Blessing of the New Year
Gods, bless to me this new day,
Never seen by me before;
As I bless You on this morning,
Embracing the time I am given.
Bless my two eyes,
May my eyes bless all I see;
I will bless my neighbor,
May my neighbor bless me.
Gods, give me a clean start,
Let me remain under your protection;
Bless my children and my husband,
And bless my life and my possessions.
Carmichael, A., (1900). Carmina Gadelica volume 1
Setting Your Intention for the Year
Spell Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Cinnamon
What are you thankful for?
Sit quietly until images or words float into your mind. Using a fountain pen (so your energy flows into what you’re writing) and the finest paper you can find, write at the top: I GIVE THANKS.
Now write three really basic things you’re grateful for. Examples:
(1) My health is good
(2) Someone loves me (who?)
(3) I’m employed and have adequate income.
Keep thinking. Write down three more things. Write neatly and legibly. No spelling errors!
Read your list aloud. Pause after each item and say, “Thank you, Goddess” or “Thank you, [name of other god or goddess].”
Fold your list into thirds and hold it against your chest. Visualize the words on your gratitude list flowing off the page and imprinting themselves on your heart in a beautiful calligraphic script. Carry gratitude on – and in – your heart for the rest of the year.
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger