7 Rituals for Reclaiming Your Power
Happy New Moon in Scorpio.
With the energy of Mars behind it, this new moon honestly feels more like a full moon. We are planting seeds per usual, but this process inevitably involves transformation and release as well. Scorpio is never afraid of the darkness that always and necessarily accompanies the light.
Our self care routines are rituals that ultimately carry and support us through every transformation we encounter. This blog post is about simple self care rituals for reclaiming your power and supporting/ your transformations within this reality that profits off dis-ease.
1. Cook your own meals.
Say a prayer.
Remember that the food you eat is literally the building blocks for what you become -- putting that responsibility in your own hands is not only a step towards reclaiming your power in a world that functions on disempowerment, but also an important message to your highest self in the creation of a reality that best supports you.
2. Sweat daily
Living in a world that is constantly bombarding us with toxins - many of which we have no choice but to encounter makes detox infinitely more important - and sweat is the best way to do it.
Want to support your body and heal faster? Sweat daily!
Sit in a comfortable position, commit to a number of breathes, close your eyes, focus on counting just those breaths. When other thoughts come up, release them. Increase the number over time.
It's no secret that "modern culture" exists in a state of distraction -- that's because if we could actually focus on what's happening in the present moment, we might just realize we have everything we need right here and now -- and that's simple not profitable.
Break the spell. Meditate.
4. Charge in the Sun
The sun is well known for supporting healthy Vitamin D levels, but it also supports so many other systems as well. Exposure to the sun can actually reduce the risk of cancer and autoimmune disorders, help with inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, and release endorphins, which reduce stress and boost our mood.
Even if it isn't a sunny day, getting out into natural light is essential to a balanced existence - especially with the influx of blue and unnatural lights in our currently lifestyle. Spending time outside in the rising and setting sun is key to tapping in to your innate rhythm and wisdom, aligning with the earth, and can help you sleep better too.
Compare the feeling that you get from being outside in the sun with your bare feet on the ground to the feeling you get on a crowded subway train, or after you have spent hours in front of a screen, ate processed garbage or watched the news all day.
These readily available poisons are designed to create dependency on a system that was never designed to support our health and well BEing, but rather continue the DO-ing of those who profit off dis-ease -- the destruction of the body and the planet... or in other words, death.
As a former political theory student, and someone that has always been critical with the way that I engage with consumer culture, it is very obvious to me that this reality functions primarily by preventing us from being able to see the real power that is inside us.
From the advertisements on TV, to all systems of indoctrination that raise us, and beyond - we are constantly told that we aren't good enough. That we aren't capable. That we are not worthy of love. That we need something from outside of ourselves in order to feel full.
"They" create a void so that they can sell us promises of ways to fill it.
Fill it yourself by affirming your power every day, LOUDLY.
7. Talk to a Higher Power
Call it GOD, Call it THE UNIVERSE. Call it fucking BOB, I don't care call it whatever you want! But it's there. Talk to it.
Knowing and speaking to the presence of this energy is a major key to reclaiming of your power because this is all that truly stands above you.
No human, no system, no government can infringe on the freedom of someone who knows deeply that.