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Orange Peel Blessing Ceremony
1. Peel the oranges and break them into 9 pieces each, for a total of 27 pieces. Place the pieces in the bowl and cover with hot water to about 3/4 full.
2. As you peel the oranges, state your intention for the ceremony in the form of an affirmation, such as “With this ceremony, I remove all negativity and replace it with positive chi.”
3. Take the bowl to the front door if you are clearing the entire home or to the entrance of the room that needs to be remedied. Starting at the entry, flick your ring and middle fingers outwards from the palm to sprinkle the water around the room. As you flick the water, repeat what is call the “Six True Words,” (pronounced Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum) or another affirmation, mantra, or prayer of your choice. Visualize all the negative energy and bad luck leaving, as well as new, positive energy filling up the space. Be sure you move around all nine bagua areas, and include all closets. After you have completed the ceremony for the first space, move to other rooms as necessary and repeat the process.
4. Pour out the water and either throw away the orange peel or grind it in the disposal. Do not reuse the water for another ceremony. You can eat the orange as a celebration of all the positive new energy you have attracted.
5. Open all the doors and windows to let in fresh chi.
6. Place fresh flowers in a central location in the home or room. Replace the flowers every three days for a total of nine days. The final bouquet can remain until the flowers begin to wilt.