Cheers to beautiful endings and amazing new beginnings!
What a year…
Every day we are blessed with an opportunity to start fresh, make changes, and welcome new beginnings! The New Year feels extra special for many because it marks the closing of a chapter in their lives. This is when we reflect on the past year and start making intentions for the following year. We often hope that the year ahead will be better.
I want to help you with this by sharing an annual end-of-year ritual.
In this ritual, you write two letters of forgiveness and gratitude. The first letter of forgiveness will help you clear your mind and release all before creating all. The second letter of appreciation enables you to open your mind to good things to come.
Letter of forgiveness. Clear your heart and mind.
Start your ritual off by cleansing your heart with forgiveness. Clear your mind of any negative emotions that have weighed you down over the last year, and forgive yourself and others before you move forward. Take a few minutes in a quiet place to write down your thoughts on what you want to release. Sit down with a piece of paper and pen, take a few breaths, relax, and start writing everything that needs to get OUT. Release any negative feelings of anger, fear, shame, or sadness onto that paper. This is not to look back but to cleanse. If you don’t know what to write, try completing the following:
I forgive myself for:
I forgive others for:
Forgiveness will allow you to cleanse your heart from negative emotions. When you are finished, flush, or burn the letter as a symbolic way to release all of those negative feelings from your heart and mind. When you let go of things that no longer serve you and simplify, you’ll open space for new and great things to come into your life.
Letter of gratitude with your 2022 intentions
This is the fun part. First, write a letter celebrating your accomplished 2021 and then a letter for what you desire & accomplished for a prosperous 2022. This technique is called scripting. It is done by writing a letter in the past tense as it has already been done. Start with gratitude for what you have and what you welcome. Focus on feeling words to enhance your intentions. Being grateful provides you with the opportunity to be thankful for the lessons you’ve learned over the last year and welcome the new and exciting possibilities that await you in the future.
In your letter, thank yourself for living, loving, and laughing. Congratulate yourself for living the best life you could in 2021 and what you can imagine for 2022. Applaud yourself for loving who you became. Laugh at yourself for the lessons you learned that became your biggest blessings. Most of all, admire yourself for the courage it took to let go of what did not serve you and pursue what you deserve.
Have a wonderful finish to your 2021 and an AMAZING 2022! I can’t wait to hear of all your accomplishments, lessons of opportunity in love, health, wealth and true joy!
From my heart to yours… love always,