To Start—Before hand:
In this ritual you write down what would be the most revitalizing,
inspiring, beautiful thing you could manifest in one or all of these
four areas: Work, health, relationship, money.
This summary or list is called your Life Arrow. (Ask the Divine aspect
of your inner self to help you be clear as you write your lists and
perform the ritual.)
Wrap this, your summary or list, around a crystal or shell or pretty
rock and tie it with a green or pink ribbon or sting creating a little
request ‘bundle’. Bless it and envision it happening in your life.
Then on another piece of paper write down all the reasons you don't or
won't do the aforementioned. Try to find the core fear or issue that
blocks you from manifesting. If you feel this is related to a person or
situation, you want to address why you have allowed it in your life and
the purpose it has served in your growth.
This is the death arrow. Sprinkle it with a little olive oil and fold
it to be burned.
Creating the Space for Ritual:
Now create a sacred space for yourself either inside or out. Begin by
purifying the area by doing one or all of the following:
Creating a circle with salt
Smudging* yourself and the area with a sage stick or incense,
Spritzing with distilled or spring water to which the oil of sage, or
frankincense, myrrh, cedar or elemi has been added. (If you don’t have
the oils just water is fine.)
Envisioning the area filled with a white pearlescent rainbow light
Light a candle or campfire, have a picture of your favorite Deity,
God/dess, Saint or inspiring individual, flowers, feathers, shells,
etc. or whatever creates a sacred sense of beauty and peace for you.
These should be the center focal point of this space. If you are not
allergic, it is nice to keep a stick of incense burning. (The Tibetan
and Indian made incense are generally the cleanest and do not create
the allergic reactions that some of the cheaper grocery store varieties
Instrumental music can also be a nice addition, particularly if there
is a lot of background noise as in the city.
The Ritual itself:
Call in the Great Spirit, the God/dess or your divine self or whomever
you make sacred requests to, to be present. You might even ask the
devas, protectors and earth guardians, or one or several of the
Archangels to be an intermediary to amplify your request. These beings
of light must be ASKED for their assistance before they can help us.
The Archangels associated with the signs of the Zodiac* are:
Aries and Scorpio: Phaneul, Uriel, Kamael
Taurus and Libra: Haniel, Anael
Gemini and Virgo: Raphael
Saggitarius and Pisces: Zadkiel
Capricorn and Aquarius: Cassiel, Zaphkiel
*Judaism, Islam and Christianity all have different names for the same
Thank them for their previous help and blessings in your life. If you
have a specific memory where you felt divinely aided, mention it. Ask
for help manifesting whatever it is that is important to you now.
Create an affirmation for your present request, for example: "Divine
order and love
constantly surround me.” “My heart is open to receiving" “I am
manifesting _____”, (perfect health, lavish abundance, etc.) “I am at
peace with my power.” Etc.
Whatever feels and sounds right for you is best. Repeat this many
times like a chant in order to seal this affirmation in your consciousness.
(This affirmation will also help you whenever you might begin to doubt
your Life Arrow manifestation at a later time, after the rituals
completion, but before you experience its full manifestation in the
Now voice your request by repeating what you've written and wrapped
around a crystal or shell, etc. creating a little bundle.
Consecrate your request ‘bundle’ by passing it through the incense
smoke or spritzing it with spring water or hold it and envisioning white
light surrounding it. Saying your affirmations again, bury this wrapped
crystal or shell in the earth to ground it.* Affirm that the forces of
heaven and earth are working together to assist in the manifestation of
Or place it in a special box or crystal bowl on your alter.
Then voice what you want to release, that blocks you from manifesting
This is your ‘Death Arrow’. Again address how this has served you and
how you are now ready to be free of its limiting conditions
Set it on fire (in a safe predetermined place, a fireplace or pot with
a lid works well if you are indoors, a campfire or specially dug pit if
you are outdoors)
As it burns affirm your positive inspirations and how this ritual
serves all beings by removing the blocking energies being released, not just for yourself.
After the death arrow is burned, thank the divine entities that are
helping you achieve your inspiration. Meditate on ‘Life Arrows’
accomplishment and feel the joy of manifesting your request. Songs or
music of thanksgiving are nice. As is just drumming.
Try to envision others also benefiting from the manifestation of the
Then dedicate the merit of your ritual for all beings.
For example a simple prayer is:
“Throughout my life and in this moment I dedicate the accomplishments
of this ritual to be of benefit to all beings so that they too may
experience increased wisdom and love, health and prosperity while
sickness, famine, warfare and suffering be abolished for every being,
so all beings can live in peace and harmony together.
So may it be.
Ritual for New Beginnings