Friday, January 1, 2010

A Clean Slate...A New Beginning...Happy New Year

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve yesterday.  We partied quietly with my husbands cousin and his wife and some friends of theirs that are now our friends as well.  Nothing like a few shots of Southern Comfort to bring people together, LOL.  We finally drug ourselves through the door this morning at 2 a.m. after my 17 year old niece drove us home. But, let me tell you, when my son came in to wake us up at 8:30 a.m. wanting breakfast, there was only one thought flashing through my mind (and it was not Happy New Year, LOL).   It was more along the lines of  "I'm getting too old for this sh*t!"  The recovery time is way longer than it used to be!

Was that not a fantastic Blue Moon last night?  I did manage to do a small impromptu ritual that felt very thrown together at the last minute--I will share what I did in another post--and this is one of my main resolutions for this New Year.  I want to become more present in my own life.  I feel sometimes like I am stuck on fast forward.  For instance, I realized that it was to be a Blue Moon--and a very powerful one at that--yesterday morning right before I went to work.  What the hell?  This could have been an amazing opportunity to work a very powerful ritual filled with all my intentions for the coming year.  Instead, I came to it half assed and not very focused.  I do not want to let that happen again.  This is not how I want to walk this path.  I need to plug in.  So, that is what I am going to start working on.  I think it is a practice that can only bring more stability, focus, and presence into every aspect of my life.  I am excited about the possibilities.  And what a perfect day to begin.  I know that the Pagan new year is actually at Samhain but January 1st is still embedded pretty deeply in my psyche, too, so I believe with the proper intentions much good can come of this. 

I wish each and every one of you a very happy, healthy, safe & prosperous New Year.  Be blessed...and be a blessing...

3 comments:

  1. A moment in serious meditation is better than a three-hour ritual where you are trying to "get it right" and not really connecting. I'm sure your ritual, however short and "thrown together" still had meaning for you. And that's what matters.

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  2. Uggghh! I know just what you mean. I drank two bottles of champagne on NYE, and I think I'm STILL feeling the effects a week later.

    I also know what you mean about January 1 being deeply imbedded in your psyche. Mine too. It's hard to just turn that off after 33 years of New Years on Jan. 1.

    Regardless, Happy 2010!

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