Just before I wrapped up for the year I spent a divine Sunday with one of my mentors, Rebecca Campbell, at her Spirited Urban Retreat.
Perched right on the beach, there was really nothing Urban about it, but it symbolized leaving our lives behind us to experience a BIG breathe out of a day to release 2015 straight into the waves ahead of us.
For many of us, 2015 was not an ‘easy’ year, but one of immense growth (it certainly was for me), and I knew it was important to take space to release that.
While I did this process mid-December (on the new moon) and then prepared to take some quality time off, I know that many of you will choose the start of 2016 to release and ‘complete’ 2015.
I wanted to pass on my version of the process, so that you too can bring closure and gratitude to 2015, then have a big breathe out and a pause before welcoming 2016.
You’ll want to grab a journal and a candle.
You’ll also need about 30 minutes to take time to get into your heart – ask your body what it needs and be led intuitively – dance, meditate, stretch…
Light your candle and ask to be connected to your heart (not your head) and start answering the following questions in your journal:
Let your pen guide you and don’t judge the answers, just let it all out onto the page.
Q1. What am I most grateful for from 2015?
Q2. What has expired in my life now?
Q3. What’s no longer in alignment in my life?
Q4. What’s rising in me now?
Wrap this up with another mini-meditation and release the process for a few days.
Please be kind to yourself as you allow 2015 to fall off you in the coming days (there’s no rush here. We’re not ‘cutting off’ 2015. We’re releasing it gently. It served us well).
During this time you might take some time to connect with family and friends; to really prioritise joy, fun and self-care.
When you’re ready, I’d love to share what came after my big breathe out.