We’re celebrating Independence Day today in the United States — Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!

Along with feasting on ( #ketoAF 😉 ) BBQ and fireworks and cuddles… I’m giving up gratitude for… sovereignty.

Mine, and of course yours too.

Understanding our sovereignty is a big part of the magical path. To embrace our Divine power to co-create what we choose… no matter what conditions or circumstances might indicate.

Early on in my magical studies (dare I say… back in the day 😉 ), I had a completely different view of what it meant to be sovereign.

Back then, I longed for the independence I thought I did not have. I wanted to be a badass. I even chose my first magical name after the name of a warrior queen. (This was in my early 20’s.)

She was bold, lusty… and brought down the fiercest warriors.

Today I see sovereignty in a very different way.

Sovereignty is elegant mastery of our power to choose.

To be sovereign means I acknowledge that I have choice in every situation, using magic to release and transform any limitations along the way.

Sovereignty also means that you have full self-authority – that ultimately, you know what’s best for you, even when you don’t. (And that you take ownership of your mistakes, too.)

To be sovereign is to choose to be fully expressed.

To be sovereign is to choose to BE who you are and walk your own path in
the world.

To be sovereign is to choose to be limitless.

That is our birthright.

And it’s our highest responsibility as Transformational Leaders to claim it, lighting the path for others along the way by modelling what’s possible.

Because so few realize that what they’re actually NOT free from are the stories, conditioning and patterns that limit what they can create and experience, here on the physical plane.

So… in honor of Independence Day, I’d like to gift you with this ritual.

Will you ignite and claim your sovereignty with me?

As always, feel free to adapt this ritual to suit your needs. In magic, you have full self-authority.

A Ritual To Claim Your Sovereignty:

Step 1: Select any or all, or none of the following magical supplies for your altar:


  • Lapis Lazuli to open your 3rd eye and connect to Truth (this is also the stone of queens, and Isis – mother, magician and goddess of
    10,000 names)
  • Red Quartz for release and forgiveness (of old ways of BE-ing)
  • Smoky Quartz for protection and clearing as you transform

Essential oils, alone or in combination

  • Frankincense for connecting to the Goddess (or the Divine) within
  • Cypress for emotional support during transitions
  • Peppermint to clear and bless your path


  • Lavender or purple candle for intuition and higher self connection

Plus, any other supplies that speak to you.

  • Magical journal
  • Sage / Palo Santo
  • Oracle deck

Step 2: Before beginning, think of 3 or 4 qualities that you associate with being sovereign. For example, the ones I wrote above are what sovereignty mean to me. (The power to choose, 100% responsibility, full self-expression, etc – I could add more, and so can you!)

Step 3: Clear your space, smudging with sage if desired. Dress your candle with the oils, if desired.

Call back any parts of you that still may be outside of your ritual space, bringing yourself fully present. Ground and center, and set your intention for this ritual and prepare your altar.

Step 4: Connect to Essence, imagining a rich, golden cord extending through your body, grounding you to the earth and connecting you to your higher self, the Goddess within.

Step 5: Call back your power by setting the intention to do so, then lighting your candle. (Be sure to use a fireproof candle holder so you can safely hold it in
your hand.)

Step 6: Create your working circle space. Holding your candle and starting in the East, walk clockwise along the perimeter of what will be your circle. I like to have my altar in the center of the circle, but it can also be in any of the 4 directions.

As you walk, say:

“By the light of clarity, this circle is cast.” (first time around)

“By the light of truth, this circle is cast.” (second time around)

“By the light of personal power, this circle is cast.” (third time around)

Step 7: Now you’re going to add each of the sovereign qualities you chose to the circle, one at a time. Returning to the East, stand just outside the circle, facing in. One by one, call up each quality within you. Make sure to feel the feeling of each one in your body. Feel the feelings of being, doing or having that aspect
of sovereignty!

Once you’ve felt it, name it.

Then, check for resonance. Does it feel like a positive quality for sovereignty to you? Is it something you’d like to have as a resource in situations where you wish to be sovereign?

If so, energetically add it to your working circle. Simply make a hand motion of putting it in the circle, with a clear intention that the quality is there and will
be there.

Then shake it off (break state) and return to a neutral state before you continue on to the next quality. Repeat for all.

Step 8: Now it’s time to claim this updated way of BE-ing called “Sovereignty” and the feelings and resources that go with it!

When you are ready, step into the circle and allow all of your qualities of sovereignty to light up within you. (This may happen one at a time, or all 3-4 all
at once.)


“I claim my sovereignty as a Divine Creator here and now.”

“I claim my sovereignty as a Divine Creator here and now.”

“I claim my sovereignty as a Divine Creator here and now.”

Allow this new way of BE-ing to settle in. Feel it in your entire body.

You also might notice all your old disempowered ways of being falling away just as a snake sheds its skin. Or not. 🙂 The important thing is to have a felt experience of this updated way of BE-ing. Take as much time as you would like.

When you are ready, complete by saying, “It is done, it is done, it is done.”

Step 9: Place your candle on your altar, and complete any other work you wish, such as journaling, meditating, etc – all with this felt sense of sovereignty in
your body.

When you are complete, you may either keep the candle lit, and transfer it to a safe space to burn out naturally, OR – blow out the candle and re-light it later.

Walk the perimeter of the circle one more time to open up the circle and release the container.


You now have an experience of what the state of BE-ing called sovereignty means for you. This is a state you can drawn on at any time, in any situation where you wish to call forward the energy of sovereignty.

If you choose to re-light your candle between burnings, allow the feeling of sovereignty to return each time you light it.

Perform this ritual anytime you wish to reconnect to your sovereignty and power of choice.

May you always know your sovereignty, today and all days!!

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