As we become more self-aware, and aware of our appetites, we encourage our lessons to make themselves known. Why do we still feel hungry? What do we feel is lacking? How can we find satiation without excess?
Once we have decided which things, people, places, feelings, habits, etc, are ready to be pushed away, and we have written them down, we set down the pen and walk away. (Yes, I said pen. You're serious, aren't you?)
Now, we can move our body. Put on some tunes and dance in the living room. Grab a mat and practice yoga. Pick up a basketball and shoot some hoops. ANYTHING to get going, get moving, get ourselves out of our head and into our body.
We have accessed our mind's wisdom, our body's wisdom, and now it is time to access the spiritual wisdom to become present in our experience. That will depend so greatly on your personal spiritual practices, that I cannot make an "our" out of this paragraph. Do your thing. If that is reading The Bible, then read it. If that is listening to a Dr. Wayne Dyer audiobook, listen to it. If that is playing a musical instrument, singing, and meditating, well there you go. Connect to your divine source and ask for guidance in releasing whatever it was you feel called to release. Express humility and ask for help.
Now we create space for hearing the answers. Make time to ponder the inner wisdom your soul speaks to us.
One way to create that space is to watch a flame. Go outside with fire safety in mind. (Use a fire pit, burn bowl, or other safe means of pyrotechnical fun.) Sit or stand comfortably and focus on the inhale and exhale of the breath. Notice the sounds and feel the wind. Take a deep inhale and sigh out an audible exhale. Do that a few times and allow whatever sound wants to come out to express itself. Sit with whatever wisdom or awareness comes along. Light the paper on fire and let the winds carry away these excesses we are releasing in the form of smoke. Cultivate gratitude for how it feels to be free from those attachments, stumbling blocks, or energy barriers.
Close your ceremony with this affirmation (or one similar), "I have enough resources to thrive and enough compassion to share the excess."
When the moon is new, we are new. We have spent two weeks purging that which was excess, so we now have room to plant something new in place. We write a letter or list of things, feelings, habits, etc that would nourish our mind, body, emotions, and soul. The ceremony for new moon is an inverse process to the full moon. Be aware, Wolf. Be aware.