Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Instead of beckoning 2011 with new year resolutions I am making 2011 wishes. Wishes are powerful means to transform your dreams and desires into intentions. I think it is important to take the time to honor life's passages with a ritual. For example, a wedding is a ritual in which two separate beings vow to come together as one to love and honor each other. A birthday party is a ritual to celebrate the day you were born. So why not make a ritual to usher positive changes into the new year? I am going to make three wishes because it is a manageable number and I believe it is a powerful number in the human psyche (the story of the genie granting three wishes, Goldilocks and the THREE bears, Past, Present and Future etc.) Recently a friend of mine shared with me a fun and simple ritual for making wishes. Here is what she told me to do:
  • Take a moment to think about your hearts deepest desires
  • Write them down on a piece of paper
  • Light a candle
  • Read your wishes out loud.
  • Plant a seed for each wish. Literally, take three seeds, three pots and plant a seed in each pot to represent the wish you've made. You could even label each pot "new job" or "true love" or whatever it is you are wishing for.
  • Give thanks to the Universe or God or whoever it is you pray to, for granting these wishes that you KNOW are on their way to you now.
  • Blow out the candle.
  • Watch your seedlings grow and your wishes come true!

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