CLEARING PRAYERS & RITUALS
CLEARING PRAYERS & RITUALS
These prayer is appropriate for clearing negative energy surrounding yourself and your
Violet Flame Decree
We each have
four bodies that are envelopes of our soul: (1) the physical body, which we can see and touch; (2) the desire, or astral,
body, which contains our emotions; (3) the mental body, which is our conscious mind; and (4) the etheric, or memory, body,
which contains the memories of all of our past lives. The violet flame works on these four lower bodies by changing the rate
of their vibration.
Saint Germain has given us the violet-flame decree:
"I AM a being of violet fire!
I AM the purity God desires!"
Recite this 9 times in a row. When you recite this and other violet-flame decrees, the
violet flame permeates every cell and atom of your body, into your mind, your emotions, your subconscious and your memory.
What does the violet flame do when it permeates your atoms? The Masters have given the
Scientific research tell us that atoms are mostly empty space. If an atom were the size of a basketball,
its nucleus would still be too small for our eyes to see. Yet 99.9 percent of the mass of the atom is concentrated in the
nucleus, leaving the rest of that basketball as empty space, inhabited solely by electrons, which weigh very little. All that
empty space between the nucleus and the edge of the atom is where discordant and negative energy, past and present life traumatic
memories, as well as "glory days" memories can become stuck and keep you trapped.
At the cellular and molecular level, this substance appears as dust, soot, tar or even
cement. When our physical and spiritual bodies become clogged by negative energy and karma, it slows down the vibration of
the electrons in our four lower bodies. We then begin to resonate more with negativity and less with the pure cosmic energy
that comes from our God Presence, and eventually we can become ill. The more substance there is in our four lower bodies,
the lower our rate of vibration and the more burdened we become. Spiritually, this is why people die.
If you have studied energy medicines such as acupuncture and yoga, you know that optimum
health comes when spiritual energy is flowing freely through our bodies. When karmic substance solidifies, it's like the hardening
of the arteries of our spiritual bodies. When we resonate with this negativity, we will gradually become it unless we do something
to turn ourselves around.
The violet fire transmutes anything negative that is lodged anywhere in your spiritual
or physical being. This includes everything from kernels of self-hatred to physical viruses. When the violet flame goes to
work, it passes through the clogged spaces between the electrons and the nuclei. It ejects these particles of dense substance
from your body and dissolves them. This process transmutes the negative energy into positive energy and restores it to its
Archangel Michael Invocation
I, invoke Archangel Michael with the fifth
dimensional tube of light. Michael, please place a tube of light around me in this lifetime and in all lifetimes, all planetary
systems and all source systems, all alternate realities and all parallel realities, all alternate universes and all parallel
universes, as well as all source systems, in this time and all times.
Michael, use your sword of light to clear me
of all foreign energies, all thought forms, and beings, and when I am clear, escort these energies into the tube of light
and return them to the fifth dimension to be transmuted to another form of light.
Close up my aura to the influences
of all beings except of my higher self, the God consciousness, my guides and guardians.
So be it and so it is. Amen.
Abbe Male Spiritus
A sacred prayer for banishing.
In Nomini Patris
(In the name of the father)
(and the son)
Et Spiritus Sancti
the Holy Spirit)
Abbe Male Spiritus
(be gone evil spirits)
Abbe Male Spiritus
Abbe Male Spiritus
Et Spiritus Sancti
In Nomini Jesu Christi
(In the name of Jesus the Christ)
(So Be It)
Using first two finger of right hand (fire fingers)
to side with palms facing front push forward – tone this
Morning Prayers: Invoking the Seven Directions
Invoking the WatchTowers
Pattern On The Trestleboard
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Flower of Change - 5 Minute Meditation
Higher Self Meditation
Create Your Own Invoking Prayer
Space Cleansing and Purification
Why is it a good idea to perform a spiritual cleansing?
Performing a spiritual cleansing of a home or sacred space, whether it is done indoors or outdoors, removes negative energy
that may cause disruptions or distractions. In essence, you are clearing and blessing the space to make it a much more pleasant
place to live, work, or use. There are many ways to perform ritual cleansings. The following is a simple method that has worked
for me over the years. For questions or comments regarding your experiences, please e-mail me at Arachne@ForestWitch.com.
