Wishing You a Magical New Year
Hope you all had a great 2012 and are looking forward to 2013. I know I am! I have celebrated New Year’s Eve with a Burning Bowl Ceremony since I started going to a Unity church 20 years ago. It’s a great way to let go of the energy of the old year and begin the new year off on the right foot.
There are many Unity Churches who will be having services tonight and you can also have your own ceremony at home as I will be doing with my family. You can google burning bowl services to get great ideas and I’ll give the quick and dirty on how we do ours. We spend a few minutes mediating on the things from 2012 that we are ready to let go of and we write them down on a piece of paper and put them in a fire proof bowl and go outside and burn them. In a pinch, we’ve burnt them on our outdoor grill before. Then, we take a few more minutes to print out what we do want in the new year. I keep those tucked away in my bible, but any special place will do. You can look at them on the next year or anytime later in the year.
I usually also print out some affirmations or fortunes and let everyone pick one out for their fortune for the new year and I never put anything negative in the box.You can find some great printable ones online with a simple search.
I’ve had quite a few wonderful things happen in 2012:
I finished my first complete first draft of a novel
I hired and found a great housekeeper that gives me time to write
Our HVAC business has made more profit than every before
I’ve enjoyed some wonderful moments with my husband and children
I’ve submitted five of my short stories and I’m excited to hear back about them in the new year
There’s lost of blessing to list and I know I sometimes forget them. Thats why I’m going to do this activity next year that I found on Just Feeling Good’s Facebook page, a great page to follow. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Feelin-Good/268038566543079