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New Years Traditions


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JillC RN for over 40 years, MS degree in Respiratory Nursing, Worked surgical open-heart ICU for 18 years in Chicago.. After years of symptoms finally diagnosed with HOCM in 2006. I retired from nursing 2012 due to HCM and had septal myectomy at Local hospital 2013, Redo myectomy Mayo Clinic 2014. Now doing well. Find out more about JillC
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  • New Years Traditions

    Happy New Year!
    For all of you who stay home on New Years and like to play with fire. Here is an old Tibetan tradition I have been following every New Years for about 18 years:
    1-10 pieces of paper
    A red thread, string or piece of yarn
    A pen with black ink
    Small fireproof / metal bowl or similar
    Take your pen and paper and write down a list of all of the thoughts, words, deeds, habits, attitudes that are part of your life now, that you would like to get rid of.....
    Take the paper or papers and roll them up loosely and tie with red string
    Place the scroll in your metal container and take out side... Away from wind and other combustibles.
    Light the scroll and burn to dead ashes and scatter in the wind
    Feel Your Freedom to Start All Things New! Happy 2015!

    When I started doing this years ago I would work on my list for weeks before New Years and had a dozen pages...
    I am now down to 1 or 2 pages this year...maybe it works and I have less to get rid of..... Or my memory is getting poor....Oops better add that to my list tonight .... Get rid of poor memory

    I like this ritual better than New Years Resolutions. It helps me release mental obstacles and allow the Blessings of the Universe space to come in.
    Besides when I gave up alcohol I had to find something to do on New Years Eve, so why not play with Fire...

    Anyone Else have a New Years tradition?
    Last edited by JillC; 12-31-2014, 11:28 AM.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani