Day 2: Restoring Ritual: Back To Black
Main Points for Today:
Welcome to your first restoring day! Feel free to take a long walk, meet with friends, meditate, take a hot bath, or whatever else you love that restores you today.
You can do other movement or workouts too, but on this course, it’s wonderful if you can take two full days off every week, to help your body repair.
This will help you recover, rebuild your muscles stronger, and also allow your body to clean itself, or detox more fully.
So, true to my rock n roll style, even if you’re just taking 5 minutes to do it, then I want to begin with the power of my favorite color: black.
NOTE: These rituals are earth-based, non-religious, and you can place your belief system and personal intentions into them in any way you choose. They are amplifiers for what you already believe, and intention-setting causes mental, emotional and physical changes that help you be healthier, happier, and make better choices all day long.
OK—back to black:
Black freaks a lot of people out. Think about it: black cats, black creepy witches, dark rooms and basements—all things we are told to avoid.
However, black, which absorbs all colors yet reflects none of them back to the eyes, can actually be a powerful ally in your quest to keep your energy clean and clear. This is super important as you begin a new program and move toward new beginnings.
You’ll want your energy used only for what serves you and your goals and dreams and gives you more energy—not letting it be drained away to old habits, limiting stories and destructive dramas.
Black has been known to also be the symbol of YIN, or that feminine energy in us which rests, nourishes, reflects, meditates, turns inward, to find new wisdom and seek that voice above any fear that tries to trick us into believing it.
Today as you restore from your first lesson, I invite you to see black in a whole new way: as a shield, and something that can absorb negativity like it absorbs colors.
Today as you practice this Back To Black ritual with me, using elements of sage, stone, fire and crystals, set your intention to release any and all bad vibes that have been dragging you down, and even on a subconscious level, been blocking your prosperity and success. Let them go into the dark.
Is this “true?” Does it work? Well, people have believed in this power for centuries—but truly, truth is relative. Which means that if you believe this is cleansing you of old negative energy ties…then it is, isn’t it?
Get any black stones, crystals or anything that can represent black, and a candle, and meet me back here for the video!
Have fun reclaiming black!