It's Time for a New Year!
It’s Time for a New Year – 2016
On the news this morning I saw that people in New York City were writing down things they wanted to be rid of from 2015 in order to get ready for 2016 and have a fresh, clean slate!
What an Idea! Actually, it is not new and a very old concept which activates the subconscious mind and dissipates energetic connections. There is huge Power in conducting a releasing ceremony and the Burning Bowl Ceremony has been used for eons for this purpose.
Fire is the element of purification, transformation and power and has been used by ancient people in ceremony for thousands of years.
This is a great way to release the past pains and hurts and open up new space for exciting new people and things to come into your life.
In the Burning Bowl Ceremony you write down on a small piece of paper whatever it is you want to release and be free of once and for all. The act of writing down what you want gone from your life is a very important part of the releasing process— any written or spoken words, have great power and impress the subconscious mind with instructions for dissolving old beliefs and programs or and especially in creating new beliefs and programs.
A ceremony like the Burning Bowl Ceremony is considered an Act of Power by native Shamans and should be completed with focus and reverence for the inner divine being that is within us.
After writing down with care each thing, person or experience that you are ready to release, loosely fold the paper and place it in the burning bowl.
You may light the paper after placing in the bowl or have a premade fire going and throw the paper in while holding your intention and setting (it) FREE! Spend a moment in quiet contemplation and gratitude for whatever this thing or situation came to teach you. Then mindfully state your vow of commitment and surrender and releasing.
You may be wondering – I’m not sure exactly what I can release or what I should release. You may wish to release an old relationship, a way of thinking, negative experiences, bad energy, loved ones who’ve passed over, a sickness, a job, a house, an addiction, procrastination…really anything.
Your burning bowl should be a fire-safe container or even a fire pit will do nicely.
Once you feel your prayer and intention is clear and complete, throw the paper into the fire and watch it dissolve away, being purified and cleansed from you forever. Although you may perform this ceremony alone, there is a lot of power in group fire ceremonies. The totality of energy and focus for a common purpose is life changing. You will feel different. Perhaps you’ll feel lighter, freer or even contemplative.
Saint Paul wrote ‘be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Rom 12: 2). The Burning Bowl Ceremony is all about transformation and renewal. Everything begins in the mind and the kind of transformation that can come about from the Burning Bowl Ceremony will be profound and imbued with Power, the power of your subconscious mind.
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year! Make 2016 the year you Step Into Your Power, Live Your Life on Purpose, with Passion and Be True to Yourself!