All Souls BLOG
In This New Year
Beth Monhollen, adapted
“In This New Year,
May we leave behind the weight of unfulfilled resolutions,
unrealized dreams, and unrealistic expectations.
May we unpack the heavy weight of stories
that tell us we are unworthy and unlovable.
May we remember we each carry,
inside us, a spark of the Divine.
In this new year,
May we carry kindness, gentleness, and hope to hold us
through the hardest days and the most daunting risks.
May we carry the weight of memory to reminds us, who we are,
and the weight of spirit to reminds us, we are still becoming.
May we carry the seed of knowledge to teach us
how improvement and growth aren’t linear and
individualistic, but cyclical and communal.
May we carry the wisdom to seek rest and
connection, and lean into mutual care.
May we carry the knowledge that happiness and success
take many shapes and one of those shapes is purpose.
May we carry purpose lightly, trusting it
to change, evolve, and surprise us.
May we carry curiosity, wonder,
and the ability to be surprised.
This year, may we carry space for all
our flaws, all our longings, and all our love,
and remember the truly daring adventure of life is to
show up wholly, authentically, and lovingly as ourselves.
May we carry these blessings,
and each other into the new year.”
Wishing You and Your Loved Ones A Blessed New Year!
Warmly, Rev. Beau