Full Moon (Indoor Candle) Fire Ceremony Instructions

Use a candle contained in a glass, metal, ceramic container. Have your toothpicks and a bowl of salt available. Bring a favorite stone too!

Fire allows for rapid transformation. It provides the avenue to honor your lessons and old limiting, beliefs by turning them over to Spirit, thus enabling you to heal deeply at the level of the Soul.

A fire ceremony is an intentional event to celebrate and honor something sacred. We gather at our fires to step outside of the limitation of our ordinary lives and ordinary time. In ceremony, we step into sacred time and experience the infinite. In ceremony, we expand our light bodies and feel our connection to all things. We realize that everything is sacred and that all of life is a ceremony. To experience this, we must step outside of our ordinary world.

We live in a culture that has taken the spirit out of everyday life; out of all matter. Rocks, trees, plants mountains and rivers have become inanimate objects to use as resources for our comfort and survival.

While an outside fire ceremony is one of the core rituals in many Shamanic traditions, an indoor fire ceremony can be just as powerful. In today’s world, we can connect with each other from all over the world via Zoom virtual indoor fire ceremony sessions. We do not have to be limited by distance, time zones, nor be affected by the weather or fire permits. It is always fun to gather with like minded people, whether virtually or in person, to celebrate our becoming more illuminated during the full moon.

Whether outside or inside, your fire ceremony is typically held within the window of 3 days before or after full moon of each month. This is when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. All the Shamans around the world gather to do ceremony and dream a better world into being. Joining with them in energy, vibration and consciousness really amps up the power of the fire ceremony experience!

Supplies for Indoor Candle Fire Ceremony:
Candle – use a candle in a glass, metal, or ceramic container to protect you, in case you drop the toothpick into the candle. (Not a stand-alone pillar, votive or taper stick candle)
Larger toothpicks – the bigger the better, you will need a minimum of 6 (have some extras available)
Optional: Bowl of Salt – used to drop your toothpick into when burned down. (I prefer to drop mine into my candle to burn more completely and merge with the melted wax.)

Sacred archetypes of the Four Directions

The Andean Shamans teachings provide a powerful context for changes, transformation and healing within the familiar map of the Four directions. My job as your guide is to help you remember you who are (a spiritual being having a human experience) and experience the living nature of everything. When we call in the four directions, we are engaging with the sacred life-force in all things.

Each direction offers a different level of perception, and comes with a sacred archetype or power animal, which helps us hold our intent for our fire ceremony “give-aways”.

As we move through each direction; we move through each level or perception. We begin in the South in our fire ceremonies.

  1. South Direction: Physical level – Rainbow Serpent. Teaches us to value the time we come together to sit by the fire to help create change within ourselves. As we change and heal ourselves, we heal and upgrade the collective consciousness of humanity.
  2. West Direction: Emotional level – Jaguar. Teaches us to come to the fire with open hearts and minds, regardless of how emotionally stressed and overwhelmed we are with the state of the world.
  3. North Direction: Soul level – Hummingbird. Teaches us to come together with the highest intents for ourselves and others to fulfill our soul mission.
  4. East Direction: Spirit level – Eagle of the North/Condor of the South. Teaches us to pay attention to the bigger picture and be willing to add our love and light to dream a better world into being.

Below are the detailed instructions for opening sacred space, conducting the sacred fire ceremony ritual, closing sacred space and what to expect afterwards.

  • Open Sacred Space
    Light your candle and have your toothpicks ready – these become your “spirit arrows” and represent anything within you that needs to be honored in order for you to let go of it.
  • There are the 6 sets of offerings you will make to your fire (candle flame) and serves to focus your attention in an active meditation.
  • Before entering into the fire ceremony with yourself and others, take a few centering, grounding, cleansing breaths. Then invoke your Highest Sacred Self, your I AM Presence, Supreme Light, Great Spirit.
  • Open Sacred Space by calling in the Four Direction’s sacred powers and energies (make this your own. I like to call in my Star Family, Healing, Ascension and Destiny Keeper Guardian Teams, as well as the Ascended Masters and the 12 Solar Archangels and Angelic Kingdom. Use the link provided here for how to call in the Four Directions and Open Sacred Space. https://thefourwinds.com/prayer-for-opening-sacred-space
  • Open your Wiracocha – bring your hands up above your head to your 8th chakra – your Soul Star (Golden Ball of Divine consciousness 8 inches above your head). Use your hands to touch into it and then with your hands, lower your arms, bring it down around you. Visualize it draped around your energy field down to and connected your Earth Star chakra (8 inches below your feet into the Earth).
  • Now you are being held within sacred, ceremonial space. We have stepped out of time and we are within the 5th dimensional realm where true change or healing can occur.
Mandala Fire Ceremony

We begin in the South Direction:
South is the place where we shed our past stories, anything that no longer serves our highest and best good…anything that blocks our physical light and luminosity.
Power Animal: Rainbow Serpent sees through eyes that do not judge.

Select one old story, one limiting belief or concept about yourself, one block you want to release to the energies of the South tonight.

