A Ritual to Release the Old and Welcome the New

Posted December 31, 2013 in Healing / Self Care


The end of the year is a great time to take stock and evaluate how we spend our days and energy. When we clear out the old, we make room for what is new to manifest in our lives. We create the psychic space and breathing room to allow what is vibrant and Soul-alligned to be able to get to us. If we take the time to declutter, simplify, and consciously surround ourselves with the elements of life that feed the Soul, we are rewarded with an inner-peace and consistency between the external elements of life and our inner desires.  When we have less, we create space to actually see what we have. It is a great time to evaluate relationships and strengthen intentions about what types of experiences, the level of intimacy and the types of energies we choose to surround ourselves with.

Here are some questions to get you thinking:

1. What are 3 feeling states that you most desire to feel in the New Year? (Examples: Peace, love, balance, contentment, excitement, vibrancy)

2. What are 4-5 actions you can take to help activate those feeling states?

3. Is there any people, places or things currently in your life that block the feelings you are working on manifesting?

4. What are 4-5 small, measurable actions you can take to release yourself from these blocks.


After you completed these questions, try-

My favorite New Year ritual:

1. On a piece of paper write down all the things you would like to release from your life. (Examples: anger you are holding towards an individual, a dead-end job that is life-sucking or fear from trying new things).

2. On another piece of paper write down all the things you would like to manifest and welcome into your life in 2014. (Some of mine: Building supportive, encouraging and inspiring online community for all my clients via this website, Spending more time in nature and spending an additional 10 minutes a day meditating before bedtime.)

3. Either with friends, or alone, create a ritual where you meditate for several minutes to calm your mind and ground. You can light a candle, or burn some sage to help set the sacred space. Then, burn the paper of the things you are willing to release in your life. You can state: “I release these things out of my life to create space for amazing new experiences and feelings.”

4. Then, place your list of what you are welcoming in, somewhere safe. It can be in a bedside drawer or tucked in a journal…then, next year, you can look back and discover what on the list was made manifest in 2014.


I’d love to hear what you are working on welcoming in in 2014!


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