Friday, December 31, 2010

Let go

Heart of flames bursting forth from 31-12-2008 bonfire in the garden
Tonight I will have my third annual end-of-year bonfire celebration. As always, we will engage in simple, enjoyable symbolic rituals to release the old and receive/embrace the new.

I needed to get wood for the fire. I was planning on driving around and picking up wood from the roadside, as I and my friend Vandana (who was spending Christmas with me) had successfully done last year. However, walking home yesterday from the bank, I noticed a large pile of dry logs and tree branches at the corner of my street. Perfect.
I told a friend about it and her response was "The Universe always provides." This simple phrase is very powerful and true. It struck me that this is the theme of this year's bonfire . . . and the theme of life.

Do not be afraid to let go of who and what is not for you. In this way, you will receive what is truly yours.


Lynn Cohen said...

I have been saying "The Universe always provides" for years! And it does!!!! Of course we are the ones who move the universe! ;-)
Happy New Year dear friend. And enjoy that wonderful ritual bonfire!


Excellent! This is absolutely true. Lets our new year begins with the word 'Faith'. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

The bonfire sounds so good :) All warm, bright, alive, creative and cleansing :)
Happy New Year's Eve, Elspeth :)

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