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Manifesting Abundance

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Photo by Temperance Alden

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.

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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!

Recognizing Abundance

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.

The Ritual

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)
  • Paper
  • Pen

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.

Aftercare

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!

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New Years Manifestation Ritual Guide in 4 Easy Steps

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Photo by Temperance Alden

First, can I just start with how excited I am to finally have my own website! I have been building this all week and while it isn’t completely finished, I think it’s good enough to go live for now while I finish building some of the smaller components.

            I decided to build a whole blog/website because I get asked a log of questions and I don’t feel like I can ever cover enough ground via Instagram. The platform has been great for sharing my photos but not really for sharing information. I hope that this avenue will allow more information to find more people.

The Ritual

            Every year, I have an end of the year/beginning the new year ritual. They vary slightly but key components stay the same. I always have 15 candles, flowers, tarot cards, and a paper to write down to goals/what I want to manifest in the new year. Please note, this is a manifestation ritual and not a spell.

The 15 Pillars of Candle Manifestation

Why 15 candles? Its oddly specific, but its for a reason: 12 candles for each month of the new year + 2 taper candles (one to symbolize the year you are in and one to symbolize the year you are moving into or just came out of) + 1 white candle to release any baggage hanging on from the old year = 15 candles. The colors are not important except for the white candle to symbolize purification from past energy and clarity coming into the new year.

Flower Magick

As for flowers, I always have 24 roses on my New Years altar. One for each month of the year we move out of and one for each month of the year ahead. I personally use roses because they are easy for me to come by, but it really doesn’t matter what type of flower you use. What will matter though, is keeping these flowers. After my new years ritual I keep the flowers on my altar for a few days and then hang them up to dry. I use these flowers in every spell and ritual I do throughout the year to add my original manifestations to whatever I am building on top of them.

How to Manifest your New YOU for the New Year

You should have 12 papers, one for each month. As a side note, you should also have something to write on these with. This is a key part of the ritual so it is very important to take your time on this. This is not a petition to a god or a prayer for them to do something for you. This manifestation is about doing these things for yourself. On each of the papers, write down one word, phrase, sentence, or sigil that represents the specific thing you want to manifest. Visualize yourself living and receiving what you are asking for. This is KEY. You MUST believe these things can be yours.

For example, if you wanted to manifest love, you may see yourself on a date. You may also see yourself falling back in love with your partner, or even see YOU choosing to put your well-being above self harm. Visualize yourself in this new space. How does it feel? What are you doing and how can you keep it? This is the biggest and most important part of this ritual so take your time and don’t feel rushed.

When the time comes and you have written and visualized your new life, burn the paper. As it burns, visualize letting go of the past ways and welcoming the new ones into your life. You need to believe these things will be yours for this to work. Any doubt and you will sabotage yourself from manifesting these thigns.

A Year Ahead in Tarot

The very last thing you will do in this ritual will be the year ahead reading. Tarot cards will be used to do a year ahead spread. This MUST come after your manifestation ritual because it will be used to guide you through them. For each month draw a card. These cards dont predict what WILL happen, they are a guide to help you avoid things or go with them to stay on the path to fulfilling your desires.

Ready to see how its done?

New Years Ritual
Song: Clair de Lune by Ronan O’Hora

This year I used all red candles, but again do what you are called to do. You could use birthday candles or taper candles, it really doesn’t matter as long as your intention is there. This year I did set a salt/alcohol fire in my cauldron that was used to burn the bay leaves. I used bay leaves for my manifestations instead of paper to give it a little extra boost.

For those of you wondering, I do not cast circles or anything like that. It gets in the way of what I do and I also genuinely feel fake when I try to do them. I work in front of me, in front of a window and call upon my ancestors to help guide me through the new year.

At the end of the day, this is how *I* preform this manifestation ritual. Yours could look so different and that’s ok. This is just a template for you to see that witchcraft is all different and it really does embody the person preforming it. Don’t try and copy everyone else, forge your own path. Have a great new year y’all!

-Temperance

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