Let It Go in the Fire Ritual

Can getting rid of anger and resentments be as simple as burning a letter? During the writing, yoga, and music retreat in the Swiss Alps, we had an opportunity to try. Under the guidance of Muni Natarajan, a yoga teacher who once lived as a Hindu monk,we used an ancient Vedic practice. In the first part of the practice, we were encouraged to write out our fury, anger, frustrations on a sheet of paper. It’s a letter to clear the air with someone. A letter that no one will see. No being nice here. Just dump all of the junk on the page.
In step two, we burned our letters. The anger and  frustrations went up in smoke.
Rituals are powerful tools to help release yucky stuff and move energy. As the flames burned, the letters disappeared in smoke as each individual offered them to the fire.
Next, the flame was consecrated by a Vedic chant to transform it into a sacred fire and we wrote out our prayers and desires. When these letters were burned, it’s said they’re lifted up and delivered to where they need to go. Muni said his teacher could see the beings who would come and take the prayers and carry them to their destination.

This tantra or practice, aims to purify and release. It’s a great way to clear the subconscious mind and raise your vibration.

Copyright, Debra Moffitt, 2016

 Bio: Debra Moffitt is the award winning author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. Her books include, “Garden of Bliss”, and “Riviera Stories”. She leads workshops on writing and creativity at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. More at http://www.debramoffitt.comhttp://www.awakeintheworld.com and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/DebraMoffittAwakeintheWorld


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