We live in the age of anxiety. There is so much stress, bad news and soul-crushing chaos; it is hard to know how to get through each day. But here’s the thing; ancient wisdom is the best way to approach to deal with modern troubles. Try the following tried and true rite. Take a piece of plain white paper, palo santo incense blue candles, paper and a blue pen and have it at the ready. Palo santo literally means “holy wood” and it is a tree that grows in South America and is similar to cedar and copal. It is wonderfully grounding and also clears energy, including tension and disquiet.


Anytime you feel the need, light the candles and palo santo and speak aloud the following affirmation spell:


             Begone  from me, worry and woe!

            I have the strength to break free and the wisdom to know.

            As I breathe this sacred smoke, my calm will grow.

            I call upon my inner guide to help me take it slow.

            My Serenity and tranquility will overflow.

With harm to none, blessings to all.



Repeat this three times while the candle burns. Inhale deeply ten times, Pass the pen and paper through sweet-smelling smoke of the palo santo. Now, Embrace your intuition and trust it with all your heart and write down what comes into your mind with the blue pen.  You may even feel tingling at the top of your head, which is a very good sign. Knowing the your inner truth from your soul guidance will  show you the way through stress-inducing times, Let go of anything that really doesn’t matter to you and your loved ones, Use the words of wisdom that came through as a guide for your life to sustain you through the stress and strain.