1 January, 2012

It's finally here-- the New Year, 2012.
2012 doesn't even rhyme with anything. Which is a good thing so that goofy NewAgers can't make an easy affirmation out of it.
"Hey it's 2005, time to come alive" Or, "2008 is going to be great!" You get my drift.
This year, 2012, will have to stand on its own merits as will I.

As I sit here and listen to firecrackers going off in the neighborhood, I wonder if that happened when 2011 arrived. I don't think so. I think it is because so many of us are truly celebrating and welcoming these new 365.  No wonder the Samoans wanted to skip a whole day just to get to 2012 faster.

Since I didn't get some of my loftier projects done today as I had hoped--neither the closet nor the desk got any cleaning or organizing attention --I felt even more compelled to be awake for midnight.  I did manage to run errands, tend to my flu-felled husband, go shopping, get the dog groomed and do five loads of laundry.

So it is all the more important that I began/begin the new year very mindfully.

At 11:45 p.m. I got into a very hot Epsom salt bath with lavender and began to recite the Hoʻoponopono prayer (ho-o-pono-pono) the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness until midnight. Then I washed it all away and entered the new year with self love and peace of mind. Ah.

Now I can climb into my clean sheets and sweet slumber. It may be New Years Day (off) for most. But for me, it's a work day.  

Bring on those black eyed peas!


Mel Karmen said…
So ready to delve
Into 2012.
Anonymous said…
This is going to be an awesome year and because I tend to get so wrapped up into self, I'm going to set an intention to being more open and available to be of service to who ever may need it.

And so it is,

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