Then you burn it --sending the words inside of the smoke off to the heavens.
When we are in a group, we usually take turns and go around the circle.
My burning bowl is copper.
When we first started doing this--we used to make two separate piles. One for the things we wanted to be rid of or release or wanted taken away--and then one for what you wanted brought to you. I think that is kind of how I learned it? (Was in a Women's Spiritual Group in Minneapolis.) Might have been derived from American Indian practices?
We decided that was too negative. You can re-word things to have a positive spin--even when it is things you want taken away, you know? It is better to word it as what you want to have in your life--so you aren't even thinking or concentrating on the other, you know? Power of postive thinking and positive visualization!
I also just put down things I am grateful for. Like sending thank yous up to heaven. :)
It is a nice way to greet the year.
Dagan and Leah love the burning bowl and want to do it every time we get together for Sacred Circle. That's fine with me. :)
Well, I finished! Maria is coming over today. She was my Spanish teacher at Concordia College. We became friends and visit once in a while.