If you follow me on Instagram, you know I get the Goddess Provisions box every month. This past months theme was “Abundance”, and it included this cute tin candle made by Cottage Wicks. If you haven’t heard of goddess provisions before, it is a monthly subscription box that focuses on self care and spirituality. I genuinely love the products in it, and they’re all full size! I’d highly recommend checking it out if you have the chance.
Anyhow, this month’s box was “Abundance” themed and included this wonderful candle made by Cottage Wick. Per their website, this candle has “A delicious blend of orange and ginger essential oil and topped with goldenrod, calendula, pyrite chips and citrine crystal.” This candle smells like the first spray of orange that hits your nose when you start to peel its skin. It is beautiful, yet functional. The only thing it didn’t come with, is a ritual. So, as polled in my insta story, here we are!
Before we get into the full ritual, I want to talk about abundance for a brief moment. When we manifest anything, it is because we are looking to gain or change something. Abundance is no different except that it REQUIRES us to look at what we already have been blessed with before we will be given more. If you come from a place of me, me, me your abundance rituals will always fail. Abundance requires us to see, appreciate, and be grateful for the things we are blessed to have before we will be given more.
Think about it this way; let’s say you have a small child. If you give a child a toy, they will play with it until they are bored. They may leave it around or otherwise forget about it if something new and shiny comes around. Over time, this behavior will cause clutter and chaos. You may find yourself saying, “I won’t buy you anything else until you learn to take care of the toys you already have.” The universe works this way too. Even in wealth and abundance rituals, we MUST do the hard work and figuratively appreciate what we have before we will be given more to take care of.
When I sat down to write this I decided I would actually make two forms, one short form that will only require a candle, paper, pen, and lighter; and then a slightly longer full bodied ritual that will transcend basic abundance. Lets get into it!
Simple Abundance Ritual
I am all about my simplified rituals. Sometimes we just don’t have the time, don’t have the ability, don’t have the means. Whatever the reason is that you want a simplified, bare bones ritual – look no further. For this ritual you will need:
- Abundance Ritual Candle (or Green candle)
Setting the Intention
Before any ritual, I like to meditate. So I highly recommend sitting and meditating for approx. 10 minutes before starting this (or any ritual). This 10 minuets alone will allow your mind and spirit to reset from being digitally and physically connected to anything other than the intentions we are about to set.
Once you have meditated and reset your energy, light the candle. If you want to say a mantra as you light the candle, feel free. I personally don’t but that doesn’t mean you can’t.
Thanksgiving for Abundance
Under the light of the candle, with a reset and focused energy, begin to visualize all of the abundance currently in your life. Abundance can look like a full pantry, a couch full of friends and family, completing a college degree, a library full of resources, etc. Write down each of your abundances individually on a small piece of paper. Once each abundance has been written, pick them up one at a time, read them out loud, thank the universe for the blessings in your life, and burn them in the candle. Do this until you have thanked each of your blessings.
Manifesting Future Abundance
Next, we will work on manifesting future abundance. Close your eyes and visualize what abundance will look like in your life. Wealth? Health? Family? Career? Whatever it is, visualize yourself in it. What are you doing? How do you feel? How did you get here? Focus on this part, the more vivid you make your manifestation, the more powerful it will be.
Once you are done visualizing this abundance, write it on the piece of paper beginning with “I am”. It could sound like “I am abundantly surrounded by friends who support me” or “I am financially self-sufficient and comfortable in my lifestyle”. However you want to word it is fine. As you are writing it, visualize your manifestation again as vividly as if you were already living it. Once you get it written, fold the paper three times and set it in the flames. As it burns, close your eyes and continue to visualize your manifestation. Once this has burned, thank your ancestors and guides for listening and allow the candle to continue to burn.
What I love about this Cottage Wicks “Abundance” candle is that it has a citrine tumbled stone embedded in it. Once this abundance ritual is complete and the candle has burned down, remove and clean the crystal. Carry this crystal with you everyday for 12 days. In numerology, 12 related to abundance. Whenever you touch, see, think about the crystal go back to your vision of abundance briefly.
As originally stated, I did actually write a long form of this ritual, however I have decided not to include it in my blog. I hope that this short form basic ritual helps you! If you decide to use it, let me know! I’d love to hear how it works out for you!
Temperance Alden is an Occultist, Folk Witch, and Author of Year of the Witch (2020). She is based out of South Florida.