Preparing For The Year Ahead
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. " 1 Peter 2:9
New Year Traditions and Rituals
As we approach a new year let us not remember to have a moment of quiet reflection. Reflect on the year gone by. Take account of the things we have learned, opportunities, challenges we overcame, and ways we hope to be better.
Every culture has different rituals and traditions that are practiced at the beginning of a new year. Rituals both support and honor the changes we experience and increase our capacity to overcome adversity, strengthen our relationships, and experience joy and abundance.
Many Unity churches hold a Burning Bowl service at or near the New Year. This ceremony is meant to provide contemplative time to select ideas, thoughts, and habits that no longer serve one's highest good. Through meditation, these thoughts are revealed and are written on paper (typically flash paper) and then the paper is burned as a symbol of release. This ceremony creates space in consciousness to be filled with God thoughts, thoughts born from a higher consciousness
No matter how you decide to ring in the new year, I hope you find it as a time of renewed hope, increased joy, and an opportunity to grow into your best self.
🎇 Auld Lang Syne 🎇