As each year rolls on, there are things about the old year that we cherished, made us sad, or things we would rather just go away. The tradition of the Burning Bowl allows us to reflect, remember, and release the past year.
It is time to release 2023. It is ended and we must push on. You will be able to do that during this service. If you care, we will share some of what you are releasing, or you can silently place what you choose to leave behind of 2023 on paper that we will burn during the service.
As we begin 2024, we also have hopes, desires, wishes, and dreams that we might want to share. We will be lighting candles of hope for the new year and adding blessings to those candles.