I just feel that all the old un-helpful things (and some people) are making their way out of my life now, so I can welcome in the New Year.
But just to be sure, here’s what I did to help usher in the new and improved life.
First I wrote a letter to my 85 year old, wiser self.
I asked this wise soul, what should I let go of? What should I allow more of, and is there anything else you can tell me to get ready for this wonderful year.
Great material flowed from this exercise. I was surprised at the things I had to let go of to accept the new life.
Then, I decided to follow a version of Henriette Klauser’s arrow technique.
Klauser recommends you write down THREE things you no longer need on one piece of paper and THREE things you want to usher into your world on another piece. (I ended up with four each)
I won’t say what they were, but my 85 year old self knows best! She has a birds-eye view on things and helped me prioritize things.
So I have two pieces of paper. One with three (four) things I no longer need, and one with three (four) things I want to welcome.
I plan to burn the piece of paper of the things I no longer need. Taking some time to watch it disappear be grateful for the lessons.
Next, I plan to bury the piece of paper of the things I do want. These are the seeds that will come into fruition. I can’t remember if Klauser said they should face a certain direction. There’s a lot more to the exercise using arrows and ribbon. But my exercise is simplified focusing on the intention and the letting go.
This is my farewell and welcoming ceremony to 2016. I hope you have a good one too.