|Dear Ones! |
I often talk about the intersection of spirit and science, the mundane and the enchanted, and today I’ve decided to share my super not sexy ritual which I never fail to ring in the New Year by. (A ritual is nothing more than a routine with a sacred intention.) For over a decade I’ve been walking through this doorway with a very simple three step New Year ritual, which I do on January 1st:
1.) I purge, organize, toss or donate the contents of one drawer, closet, or cabinet.
This is to ritualize my devotion to traveling lightly (psychologically speaking). With the clearing out of that which I don’t want or need, I send the intention that I’m making space for the dreams I’d like to manifest in the coming year. I’m also building my attention to stay focused on that which truly matters, rather than allowing the “junk” to take too much of my energy.
2.) I do something nice for my feet. (Yes, my feet.)
I soak them in a warm bubbly bath, and then rub them with rose oil. I freshly paint my toe nails. I spoil my feet specifically, because our feet are the energetic and physical ambassador for moving forward in life. Our feet try hard for us, and endure so much of our gravity, but rarely are they the focus of our love and devotion. We walk the spiritual path with our feet, we set and meet our goals through the grace of our feet (whether we happen to walk or not), and our feet connect us to Mother Earth. Our feet ground us, center us, and support us. So I feel it’s only right to start the New Year with this very focused gratitude.
3.) I bury myself in art supplies!
Creativity is the beating heart of lightness. Without expectation of perfection, I surround myself with, and use, whatever feels delightful in the moment. This year it’s art journaling, which for me is the perfect intersection of psychology, creativity, and writing. (Which = delight.) Did you know that the ancient Egyptians believed that God entered our life through our artistic creations? Skill wasn’t a requirement, only our effort, which was seen as a prayer.
Small rituals can bring powerful shifts.
|Dear friend, I hope that 2022 brings you beautiful things. No doubt it will bring you some pain too, because that is the nature of this journey of life, isn’t it. But you are strong, and you are resilient, and like the willows ~ we can learn to bend but not break. |
And more than anything, I hope you continue to reinforce your knowing that your relationship with intention is your doorway to a universe of wonders. We have to envision what we intend to build, and that visioning is like an architectural blueprint for our life.
So Much Love & a very Happy New Year to you.