The new moon is always a time for new beginnings and a perfect time to perform a New Moon Butterfly Ritual. This new moon on Sept. 20th, is right before the Autumn equinox. A perfect time to make some transformations. To spread your wings with a New Moon Butterfly Ritual and recognize yourself in all your beauty and wonder. It is also the time the last of the Monarch butterflies make their long migratory journey to Mexico after all their transformations of the summer, so it seems a very appropriate time for this particular ritual.
BUTTERFLY RITUAL FOR TRANSFORMATION
For the new moon Butterfly Ritual, create a space to offer thanks to deceased family and other loved ones. As it is a time of Harvest, decorate it with Autumn colors. Use leaves, acorns and other symbols of fall and harvest.
Place a candle in the space you are using for your new moon Butterfly Ritual. Think of using orange, brown, green and yellows, colors of the harvest. White also represents transformation, cleansing and also finding your own inner light.
Call upon your ancestors to support and empower your transformation ritual with spiritual power and the blessings of other worlds.
Quiet your mind and reflect on things in your life you would like to change. Honor and give thanks to those you have helped you grow both past and present.
Thank the universe for the lessons you have learned.
Now look forward into coming year and Picture yourself as you want to be in the next phase of your life, taking on a new shape , new values, goals and fulfilling your Divine purpose. Stretching and Spreading your wings. Breathing deeply.
Ask your future Self, “How will you have me change to be the best “me” I can be?”
Allow this time to be a free-flowing exchange between your now self and your future Self and all your past selves.
What does the present me need for transition into a Butterfly.
How shall I live my life as a Butterfly? What can I do to spread my wings?
What must I thank and leave in the past for my future Self to expand?
and Above all realize you are beautiful in all your stages!!!
Excerpt from the Butterfly Woman “The Self need not carry mountains to transform. A little is enough, a little goes a long way, and a little changes much.”
End your ritual with a prayer of thanks and don’t forget to thank yourself.
“I am loved and supported. I am beautiful through all my transitions that are allowing me to reach contentment in my life.”
After completing your Butterfly Transformation Ritual you may wish to write down your immediate feelings and thoughts to refer to as you continue your transformation.
A beautiful story available on c.d. or small book to read is
La Mariposa~The Butterfly Woman (found in Women who run with Wolves) By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
or you may find La Mariposa in full here
“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight
pours through and dispels the mists — as it surely will. Then act
with courage.” ~ Ponca Chief White Eagle
When we come to a stressful place in our lives, be it in a relationship, financial or family, the natural thing is to react (or overreact as the case may be) and try to change the situation immediately. This is based on the information we have at the moment, which is usually just a glimpse of the entire picture. We find ourselves saying “I don’t know what to do” , Well,this is the time to be still and wait!!
Do Nothing until we have all the information
Breakups and arguments are a prime example of this, we get caught up in the heat of the moment and say things we should not. Words that can never be taken back no matter how many times you say, I am sorry.
We burn up the phone or write scathing emails of all that you have done to me.
Waiting 24 hours for the dust to settle, emotions to calm and to review the situation will give a whole new prospective on how you perceive things and the reality of the situation. Time to place the real feelings where they truly belong. Time to view it with both doors wide open to see the whole panorama of the situation.
Anger and frustration usually stem from another emotion, fear is one ie when your kids do something dangerous, fear that someone is leaving us, that we are not good enough, fear a situation will continue. But the immediate overwhelming rush of adrenaline blocks any logic.
Be still and wait
Often in 24 hours , it will resolve itself or at least look entirely different.
People often find that they are at a crossroads in life and feel depressed or stuck and want to do something even if it is wrong, just to make something happen. Remember, “Don’t try to create movement because nothing is happening as you could create negative movement” which often leads to a more chaotic situation. Try to give yourself time to view the entire situation from all sides.
In other words
Be still and wait!!
You may want to light a blue candle as this can have a calming effect on your mood or yellow with a twist of lemon to uplift the spirits.
Have a great and calm day
This is the first day of the new moon and the last new moon of 2014. It is a time for manifesting abundance in both our financial lives and out love relationships. What we manifest now will carry us into the new year.
Today is the first day after the full moon. It puts us in a release cycle of the moon phase and is a great time for some letting go, in the case purifying the emotions.
We all get bogged down with old “junk” and it is very clearing to purify those emotions and let go of all anger, hurt, resentments and such.
It is like hitting delete on your computer.
We live in a constant state of angst these days and it is a necessary part of life to purify emotions to open ourselves up to the bright new possibilities of the future.
As this was a Super Moon and brings the promise of change for the better, why not take a few minutes to clear out all the past?
Below is a simple excercise to Purify the emotions!
Sometime we just need to clear out all the old emotions and make room for new! Today is the first day of the release cycle after the Super Full Moon. It is an excellent time to release the old and make room for the new!!!
