Yeehaw…New Year’s. A new time, a new slate. A fresh beginning. Like a trail of snow, untouched, waiting for your feet to mark imprints towards uncharted territory. 2014 was a doosey…a clearing, shedding, deconstructing and collapsing of what no longer serves us. It was a cleansing, a cleaning out of what will no longer work.
“God calls us throughout our life to severe grace, the grace of the cocoon. We are called to separate from the old, to die in order to be born. If we open ourselves to this severe grace, we encounter God in new places: in the cyclone, in the dark, in the crisis that shatters our old confining consciousness. It is this severity that makes us new.” From First Light by my fave author, Sue Monk Kidd.
Kinda fits for 2014 doesn’t it?
I can tell you it was in those moments of shattering chaos or crisis that I did meet and experience Grace. It was a profound freedom, and uniting of myself and my soul. Finally that which was obscuring me from my truth…gone so I could sit there and meet myself. A remembering and a merging into a new being was occurring and waiting to be born into life.
2015 is about birthing that new being. It feels like a year filled with a whole bunch of new….new beginnings….new experiences…new relationships or partnerships…a new way to do life. Rebirth. Freedom. Excitement. NEW!!!
I’m excited…and at times overwhelmed. I listed a few goals I have and I notice a heaviness immediately. So screw that idea. Having vision doesn’t have to be heavy, burdensome or dark.
What if we went about this new year a little differently. What if we made it about wishes….what wishes do you have this year? What do you wish for your expression in the world? What do you wish for yourself in 2015? What do you wish to try or experience?
So rather than making a list of heavy, performance marking goals, list your wishes! Wish for fun. Wish to indulge in magic more often. Wish to easily and joyfully accomplish….Wish to go a ballet this year because you love it. Wish to take a whole weekend for yourself. Wish to write a chapter of a book. Wish for great family fun like a picnic at the park. Wish for success and completion of a project. Wish for participating in monthly new moon rituals. Wish for pulling back and being gentle. Wish for connection.
So, what do you wish to experience this year? List it and wish away. Blow some snow, glitter or salt as you read aloud each wish and offer to Mother Earth to keep and hold for you so she can assist you in your birthing. Or throw some Epson salt into a fire for each wish or some glitter and voice it to the heavenly skies, the shining stars and glorious moon. Share your wishes with your friends and family and get the kiddies to make wishes too. Tell them it’s magic glitter so their wishes can come true. Or light a candle for each wish and blow them out like you would on a birthday cake. Heck, make a cake and light a bunch of candles on it. Blow them out and feast. If you can list 50 wishes or more….go on…I dare ya’!
New beginnings and wishes is fun, uplifting, inspiring.
Wish away. Happy, healthy, joyful, magical, fun New Year.
And so it is.