Do You Believe in Magic? Moon & Jai has a Ritual for YouVasilis Stergiou
We live in dire times. We need the motivation to change, we need to get over our exes, we need willpower, strength, and drive. We need … precious crystals and stones and to burn stuff. In this modern-day dark age, comes the new age. We turn to ancient rituals practiced thousands of years ago when obsidian was used for protection against warlords on battlegrounds. Now we shove obsidian in our bras and pockets to ward off negativity propelled by our frenemies and mother-in-laws. But the good people from Moon & Jai do not cast judgment on any of our trivial stresses. They have curated beautifully packaged and spiritually robust ritual kits that feel like gifts straight from the Universe, because we could all use a little magic in our lives. Let’s start right now by clearing the air…
Each kit represents six different qualities that we mere mortals wish to adopt. Balance, Manifest, Release, Healing, Prosperity and Love. Each precious item found in every kit has been harvested from sustainable sources. The Palo Santo comes from a small family farm that is dedicated to reforestation and sustainability, and most of the crystals are sourced from Brazil, including the pendulums, which set motion to your intuition. Adhering to the good vibes-only rule, each individual kit is smudged prior to shipping while the Moon & Jai workspace is kept sacred with healing mantra chanting, whispered into every kit!
“When you open a Moon and Jai Kit, you receive all of our love and intentions,” says Gina Moon, Moon and Jai’s co-founder along with Daniel Jai. “And what excites us the most is how quickly this kit can turn your home into a sacred space, starting with the scent of Palo Santo or sage, and slowly allowing the energy of the space to transform with your intention and your individual ritual.”
In the timeline of manifesting, inspiration comes first. Moon and Jai’s ritual kits were cultivated from creative impulse, born from daily rituals practiced by both Gina and Daniel. Moved by the power of these smudging rituals and crystal work, they noticed how their quality of life had begun mirroring what they were manifesting. Manifestation, to Moon and Jai, serves as a marriage of one’s internal landscape, the essence of desire, and the power of imagination.
SAGE SMUDGING IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO ELIMINATE UP TO 94% OF HARMFUL BACTERIA DUE TO ITS ANTIMICROBIAL, ANTIVIRAL & ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES, CREATING A HEALTHY LIVING SPACE OVERFLOWING WITH FRESH POSITIVE ENERGY.
“Moon & Jai was the product of our love, and it became our contribution to spreading the ripple effect of inspired and intentional living, and the power of playfulness and daily ritual.”
— GINA MOON
HOW TO CLEANSE & CLEAR YOUR SPACE
“Cleanse and clear yourself and your space of any stagnant energies, and invite your desired qualities to enter! Open all windows. Prepare an ashtray or a re-proof bowl. Light the sage. Both sage and palo santo have anti-microbial properties, change the ionic composition of the air, and have a soothing and balancing effect on us and on our environment. Give yourself a clearing first by waving the sage over your body from the floor to over your head, front to back. Ask to be cleansed of negativity. ‘Wash’ your hands in smoke, take some over your face and your heart. As you smudge yourself and your space, say affirmations that feel appropriate to you.
Start at the back of your space and work your way toward the front. Have the ashtray/bowl with you, and discard the ash into it. Walk to each corner of the room, move the smudge wand from the floor up, pass over each window, doorway, closets, go through the bathrooms, kitchen, etc. Repeat your prayer or affirmation as you work your way toward the front of the space. Stay mindful and connected to your breath. Lastly sage the front door, extinguish the smudging stick. Open the front door, and sprinkle little bit of ash outside the entrance to create a layer of protection for your space.
After completing your saging, light the palo santo and walk through your space one more time to bring sweetness and positivity into the freshly cleansed and cleared space! Complete your ritual in a way that feels intuitive. You may bow, say a gratitude or affirmation that feels appropriate. Observe and allow the magic to unfold in the coming days and months.
Two of Gina and Daniel’s favorite affirmations include: “I invoke the elements of Air, Fire, Water & Earth to cleanse, release and renew” and “Into this smoke I release all that no longer serves, all negativity, all limiting beliefs, all fears. I invite gentle loving energy, peace, grace, abundance, and joy into my home and into my life.”