The Fire Ceremony
Preparation of the Ritual Base
Before building the fire, place a small pinch of sacred ash down at the site of the fire. This offers the first layer of blessing and protection or sacred shield for the ritual. Next, build your fire. Once the fire has stabilized; clear the space by adding sage or juniper to the fire.
Through connection with your heart essence, create the intension for purification of body, speech and mind and the attainment of spiritual freedom for yourself and others. Clarify that your seek truth and wisdom through your actions.
Initiate the ceremony with prayers of gratitude, tribute and supplication to the invisible world.
To the primordial nature of all things, I pay homage.
To this luminosity, I offer!
Within this expanse I confess my negativity.
I rejoice in the vast expanse!
I request a turning of the wheel of suffering.
I request a stirring of the depths.
I dedicate the merit accumulated through these acts to the benefit of all.
Bless the offering substances, that is, imagine the substances being transformed from ordinary material to a nectar of blessings.
Then, identify those to whom the offering is made. To those whom we show respect, to the local protectors, those in need and those we owe.
Making the offerings with these prayers in mind. Add all offerings throughout the evening slowly and until they are all finished.
For what each one desires, may the objects of their desires rain down!
For as long as space exists, may all have what they need!
Through the power of dedication, may all our negative actions be purified!
May the flames of this fire fill the universe!
May the flames bring bliss to all!
May all find liberation!
At the Conclusion the Ritual:
Dedicated the benefits of the ceremony to all.
Make aspirations for all negativity to be purified.
Request that action is taken!
Allow the fire to complete and naturally end, collect the ash when it’s cool.
Sacred ash is used in ritual on the body or in a space that one would like to create a protective shield for.