(This ritual was originally published in Llewellyn’s 2011 Spell-A-Day Almanac and on the Llewellyn Spell-A-Day blog. It was created to be done the first day of Lent, but it can be done anytime that feels right to you.)
Veganism (or vegetarianism) lends itself to the magical lifestyle because it’s a diet that honors our health, our animal allies, and the entire planet. It also lifts our vibrations and connects us more deeply with our guidance and our power. If you’ve been thinking of making the switch, today—the first day of Lent—would be an appropriate time, as giving up the eating of animal products can be a powerful act of spiritual devotion. Light a white candle and take a sea salt bath. While you’re in the tub, say:
I now release all lower vibrations associated with consuming animal products, and prepare myself for this happy new phase.
After bathing, say something like:
In an act of love and devotion toward the God, the Goddess, all animals, and all of life, I now fully surrender the consumption of all animal products, and choose to eat kindly instead. And so it is.