On or near the full moon is the best time for a Burning Bowl Ceremony.
The full moon is the perfect time for releasing anything that holding you back. If you can do this with a group, the group energy will enhance the effectiveness of this powerful releasing meditation. Followed by writing down of things you wish to release tossing them into the Burning Bowl dramatically putting action to the thought.
Begin by creating sacred space. A table in the middle of your room (or one that you can move around if possible). In each of the four directions add a candle. All white works or colors that correspond to the cardinal directions (different cultures or belief system use different color systems – I offer the ones I learned.) Have paper and pen on the table.
East – Green – Earth
South – Red – Fire
West – Yellow – Air
North – Blue – Water
Place a metal bowl or pot in the center – a votive candle in it. I add rocks in it or place a trivet underneath to protect the table.
You may wish to add other focal points of your own choosing. Rocks or items that represent the colors/elements. You may place tarot cards, figures of gods/goddesses or other items of power or meaning.
When you are ready – light smudge and cleanse the space and your self. (see other options for clearing)
Starting with the East light the candle and invite in the guardians, each in turn.
Face the East and say:
“Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, powers of air and invention. We ask that you bring your gifts of wisdom, intellect, perception, and inspiration to this circle. We welcome thee!”
Face the South and say:
“Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, powers of fire and feeling. We ask that you bring your gifts of passion, strength, energy, and will power to this circle. We welcome thee!”
Face the West and say:
“Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, powers of water and intuition. We ask that you bring your gifts of emotion, pleasure, fertility, and receptivity to this circle. We welcome thee!”
Face the North and say:
“Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, powers of mother and earth. We ask that you bring your gifts of patience, endurance, stability, and prosperity to this circle. We welcome thee!”
Use the paper orto write down what you wish to release.
Crumple it up and burn it in the bowl. As it burns feel the release.
Once completed – Write down an affirmation to fill the void left by the release.
Write your affirmation as if it has already happened. Keep this and repeat it to your self several times a day.