Spiritual First Aid: Spiritual Cleansing
Spiritual Cleansing is used in the rootwork tradition for doing pretty much what it sounds like - clearing up negativity, accumulated spiritual "gunk," stagnant energy, and spiritual messes.
A single distance cleansing session may not be sufficient to clear up longstanding or difficult situations and should generally be used as a first aid measure while you are planning other work and/or seeking a consultation to determine how to proceed. If it seems you may benefit from additional work, for instance undertaking some spiritual baths, I'll make recommendations.
These sessions are meant to be quick altar work using simpler materials and a standardized framework so they can be set up fairly quickly, for clients wanting fast help in a situation without having to wait on a consultation or reading first and without having to have a contract established and invoice sent.
The altar work I perform for clients when I take on their cases as their rootworker after consultation and divination tends to be highly customized and involve fairly elaborate materials, preparation, and performance such as jumbo/figural candles, custom-designed and/or hand-drawn or painted sigils, the creation of doll babies or poppets using personal concerns mailed to me by the client, the ritual manipulation or moving of items like candles or lodestones, etc. It is also generally performed over multiple days or weeks.
These "first aid sessions" are designed to be set up and performed more expediently using materials I pretty much always have on hand and can get set up on fairly short notice. So where a Fiery Wall of Protection working might normally involve numerous holy cards, whole roots, jumbo candles, figural candles, custom-designed sigil work and ritual structure, and my mailing the client mojo bags, pakets, condition oils, spiritual baths, etc., a spiritual first aid session for protection would be a comparatively pared-down rite completed in a single day, involving smaller taper candles, digital personal concerns, and a more restricted array of options for things like the creation of custom pakets to be mailed or locations for ritual disposal of spell remains, for example. That way, there's less lead time necessary for the back-and-forth of consultation and for gathering and preparing materials, and a report on the completed work is sent more quickly.
Folks book these when they are in a pinch or in a hurry; want "backup" on work they are doing on their own; want "maintenance" work done on a longstanding situation; or are waiting for a consultation or contract on more involved altar work but want to get the ball rolling immediately.
These sessions are performed at a distance, using some personal link to the target, which is "treated" using various techniques as appropriate for the type of personal concern and intention, such as pendulum work; censing with incense; anointing or bathing with oils, waters, or colognes; "heating" with flames from consecrated candles; etc.
That means I need some sort of personal item associated with the target to do this work. Often, a digital photo is fine, but in some cases, a personal concern such as hair would be better. We can discuss your options after you book (see step two below under How It Works). If you don't have anything at all on the target, though, not even a name, you should contact me to discuss whether this service is suitable for your situation or not before booking.
One service is one session done on one day for one person. If you want two services - say, both cleansing and protection - you'd need to book one of each. If you want uncrossing for two people, you need to book two sessions. If you want 3 sessions of a service on 3 different days, book 3 of the same service. We can discuss timing and spacing of services after you book.
These sessions average about 20-40 minutes each of preparation and hands-on time, depending on the type of concern and the type of work. Then the setup remains on the appropriate altar for the duration of the time that the accompanying lights or candles are burning, which is generally a minimum of two hours.
If you need your work to start on a certain day, please DO NOT BOOK THIS SERVICE before contacting me to make sure I can meet your needs in terms of scheduling. Any work with a promised delivery or performance date has to be put into writing in a formal contract. Sometimes my altars are full or I have other work going on that has a tight schedule or timing to it and I can't always begin something new immediately. In addition, you should expect that it could take me a couple of days to prep the work, if for instance I need to gather fresh vines or a certain type of dirt or powder for it, or it would use up the last of my Florida Water and I need to drive into town to get more.
How It Works
Step one: Place your order and check out. You will receive an automated confirmation right away, generated by our software.
Step two: Once you have your order confirmation number, go to the Altar Work Intake form to provide the information I'll need to perform your altar work service. This intake email will ask for names, dates of birth, photos, and your formal petition for your altar work service. (If you're new to petition writing in the conjure tradition, there's some info at the Education link. But I'm happy to help you with the petition if you aren't sure how to put it.)
Step three: Once I have received all the necessary info, I set up and perform your altar work. I may also make recommendations for additional "first aid" measures you can take on your own if it appears that you will benefit from those (for instance, spiritual baths or spiritual cleansing of your home, installing a protection amulet).
Step four: After I've completed your booked session(s), I will email you at least one photo of your work along with any notes about anything unusual that came up during your session, if applicable, or confirm that everything went as it should and there were no exploding lights or unusual pendulum behavior or the like :).
If I've made any recommendations for work you could do on your end and you have a question about it, this will be your opportunity to get that clarified, as well. This is a sort of mini-consultation built into the reporting phase of your spiritual first aid session, basically. It won't go into as much depth as a full consultation session, but it can definitely get you started in the right direction if you need some guidance or confirmation about what measures to take for your situation.
Start and End Dates: Limit of Guarantee
This service does NOT come with a guarantee that I will start on a certain day, only that the service will be performed as soon as I can prepare it. It would be unusual for it to take me longer than 5 days from receiving all necessary info/materials to begin, but it's possible that another client's work is taking up an entire altar for that week, for instance, or I have an unusual number of vigil lights set on the same altar for the next few days. And you should certainly expect that it could take a few days for me to set it up, gather any special materials, prepare any concerns/pakets/effigies etc., and perform the work. So do not book this service if you must have your work start on a certain day unless you have discussed it with me prior to booking and I have guaranteed you a start date in writing.
This service does not guarantee a delivery date for photos/reports. You should expect that it could take me several days beyond the work's conclusion to prepare and send photos and reports. (I usually try do to them in batches all in one day that I set aside every week.)
Frequency/Amount of Communication: Limits
I cannot do play-by-plays or on-the-fly updates during the preparation or performance of the work. The fee for this service covers the cost of my time, the dedicated space on my altars, and the cost of materials consumed in its performance; that time includes the time it takes me to provide the responses/emails outlined above, but nothing beyond that. So please do not expect any responses or emails beyond what is covered in this listing in the How It Works section.
Additional emails sent to ask "just wondering when you might start" take up my time typing when I could be spending that time at my altars doing your work. If you send those kinds of emails, you will get a form letter response reminding you of the terms of service here. You'll also get a mental note, and possibly a written one in your client record, indicating that you probably don't read instructions carefully. That makes it less likely that I would take your case in the future because it doesn't bode well for the success of our work together.
Refusal of Service, Cancellations, and Refunds
I reserve the right to refuse service and refund purchase price at my sole discretion. See the Client Agreement for more information.
All sales and bookings are final, so please ask any questions before booking. Candle burning and ritual maneuvering of symbolic items are spiritual services and reading/interpreting the results is an art. You are paying for the cost of materials, the dedicated space on my altars, and for my time, so no refunds, adjustments, or cancellations are possible once I've devoted any time to your service, including reading/taking notes on all the information in your email. I'm more than happy to answer your questions before you book, so please ask any questions first.
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