Let’s Release the Old Year and Invite the New

Whether you celebrate your New Year's Eve with fireworks, watching the ball in times square, or the 12 grapes tradition – eating one grape for each month to ensure prosperity in the new year – it is a perfect time for ritual release and renew.

Here are a few of my own New Year's Eve Rituals. Feel free to use them to help you wrap up the old year and welcome the new:

Karma Cards. (Release Exercise)

  • Use two index cards.
  • Title the first one 2015: What Went Right.
  • Title the second one 2015: What Went Wrong.
  • Notice if the items you list are things you're responsible for or if they're a ‘that's life experience.' Notice if there's any thing you could have done differently. Notice what you did DO.
  • Bless it all and tear up the index cards.

What's Your Headline? (Release Exercise)

  • Use index cards to jot down some of the big events of this year. 
  • Craft bold and provocative titles for each one.
  • Imagine the story behind each headline.
  • Pick the story that appeals to you most and do some free flow writing.
  • In reviewing your writing what stands out for you most about this year?

Life Is In The Leap (Transition Exercise)

  • Use index cards to jot down each Lesson (the learning opportunities).
  • Use index cards to jot down each Leap (the leadership opportunities).
  • For 2015, notice which category you experienced most, the lesson or the leap. No judgment.
  • Looking ahead to 2016, what vision calls to you as the next natural progression. Do 5 minutes of free flow writing in your journal.

Have any exercises or rituals you'd like to share? Please post below.





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Adela Rubio

Adela's self care adventure began at twelve when she taught herself yoga from a book. She went on to co-own a health club, became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Life Coach and Associate Raw Foods Chef. She even did a Satsang with a Zen Master in India. Combining the best of many healing traditions, along with practical application of your own intuitive wisdom, Adela helps activate your experience of more everyday beauty and bliss.

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