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Goodbye 2019. Hello 2020. End of the year ritual!

December is a beautiful & magical month, but it can also be crazy BUSY! As women we often put the people in our lives above ourselves, especially this time of year!  I want to invite you to take out your calendar and schedule a block of time for yourself sometime between now and the end of the year to close out the year with an end of the year ritual.

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by Emily Atkinson in BECOME, SOUL DISCOVERY
December 13, 2019 0 comments

Happy December beautiful 

As my 38th birthday and the end of the year approaches, I’ve been celebrating who I’ve become in the last year (and decade!), and envisioning who I want to become in the upcoming year (and decade!). 

December is a beautiful & magical month, but it can also be crazy BUSY! As women we often put the people in our lives above ourselves, especially this time of year! 

I want to invite you to take out your calendar and schedule a block of time for yourself sometime between now and the end of the year to close out the year with an end of the year ritual.

You can use the below 3 step process for inspiration or create your own ritual. 

Before you dive into the process I would recommend setting your space. You can do this by clearing your space with sage or lighting a candle. I also love doing this ritual outside by a fire or with friends. 

Step One: Celebrate 

The first step is to celebrate anything and everything you can think of. Make a list!  Brag! Be proud of yourself. Shout it to the heavens! 

Many times we’re so focused on getting to the next milestone that we forget to stop, breathe and celebrate our growth. 

I want to invite you to pause and celebrate who you’ve become in the last year. 

Think back over the last 12 months. Who were you a year ago? What were you doing on this day? Who have you become? What moments stick out as integral on your journey?

Even if you’re thinking to yourself, “I’m exactly where I was a year ago,” I want to challenge you to celebrate something. 

Growth. Healing. Evolving. This is not an easy journey. Even baby steps are something to be proud of! 

Step Two: Release

Now shift gears a bit. What do you want to leave behind in 2019? What habits, negative thoughts, toxic cycles, etc are holding you back from living your full potential? We have to acknowledge what’s not working in our lives before we can move past it. This is the time to acknowledge it. 

Are there things you said you wanted to do but didn’t? What held you back from not doing them? Are there people in your life who are bad influences? Or maybe you’ve outgrown them? Maybe you find yourself in the same toxic patterns and can’t seem to break free of them? 

Again, I would invite you to write everything down. Be gentle with yourself, but also know you are the only one who can change your life. You may even need to practice some self-forgiveness. 

After this step you may feel heavy and a little down. That’s totally ok! Acknowledging what’s not working in our lives takes courage. Looking back over your celebration list may help you shift your energy or put on your favorite song and dance it out!  

Step Three: Envision  

The last step is to envision who you want to become in the next year. I find choosing a word a powerful way to guide this process. 

My 2019 words was expansion. My 2020 word is devotion. What word will you choose? 

Using that word to guide you start envisioning 2020. 

Are there goals you’ve been putting off because it hasn’t been the right time? How do you want to feel every day when you wake up? What is that big dream of yours that lights your soul on fire? What do you truly desire in your heart of hearts? What are your forbidden desires? 

Are you ready for a life overhaul and to become someone new? If you want to become someone new you’re going to have to be someone you’ve never been before. Who do you need to be? 

Have fun with this process. Let your mind go wild. 

There is no wrong or right here. If you want to set goals, set goals. If you want to create a free flowing vision, do that. 

I’m not going to teach you how to set New Year’s Resolutions because I no longer do them. Instead I live in sync with the New Moon creating intentions every month. 

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Again, have fun with this process. Celebrate, Release & Envision. You can follow the above ritual or use it as inspiration to creating your own. 

May your Holiday season and beginning of 2020 be magical! See you next decade!

With gratitude,

Em

 

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