If You Can't Summon Your Own Metaphysical Clarity, Store Bought Is Fine

by Flint


The Cord-Cutting Complete Ritual Pack ($69.99), to sever bonds that no longer serve you, is a delicate practice in intention and finality. Romantic, platonic, or symbolic, expelling energies that cloud your self-actualization is both healing and cleansing. Take care with the instruments of this practice as you set your visions on an unburdened future.

Tuesday, 1am, at the Chevron Extra Mile.


Dried Sage, bundle: corded in hand-dyed hemp twine and woven with lavender and California wildflowers, burn the ends and cleanse the ritual space before beginning.

California Scents Spillproof Canned Air Freshener: Desert Jasmine™️. Lasts up to 60 days. Avoid contact with the eyes and skin. Keep scent pads from touching fabric, plastic, or painted surfaces.


Amethyst Healing Crystal: 4-6 ounces in weight, size may vary. Use the amethyst crystal to promote calm, vision, and clarity as you set the intention for your practice.

Two Adjustable Blind Spot Mirrors: Let’s you see when it’s safe to change lanes. Convex for wide angle viewing. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. 


Two Hand-Rolled Beeswax candles, tall: as you position your candles, visualize one as yourself and the other as the person or entity with which you are cutting ties. Imbue your candle with the light within you, and thank the other for its place in your story, but be firm in your intention to start anew.

Two Marlboro Red Class A filter cigarettes: Surgeon General’s Warning— Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks To Your Health. Breathe it in one last time. It smells like her.


100% Cotton Cord: Tie the simple white cotton cord to the center of your candles, leaving room at the top for your wick to burn as you breathe. Breathe in your new life, breathe out the toxicity of your past. Watch it burn away and it’s gone.

Home & Travel Sewing Kit: 6 spools thread (assorted colors). Warning: needles are sharp. Breathe in your new life, breathe out the toxicity of your past. Watch it burn away and it’s gone.

Flint (they/them) is a nonbinary lesbian English teacher who lives with their partner and four cats in Southern California. Follow them on TikTok and Instagram @sureblockholmes.