I am not associated with any of the new age belief systems. Though I suppose pagan comes closest. I believe in the ultimate power that is both male & female depending on the need of the moment. I believe in Father Sky & Mother Earth, I also send prayers to the other elements if I need their help. My only rule is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
But... lately, the moon has been calling me so I've been working on a full moon ritual. I have debated rather I should share it here but I need to I think.
To begin with, each full moon has a name; the May moon appropriately enough is called the Flower Moon.
The full moon ritual is for releasing or purging the things in our lives that no longer serve us such as addictions to food, drugs, or sex, relinquishing suffering involved in hurtful relationships, discharging physical and emotional pains, etc. source
A Full Moon ritual requires three things:
1) A sacred space
2) A piece of paper & pen
3) A thing to hold a small fire & to light it
A sacred place is anywhere you want it to be but outside surrounded by nature is best. I do not do a huge ceremony to create a sacred place. I stand or sit depending on how my legs are feeling. I close my eyes and imagine light swelling up from the earth and spreading out in a circle around me and my tools. I then imagine the same light creating a wall around the circle that is just a little taller than me. Breathe in, Breathe out "It is done." Keep this light bubble with you throughout the whole ceremony.
You can perform the next part of the ceremony beforehand but I suggest you wait until after the sacred space is in place. Sit and think about all the things in your life you need to get rid of as mentioned above. Think about your choices at this moment and choose one. Write it on the paper using more than one or two words, you need to make it as clear as possible.
Once it is written light it on fire and put it in the bowl or whatever to burn. Make sure it burns completely to ash. When it is completely burned you have two choices. Take it outside and bury it for Mother Earths help in getting rid of it or release it to the air if you want Father Sky's help. I usually choose Father Sky.
After you have released your addiction to the air or earth, thank the god or goddess for their help in overcoming it. Release your sacred light back into the earth where it came from in the reverse order you created it. Visualize it slowly draining back into the ground first lowering the walls and then the circle shrinking until it has been absorbed back into the earth.
You may feel lighter after the ceremony like a burden has been lifted from your shoulders, this is as it should be because you have released something from your mind, body & soul that has been weighing you down. If you have time and it is a mild night you can sit in the moonlight and allow it to energize you by taking a moon bath. Just like a regular bath except with light and no bubbles.
Oh, I should say clothed or naked your choice but naked allows the light easier access to your body.