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5 Steps to Release 2015 and Manifest in 2016

By: Gloria Marie

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This week, we ring in 2016. Do you feel like the past year went quickly? What I love about a new year is that it is almost like a blank canvas. I have this great exercise to help you do that. You can make it the best ever! Follow your dreams in 2016, do not give up. Start the year with clear intentions. Spend a few minutes on the 5 steps to release 2015 and manifest in 2016.

Make 2016 your best year yet. You can do it! Begin today to plan, keep your thoughts positive, and believe in yourself. This past year brought many changes into my life, some were planned and some were not. One of the difficult changes was my position with a non-profit organization ended with no warning. I was told that my position was no longer funded. I was not sure that was true, but, it was time for me to move on and I did!

Try these 5 steps to ring in the New Year!

1. On New Year’s Eve, get out your journal and spend some time reviewing your life in 2015. Sit in a quiet spot and reflect on the past year without judgment. Try answering some of these questions;
a. What was the most significant thing that happened in your life in 2015?
b. List one joy and one sorrow that you experienced this year.
c. What is the greatest thing you learned this year?
d. What are you thankful for this year?
2. Next, list what you want to leave behind in 2015. What is getting in the way of living the life you want? If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
3. For one of the sorrows or difficult situations you faced, find the blessing in that situation. It is there, dig deep and find it.
4. Light a candle and say a prayer of gratitude for 2015. Have the feeling of gratitude permeate your whole being. Now, leave 2015 behind, especially leave behind any anger or resentment.
4. On New Year’s Day make a list of what you would like to manifest in 2016. Be very clear with your intentions. Write them in a positive form and believe the Universe will help you.
At the top of your list write, “This or something better will manifest in 2016!” Say that out loud and believe it in your soul.

Happy New Year! What would you like to manifest in 2016?

New Year’s Eve Rituals

By: Gloria Marie

Tonight we ring in the year 2015. I have a ritual that I like to do on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  I wrote about it in my blog on 12/28/14. Black eye peas for good luck are usually served at my house on New Year’s Day along with watching plenty of football games.  It is interesting to read about what people around the world do for New Year’s Eve rituals.  Maybe this year, you want to incorporate one of these in the day?

I do not make New Year’s resolutions, but, I do reflect on the past year.  There is nothing I change about it, however, there may be something I could learn. Maybe I had to face some fears, so I would ask myself, “What did that situation teach me?”  And then let it go!!! Tomorrow is an exciting day, January 1, 2015. Think of it as a clean slate or as a new beginning. What is it you want to do in 2015 to make it the best year ever?  You can do it.  You are unlimited in your ability to create the incredible life you want.  Have courage and follow those dreams.  Maybe try one of these rituals, it could not hurt.

Spain – They eat 12 grapes at midnight. Each grape signifies good luck for each month of the coming year.

Japan – Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times.

Ireland – Women who hope to find a husband in the coming year, place mistletoe under their pillows.

Italy – The men and women wear red underwear to bring good luck.

English – The open the back door at midnight to let go of the old year.

Philippines – They believe round shapes represent coins and prosperity. So, a bowl of round fruit is placed on the dinner table.

These are other rituals:

  1. 1. Eat black eye peas on New Year’s Day for good luck and prosperity in the New Year.
  2. At midnight, have money in your pocket for prosperity in the New Year.
  3. Bless your home on New Year’s Day with sage or holy water.
  4. Pay careful attention to the first person to set foot in your house on New Year’s Day.

Do you have a New Year’s Eve ritual to share?