Have you thought about it? About what it is you really desire from life, what do you want to achieve in the next month? How do you want to nurture you this New Moon? Part of a New Moon ritual for you may be just sitting down and putting some thought into these very questions for what we hold intent for and belief for can happen through openly expressing our desires to our higher power, or the universe, or fresh air if that's how you want to do it. How you do it really doesn't matter, but holding intent, believing in yourself and putting it out there, now that's gold!
Ritual sounds like hard work?
Ritual is as hard or as easy as you personally want to make it, its individual and unique to you and your belief system. Ritual focuses thought and emotion in a laser-like way to completely harness the creative power of intention. And, by using scents, music, crystals, candles, lists, quiet time and intent, we engage our sensory nature and subconscious mind (which is like your inner child coming out to play). Once you've awoken that part of you, it will then go to work to manifest your intentions (this is the important bit, the catch if you will, there must be a belief, a trust and a strong intent that this will happen for you highest good). A trick i learnt a long time ago, if you don't believe it yourself ask someone else to hold the intent for you, i'm not sure why but it seems to take the fear out of it and it's a lot easier to believe when there are two people working with the universe to help manifest your dreams and desires.
By doing rituals, we also connect to something greater than ourselves. Some see these forces as angels, guides, God, Goddesses or a Higher Power - but they can also be experienced as non other than your own higher self, Gaia (mother earth) or animal totems. However, the messages come the key is finding what works and what is believable for you and your faith, whatever that may be. If you feel pulled to butterflies for instance and the pivotal change they can bring, surround yourself with this animal totem medicine, go to a butterfly park or immerse yourself in nature, there is fantastic guidance to be found from totem animal guides and would have to be my favorite way to receive messages.
So tell me, do you know what you will be manifesting for your gorgeous self this New Moon?
Love and Blessings to all
Rebecca Fox R.M.