Take your toothpick, visualize what you want to release, use your breath – blow 1 to 3 things you want to release into the toothpick.
Your intention and breath are key here. Make sure they are strong!
Then put the toothpick to the flame and release whatever you’ve chosen to release with love and forgiveness. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.

Our Fire’s can be a thing of Beauty!
  • Next we move clockwise to the West Direction:
    West is the place of our emotional wounds – current, past life and ancestral trauma that needs to be cleared and healed so that it does not “inform” the present.
  • Power Animal: Jaguar sees the world through eyes that refuse to see what everyone else is seeing. She knows nothing is exactly as it appears to be.

    Select one emotional wound, one trauma, and one of your parents or ancestors you want to release to the energies of the West tonight.

    Take your toothpick, visualize what you want to release, use your breath – blow 1 to 3 things you want to release into the toothpick.
  • Your intention and breath are key here. Make sure they are strong!
  • Then put the toothpick to the flame and release whatever you’ve chosen to release with love and forgiveness. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.
Honor the Light from Grandfather Sun contained within the flame of your candle.
  • Next we move clockwise to the North Direction:
    North is the place of the Ancient Ones, the Ancestors, Wisdom Keepers, Earth Keepers, that hold sacred knowledge, wisdom and sacred law.
  • Power Animal: Hummingbird sees everything exactly as it is.

    Select one old agreement, one secret you’ve been keeping from yourself, and one way you keep yourself invisible that you want to release to the energies of the North tonight.

    Take your toothpick, visualize what you want to release, use your breath – blow 1 to 3 things you want to release into the toothpick.
  • Your intention and breath are key here. Make sure they are strong!
  • Then put the toothpick to the flame and release whatever you’ve chosen to release with love and forgiveness. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.
We invite the Winged Ones to come be with us in your Fire Ceremony!
  • Next we move clockwise to the East Direction:
    East represents the place of the rising Sun, the Gateway of Illumination and Enlightenment.
  • Power Animal: Eagle of the North, Condor of the South, the Winged Ones see everything – the curvature of the Earth and the smallest details of the ground below.
  • We align with God’s Divine Will and surrender to the purpose for which we embodied.
    Select one role in your life you would like to transcend, one aspect of yourself you are attached to or over-identified with, and one thing you feel fated to that you that you want to release to the energies of the East tonight.
    Take your toothpick, visualize what you want to release, use your breath – blow 1 to 3 things you want to release into the toothpick.
  • Your intention and breath are key here. Make sure they are strong!
  • Then put the toothpick to the flame and release whatever you’ve chosen to release with love and forgiveness. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.

Soul Stick
As you moved through the four directions, blowing the things you want to give-away or release in your life, you now understand the process. You may feel that you left something out, so this is your opportunity to blow anything and everything you feel called within your Soul or True Self to fully release in your life.

If you feel complete in your give-aways for now, this is the opportunity to blow anything and everything you want to reclaim or welcome back into your life into this stick.

Blow your intentions and blow your prayers. Really go for it! Honor the multi-dimensional being that you are. Place the Soul Stick in your candle’s flame. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.

Pachamama Stick
Use one toothpick to become your’s or your group’s Pachamama stick. The Pachamama stick is passed around the circle for everyone to blow one blessing into, to capture our individual prayers for Pachamama (Mother Earth).

After all the offerings are made, the person leading the fire ceremony places the Pachamama stick in their candle. Let the toothpick burn completely out before continuing.

Close Sacred Space
As we close the fire ceremony, we must remember to give thanks to our higher selves that brought us to the ceremony, all the beautiful Beings of Light, the sacred energies and powers that helped us on our healing journey today and release them all back to the Light from which they came.

Then we close our Wiracocha (Soul Star) and find a way to gently extinguish our candle rather than blow it out. Best to do this by putting a cover over the flame so it will naturally go out rather than blowing on it.

There is a two-week period following a fire ceremony in which “instances of opportunity” appear. These “instances” provide the opportunity to translate your intent for healing into reality.

You are advised to think of the fire ceremony not as an instantaneous magical change, but rather an opening for healing distinctive habits and patterns. Recognize these “openings” and seize the opportunity to change your behavior in the real world. Then let the benevolent universe take care of the details. Aho!

I host monthly Zoom virtual Indoor Candle Fire Ceremonies with my friends, clients, students and other beautiful people each month. Please reach out to me to sign up and get the next date/time of the upcoming Fire Ceremony. You can contact me at: starshamanmessenger

Virtual Indoor Fire Ceremonies are held on the Saturday or Sunday nearest the Full Moon date:
* Sturgeon Full Moon – Sunday, August 22, 2021
* Harvest Full Moon – Monday, Sept 20, 2021
* Hunters Full Moon – Wed, Oct 20, 2021
* Beaver Full Moon – Friday, Nov 19, 2021
* Cold Full Moon – Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 (combined with Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony)

Published by Oshara StarShaman

3D-5D Ascension Guide, Seer, Intuitive, Shamanic and Angelic Healing Practitioner

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