Christmas day and a magical full moon! The (mostly) good feelings associated with this holiday and the potency of a full moon are a ripe pair for magical manifesting. Set the stage for meaningful manifesting with a simple ceremony.

Clear a space to do your creative work by burning sage incense, dried sage or Palo Santo wood (my favorite). If weather permits, this can be done outside directly under the light of the moon, where energy is most strongly felt.

Place a large, open jar of tap water in the moonlight to capture the vibration for later uses like rinsing divination tools, watering a favorite plant or to perform a blessing to make your own holy water.

Light a votive candle and allow the flame to burn while you write down a list of things you'd like to release. What are you holding onto that no longer serves a positive purpose in your life? This may include memories of someone or something that you've lost, fears you've conjured from things people have told you about yourself, excess weight or unwanted habits. Whatever comes to mind, write it down. Nothing is too big, small or insignificant.

After you've written your list, tie it to a wooden stick, twig or a hanger and hold it in the flame of the burning candle. Release those thoughts as the paper withers and turns to ash and soot. 

Allow the votive to burn out. When it extinguishes, prepare a warm bath and add a generous amount of sea salt or Epsom salt. Add 10-15 drops of purifying essential oils like lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, white camphor, sweet orange or tea tree (melaleuca). A single oil or a mixture will work equally well.

Set a healing intention for your bath soak by saying a prayer, reciting an affirmation, chanting or just speaking words over the water. Immerse your body in the tub and release all worries and anxieties. Soak for as long as you like (at least 20 minutes). Drain the water from the tub and shower to wash away any residue or debris from the energy you've just released.

Give thanks for the healing that has occurred and get on with your holiday season. Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!