I love my pink Himalayan salt. It is full of minerals and has a lovely, feminine hue. Plus, it has many uses, both internally and externally. Himalayan crystal salt comes from salt mines 5,000 feet deep below the Himalayan Mountain Range. The salt from these mines has experienced tremendous pressure over millions of years and is said to be over 99 percent pure. These salt crystals have an amazing ability to absorb negative energy and impurities. This is why salt lamps are so popular.
With that in mind, I decided to intentionally allow my pink Himalayan salt to work for me as a way to refresh my energy for this new year. Here is an easy, feel-good 3-step “PFG” New Moon ritual that you may adopt:
Step 1. Purify. On the eve of the new moon (Jan 17), place Himalayan salt in the 4 corners of your home or in a small bowl in the center of your home to purify the energy of the space. Leave for 24 hours and then discard (recycle it back to the earth). Give thanks for the purification because we all know gratitude rocks.
Step 2. Focus. Write down your intention(s) for tomorrow, next week, next month, this year (you decide) and allow the New Moon yin energy to hold the space for your intentions. The New Moon is a great time to renew – new beginnings.
Step 3. Ground. Set your intention(s) in stone – perhaps you have a favorite gemstone you can use for this New Moon ceremony. Or, you may wish to purchase a Dancing Spirit gemstone pouch matching specific gemstone energy to your stated intentions. Place the gemstone(s) in a prominent place where you will see them everyday and be open to the amazing experiences that show up in your life – large and small. Just breathe in and smile out.
Feel free to change it up and add your own touches. Maybe you light a candle or incense. Perhaps you take a salt bath (purify your body) while you purify your space. You may want to emphasize your connection with Mother Nature by adding flowers, herbs, or other interesting finds in your yard. Maybe you do this alone or with a friend. Perhaps you start a New Moon ritual habit every month to re-examine your intentions – feel free to remove, add, or reinforce existing ones! Make it yours because it is.
According to numerology, last year was a 1 Universal year, which is associated with the Sun – Yang energy. This year is a 2 Universal year, which is associated with the Moon and the divine feminine – Yin energy. How interesting is it that we have not only two Full Moons this first month of 2018 but also two Full Moons to look forward to in March? Two Blue Moons this year! And Super Moons on top of that. Coincidence?
The benefit of any ritual is that it reminds us to consciously live our lives – to be present and engaged. So, take advantage of this supportive energy and get clear on what it is you want. Now is the time. This is the year of intuition and love.