1. 2012 seems to be coming to an end… and I ask you, what exactly is coming to an end for you?? what will you be releasing?? leaving behind?? What will you be co-creating New this year??
2. Love is worth living. Why do you trade life for less? ~ Byron Katie
3. Identify with the body and you turn yourself into a thing that is perishable – that will wither and die. You have turned yourself into a thing that is fragile and requires constant defense and maintenance. This identification with the body leads to fear, which blocks your awareness of love. When you have a car, you use the car – you provide reasonable and required maintenance, but you do not make the mistake of thinking that you are a car.
4. Here is a Prayer from Jacob’s Book Invocations
NEW YEAR PRAYER
DEAR GOD, HERE I STAND
AT THE THRESHOLD OF A BRAND NEW YEAR.
THE PAST IS FADING BEHIND,
THE FUTURE A BRIGHT LIGHT JUST AHEAD.
I TAKE A MOMENT NOW TO BREATHE IN THE HOLY PRESENT.
STAND WITH ME NOW – BE THE GUIDE WHO CLEARS
MY MIND AND OPENS MY HEART.
I GENTLY AND GRATEFULLY RELEASE THE YEAR GONE BY.
I BLESS IT ALL: THE GOOD AND THE BAD, THE PAIN AND THE JOY,
THE TEACHERS AND THE LESSONS LEARNED.
IT IS OVER NOW AND ONLY THE LOVE REMAINS.
THE YEAR BEFORE ME IS YET A BLANK PAGE –
WRITE YOUR NAME ON IT DEAR LORD.
FILL EACH DAY WITH YOUR HOLY (WHOLLY) PRESENCE.
MAKE ME A CHILD OF LIGHT.
THIS IS WHO I AM.
THIS IS WHY I CAME.
MY MIND IS FILLED WITH HOLY (WHOLLY) SPIRIT POWER.
THE ROAD IS SET BEFORE ME.
THE PATH MADE STRAIGHT.
FROM THIS MOMENT ON I SHALL NEVER WALK ALONE.
IN GRATITUDE OF DIVINE LOVE FOR THIS NEW YEAR, THIS NEW DAY.
THANK YOU GOD.