New Year's has long been my favorite holiday. The promise of new beginnings, saying goodbye to the old. This ritual isn't just for new year's. It's for anytime you need that fresh start.
Here's What You'll Need:
Call on your angels and guides of the highest truth and compassion to be present with you throughout the ritual.
Set a timer for 15-30 minutes and allow yourself to reflect on all that's transpired. If you're doing this during the new year, perhaps this is when you think about the past year. If you're doing this because you need a fresh start, contemplate the experiences that led up to feeling the need for the fresh start. Don't hold back for this time. FEEL it. Let it all finally rise up to the surface and see what is all there. What are you ready to let go of?
Once the timer goes off, it's time to start the bath or shower. I encourage you to make your space as lovely as possible. Have a the single rose in the bathroom, candles, maybe a few crystals (that won't be hurt by the water).
If you have a way to, play Jai Jagdeesh Dhan Dhan- a chant for surrender, during the shower.
As you stand outside the shower, preparing to go in, set the intention to cleanse all that you let come to the surface.
Step into the shower and let it out. Let out a scream, several deep sighs, a heavy cry. As the water rinses down your body, your soul is being cleansed as well. All that you wished to let go of is being released with the water. When a negative thought or experience comes to your mind, repeat the affirmation, "I cleanse myself of this" and let it go.
Spend as much time here as you need. When you begin to feel the energetic shifts, mindfully finish your shower. Notice the way the water feels as it hits the back of your neck. Use a soap that smells incredible and makes your skin feel luxurious. Take note of the way you move your fingers as you cleanse your face. Before you turn the shower off, stand underneath for a moment and imagine the water is divine white light. A deep, final cleanse.
Once you get out of the shower, gently dry yourself off, but do not get dressed right away.
If you have essential oils that are safe to use on your body, such as doTERRA, now is when you will need them. If you do not have essential oils, follow the steps without the part of anointing with oils.
Frankincense and rose are two of the highest vibrating oils. Rose encourages us to see love and frankincense supports our truth.
Now that you are feeling deeply cleansed, it's time to bless the space you've created.
We will anoint each chakra with oils, your choice of Frankincense or Rose, diluted with fractionated coconut oil. If you don't have the oils, simply place your hand on the area of the chakra and imagine powerful white light coming through them.
Pick up the rose and hold it in front of your heart. Look at yourself in the mirror, a physical form of love and truth. Repeat the affirmation, out loud, to yourself, in front of the mirror: "I love you. You're complete. You're love. You're truth. All is well."
Now, indulge in some pampering yourself. Whether that means running a comb through your hair and letting it air dry or doing a complete manicure, pedicure, and styling your hair, it feels good to bring the beauty we've cultivated within, out.
If you feel called to, you may wish to end the ritual here or journal about your experience. What came up for you? What was the most powerful shift? What does this fresh start look like for you? What do the affirmations for each chakra mean to you?
May your 2019 be all that you desire and then some.