Wishing you all the happiest of New Years! Matt and I are traveling to see my family in Florida for the week and because most of the people there are quite a bit older than us, we figure it will be a mellow sort of New Year. In lieu of a big city bash, we decided to create our own sort of New Year’s ritual. We plan to write down our wishes on pieces of paper, tuck them into an old bottle and throw it into the ocean at midnight. If it washes up in your neck of the woods, you’ll know its ours!
I have also done rituals for the new year that are more about letting go. If you feel drawn to it, here is a simple ritual that I found extremely powerful. It works best in a group of people but can also be done alone.
1. Gather a few dear friends and have everyone make a list of what they want to let go of for the new year.
2. One by one, go around and read your list, then drop it into the fire. Watching it burn is very exciting and satisfying. The fire can be a fireplace or a bonfire or whatever is available to you.
3. Roast some marshmallows and drink some whiskey!
Big blessings to all of you. I am so grateful for you and this amazing community we’ve created together. Thank you for all of your stories, your dreams, and your support and love. I really feel it every day and it is such a gift. What a blessed little refuge of a place this is. Happy New Year superheroes!