RITUAL, INTENTION + MAGIC
Humans need purpose. An intent or goal provides meaning and the impetus to create a fulfilling life. Being clear on what you want makes you so much closer to getting it. Introduce the present to what is yet to be created with ritual. Intention is magic.
‘Ritual allows us to connect with the self, the community, and the natural forces around us’. – Sobonfu Somé
Turning a simple act into a ritual can help you to manifest your desires or goals when you make a conscious choice to invite things in or let things go.
It sounds formal, but a ritual can be as ceremonial or simple as you like. It might be having a coffee or journalling every morning. Or preparing a meal to celebrate something with friends. The only requirement is to give the practice meaning.
Each Girl Grease candle centres around a theme or idea, with corresponding colours and scents. The candle works as a signifier or symbol; it’s a representation of your intent.
OWNING YOUR RITUAL
You might like to dress your candle with essential oils. Look up the corresponding meaning and dab some oil onto your finger and trace around the wick before you light the candle. Do this in a clockwise motion for an attracting intention or anticlockwise to let go of something.
You can also think of other things to add to the ritual to give meaning – coloured paper, herbs, plants, a photo – it’s up to you.
We like to work with the moon to add further meaning to ritual and intention setting. The moon’s energy waxes and wanes each month in accordance with its phases.
To release or let go, light your candle during the full moon and dark moon period, when the lunar energy is diminishing. Conversely, for attracting intentions, light your candle on the new moon or during the waxing moon phase.
Keep track of the moon and how you feel in relation to its shifting energy by downloading our app It’s Just a Phase®.
“Dreams take short cuts.” – Ursula Le Guin
While burning your candle, focus on your goal and remember the adage – ‘Where your attention goes, energy flows’.
You can keep your candle burning until it finishes or snuff it out for later. Traditional thinking is if you blow it out you can interrupt the message.
Tip: You can use the bottom of a glass or another Girl Grease candle to seal the top of the candle jar and the flame will die out.
“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” – Zadie Smith
In the days and weeks that follow, pay attention, show up and work towards your goal. Keep faith that everything is conspiring to help you.