Done with the hangover? Ready for the new year? Grab a glass of champagne and set yourself up for this beautiful ritual. Bid the past year goodbye, and welcome all wonderful things to come!
NEW YEAR: TO ENDS AND NEW BEGINNINGS
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!
Before making a new start, review your past year, and clear out what no longer serves!
I mean, think of your glass of champagne : you wouldn’t think of filling your glass if it’s still full : you have to empty it first!
Well, it’s the same for us human beings : make room first, THEN fill up with all good things!
CLOSE THE YEAR
Review your year. Celebrate the beautiful things that happened! And for the not so beautiful? Well, honor them too. Review what came about in the year, and give THANKS for EVERYTHING.
OPENING TO THE NEW YEAR
Goodbye old, Hello new! Set the good things in motion with this FIRE Ritual:
FIRE RITUAL FOR THE NEW YEAR
For this New Year ritual, you will need:
– A candle (and whatever you like to light it),
– A bowl filled with water,
– Paper and pen,
– Any other object you want to have with you.
Choose objects you like: a beautiful candle, your favorite bowl, your favorite essential oil.
Choose a time when you’ll be uninterrupted.
Take a few deep breaths, and get started!
RITUAL 1. LIGHT A CANDLE
Choose a clean space and light a candle.
Decorate your space with flowers, burn incense, spray essential oils, set up an altar, ring your gong, sing … Create your own ritual space!
RITUAL 2. CENTER YOURSELF
Take a few deep breaths, place your hands in prayer or on your heart…
RITUAL 3. STATE THE INTENT OF YOUR RITUAL
“I honor and thank the year that is ending, and I open to the coming year. “
RITUAL 4. MAKE A SMALL LIST
Write down the important events of your year.
RITUAL 5. READ OUR LOUD AND SAY THANKS
State and thank each event. Say “Thank you” to the people, places and things that took part in the events. Honor all events, beautiful and less beautiful.
RITUAL 6. BYE BYE PAST!
Fold your list. Burn the paper in the candle flame (don’t burn your fingers!). Goodbye and thank you, Past.
Dip the paper in the bowl of water to extinguish the flame.
RITUAL 7. WELCOME NEW YEAR!
Say clearly: “I open with love, compassion, curiosity and joy to the coming year”. Say it with your own words!
RITUAL 8. CLOSE YOUR RITUAL
Center yourself and close your sacred space: blow out your candle, empty the bowl of water. Then close with a song, a mantra, a sound of a bell …
Happy New Year ! May all your wishes come true!
OM Shanti, Peace on Earth.