Breaking the Bonds of Addiction

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This ritual is for both physical and psychological addictions. Its purpose is to cut away the negativity from your life, replacing it with positivity.


  • One black taper candle
  • One gold taper candle
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Dressing oil (sandalwood or lavender works well)
  • A candle holder or ceramic plate.

The Ritual:

Write a list of all the bad things you wish to cut away from your life, remember to be sure and specific. On a separate sheet of paper, list all the positive things you wish to draw into your life, therefor replacing every bad thing you are removing from your life. Make sure they are equal in amount and once again, very specific. The lists can be as long as you choose, as long as you remember to replace each thing removed with something to bring into your life.

Now gather your tools in a safe place where you can burn your candles until they are gone. Keep your list of negative things always in front of you. Wet your hands in the lemon juice and rub the black candle from the middle to the ends, in a counter-clockwise motion. While doing so, focus on all the things on your list, picture them as clearly as possible and review this three times while you anoint your candle.

Your next step is to set your candle in the holder and light it. Using your candle, burn the cutting away list until it is nothing but ash. As you do this, feel these things leaving you and going into the candle. Allow the candle burn until it's gone.

When the black candle is nearly burning all the way through, bless your gold candle by rubbing it from the ends to the center, using a clockwise motion. Review your list of things that you wish to bring into your life, to replace the negative ones. Once again, focus on pouring those positive things into the candle and into your life. Repeat three times, once the black is out, light the gold candle and then burn your positives list and feel it replacing the gaps left by the negative ones. Allow the golden candle to burn down to the end.

When done, take a warm bath with 1/2 to 1 cup lemon juice added to the water. Scrub yourself from head to toe with the sea salt. Visualize all the negativity being washed out of your body and spirit. When you pull the plug, see it going down the drain, being taken far away from you.

As an added boost, for the next seven nights, take a bath with milk and honey added. This helps to soothe and cleanse both the body and spirit. While in the next seven mornings, shower or bathe with lemon and sea salt. This helps to draw out negativity and to flush toxins that are sweat out during the night.

Added to on Dec 02, 2011
Last edited on Feb 13, 2019
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