What materials do I need?
v Holy Water (optional)
v Sage oil mixed with distilled or pure water in an atomizer (used instead of burning materials for those with smoke allergies)
v Sage – Desert sage or white sage, depending on personal preference
v Sweetgrass braid
v Cedar or sandalwood incense, depending on personal preference
Order incense, sage wands (white sage or sagebrush), sweetgrass braids, and Holy Water from
Forest Witch Mystical Products.
What’s the difference between desert sage and white sage?
Desert sage looks like brown twigs bundled together and gives off a sweet fragrance. White sage looks like a bundled bunch
of grayish dried leaves. White sage smells more like ritual smoke. Both are good to use in the cleansing ritual depending
upon your personal preference.
Step-by-step instructions for ritual cleansing:
- Before performing a cleansing of a space, it’s best to cleanse yourself, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
For the physical cleansings, take a shower and use a sea salt scrub with peppermint or take a hot bath with sea salts. For
the mental and emotional aspect, as you bathe, picture all frustrations, annoyances, and disappointments leaving you and pouring
down the drain along with the dirty water.
- Put on fresh, clean clothes that are comfortable. Light-colored, natural fabrics work well in most cases. If you are performing
the cleansing ritual as a result of highly negative activity, its best to wear black clothing to protect yourself from whatever
is causing the disruption.
- See yourself surrounded by white light and beam it out as far as you can. This protective shell will serve to allow you
to complete the ritual safely.
- Picture whatever force will be helping you with the cleansing (God, gods, goddesses, watchers, elemental forces, etc.)
and ask for assistance.
- When you arrive at the space you will be cleansing, take a moment to meditate on your purpose for being there. Take several
deep breaths and let all tension leave you.
- Upon entering the home or space, sprinkle Holy Water and say, “God’s peace be in this home and in all who
live here.” – Optional, but recommended.
- Light the sage, sweetgrass braid, and incense (cedar or sandalwood). Once they begin to glow, blow out the flame. Put
them in a shell or fireproof bowl to avoid burning anything.
- Pick up the sage wand and beginning at the entrance of the house or other space, move counterclockwise through the space.
This direction is called “wittershins” and is the direction used for banishing unwanted energy. If you feel so
compelled, you may also clear the space moving in a clockwise direction. Try it both ways and see which feels right to you.
Move along the entire perimeter of the home, waving the smoldering sage wand up and down or in a circular motion to allow
the smoke to permeate the area. Outline windows and doorways, open closets and cabinets, to insure that there is no place
for the negative energy to hide. As you wave the wand, say the prayer that appears at the end of this section. If you have
a favorite psalm or prayer you feel comfortable with, then feel free to use that instead.
- If the home has more than floor, cleanse the main floor first, then proceed to the other floors.
- Once this is complete, pick up the sweetgrass braid and move around the perimeter once again, this time in a clockwise
direction. Imagine light reaching to every corner of the space.
- At the end of this portion of the cleansing, thank whatever Powers helped you to clear the space and declare that this
space is now filled with love, light, peace, and happiness.
- Cleansings can be done whenever you feel it needs it. Symptoms that tell you the space needs to be cleared include a heavy
feeling in the air, unusual or more frequent moodiness of the people living in the space, a stretch of “bad luck,”
or any other type of disruption taking place.
- In between cleansings, the area can be kept clear by burning cedar or sandalwood incense and by being thankful for the
many wonderful things in your life.
Blessing of Homes and sacred spaces
[Upon entering the home say]: God's peace be in this home and in all who live here.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Lord God almighty, bless this home that it be the shelter of health, purity, and self-control; that there prevail here
a spirit of humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to the commandments, and gratitude to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
May this blessing remain on this place and on those who live here now and always. Amen (It is sprinkled with holy water).
Purify me with hyssop, Lord, and I shall be clean of sin. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Have mercy on me, God,
in your great kindness.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Lord heed my prayer. And let my cry be heard by you.
