For the Old to Fertilise the New

Get a large, strong bag.

Clean your home.

Wash the floors,

Polish the wood,

Dust the shelves,

Scrub the sink.

Then drop all the dirt into the large, strong bag.

Walk around your home

And collect from the air and from under the furniture

All the hurtful words,

All the tears,

All the despair,

All the dead-end habits.

Then stuff these cobwebs into the large, strong bag.

Open your address book –

The paper one, the electronic one and the one in your phone.

Pick out, one by one, the names

Of all those you have forgotten,

All those who have forgotten you,

All those who have accepted, yet not thanked,

All those who have talked but not listened,

All those who have rushed to support you in your sadness,

Yet not been able to rejoice in your gladness.

Then empty all these heavy names into the large, strong bag.

Run a bath –

Hot water for strength,

Sea salt for purity,

Rosemary for clear thought,

Frankincense for inspiration

And oil of Rose Otto for joy.

Let the water wash away

All fear,

All anger,

All indecision.

Let the steam draw out the word impossible from your pores.

Then drain all this grime into the large, strong bag.

Dig a hole and bury the large, strong bag –

That the Old Year may fertilise the New Year

And help it sprout, blossom and grow into a year of Happiness, Perfect Health, Abundant Wealth, and Golden Brightness!

Scribe Doll

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Comments 4

 
Stephen Evans on Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:38

Good plan - happy new year!

Good plan - happy new year!
Katherine Gregor on Sunday, 01 January 2017 10:03

Happy 2017 to you, Stephen.

Happy 2017 to you, Stephen.
Rosy Cole on Monday, 02 January 2017 10:21


This is a kind of calendar for the whole year, with its graphic image reminders! So much better than well-meaning but hollow resolutions. First the baptism...but then I always think of those struggles as a refining fire in which the gold is purified from the dross and through which we can begin to create an abiding way of being. As you've said elsewhere, keep building on the good...

Whatever your trials, I feel certain life is bound to be richer henceforward... And thanks for sharing! :-)

This is a kind of calendar for the whole year, with its graphic image reminders! So much better than well-meaning but hollow resolutions. First the baptism...but then I always think of those struggles as a refining fire in which the gold is purified from the dross and through which we can begin to create an abiding way of being. As you've said elsewhere, keep building on the good... Whatever your trials, I feel certain life is bound to be richer henceforward... And thanks for sharing! :-)
Katherine Gregor on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 10:11

We have to keep building on the good. We've had sufficient evidence that merely giving tit-for-tat is a waste of energy and only promotes the vicious circle.

Thank you for commenting, Rosy.

We have to keep building on the good. We've had sufficient evidence that merely giving tit-for-tat is a waste of energy and only promotes the vicious circle. Thank you for commenting, Rosy.
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