This coming year will be one of challenges as the light confronts and defeats the shadows. Trying to match negativity--anger, guilt, and fear with more of the same only empowers the shadows. Only light, truth, and love can bring about the needed change.
In order to keep your light bright and strong, you will need to practice self-care, patience, and ask for help when it is needed. Part of this self-care is having a strong defense system, which includes a deflection shield that banishes negativity either into to void or to the Divine as you know it (Powers of Justice) to be dealt with appropriately.
Endless light shield
Creating a shield of light is usually done with some form of fire, usually a candle. No matter how vigilant the candle eventually burns out. However, creating a spiritual candle solves this issue by creating a perpetual candle of seamless protection.
Create your sacred circle, calling in your guardians/guides, the Divine as you know she/he/it or the universal energy, and the elements. Visualize a rainbow candle with a loving flame. Ask all you have called to bless the candle so that the flame remains endlessly bright and seamless to deflect all that is negative both the seen and the unseen, both the direct and the indirect into the void or to the Bringers of Justice to be dealt with appropriately. Visualize walking into the center of the flame and say:
Forever candle your flame remains bright
creating a shield of love and light
you deflect all negativity with unending might.
Protect me now and until the end of days
with the power and might of the sun's own rays.
Within its flame I am blessed
safe and secure no matter what shadow does test.
When the darkness and negativity arise
no matter how it is disguised
the flame shall recognize it and its source
and automatically deflect its course
to the Powers of Justice to be judged
with my not needing to create a grudge.
I ask the source to be healed and guided with kindness
so they can see beyond harmful blindness.
Only wounded souls hurt others
when in fact we are all sisters and brothers.
So in this spirit, I do forgive
and go forth with my own life to happily live.
So here inside I do safely remain
the flame maintained without any strain.
Thank and release all you have called. When you feel afraid or unsure, visually yourself in the middle of the flame and simply say, "I'm safe and secure."
Out of the Shadows and Into the Light has more original rituals
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