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Let That Sh*t Go! Here’s How to Perform a Burning Ceremony to Let Go and Move On

Nisha Baghadia
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A burning ceremony is a transformative ritual traditionally performed on New Year’s Eve or other meaningful holidays/dates. A burning ceremony is used as a way to release the past, negativity, or pain.

During the burning ceremony, fire is portrayed as a powerful symbol of wisdom, knowledge, passion, and purification.
 
The burning ceremony morphed from a religious ritual to become a way of releasing old resentments, hurt, grudges, regrets, or suffering, and focus on what is more significant to us.
 

A burning ceremony is an inspirational practice to release the past, or anything that might be holding you back.

 
You typically perform a burning ceremony during special symbolic times, such as birthdays, events, or, most commonly, New Year’s eve.
 
The significance of the timing gives you more willingness to let go of something in your life – from negative habits to unhealthy relationships – it’s the time to leave it behind and start fresh.
 
Another great way to clear energy is by smudging. Learn everything you need to know here!
 

Reasons to Perform a Burning Ceremony

This simple ritual of the burning ceremony aims to cleanse and let go of situations that cause regret. This could be relationships that have caused pain, an unsatisfying job, negative energy, a bad mindset, or a negative thought process.
 

It’s essential to be honest, open, and sincere with what you choose to release.

 
When you feel you can willingly let go of attachment in a peaceful state of mind, that’s the time you should perform a burning ceremony. When done correctly, you will be surprised by how the ceremony can leave you feeling lighter, relaxed, and happier.
 

When To Perform a Burning Ceremony

The best time to perform a burning ceremony is when you are going through a rough time in life. When you let go of expectations, the world becomes full of opportunities. During the burning ceremony, you can sense how the flames burn old energy.
 
Be positive and genuine about your feelings. The ceremony should be performed when you’re in a peaceful mood. Celebrate the end of the burning ceremony with the acknowledgment that you have closed the door on a part of your life that brought you sorrow and negativity.
 

How to Perform a Burning Ceremony Step-By-Step

Performing a burning ceremony can be done alone or with your loved ones, but you need an open space to perform the burning ceremony. In a nutshell, you’ll start by writing what you want to let go of, then you’ll burn that piece of paper. Keep reading for further instructions.
 

Supplies You’ll Need For the Burning Ceremony

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Matches or a lighter
  • A safe, burn-friendly surface (like a metal or glass bowl, fireplace, etc.)

 
 

Before You Start, Read These Precautions

While preparing for the burning ceremony, it’s important to clear your head of any anger or irritation because it’s not advised to burn in the “heat of the moment.” The ritual has more impact when it is done in a peaceful, grounded state of mind.
 
Do not burn something valuable out of spite, like legal documents or something that could be important to the other person. If you feel you must burn memories, you can choose to burn old photographs or letters.
 
Avoid burning something that is highly flammable or something that can cause harm to you.
 
 

Step 1: Create Your Burning Ceremony Space

A burning ceremony shouldn’t be performed in a confined or enclosed space, as it can pose a threat to the performers. An open space in the backyard or garden can be fantastic places to perform your burning ceremony.
 
Use a large enough unburnable bowl or a container (like metal or glass). Be aware of your environment or surroundings – they need to be peaceful in order to focus completely on the ritual.
 
 

Step 2: Set a Clear Intention

Throughout the burning ceremony, remain calm and grounded in your intent. The ceremony should not be performed to shake away anger or frustration. If you can’t shake a negative mindset, meditate to relax your mood before you begin the ceremony.
 
Some intentions that work well:

  • I am peaceful
  • I am grounded
  • I let go of attachments
  • I find peace when I let go

 
When your intentions are clear and focused, you can determine what you want out of this ceremony. You can write down your feelings and intentions so you are more open and ready for release.
 

 

Step 3: Get Grounded

Literally sit down or stand firmly with both feet on the ground for a few moments until you feel present and grounded. As the negativity or your tension releases from your body, let it pass. Stand quietly in prayer or meditation, while you honor your commitment to change.
 
 

Step 4: Write and Burn What You Want to Let Go

Write down what you’re ready to let go of on your piece of paper.
 
Now that you have listed what you want to let go, it’s time to burn. Light the piece of paper on fire, and place it in your burn-friendly receptacle. Watch it burn, take a few deep breaths, and rub your hands together for a final release of the attachment you just let go of.
 
Whether good or bad, anything that’s holding you back needs to be released. Burn the lists and letters, and you will start to feel the attachment leave your body and mind.
 

Empower Yourself to Let Go and Move On With a Burning Ceremony

By burning away the past, you can free yourself from any regret, sorrow, or pain, and look forward to a brighter future. Let the burning ceremony allow you to sense a feeling of closure, and move on.
 
In addition to cleansing the past, you can cleanse your aura and make it through a rough patch easily with a burning ceremony. The flames help get rid of any negative energy in your life.
 
So, the next time you need to let go of attachment, try a burning ceremony. You will find it’s one of the best ways to release negative energy.
 

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Nisha is passionate about writing and loves to share her thoughts with the world. She has written many articles on yoga, fitness, wellness, remedies, and beauty. She keeps herself updated by going through interesting blogs every day. This fuels her passion and motivates her to write appealing and engaging articles.

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