How to Say Buh-bye to the Old Year

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language 

And next year’s words await another voice.

~ T. S. Eliot


This is the time of year for resolutions and goal setting for the New Year. And most often we do this without reflecting back on the past year and taking stock of what occurred in our lives.

two wine glasses smallIt’s really important to find the gifts, lessons, challenges and blessings from the year that is ending. In this way we can truly celebrate what has come before and release whatever needs to be so that we start fresh with clarity as our New Year arrives.

You have been put on this earth for a purpose, which you may or may not yet recognize. Along this lifetime path of discovery you will come to deeply know yourself, grow in wisdom, and rejoice in sharing your own, unique gifts, which the world has waiting for, by the way.

You need to review this past year because it happened to you for a reason. You may totally get that reason or perhaps maybe it’s hidden in a cloudy mist right now. Either way, it’s OK.

What’s important is the process of reflection and celebration that will help you clear the debris so beautiful, gorgeous you can make room for the new possibilities that will be coming in your New Year.

My New Year’s gift to you, dear one, is a series of questions to help you examine your past year and open to the possibilities of the coming year.

Celebrate and Complete 2013 is an exercise to help you honor and conclude 2013, and set your intentions for 2014. This is not your regular resolution guide. (Select the link for access to the file.)

And, I’d love to hear how this exercise resonated with you!

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