Maybe 2019 was a great year for you. Entirely too many people I know both well or casually, including myself, had a pretty crummy year. So as part of winding down my year and bidding it goodbye, or more appropriately, good riddance, I did a little trick of calendar magic I learned a long time ago. Now I use electronic calendars for most things, but every years I always get plenty of calendars in the mail or from businesses. I use them as back up and as a kind of shorthand journaling.
One of the reasons we don’t move forward as well as we would like is our unwillingness or inability to release the past. So I pulled out my antique brass brazier and set it up on hot pads on the tile table. I took a calendar and starting with January very carefully burned each page one at a time. During this operation I concentrated on letting go and banishing to the past all the problems, aggravations, pains and negativity of each month. As the last page became ashes I was emotionally free of the troubles of 2019 and ready for a much better 2020.