Now that we are in the midst of the season of releasing, take a walk in a quiet place with trees whose leaves are in the process of changing color. Walk slowly, deeply inhaling the alluring, mystical scent of seasonal decay. This autumnal energy stands strong in the heart of the Witch. As you notice leaves that have fully changed color and are on the verge of falling to the earth, pluck them one by one. As you pick each leaf, hold it in your right hand, crumple it up, and declare:
This season I hereby release ______.
Toss the crumpled leaf on the ground. Continue this for as long as it feels right. Feel free to release various things in your own life that no longer serve you, such as inner pain or confusion. It’s also a good idea to release things that are baneful in the world, such as apathy, racism, and greed.