Happy New Year, friends!
Yesterday I was watching Sarra Cannon on YouTube and she mentioned a ritual she does for abundance, she calls it a money manifestation, but you can call it what you like. I followed her ritual plan which was so much fun. If you click on the link above, her ritual is at the 40 minute mark if you want to watch it.
Following her instructions I inscribed the year and my financial goal on a candle, then got a few things together to do the ritual and got started.
To begin with Sarra said to do a circle to protect yourself and your energy, this lets you focus on your intent without any other energy coming into your spell to disrupt it. Once I had closed my circle I lit my candle (which had been a gift from friends so I felt it was a good choice seeing as it sybolised generosity to me). Then I gathered my focus elements, crystals to hold the energy, a coin for wealth and abundance and a tree charm for growth. Holding these in my left hand I focused on the candle for e while, thinking about what I wanted to achieve for the next year, and once I had it clear in my mind I started to write down these ideas. There were single words, lists, ideas for books, channels for making money, things I would like for my family and relationships, really whatever came to mind was written down on a piece of paper.
When I had filled the paper with my intentions I folded it to make a pocket and put the coin, the charm and the clear quartz I had been holding into it, then folded it again and sealed it with wax from the candle I was burning.
I let the candle burn until my inscription had melted away, releasing my intention into the universe to start to manifest. When I felt at peace I blew out the candle (I think you are meant to let it burn until it's done, but I've decided to use this one each month to build on my intentions) then released the circle. I've put the crystals I was holding into a bowl with my sealed letter of intentions, the rest of the crystals, a thank you note to the universe for listening to me and helping me reach my goals, a few photos and a cheque I made out to myself with the financial amount on it. I figure if it's all together the energy will build on itself. A copy of Scone with the Wind is sitting beside the bowl, along with the candle I used.
My office smells amazing today, I hope it reminds me each day to work towards my goal (intentions don't just happen you have to help manifest them with your own energy and magic!). Here's to a peaceful, happy and abundant year to all of you.