SPELL TO LET GO
October is a good time to tidy up the soul. First, make a list of things that have to go
(i.e. anger at yourself and others, resentments of friends and enemies, bad habits).
Go through your soul as if it were a long forgotten attic where cleaning is overdue,
then write down what you find. Decorate altar with black cloth. Place some fallen
leaves, two black candles, and incense on the altar. Place the list in the center. Say:
I have come a long way this year, Carrying my burdens.
I would like to take them off my shoulders
And give them back to you to recycle, bury, to compost.
Here I offer you my resentments against friends and family And (say your need)
And ask you to absorb them into your black universe.
Relieve me of them and allow me to walk more lightly."
Burn the list from candle flames and imagine all these feelings evaporating into smoke. Say:
"I feel all light, happy and cleansed now.
I thank you for being accessible and
Answering your children's call.
I honor you and thank you."
Gather everything and cast them into a living body of water. Don't look back.