Hear me, holy Lord and Father, almighty everlasting God, and in your goodness send your holy angel from heaven to watch
over and protect all who live in this home, to be with them and give them comfort and encouragement; through Christ our Lord.
God the Father almighty, we fervently implore you for the sake of this home and its occupants and possessions, that you
may bless and sanctify them, enriching them by your kindness in every way possible. Pour out on them, Lord, heavenly dew in
good measure, as well as an abundance of earthly needs. Mercifully listen to their prayers, and grant that their desires be
fulfilled. At our lowly coming be pleased to bless and sanctify this home, as you once were pleased to bless and sanctify
the home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Within these walls let your angels of light preside and stand watch over those who
live here, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Repeat until entire home is blessed.]
In the addition to the above prayer, when you come upon particularly unruly energy, clear it using this banishing spell
by Dion Fortune:
“In the Name which is above every other name, and in the power of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,
I exorcise all influences and seeds of evil; I lay upon them the spell of Christ’s Holy Church, that they may be bound
fast as with chains and cast into outer darkness, that they trouble not the servants of God.”
The Smudging Ceremony
|Our Native elders have taught us that before a person can be healed or heal another, one must be cleansed of any bad feelings,
negative thoughts, bad spirits or negative energy - cleansed both physically and spiritually. This helps the healing to come
through in a clear way, without being distorted or sidetracked by negative "stuff" in either the healer or the client. The
elders say that all ceremonies, tribal or private, must be entered into with a good heart so that we can pray, sing, and walk
in a sacred manner, and be helped by the spirits to enter the sacred realm.|
Native people throughout the world use
herbs to accomplish this. One common ceremony is to burn certain herbs, take the smoke in one's hands and rub or brush it
over the body. Today this is commonly called "smudging." In Western North America the three plants most frequently used in
smudging are sage, cedar, and sweetgrass.
There are many varieties of sage, and most have been used in smudging. The botanical name for "true" sage is Salvia (e.g.
Salvia officinalis, Garden Sage, or Salvia apiana, White Sage). It is interesting to note that Salvia comes from the
Latin root salvare, which means "to heal." There are also varieties of sage which are of a species separate from Salvin Artemusia.
Included here are sagebrush (e.g. Artemisia californica) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). We have seen both
Salvia and Artemisia sub-species used in smudging.
Sage is burned in smudging ceremonies to drive out bad spirits,
feelings, or influences, and also to keep bad spirits from entering the area where a ceremony takes place. In Plains nations,
the floor of the sweat lodge is frequently covered with sage, and participants rub the leaves on their bodies while in the
sweat. Sage is also commonly spread on the ground in a lodge or on an altar where the pipe touches the earth. Some nations
wrap their pipes in sage when they are placed in pipe-bundles, as sage purifies objects wrapped in it. Sage wreaths are also
placed around the head and wrists of Sundancers.
There is some potential confusion here about the terms used to name plants, mainly because in some areas, junipers are
known as "cedar" - as in the case of Desert White Cedar (Juniperus monosperina). This doesn't mean that J. monosperina
wasn't used as a cleansing herb, though; in the Eastern U.S., its relative, Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginia),
was used ceremonially. However, in the smudging ceremonies we have seen or conducted ourselves, Western Red Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) and California Cedar Incense (Libocedrus descurrens) were used ... not varieties of juniper.
is burned while praying either aloud or silently. The prayers rise on the cedar smoke and are carried to the Creator. Cedar
is also spread along with sage on the floor of the sweat lodges of some tribes. Cedar
branches are brushed in the air to cleanse a home during the House Blessing Ceremony of many Northwest Indian nations. In
the Pacific Northwest, the people burn cedar for purification in much the same way as sage - it drives out negative
energy; but it also brings in good influences. The spirit of cedar is considered very ancient and wise by Pacific Northwest
tribes, and old, downed cedar trees are honored with offerings and prayers.
