Cleansing & Releasing: New Year's Ritual Ideas

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018.

2017 is going bye-bye in just a few days. I, for one, am feeling ready to let go. Like, seriously. I am ready for a new year. I’m ready for new energy, new experiences, and new adventures. Things are going in a good direction for me, in regards to my family life, my romantic relationship, and my dreams. But wow, there is so much more I want to accomplish.
2017 was definitely a learning year for me. I started school, and started my own business. I moved. I faced some personal problems, and dealt with death of a close friend for the first time. But this year has taught me that it is important to be grateful for all that I have every day, to spend as much time with loved ones as possible, and to always make sure that my thoughts are aligned with my intentions.

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Clear out the old, bring in the new.

So, the best way to prepare for the new, is to cleanse the old. A lot of this work needs to happen on the inside, but there are lots of ways that you can help yourself physically, too. By performing simple cleansing and releasing rituals, you can prepare your mind, body, and soul, to bring in the new. This ensures that your thoughts and feelings are aligned with your wants and desires.
Simple water cleansing.
One of the easiest ways to cleanse your aura, and etheric body, is by bathing and showering with intention. If you want to cleanse yourself from energies that you are ready to shed, simply state so before getting in the water. When you are in the bath or shower, picture all of your doubts, fears, worries, and stresses being washed away from you. Imagine the water rinsing away all the old emotions and energies that you want to rid yourself of. Invoke the angels, a goddess, or any other deity you resonate with, and ask them to help you heal away these energies. You will come out of the shower feeling very refreshed.
Detox tea.
I know this one is so simple, that it almost seems silly. But really, tea is absolutely wondrous. In fact, I am sipping on peppermint tea as I write this post! (Have you read my post about how peppermint tea changed my life?) As this year ends, get yourself some good detox tea. My mom and I really love this one from Yogi:


(Yogi Herbal Tea Bags, Detox 16 ea ( pack of 6))

Not only does this tea taste bomb, but it is also good for you. It helps your body cleanse itself, focusing on the liver and kidneys. The kidneys are related to our feelings about ourselves. They hold our fears, anxieties, and self-esteem. If you want to release some of those emotions, this tea might be for you.
SAGE.
Yes, yes. I am bringing up sage, again. Sage is truly a miracle-worker. It can help you to cleanse yourself, and it also helps to cleanse your environment. If you want to thrive in 2018, you need to have a well-balanced environment to thrive in. I am going to spend all day tomorrow, cleaning out my apartment, getting rid of old shit, and tidying. And the whole time I will have incense and sage going. I want my home to be ready to make stuff happen with me, this upcoming year. Don’t forget the importance of home energy. Maybe you could de-clutter, too?
Writing/burning letters.
This is one of my favorite ritual ideas, that I have used a few times in the past. I like to resort to this one when I feel things are getting heavy, and I really need a good release. All you gotta do, is write down what you want to release. It could be a letter to someone who hurt you, or someone you hurt. It could be a letter to yourself about your fears and stresses. No matter how you choose to write it, be completely honest with yourself. Let the energies and emotions flow out onto the paper. Set the intention that you want to be rid of them. And when the time is right, take it outside, and burn it. Then the energies will be clear from your life. This is another one that you could also invoke a spirit guide to help you with. Having their presence there will help you feel safe, and ready to let go. Remember to stay focused as the paper burns. Imagine the energies burning away with it. This can be extremely powerful, if your intent is truly there.
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What do you think?

I hope that my little ritual ideas helped you some. Do you have any cleansing and releasing rituals you use as a go-to? Are you ready for the new energy of 2018, a two year? It’s gonna be a great time, guys.
Keep in touch with me, through the new year! And don’t forget to schedule your personal Celtic Cross tarot reading, or 3-card oracle reading with me, to see what’s on the table for you in 2018. 😉
With love and light,
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