We love this beautiful ritual from shamanic healer & guide Chloe Isidora. Her brilliant book Sacred Self-Care is a powerful guide to help you nourish your body, mind & soul.
The Spring Equinox is the day of equilibrium, a time when darkness and light come into sweet balance with the sun and the moon. This magical ritual honours the return of the sun and give thanks for the beauty of the earth.
Before you begin take three deep breaths and set your intention that you are creating a Sacred Spring Equinox Ritual.
Honour the Earth
Create a Spring Altar with flowers, blossoms, delicate green leaves and a bowl of spring water or blessed water. Feel into what crystals are calling to you and gather them to your altar.
If you are in self isolation look around your home and find what you can to represent Spring. Get creative with what you have access too… potted plants, yellow or pink ornaments or white talismans all have a place here. You could draw your own altar - relax & enjoy bringing spring to life think about symbols and colours for new life.
Honour your ancestors on your altar too, place photos, write their names and offer them food and drink, give thanks for where you have come from. Open your sacred space by speaking an opening prayer. You can use the following, or create your own version. Allow yourself to speak from your heart, its all about intention.
“With great love, great honour and great respect open sacred space. Calling upon Mama Earth and thank you for the support, abundant nourishment and love you freely give me every day, I thank you for bringing all your relations, the stone people, the crystal people, the plant people, the two-legged, the four-legged, the winged, the creepy-crawlies, the elementals and the devas.
“Calling upon the element of water, I thank you for your purification, for your ease and flow, for showing us the path of least resistance.
“Calling upon the element of fire, thank you for your alchemy of transmutation and transformation, for the power and passion you bring.
“Calling upon the element of air, you who are the sustainer of all life of every breath, thank you for your movement and continual presence.
“Calling upon the element of ether, you who connect us to everything and everyone, you who weave all life together.
“Calling upon Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names and you who are unnameable. Mother, Father, God, Goddess and our star brothers and star sisters. Calling upon my Spirit teams and lineages of unconditional love and light, the ascended masters, rchangels and seraphim angels. Thank you for opening and holding this space in the highest vibration of unconditional love for healing and transformation.”
There is much going on in the world at the moment and we all needing clearing, releasing and rejuvenating.
Find a quiet, warm and cosy spot to sit or lay down. Place your left hand on your heart and drop your breath into your heart centre. Allow your breath to travel down to your root. Set your intention to connect to the crystalline corn of the earth and allow a root to grow down from your root chakra deep, deep down into the earth, when you feel anchored let yourself go, rest, let go with big sighs.
When you feel that you have sunk into this quiet space, call crystalline earth energy into your root chakra and allow this energy centre to unwind and release. I sense an anticlockwise movement your finger tips to help the dense energy to release, imagine this energy to mulching into the earth.
When you feel this has cleared, imagine a little red light streaming from your finger tips into your root chakra, keep going until you sense a vibrant red colour, really feel this energy centre moving in a clockwise direction filling with crystalline earth energy. Gently move up to the sacral chakra and repeat the same process, this time with a beautiful orange light coming through your finger tips. Move to your sola plexus and image a yellow light pouring through your fingers, heart green light, throat light blue light, third eye violet light and crown of your head white light.
Once you have self cleansed and cleared call up crystalline earth energy bring it all the way through your body base of the spin to the crown of your head and water falling all around your back into the earth, do this a few times, it feels so restorative.
Sowing spring seeds
Take a little time and think about your prayers, your wishes, your dreams for the future. What do you ask for for yourself? For humanity? For Mama Earth? What world are your dreaming into being? When you tuned into this space after a lovely crystalline clearing ritual, you might be surprised at what comes to the surface!
If you have a garden, plant seeds into the earth and give each seed a beautiful blessing.
Give back & give thanks
At this time of complete unknownness, how can we support our communities, what gift do you have that would be joy to share?
When you go to bed remember moments of beauty that happened in the day and give thanks.
Thank your for your time, Choe. You can find out more about working with Chloe at https://www.chloeisidora.com/>