Conscious Cat Sunday: New Year’s Eve Edition

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My two little party animals are ready to ring in the New Year (and don’t worry, that’s catnip bubbly in those glasses.)

I like to spend part of New Year’s Eve reflecting on the year that’s about to end. It’s a great day to consciously give thanks for all the blessings the year has brought, and to acknowledge the things that may not have gone quite the way you would have wanted. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you may have made, and forgive others if you feel they’ve somehow done you wrong. Release the negatives gently, and with compassion for yourself and others.

Every New Year’s Eve, I make two lists: one lists all the things I want to let go of, the other lists my intentions and wishes for the New Year. On New Year’s Eve, I read both lists out loud. I start with the list of the things that no longer serve me, and after reading it, I tear it into small pieces. (One year, I did a ceremonial burning of the list in a metal bowl, but Allegra and Ruby were so spooked by this that I discontinued that part of the ritual!). I keep the list of the New Year’s intentions and wishes. It’s been wonderful over the years to see how many of the items on these annual lists have manifested.

We hope all of you have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. May the coming year be filled with health, happiness, prosperity, and purrs.

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6 Comments on Conscious Cat Sunday: New Year’s Eve Edition

  1. Johnny
    December 31, 2017 at 12:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy New Year Friends <3

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  2. Nancy Faulkner
    December 31, 2017 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Ingrid, Allerga, Ruby,

    Hope 2018 is great for all! Peace and happiness. The lists are a good idea too.

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  3. Janine
    December 31, 2017 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

    Happy new year!

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  4. Sue Brandes
    December 31, 2017 at 8:27 am (2 years ago)

    Happy New Year.

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  5. Summer
    December 31, 2017 at 1:24 am (2 years ago)

    If my human tried that ritual, she might get so agitated by the things she’s supposed to leave behind in 2017, she may never get to the good part! So maybe she should just focus on the good. Happy New Year’s Eve.

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    • Ingrid
      December 31, 2017 at 6:45 am (2 years ago)

      2017 was a very challenging year for a lot of us. Thankfully, you kitties have managed to keep us from losing our minds! Happy New Year, Summer.

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