It was a relief to welcome Boxing Day of 2013. This meant that I did not have to hear or perform another strand of holiday music. What is my problem with holiday music? I have to teach it. I have to perform it. It is played everywhere. Enough is enough. The 26th could not come soon enough for me. As the New Year approached, I went on an insane cleaning frenzy. Papers were shredded. Clothes and furniture were donated. Bed linen was washed. Floors were swept and mopped. The garage was cleared out including the corners. I was laying the foundation for the spiritual work that was about to take place. A physical cleaning had to happen first before I could spiritually cleanse in order to welcome the blessings of 2014.
There were some new things that I wanted to try. Have you ever heard of burning onion skins? Garlic was added for my own personal curiosity. During this process, it was discovered that using charcoal is much different from incense. Youtube had a wonderful instructional video that had me smoking like a professional. My house smelled of garlic, onions, Frankincense and Myrrh. For three consecutive days, I blessed my house. The front door was washed with great tedious care. Everything was going to be spotless for 2014.
At some point, my table was covered with my intentions for 2013. This was so that I could review what was accomplished so that I could figure out what I wanted for 2014. The list is not long. Part of it includes finding a new hobby and a form of physical activity that complements my body type. As the first week full week of 2014 closes, things have been calm while traffic resurfaces and people return to work. 2013 provided a wonderful foundation for 2014 to be productive and filled with abundance.