Blessings and Banishing Walking Meditation For the New Year

Blessings Meditation           

Choose a starting place.

Take a few moments of silence.
Notice the sounds and sights around you.

 

Take 4 deep breaths:

In and out,

In and out,

In and out,

In and out.

 

Starting from wherever you like, walk in a clock-wise direction around the area you have chosen. It can be as big or as small as you like. You can also sit outdoors and travel inwardly if that better suits your needs.

As you walk or travel in spirit, name the things you would like to invoke for the new year.

Call upon those things.  Don’t hold back!

You can say them aloud or in your mind:

 

“I call upon more peace.”

“I call upon happier relationships with ______”

“I call upon healing.”

In this meditation, as you call upon what you want and need, notice your surroundings. Is there a sight, sound or smell that you can take away with you as an anchor memory? When you find it, stop and hold it in your mind. You can return to it any time you like.

Go as fast or slow as you like until you have completed your meditation and feel full of blessing. When you feel ready, start the…

Banishing Meditation

 Pick up something from your surroundings: a stick, a rock, a pinecone. Hold it in your non-dominant hand. This is your talisman.

Notice what is around you. Take it in.

Take four deep breaths:

In and out,

In and out,

In and out,

In and out.

Going in a counter-clockwise direction (widdershins), walk or visualize at whatever pace feels comfortable to you back toward where you started your clockwise journey.

As you go, think about the things you would like to let go of, release and banish from your life in the new year.

As you imagine those things, tell them you release them, you do not need them, and the power of creation may absorb or transform them.

You can say these things aloud or to yourself:

 

“I release you, anger at _________!”

“I banish this harmful thing in my life!”

“I let go of __________ and ask creation to take it from me and transform it.”

When you return to where you started, take a few moments to notice where you are. Breathe slowly and deeply. Place or throw or bury your talisman wherever feels right, thanking the Earth for supporting and sustaining all life, including yours.

Thank the animals and elements for witnessing your New Year’s Meditation.

 

 

 

Children’s Version             

 

Blessings Meditation           

Choose a starting place. Take an amulet to hold (I like a polished stone or seashell).

Take a few moments of silence.
Notice the sounds and sights around you.

Take 4 deep breaths:

In and out,

In and out,

In and out,

In and out.

Walk slowly, holding your blessings amulet. Imagine all the things you would like to experience in the new year:

How would you like to be?

What would you like to see in the world?

What do you hope for?

These thoughts and feelings will go into your amulet and stay with you through 2021. You are part of creation and your dreams matter.

Any time you like, you can take a walk or quiet time and refresh those good visions.

The creatures and earth around you have heard you.

When you feel ready, start the…

Banishing Meditation

 Pick up something from your surroundings: a stick, a rock, a pinecone. Hold it in your non-dominant hand. This is your talisman.

Notice what is around you. Take it in.

Take four deep breaths:

In and out,

In and out,

In and out,

In and out.

Going in a counter-clockwise direction (widdershins), walk or travel internally at whatever pace feels comfortable to you back toward where you started your clockwise walk.

As you go, think about the things you would like to let go of, release and banish from your life in the new year.

As you imagine those things, tell them you release them, you do not need them, and nature may absorb or transform them.

You can say these things aloud or to yourself:

“I do not need or want _________”

“I give _________ to the Earth (or the river, or the woods, wherever you are) to transform it.”

When you return to where you started, take a few moments to notice where you are. Breathe slowly and deeply. Place or throw or bury your talisman wherever feels right, thanking the Earth for supporting and sustaining all life, including yours.

Thank the animals and elements for witnessing your New Year’s Meditation.

 

 

 

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