May be done any evening during the waning moon (release)
A white candle
A bowl of water
A small bowl of salt
Dried sage in something you can burn it in
I use these elements to cleanse any toxins that may
Cloud my ability to flow
I release negativity to fire
(wave your hand through the flame of the candle)
I release blockages in my earth
(rub salt on hands)
I clear my own air
(wave the smoking sage in front of you)
and I purify my water
(dip your hands in water)
I ask that the release be gentle
I affirm my trust and faith in my own abundant flow
So be it
And so it is
Dispose of ingredients immediately
This candle may be used again for THIS spell only
Most of us have been hurt along the way. Especially when it comes to relationships, be it soulmates, love relationships, or even friendships.
The key is in the healing self. Learning to trust again. Mainly healing ourselves to trust ourselves, to believe in our own intuition, to follow our “gut” feeling.
Healing self calls for some realistic viewing of the situation, especially relationships and accepting our part “if only” and “yeah but” and take a look at the realistic way the relationship really was all along, and you will see many times we are in “wish” mode. And waiting for the person to change.
We can only change ourselves and this will change the energies around you.
We cannot look for a person , place or thing to make us happy. It is an inside job.
Healing self–treat yourself as you would want others to treat you, love yourself, be good to you let go of the past-it is after all-PAST! Turn you eyes forward and allow your heart to open to healing self.
The pain in our lives does not define us, it makes us learn, grow and become stronger!!
What an awesome individual you are!!
It was recently said by someone– because of being so busy, they did not have the energy to sustain the relationship.
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In a relationship, as in everything else, we get what we believe and ask for. Actually what we feel we deserve!!
People in a relationship, be it soulmates, love relationship or friendship are always mirrors of each other in some way.
A relationship with another person is one of the most powerful tools we have for growth if we look at them realistically to see how
we have created them.
If you truly desire to have a deep fulfilling relationship, You have to believe it is possible. You have to believe you deserve it, them and love. And you have to treat you the way you want to be treated. Be the best you, you can be. (realize it is not that you do not deserve love but perhaps, this person is not reflecting the best you).
Below are some things you can do to help your relationship:
1. Look at your goals, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually
2. Take an honest (key word) look at what beliefs and attitudes you have about what is blocking YOU from having a deep relationship. Write it down–the reason I can’t have a deep relationship or friendship with _______ is—–no no not what they do, what you do.
3. Use affirmations and visual images to change the “scene” into a positive, loving one, Be willing to accept the good in you.
4. Use visualization to improve a difficult situation. Talking together, taking turns listening.
If we put ourselves or our prospective partner in a box with a label with the way it should be, it can be very confining and limiting.
Human relationships are very complex. They reflect our inner workings to help us to grow, it is not the partners job to heal or fix, only to reflect.
If the relationship difficulties continue, it is a sign to look deeper into ourselves.
Sometime Insight from an outside person can help you to gain some clarity.
Remember SOULMATES ARE MADE, NOT FOUND
Even if you feel you have found them, the relationship must be made.
Perhaps You are the soulmate you are looking for.
You deserve all there is, accept it
Psychic insight into Love, relationships to empower you to be the best YOU, can be
Lesson one – Success And Happiness Are For You.
No man has a right, unless he can not help himself, to remain where he will be constantly subjected to the cramping, ambition-blocking influences and great temptations of poverty. His self-respect demands that he should get out of such an environment. It is his duty to put himself in a position of dignity and independence where he will not be liable at any moment to be a burden to his friends in case of sickness or other emergencies, or where those depending on him may suffer.
Prosperity begins in the mind and is impossible to achieve with a mental attitude which is hostile to it. We can not attract opulence mentally by a poverty-stricken attitude which is driving away what we long for. We must think prosperity before we can come to it. What we have, not what we do not have.
Our circumstances in life, our financial condition, our poverty or our wealth, our friends or lack of them, our condition of harmony or discord, are all very largely the offspring of our thought. And we have the power to change this.
Success comes through a perfectly scientific mental process. The man who becomes prosperous believes that he is going to be prosperous. He has faith in his ability to make money. He does not start out with his mind filled with doubts and fears, and all the time talk poverty and think poverty, walk like a pauper and dress like a pauper. He turns his face towards the thing he is trying for and is determined to get, and will not allow its opposite picture in his mind.
The man who expects prosperity is constantly creating money in his mind, building his financial structure mentally. There must be a mental picture of the prosperity first; the building around it is comparatively easy.
To be prosperous we must put ourselves in the prosperous attitude, in a bring mode. We must think as a prosperous being, we must feel opulent in thought; we must exhale confidence and assurance in our very bearing and manner. Our mental attitude towards the thing we are striving for and the intelligent effort we put forth to realize it, will measure our attainment.
The man who would succeed must think success, must think upward. He must think progressively, creatively, constructively, inventively, and above all, optimistically.
The mental attitude which we hold toward our work or our aim has everything to do with what we accomplish.
Many positive minds become negative by influences which destroy their self-confidence. They gradually lose faith in themselves.
The whole philosophy of efficiency and happiness consist in the vigorous, consistent affirmation of the thing we are trying to be, and trying to do.