Raid all the cupboards and drawers. Throw into the charity shop bag anything you no longer want, toss into the bin liner anything nobody would want. Make room for the beautiful, the useful, the new.
Vacuum the carpets, remove the old footprints, that old and new friends may walk in and leave their footprints, instead.
Wash the windows, that golden sunlight may stream into the house, bringing strength to your enterprises, and the silver moonlight may permeate through, carrying inspiration into your dreams.
Scrub the kitchen, chase away stale old smells, that the stove, pots and pans may be ready for new, tasty dishes to bring together friends, and make the body healthy.
Tidy the clutter from the living room, light the fire, that its glow might kindle sparkling conversations, its magic inspire storytelling, and its warmth encourage laughter.
Clean the bedroom, erase all tiredness, that rest may become refreshing, chase away all nightmares, that happy dreams may take root, dispel all doubts, that pleasure may enter smiling, sweep away any anger, that love may flood in.
Put order in the study, that good ideas may find their way in.
Clear the desk, that work, creativity and good fortune may have a place to land.
Burn frankincense or sage, clap your hands, ring bells, make the bowl sing, that all goblins may flee and fairies fly in.
Take all dead and dying plants out of the house, to the nearby wood. Nature knows better than the rubbish bin what to do with them.
Write down on pieces of paper the names of all men and women you no longer want in your life. Say “Thank you”, “Sorry”, and “That’s all right” and drop the pieces of paper into the river one by one. As you watch them being carried away by the stream, wish them well, that they go on to be gifts in other people’s lives. Let them float away, that they may make room for new people to come into your life. People who bring love, wisdom and laughter.
Stand under the shower and think rainbows flowing through you.
Fling open all the windows, open the front door, that health, wealth, inspiration, love, laughter may pour in.
And may 2016 sweep into your lives with fulfilled dreams by the armful!
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