Protection ritual

**Protection Ritual for Beginner Witches**
**Materials Needed:**
1. White candle
2. Black tourmaline or obsidian gemstone
3. Clear quartz crystal
4. Sage or rosemary (dried or fresh)
5. Matches or a lighter
6. A small bowl or dish
7. A comfortable and quiet space
1. **Cleansing**: Before starting the ritual, it's essential to cleanse your space. This can be done by smudging with sage or by visualizing a protective white light enveloping the area, clearing away any negative energies.
2. **Set Intentions**: Take a moment to set your intentions clearly. Focus on the purpose of the ritual, which is to create a protective shield around yourself or your space.
**Ritual Steps:**
1. **Preparation of the Space**:
   - Place the white candle in the center of your workspace.
   - Surround the candle with a circle of black tourmaline or obsidian stones.
   - Next to the candle, place the clear quartz crystal.
   - Prepare a small bundle of sage or rosemary to be used for smudging.
2. **Candle Lighting**:
   - Light the white candle using matches or a lighter.
   - As you do so, say aloud or silently: "I light this candle to invoke the protective energies of the universe."
3. **Gemstone Activation**:
   - Hold the black tourmaline or obsidian in your hands.
   - Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
   - Visualize the gemstone absorbing any negative energies and forming a protective shield around you.
   - Say aloud or silently: "With this black tourmaline/obsidian, I ward off negativity and create a protective barrier around me."
4. **Clear Quartz Amplification**:
   - Hold the clear quartz crystal in your hands.
   - Focus on amplifying the protective energies around you.
   - Say aloud or silently: "With this clear quartz, I amplify and strengthen the protective shield I have created."
5. **Smudging with Sage or Rosemary**:
   - Light the sage or rosemary bundle until it smolders and produces smoke.
   - Waft the smoke around your body or around the space you wish to protect, visualizing the smoke purifying and protecting the area.
   - Say aloud or silently: "I cleanse and protect this space from all negativity and harm. Only love and light may enter."
6. **Closing the Ritual**:
   - Sit quietly for a few moments, feeling the protective energies around you.
   - Thank the universe, the elements, and any deities or spirits you believe in for their protective presence and guidance.
   - Allow the candle to burn down safely or extinguish it with gratitude, but keep the gemstones and herbs in a safe place to use again for future protection rituals.
**Final Thoughts:**
This protection ritual is a powerful way to shield yourself or your space from negativity and harm. It is essential to believe in the power of the ritual and to set clear intentions for it to be effective. As you become more experienced, feel free to personalize and adapt the ritual to better suit your individual needs and preferences. Regular practice of this protection ritual will help to maintain a strong and resilient protective shield around you.
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