“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.”
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
Just one more sleep until New Year’s Eve. Australia is one of the first countries to see in the New Year, and Byron Bay does know how to throw a party! But come New Year’s Eve you won’t find me out partying. Instead I’ll be home at my farm, enjoying a quiet dinner with friends and then some journalling and reflection time before I sit down in meditation to welcome in the energies of 2014.
There is such a shift of energies for 2014. Perhaps you can already feel it. The last gasp of 2012 and its buffer year 2013 are falling away.
There’s a change in the air.
Would you like to add some deliberate intention to the birth of 2014? On New Year’s Eve I have a simple fire ceremony. I’d love for you to join with me, adding your energy and presence to my own. I promise it will be an easy thing for you to do.
Each year I offer up a wish for myself, and a wish for the world. I write each of them on separate pieces of paper, and the messages I write then hold some of the shape of my meditation. Before midnight I will burn each wish, letting the energy of my hopes and prayers be carried up into the atmosphere in the heat and smoke of the fire. I will then retire and meditate upon the wishes (intentions) I have created.
It’s a powerful practice. And you can be a part of it too. There’s time to think about what you want. And then when you’re ready simply add your wish for yourself and your wish for the world as a comment at the bottom of this post.
Do it just like this: My wish for myself is…… My wish for the world is…..
If you’d like more privacy you can send me a message on facebook , or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll print out your wishes, and add them to my own. The only person who will see them is me (and the Universe, of course…). I’ll honour your intentions in my meditations, and I’ll burn your messages in my New Year’s Eve fire. I’ll also hold this space for a full 24 hours, so that those of you in different time zones won’t miss out.
Together, our collective good thoughts, wishes and intentions shall help shape a 2014 that begins with love, well wishes and positive energy. What can be better than that?
Love and Blessings to you, ♥ Nicole xx