Bowl of water
Altar with altar cloth
We have all from time to time experienced feelings and
thoughts that there is a negative force around us. To banish these
feelings you will need a bowl of water and some salt. Sprinkle some salt
on the altar cloth and, using your finger or your athame, say:
"I bless this salt to make it fit for my rites.
Now add a little salt to the water and hold the bowl up towards the sky.
Visualize your deceased relative or the Goddess being present and say
"I ask the relative/Goddess to let this bowl
be the receiver of all my negativity, so that I can cleanse myself and
became whole again once more. Blessed Be."
Place the bowl down safely, dip the fingers and thumbs of
both hands into the water, and visualize all your negative thoughts and
feelings moving through your body, down through your arms and out of your
hands into the water. As you do this be aware of yourself becoming
lighter, of losing the weight that has been on your mind.
When you are sure that this is
completed, remove your hands, shaking the last drops of water from them
into the bowl. Take a moment to center yourself once more, and again, holding the bowl up, say,
"I ask the relative/Goddess,
to take this negativity through the power of the Elements to keep me safe in their
hands. Blessed Be."
Now throw away the contaminated water into the earth, but not near any
plants that you are trying to grow, or down the drain.