One of the most sacred plants for the Plains Indians, sweetgrass is a tall wild grass with a reddish bas and perfume-like,
musty odor. It grows mainly on the eastern side of the Rockies in Montana and adjacent Alberta, Canada. It also shows up in
some small areas of Wyoming and South Dakota. Its botanical name is Hierochloe odorata. Some common names for it are
Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass. We have been told that a variety of vanilla grass grows in North Central California.
But, how similar it is to the Plains variety we don't know.
On the Plains, sweetgrass is usually braided together in
bunches as a person's hair is braided, although friends have said they have seen it simply bunched and wrapped in cloth. Either
way, it is usually burned by shaving little bits over hot coals or lighting the end and waving it around, letting the smoke
spread through the air. This latter method is how we were taught to burn sweetgrass in the sweat lodge - allowing the purifying
smoke to get to all parts of the lodge.
We were taught that it was good to burn sweetgrass after the sage or cedar
had driven out the bad influences. Sweetgrass brings in the good spirits and the good influences. As with cedar, burning sweetgrass
while praying sends prayers up to the Creator in the smoke. High Hollow Horn says in the The Sacred Pipe "This smoke
from the sweetgrass will rise up to you, and will spread throughout the universe. Its fragrance will be known by the wingeds,
the four-leggeds, and the two leggeds, for we understand that we are all relatives; may all our brothers be tame and not fear
us!" Sweetgrass is also put in pipe bundles and medicine bundles along with sage to purify and protect sacred objects.
is very rare today, its territory severely cut by development, cattle-grazing, and wheat fields - and tradition Indians in
the northern Plains are trying to protect the last remaining fields. The best way for most folks to get sweetgrass is to buy
it at Native American retail outlets. This gives support to Indians who can help the fields from being depleted.
To do a smudging ceremony, burn the clippings of these herbs (dried), rub your hands in the smoke, and then gather the
smoke and bring it into your body, or - rub it onto yourself; especially onto any area you feel needs spiritual healing. Keep
praying all the while that the unseen powers of the plant will cleanse your spirit. Sometimes, one person will smudge another,
or a group of people, using hands - or more often a feather - to lightly brush the smoke over the other person(s). We were
taught to look for dark spots in a person's spirit-body. As one California Indian woman told us, she "sees" a person's spirit-body
glowing around them, and where there are "dark or foggy parts," she brushes the smoke into these "holes in their spirit-body."
This helps to heal the spirit and to "close up" these holes.
Recently we did a "light" house cleansing for a friend.
We use the term "light", for this is a relatively simple ceremony as opposed to some that are more lengthy and complicated.
Our friend had some serious emotional and relationship problems, and he felt they had left a heavy and dark atmosphere. First,
we prayed together to the Creator and to the spirits for help. We then, burned sage, purified ourselves, and took the sage
to all the corners, closets, and rooms of the house. We pushed the smoke with our hands to cleanse every bit of space - lingering
over dark or cold spots that "felt" uncomfortable.
We used sage first in order to drive out the bad influences. Then
we purified ourselves with cedar and, then repeated the cleansing process throughout the house with that. Then sweetgrass
was used in the same manner to bring in good influences. All the time we prayed for help in this cleansing. Finally, we took
a candle over the whole house and pushed its light into every corner. The People of the Pacific Northwest Coast taught this
"lighting-up" of a house to us. We've been doing this type of house cleansing for ten years, and it never fails to "clear
One more note about smudging. It is very popular among many novices to use abalone shells in smudging. There
are many Native elders who are pleased to see so many new folds smudging themselves, but - some are concerned that abalone
shells are being used when burning the herbs. On the Pacific Northwest Coast, for example, some holy men have said that abalone
shells represent Grandmother Ocean, and that they should be used in ceremonies with water, not burning.
We know enough
Native elders in the Northwest, the Plains, and California who don't use abalone shells - but instead clay or stone bowls
- that we don't personally feel comfortable using a shell.
In any case, smudging is a ceremony that must be done with
care. We are entering into a relationship with the unseen powers of these plants, and with the spirits of the ceremony. As
with all good relationships, there has to be respect and honor if the relationship is to work.
is of Chippewa heritage, and Steve Coyote is of Cheyenne background.