I like the habit of New Year’s resolutions as it makes possible and publicly acceptable, the knowledge that we are able to bring about change within our own lives.
Committing to these changes en mass and in ceremony, reinforces them, as we are strengthening our commitment to this change, with every added effort of energy. The more special we make something, is really just how strong an intent we hold and how much effort we are bothering to go to.
Words written add an enormous extra energy, and candles, preparing a room, music, ceremonial food or drink, all add further energy.
Inviting over others to share in a resolution focused time together all add something much more, as an expanded energy phenomena occurs with this and the energy becomes far greater than just the combined energy of each individual.
Of course these resolutions can be done any time, anywhere.
It is not vital to the outcome at all, when or where of with whom, because it is our Self that activates them and we only need the intent to do so.
WE are the magic that creates change, or not.
The only large benefit that doing it en mass, or in ceremony or such, is that it makes it easier to transpire as it ‘holds the energy’ of things activating, for those of us who still require reassurance, or who get distracted or are not yet so committed or aware.
There is a festival each year in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia called The Woodford Folk festival, and it runs from Boxing Day/26 December to New Years day.
There is a fire ceremony on New Year’s Eve and into this fire is thrown a special basket that has accumulated everyone’s resolutions throughout the entire festival time, as it has been on display in a communal area for this purpose.
I always found resolutions I made as part of this giant group energy extravaganza, particularly easy to achieve, however, it was always the commitment to do so within myself, and the confidence I could do so, that ensured it happen.
Adding joy to everything is always a fabulous bonus and never unnecessary! 🙂