New Year and New Moon Ritual
Happy 2012 to everyone!
I am excited to share new content and new essential oil journeys with you. I am freshly renewed with new baby, new intentions and a new state of mind and would love to keep these fresh perspectives going...
I would like to offer a special opportunity to join me in sharing my aromatherapy journey with you. I have come a long way on my essential oil path and these powerful little aroma guides have led me into this point in my life where I am now urged to share their message with you. I am creating a 6 week online essential oil guide called Magical Aromatherapy- this and other new products will be ready in Spring 2012.
New Year Ritual:
I did this ritual 2 years ago and I loved it. Although some of us have already created our 2012 intentions during the new moon, I thought it would be nice to do this ritual as well, to continue the momentum.
If you are reading this after Jan. 1st, this is also a great practice for setting intentions during the new moon:
On a sheet of paper, write out all of the things from the current year that you've outgrown, no longer want in your life, no longer work for you, and anything else you feel you want to shed and leave behind. On a separate piece of paper, write all of the things you can think of and feel that you want to grow and expand in the new year. Then burn each paper in separate dishes or shells, making sure all pieces are turned to ashes. Then, when cooled, put them into separate envelopes or containers (film canister, Ziploc baggie, etc.) and mark "to shed" and "to grow" on the container. Around 5 minutes before midnight, start visualizing all the things on the "to shed" list, and see them slip away, see them blown away and washed away, out of your energy field, out of your life and out of your reality. Then go outside and pour the "to shed" ashes into your hand and let the wind scatter the ashes away and release them and all they represent, as the old year fades away. After midnight, after blessing the new year, with the second container "to grow", visualize all of these goals, desires, etc. coming to fruition, to this level of reality. I bring that envelope down to the garden, and with a stick dig a small hole, then plant these ashes in the earth, near a tree or in a special place, (for those in apartments, I encourage them to use their favorite houseplant). The ashes are a reminder of the life cycle, the power of nature and the honoring of Mother Earth, that these seeds of hopes and dreams are nurtured into reality, in the coming year. You may want to try this and tweak it and do it a way that suits you.
-Taken from Jennifer McLean of Masterworks Healing
May you all have a blessed transition into the new year, radiating with an abundance of vibrant health, love and powerful connections~