Burning Bowl Ceremony New Year’s Eve

🎆What will you be doing on New Year’s Eve?🌠

✨✨We have a tradition for New Year’s Eve called the Burning Bowl Ceremony.🔥✨✨ I first began this in 1979 at Christ Church Unity where I served for 15 years. It can be done anywhere and at any time that feels significant for you.  I like it on New Year’s Eve. One year we took an RV to Yosemite for New Years Eve using the fire pit there in the snow. It was beautiful. We will be doing this meaningful ritual at home this year.  I would like to share with you about this tradition.

The burning bowl ceremony is a fire ceremony that helps you release old, unwanted conditions or events in your life. In this ceremony we contemplate these conditions, things, ideas, thoughts, and habits that no longer serve our highest good. As a Hypnotherapist for 35 years, I must mention that some things will come to mind right away, but some of them are buried deep in the subconscious mind. In contemplation or meditation, as these things are revealed to our conscious mind, we write them down on paper, which actively releases them from us through our mind/body connection just as soon as the pen or pencil meets the paper. Then the paper is burned as a symbol of releasing and letting go. Watching these things burn up, we visualize it all rising up in the smoke and being released from us. This process helps the subconscious mind believe they are cleared away. Our conscious awareness activates the release of these problems and is able to then be free to experience renewal and create what we want in our life. Aligning our intention with faith, we let go of discord, old wounds, unhealthy feelings, thoughts, fears, negative energy, and that which does not serve our Divine Plan, Purpose and Mission. Through the significant and powerful release of the burning bowl ritual, we can let go of that which is holding us back, and what a perfect time to do this….at the end of the old year!

At the close of the ceremony it is good to say a decree, affirmation, prayer, or statement of your intention. Some suggestions for this could be:
*To keep it simple, you can say “I release that which is not for my highest good.”
*or say”I release what I don’t want. I let go and let God do the work in this sacred experience. In this, I am healed and renewed. I open my heart to love, and I am blessed with peace, joy, and harmony.”
* or “I AM the Violet Flame of Love, blazing through anything within me that needs to be released or healed.”
* or “I AM calling forth the Violet Flame to cleanse, uplift and purify everything within me.”
*or if you choose, you can call on God, Allah, Jesus, Buddha, Saint Germain, Krishna, the Universe, Holy Spirit, or whatever Higher Power you feel a connection with to assist you.

These are just some ideas, but most importantly, you say what your heart tells you in that moment to close the Burning Bowl Ceremony. Now the negative energy has been released, dissipated, vanished.

After completing the ritual we like to come back inside and write down all the things we Do want in the New Year. This is a good time to consider the future. Set aside some time to journal and/or visualize what you want to take the place of what has been released. What do you want to experience in life now? How do you want it to take shape?

Sometimes we write this just after midnight. Recently I have liked the energy of the 1st day of the new year to put pen to paper and write this. When we have written what we want, we put it in an envelope and leave it until July 1, half a year later to see how we are doing. We can also look at it again the next New Years eve. We can write our intentions in a journal or create a vision board and put it in a safe place and even set a reminder on our calendar for next year to see how our vision has taken shape.Blessings in releasing the old unwanted energies and manifestations, and creating that which is for our Highest Good and the good of all concerned.

All the best of everything!!
Love and Light,
Sonia Star

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