Seven Alignments Heart Healing Ritual
by Silver RavenWolf
This heart-healing ritual, performed in sacred space, can be a beautiful and powerful way to work towards emotional and spiritual wholeness. I created this ritual to work toward healing your body, mind, and spirit by focusing on aligning your energies and the unprecedented power of your heart. Whether you have suffered a break-up (fresh or old), the loss of a loved one, the unhappiness birthed from the actions of your children, pain experienced from the choices or behavior of a partner or spouse…fear of the future…embarrassment at your failures…well, the list is endless… here's a step-by-step guide for your heart healing ritual…may it serve you well.
Heart Healing Tea Candles (or pink or green chime candles – pink for love, green for healing). Seven or Nine candles – you choose.
White Taper Candle and fire-safe holder
Neck or pocket pouch, OR Heart Healing Sachet. Use calming herbs such as lavender, rosemary, anise hyssop, chamomile, and rose. If you use a pocket pouch, it should be able to hold 7 objects – crystal chips, or pennies, or dried beans, etc. The main focus is a collection of small things that you can easily count.
Heart Healing Magickal Oil
7 Rose quartz crystal chips (or 7 pennies, beans, etc.)
Heart Glitter tag (or tag shape of your choosing). You can place the tag in the bag during the ritual or pin it to the outside near the end of your work. The tag is your petition. The glitter is to protect your heart.
Background soft, pleasant music (optional)
Flowers - pink and white (optional)
This ritual is done in Sacred Space. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Arrange the materials on your altar or flat surface in a way that feels aesthetically pleasing to you. Sprinkle a small amount of salt in each corner of the room. Spray or dab Blessed Water in a heart shape around your altar. Take your time in the arrangement of your items. This stage is just as important as any other facet of this ritual.
Initial Body Clearing
Roll the taper candle in the remaining salt. Rub the candle vigorously back and forth in the palms of your hands. Rub the candle over your entire body. Imagine the barrel of the candle removing negativity from your body like a lint roller, sucking up bits and pieces of unhappiness, fears, angry words, etc. Light the candle and say firmly: "I remove all negativity, sickness, and disease from my body, mind, and soul – so be it!" Turn the candle upside down. Smash the burning end into the holder. Break the candle. (If you do not have a white taper candle, use a stick gathered from the woods. We often employ natural items such as sticks, etc, in our Braucherei practice). Sprinkle salt and the blessed water over the crystal chips. Dry the chips off. Whisper your intention of personal alignment over the tiny gemstones and set them aside. This is the First Step in your healing alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip, symbolizing your first step, to the sachet bag.
Heart Healing Candle Arrangement
Place the Heart Healing Tea Candles in a heart shape in the center of the altar—6 or 8 to construct the shape, and one in the middle. Whisper your intention for this ritual as you set the candles to your liking. Be clear and specific. Our Heart Healing Tea Candles contain herbal powders and oils designed for workings of healing the heart. If you do not use these candles, consider making your oils and powders that vibrate to the heart-healing intention and add them to your ritual. Dab a tiny amount of magickal oil on each candle. The process of creating the heart-shaped arrangement builds the powerful pattern of this ritual.
Sit comfortably and take several deep breaths. Close your eyes and focus on calming your mind. Repeat the mantra: "Healing is Wholeness, Wholeness is Healing." (1) Allow your heart to touch the love of the universe. Dab the Blessed Water on your forehead, the back of your neck, behind your ears, on wrists, and at the center of your chest. Breathe deeply and continue softly chanting until you finish placing the water on your body. This is the second stage of the cleansing process – the Second Alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip to the sachet bag.
Bell and Rattle Cleansing
Shake the rattle over the items on your altar. Continue the rattling process all around your body. Spend extra time where you "hurt" emotionally or physically. Finish by rattling around your heart chakra in a pleasant rhythm for as long as you like. This process helps to cleanse the energy not only in the area where you are seated but also within yourself. You will notice the atmosphere becoming sweet, peaceful, and calm. This is the Third Alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip to the sachet bag.
Use the bell to continue to clear any negative energy in the space and around your body. Begin by ringing the bell in each direction (north, south, east, west). Follow by ringing the bell over each chakra point of your body. Chakras are energy centers in the body. These points are: Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root. Anahata, or heart chakra, acts as a bridge between the lower and upper chakras, between physical and mental. Associated with calmness and serenity, the Heart chakra is known as the balance point of all seven chakras. This energy point encompasses general love, self-love, and relationship interactions. It can influence the ability to give and receive love, enable manifestation on all levels, and open (or close) the doors to healing. The Heart is the Power. Once you have used the bell, you have completed the Fourth Alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip to the sachet bag.
Words of Power
Speak the words of power provided with your Heart Healing Kit. Read the words three times. Ask for guidance, love, and support from the divine or whatever higher power you believe in. If you do not use the kit, choose a chant or charm that suits your healing purpose. Be sure your words vibrate with your healing intent. This is the Fifth Alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip to the sachet bag.
Glitter Tag Affirmation
In this state of "Peace," write a positive affirmation or a symbol of love and healing on the glitter tag. The tag in the kit is in the shape of a heart. You can choose any shape for your tag. Attach the tag to the sachet. Hold the bag to your heart chakra. Feel yourself in perfect alignment with the loving energies of the universe. Feel free to decorate your sachet with sequins, glitter, charms, and beads. Decorations bring your bag to life and add additional joy to the working. The more beautiful to you? The more amazing your work! This is your Sixth Alignment. Add one rose quartz crystal chip to the bag. Do not tie up the bag at this time.
Dot the sachet/pocket with the magickal oil, slowly spreading your breath infused with your intent over the item. Take your time. Hold the sachet and infuse it with your desire for calmness and healing. Visualize your heart surrounded by a warm, protective light. Connect with the gentle, loving energy of the rose quartz combined with the herbs. Welcome the aroma of the herbs into your spirit. Imagine peace filling your heart with healing vibrations. Feel the totality of your energies aligning, like puzzle pieces clicking into place. Take your time with this empowering process. Keep the completed sachet on your altar, place it under your pillow, in a drawer, in your vehicle, or hang it in a particular place.
The seventh and final alignment is Gratitude. Express gratitude for the healing energies you have invoked. Allow the candles to burn completely. Spend a few moments in silent reflection. Take note of any insights or emotions that arise. Add the last rose quartz crystal to the sachet. Tie the bag shut. Seal by drawing an equal-armed cross in the air over the bag. Breathe deeply. Feel the joy in the completion of the Seventh and final alignment. Renew the sachet with this ritual every three months if you like, to keep those healing vibes fresh and joyous. Burn the old sachet outdoors with gratitude.
Remember, the key to any ritual is your intention and sincerity. Feel free to modify this ritual to suit your personal beliefs and preferences. Ritual and spirituality are deeply personal experiences, so trust your instincts and embrace the healing journey.
As a Note: Any significant disruptions during this ritual signal that you have unfinished business that you may be ignoring. Do you really want to get rid of your pain? Or, are you holding on to it because it has become familiar? Don’t be afraid of new and hopeful energies! It is possible that someone's will (subconscious or conscious) may be trying to override your health needs, or your sense of responsibility may be standing in the way of your healing. As a remedy, consider starting with a house cleansing, followed by a personal cleansing that includes a ritual bath. Outer alignments are just as important as inner ones. Infuse something new and joyful into each day!
I hope you have enjoyed my Seven Alignments Heart Healing Ritual!
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(1) "Healing is Wholeness, Wholeness is Healing" – Debbie Oxenford