Although a Full Moon Ritual, where you release all that is holding you back is helpful, it's not imperative. So here's how you do your New Moon Ritual. You
can set up your space with candles, crystals and your favourite music softly
playing in the background, this is a personal choice. However, you do need to
have a pen, paper and focussed intent for your New Moon Ritual.
Sit and think about what it is that you do want, whether it's a new job, a relationship, house, car, etc. Picture what you want. Make sure you can visualise everything about it. If it's a new car, smell the new upholstery or see the clean shiny engine. If it's a new love, what characteristics does he/she have? List as much as you want, the more specific you are the better.
As you start your list, begin with something like 'It is June 5th 2012 and I have a perfect relationship. My partner has blue eyes, thick brown hair, a captivating smile, etc. I am cherished, nurtured and incredibly happy in my relationship. Act as if it has already happened, as if it is June 5th, or whatever date you have chosen and write it from a present point of view. Immerse yourself in the emotion of your list, feel loved, imagine how you feel as that person looks at you. Imagine unlocking your new car, starting the engine, driving to work. Visualise getting on the plane for the trip you've always wanted, what are the other passengers like? Is the food great? Did you watch an in-flight movie? What places of interest are you going to visit on the way? Really get in touch with what you are asking for...live it, feel it and 'be' it!
It is important to focus only on what you want to manifest into your life, so it should never have 'don't', 'won't', 'want', or 'need' in your list. If you put 'don't' or 'won't,' the Universe has trouble understanding this, it only reads the rest of the sentence and gives you what you weren't hoping for. How many times has someone asked for a volunteer and you sit there thinking 'Don't pick me! Don't pick me!' and you were chosen? Or 'I hope that doesn't happen to me', and it did?! The Universe doesn't recognise negatives, so avoid them totally. 'Need' and 'want' statements will mean that on June 5th (or whatever date you choose) you will still be needing or wanting that which you desire, so don't include them on your list either.
When you're finished, read your list out loud to yourself, to register your intent to yourself, as well as the Universe. Remember to say thank you for all those great things that are about to come into your life. Fold your paper and place a candle (in a holder) on top of it and let it burn for as long as you feel it needs - you will know how long this will be, just as you will know what colour candle is required. It isn't about the trimmings you use, it is your intent that matters!
When you feel ready to put out the candle, take your paper and candle and put them somewhere safe. Some people like them
visible, so they can recall the emotions to manifest, some people sleep with theirs under their pillow or put it in their wallet and some people put it somewhere they will never find it ever again. This is a personal ritual, so it's entirely up to you where it stays.
I was going to type up my first ever New Moon Ritual for you, but I put it somewhere safe - so you know which category I come
under. If I ever locate it, I will definitely put it up as an example. I needed a fun job with like-minded souls, so I wrote up a big list of requirements. I actually printed off two copies and posted one, addressed 'To the Universe, c/- Australia Post' (with no return address of course!) Within three weeks (sooner than I'd said it would happen) I had a great job, made new friends and it was
all I had said it would be. It wasn't until I was moving a year later I found my copy and realised I'd got everything itemised on that list!
- Just remember to be realistic. If you aren't leaving the house to meet people, you won't meet the true love you wrote about on your list - you do have to meet the Universe part way!
with love, respect & integrity