest Self.
Activate Your Intentions
Writing your manifestation list is just the first part of your ritual as it creates the focus.
After you’ve completed your list it’s important to then energise your intentions by giving them ‘voice’.
Before you finish your ritual state out loud that you send these intentions out to the universe. Ask they be manifested for the highest good. Then simply read the items on your list out loud. Give thanks.
Finally, close your ritual by thanking your Highest Self for insight, your guides and other helpers.
Your intentions may manifest quickly or they may take months. But trust once you have completed this ritual the process will begin.
Remember, you can’t manifest from your thoughts, you can only manifest from Source energy. Setting intentions from Source creates focus which helps you recognise when your Higher Self sends you the cues to fulfil your intentions.
Above all, enjoy your manifestation ritual.