The Purification Ritual is a ritual that purifies negative energies. It's important to not think negative thoughts, but only positive thoughts.
Basic supplies you'll need for a basic ritual Edit
- 1 green candle
- 1 yellow candle
- 1 blue candle
- 1 red candle
- 1 purple candle
- Lighter or matches
- Lighting strip (matches)
Additional supplies you might like to use Edit
- Smudge stick
- White sage (for driving off negative energies, spirits, and influences)
- Lavender (to restore balance, create a peaceful atmosphere, draws loving energy and positive spirits)
Place the candles in the proper position on the ground, or if you have help you can have people hold the candles. Figure out which direction is north, then place the candles (whether they’re being held by friends or not) in their proper positions. The green candle goes in the northern most part of the circle. The yellow candle goes in the east. The red candle in the south. The blue in the west, and the purple goes in the center of the circle.
Air opens the circle. Use the smoke from the smudge stick to purify the people in the circle. Open the circle by calling air. "Air is everywhere, so it only makes sense that it is the first element to be called into the circle. I ask that you hear me, air, and I summon you to this circle." Or you may make up your own invocation. Light the candle. Moving counterclockwise light all five candles, calling each element in turn, completing the spellwork circle by lighting the purple spirit candle in the center of the circle. Next, summon fire to the circle. "Fire reminds me of cold winter nights and the warmth and safety of the fireplace that heats my grandma's cabin. I ask that you hear me, fire, and I summon you to this circle." Or you may make up your own invocation. Next, summon water to the circle. "Water is relief on a hot Oklahoma summer day. It's the amazing ocean that I really would like to see someday, and it's the rain that makes the lavender grow. I ask that you hear me, water, and I summon you to this circle." Or you may make up your own invocation. Next, summon earth to the circle. "Earth supports and surrounds us. We wouldn't be anything without her. I ask that you hear me, earth, and I summon you to this circle." Or you may make up your own invocation. Lastly, summon spirit to the circle. "The last element is one that fills everything and everyone. It makes us unique and it breathes life into all things. I ask that you hear me, spirit, and I summon you to this circle." Or you may make up your own invocation.
Focus on the prayer and concentrate; believe that the elements will carry it to Nyx, and that the Goddess will answer the prayer. Face the east. "Great Goddess of Night, whose voice I hear in the wind, who breathes the breath of life to Her children. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom." Next turn to the south. "Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset that comes before the beauty of your night. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught your people." Then turn to the west. "Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes toward me. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me." Then turn to the north. "I seek strength, not to be greater than others, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself." Walk back to the center of the circle and finish the prayer. "Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. When life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame."