I wanted to share a Year End Ritual to help you generate gratitude for the blessings that the past year has brought you, to accept the difficult experiences and to let go of what you don’t want to carry beyond this year. It also helps to create a new vision and energy to propel your life forward meaningfully into the New Year.
1. Write down what you are grateful for over the past year – the small and big things – make your list as long as possible. From your list select the 5 blessings that you are most grateful for. Reflect on these 5 blessings and cherish them in your heart.
2. Write down all the difficult experiences you had over the past year. Reflecting on the whole list, what can you learn about yourself from the sum of these experiences? How can you integrate what you have learned in a way that helps you to accept what you have gone through?
3. Write down what you want to let go of so that you don’t carry that with you beyond this year. Reflect on this list and then imagine releasing the energy associated with those old things. It might be appropriate to take specific actions that enable you to completely move on – free of unnecessary baggage. Do what’s right for you, but without causing any harm.
4. Imagine how you might experience yourself at the end of the coming year, should you achieve the year of your dreams! Step into this image of yourself being the way you truly want to be and feel the energy of this. Then ask yourself what your next step will be to fulfill this state, while being of positive value to the lives of others and to the world. Commit to taking that step and look forward to how it will create mutual success momentum throughout the coming year.
Wishing you good health, prosperity and joy in the New Year!