The coming New Year offers an opportunity for you to not only make resolutions, but to review your past and perhaps step away from situations which no longer support you. Certain habits, people or activities may not be appropriate for your overall mental, spiritual or emotional health. It might be difficult to distance yourself from the things and people that may seem integral to your life, but if their presence is doing more harm than good, you need to be willing to let go.
Whatever you need to let go of, the process is not necessarily an easy one. However, letting go can help you to heal and build the life you really want. Letting go can create space in your life for something new to unfold. Letting go can help you to step past restrictions and constraints, which hold you back and prevent you from making desired changes.
You may wish to hold some type of observance or practice, which others can take part in as well, to help you release and let go of harmful or unhealthy situations, habits or relationships from your life. As part of a New Year celebration, you could gather and talk about the things which you’re trying to let go of. Together, you can guide and support one another. Having a group of people behind you can help you to feel supported and honored. Feeling supported can help you to have a better chance of sticking to your desired changes and resolutions.
To add a sense of sacredness and specialness to your observation you can light candles and have a roaring fire. According to many traditions, fire represents purification and cleansing. With the fireplace, in addition to talking about your issues, you can write them down and safely burn them in the fire. Placing your issues into the fire represents a willingness on your part to do what’s necessary to let go. Being willing to let go means that you’ll consciously live your life in a way that supports your desired changes. For instance, you might decide to let go of unhealthy eating habits, and this might involve clearing out your cupboards and donating the foods that no longer support you.
Numerologically, 2012 offers the opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our lives, and find greater meaning in life. Curiosity is a strong theme within the year. Be willing and open to looking at your life as a mystery. What does life want for you? What do you feel drawn to uncover?
Working with the fire practice can help you to explore your life and make room for new opportunities and new learning. This is not necessarily about going back to school, but simply finding ways to allow your life to have specialness, deeper meaning and importance, which often comes through listening to your heart. Utilizing the fire, you can open to the true call of your heart. What is it calling for? Now is the time to listen and act on it.
Throughout the year you can light a candle each night to support the changes you wish to make within your life. You may wish to set aside a special time each day to sit in silence before the candle. You can use this quiet time to reflect and meditate. It can be a chance to deepen your connection to your heart. You can also journal the thoughts and ideas that come to you in silence.