Make Your Own Releasing Bundle Instructions
If you'd like to make a releasing bundle you'll need:
A 5x5" square of cotton or hemp fabric, black is a good color for this, as it contains all the colors and represents the shadow side of things that we are releasing
An offering of loose tobacco (I used a very small pinch of tobacco and also some white sage and lavender buds-such small amounts-a little goes a long way.) If you don't have tobacco handy - use a pinch of corn meal
Many tiny slips of paper to write your releasing wishes on
String or thread to tie it up with
1. Assemble your plant material on your square of fabric
2. Add the slips of paper that you've written what you'll be burning up and away, and roll them up nice and tiny before you add them to the pile.
3. Gather the corners up and tie tightly with the string/thread. It will look like a little ball with pointy tips
Solstice was on December 21st!
Now is the time to try to plan to set aside some time and build a fire to burn away some of those things you planned to release for the new year... If you do not have access to an outdoor firepit, or barbecue, you can burn it outside, in an open space, and use an earthenware bowl or metal pan. Do be careful and keep the flames under close watch!
Verbally thank the Earth and consider making an offering to the Earth of a tiny stone or crystal to thank her for all that she carries for us.
Suggestions for things to release:
You can write this on your slips of paper:
Fear into Courage
Not Enoughness into Plenty
Old patterns of behavior into fresh responses and vulnerability
Anger into Cleansing Breath
Sorrow into Hope
Grief into Rebirth
Loneliness into Circle and Support
Disempowerment into Confident Action
Creative Dormancy into Full Expression
Superficiality into True Being
Masks into Love of What Really Is
Shortsightedness into Eagle's Vision
Limitations into Possibility
Projections into Conscious Ownership
Stuckness into Movement
Depression into Light
Bondage into Freedom
Control into a Loose, Flexible Grasp
Obsession into Letting It Be
Anxiety into Flow
Fragmentations into Wholeness
Duality into Oneness
Shame into Acceptance of the Processes of Life
Mistrust into Trust
Judgment into Allowing
All these things are little beliefs that keep us from moving forward into our path. We can start here and begin to process this out as the new year enters and heals us. Us this time to bring yourself to a place of release and renewal.
"Imagine if we felt held enough by the Universe, by All That Is, and could shed the old skins to allow a rebirth when the light returns...imagine if we could hold our visions for ourselves as visions for the world and see how what we do as visionary women ripples out and is in alignment with the new consciousness trying to awaken everywhere.
Instructions and quotes from
Pixie Campbell at
adaptation by Patsy Patricia
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RULES of KARMA:
* What you set out toward others will come back to you 13 fold.
* You have the option to break the cycle.
* Acceptance of the lesson can come in the form or acknowledgement.