The Ebb and Flow: A Ritual for Letting Go and Embracing Magick

Written on 12/04/2023
Rebecca Anuwen

In the grand tapestry of existence, the art of letting go is as vital as the act of holding on.

It's a delicate balance, an ebb and flow that shapes our journey.

The Ebb and Flow ritual is a sacred practice designed to release the old, creating space to welcome new magick and possibilities into your life. It's an acknowledgment that sometimes, by releasing our grasp, we open our hands to receive more.

What You'll Need

  • A quiet, serene space
  • A bowl of water
  • Small pieces of paper and a pen
  • A candle (preferably in a shade that represents magick or transformation to you, such as purple or silver)
  • Incense or essential oils (scents like sandalwood or lavender work well)
  • A small fireproof container


Ritual Steps

1. Creating a Sacred Space
Begin by arranging your serene space.

Light the candle to symbolise the illumination of spirit and understanding.

If you choose, light the incense or diffuse essential oils to cleanse the area and invite a sense of peace.


2. Intention of Release
Sit comfortably and take deep, grounding breaths.

Reflect on what you wish to let go of – these could be limiting beliefs, past regrets, or anything that hinders your journey to receiving more magick.


3. Writing and Releasing
On the small pieces of paper, write down the things you are ready to release.

Hold each paper and allow yourself to feel the weight of these burdens.

Once done, gently fold them.


4. Burning to Transform
Safely light each piece of paper in the candle's flame and place it in the fireproof container.

As the paper burns, visualise these constraints disintegrating, liberating you from their hold.


5. Cleansing with Water
Dip your fingers in the bowl of water and lightly sprinkle some over yourself.

Envision this water as a purifying rain, washing away the ashes of the old, leaving you rejuvenated and open to new wonders.


6. Affirmations of Openness:
In your journal, write affirmations that reflect your readiness to receive more magick in your life.

Affirmations like "I am open to the wonders the universe holds" or "I welcome new magick into my life with open arms" can be powerful.


7. Meditative Absorption
Sit in silence, focusing on the candle’s flame.

Meditate on the affirmations, feeling the space within you expanding, ready to be filled with wonder and enchantment.


8. Sealing the Ritual
Gently blow out the candle, symbolising the completion of the release and the readiness to embrace new magick.

Keep the journal in a place where you can revisit your affirmations.


9. Living the Magick
In the days that follow, be mindful of the magick all around you.

It could come in simple forms – a chance encounter, a sudden inspiration, an unexpected opportunity.

Embrace these as signs that your openness to the magickal is bearing fruit.


In performing The Ebb and Flow ritual, you embrace the natural cycle of release and renewal.

It's a reminder that letting go isn’t an end, but a necessary part of the process of receiving more – more magick, more wonder, more possibilities.

As you let go of the old and welcome the new, you align yourself with the endless potential and magick of the universe, ready to be woven into the spellbinding story of your life.