Cleansing Ceremony (Full or Waning Moon)
If possible, perform this ritual under the moon. you are performing this ritual in a group, form a circle around the bow. If you are performing it alone, face North.
Take a few moments to slow your breathing and quiet your mind. Allow yourself to feel a direct relationship to the Moon, as a mover of the living waters of the Earth and within our own bodies. Each person writes what they're cleansing, or releasing on the floating candle. It's not important that it shows up, just that the intention is there. Light the candle, state out loud what you have written on it, an float it on the water. Allow yourself to feel the energy transfer of what you're cleansing/releasing to the candle. Keep the candle burning in the bowl as a symbol of the letting go process. The flame is a purifier, and symbolizes the sparks of inspiration as well. If you put out your floating candle flame, and your bowl is in your home, relighting it will remind you of your commitment. Place inspiring pictures and totems around it that remind you of who you're becoming.