Still sticking 'round? Ok, here we go....
By embodying these virtues, we naturally balance out the negative we experience in our lives. However, by aspecting only the luminous self, one becomes just as imbalanced as they would by focusing on embodying the negative aspects of their self.
That said, as before, I will provide a ritual outline and sigils for invoking or evoking each aspect of your luminous self.
The Ritual Outline
- Provide offerings to your guardian spirits
By this point, you should have a pretty decent handle on the nature of your guardian spirits, both local and ancestral, as well as the allies you've cultivated through your ongoing spirit work.
- Perform an Invocation of your Higher Self
By this point, you should have your own method for getting in contact with your HGA/HS for ritual use. Proceed with it, as you will need the essence of this portion of you present to balance out the extreme negativity that will be raised as you progress through this rite.
- Draw the sigil for the aspect of your Luminous Self that you intend to invoke
You will need to use consecrated parchment paper for this purpose. I would suggest that you trace out the sigil, then pray over it to empower it.
- Prayer to the Keystone
The Keystone an entity I've worked with for quite some time. Its purpose is simple: to watch over the keys so that they are not accidentally activated through tracing them, visualizing, etc.
Keystone, bearer of possibilities
Stir, waken, hear, and become available to me
I invoke thy name and call for thy presence
Stand alongside me as I work through the Luminous Keys
Face me so that I might face my Self
[Seal the invocation by tracing a lemniscate in the air]
- Evoke or invoke the Shadow's aspect
How you proceed here is up to you. Evocation tends towards being gentler than invocation, but invocation will allow you to do more than simply wrangle with that aspect of your Self.
- Complete the rite and dismiss all invoked forces
Dismiss that which has been conjured and ground yourself in the manner of your choosing.
- Deal with the outcome of the rite
If you did the work right, you will have stuff to deal with. You'll learn about certain things that motivate you, how to diffuse your temper, control your desire to help people, gain wisdom regarding when you should assist, etc. That's the real reason behind this work, after all. If you should need help, which you may, you'll want to reach out to me through my contact page.
The Luminous Keys
If you choose to follow this path I've laid out here, good luck. You will need it.
As mentioned previously, should you need help, feel free to contact me.