Updated: Jul 3, 2020
The time of the Full Moon is the perfect time for releasing unwanted energies which may be hindering our soul’s progress. Once these energies are released, you create space in your life for growth and renewal.
For this ritual, you will need a piece of paper, a writing utensil, a fireproof bowl or other type of fireproof container, a lighter or matches. Optional tools would be: crystals, candles, incense, sage, a way to play music.
Prepare your environment for relaxation. Some ideas: light candles, put on some soft music, burn some incense or smudge the room. Or go outdoors and prepare a comfortable setting.
Meditate for a brief period of time to relax, unwind and prepare for releasing. Three to five minutes is fine but take longer if needed and if you'd had an especially rough day.
Depending on your spiritual beliefs, you may call on your deity/spirit guides/elementals/angels/ascended masters as appropriate for your spiritual beliefs. Ask them to be with you during this time of releasing and thank them for their protection and guidance.
Take a few moments to reflect on the areas of your life that you would like to release. Examples: releasing the need for acceptance from others, releasing anxiety over something, releasing the pain from a recent argument, releasing anger over an issue that's been bothering you.
If you are wrestling with an especially emotional release, you may want to spend some time sitting quietly with the emotions. Do not be afraid to let the emotions be felt, they simply need to be acknowledged and felt by you before they can be released. Sit with it and let it be felt, it will change in a short amount of time and you will feel the relief.
On a piece of paper, write down those things you wish to release. Give each item its own sentence. As you write, consciously and emotionally connect with the act of releasing the item.
When you are done, light the piece of paper on fire and allow it to burn in your fireproof container. As it burns, repeat to yourself or aloud that you are releasing these things from your life and consciously making room in your life for new and better things to come. The fire symbolizes the release of these energies in a swift and final manner.
Once the paper has completely burned, thank your spiritual entities for attending and spend some time reflecting on the idea of opening up space in your life for the new things to come.
Dispose of the ashes as you please and if it was an especially emotional release, ground yourself in a manner that feels best to you. Some suggestions: eat something, have sex, take a bath, go to sleep, meditate, walk barefoot upon the earth.
Once you have completed your Full Moon releasing, you have approximately two weeks before the next New Moon. During these two weeks, pay attention to how the things you released with this Full Moon are changing or ending and make note of areas in your life where you would like to set new intentions for personal growth during the coming New Moon.