17 Sep 2011 No Comments
St. Michael Revocation Ritual
Archangel St Michael’s feast day is coming up on September 29th. As the Archangel’s mission is to fight evil, many spiritual workers invoke him to help those that believe they have been cursed or harmed. Spells of revocation (also known as reversible spells) are done to send back the evil to those that are trying to harm us. Revocation spells are best started on a Tuesday so we suggest you commence the Tuesday before St Michael’s Day celebration.
Here is what we suggest:
A reversible candle with black on top and red on the bottom. It is important that the black burns first because this is the color that neutralizes all negativity. By burning it off you are effectively cleaning any negative energy that may surround you.
St Michael Spiritual oil – We suggest you do the following: Take some of the oil and put it in your finger. Rub the inside of your candle making a few circles on the inside of the glass. Visualize yourself becoming one with the candle and see the spell becoming a reality in your mind’s eye. Know that what you seek will be manifested and tell the candle you won’t accept anything else but the best results. Then encircle the wick with your oiled finger and fill your energy flowing through you into the wick of the candle.
Go to a place where you will not be disturbed. For this, or any other, spell to be effective you need to be relaxed and concentrated.
Take a few deep breaths and feel yourself relax. Imagine a white light filling up the room and surrounding you. Invoke the presence of the powerful Archangel by saying out loud: St. Michael protect me. St. Michael defend me in battle. Holy St. Michael deliver me from evil.
When you feel the presence of the Archangel near you light the candle and say this prayer:
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend me in battle. Be my safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil and my enemies. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and any evil spirits who wander through the world seeking my ruin.
Take a deep breath and thank St. Michael for his valuable help.
CANDLE BURNING SAFETY
Make sure the candle is undisturbed, out of reach of children and pets. I suggest you NEVER leave a candle unattended. I believe it is perfectly ok to snuff out a candle if you must leave your home and just continue it burning the next day. If you suffer from fire paranoia (as I do) I always put my glass encased candles inside a heavy glass pyrex with water. I also follow the suggestions of the National Candle Association. See recommendations below:
Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.
Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container.
Never touch a burning candle or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.
Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment – such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly and the flame isn’t controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.
Never use a candle as a night light.