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« Topic Start: October 31, 2007, 04:05:00 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

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« Reply #1: October 31, 2007, 07:19:29 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

I have a short-term one, which involves more .. consistent, shall we say, formal daily devotional work between now and November 24th. (Why then? My 3rd degree is scheduled then.) I have some specific things I want to do daily, and some weekly things, as well.

I'm a little hesitant right now of making longer-term plans, because a whole bunch of things are up in the air. Right now, I'm focused on continuing organisation and refinement that lets me spend more time on the stuff I really want to do, and less time on the things I'm less interested in. There's all sorts of ways this year might end up, so I'm keeping options open.
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« Reply #2: October 31, 2007, 09:14:22 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

Yes! I have several:
1. Try my damndest in school!
2. Begin a sort of grimoire again.
3. Meditate and practice some energy work several times a week.
3 1/2. Going along with the above, attempt to cultivate some sort of regular practice or devotion....
4. Continue to study what catches my fancy spiritually and put work into my current relationship to keep it running as strongly as it has for the past two years!
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« Reply #3: October 31, 2007, 10:11:08 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

My new year isn't until Yule, so not yet. And it's not so much resolutions that we do (I can't stand the things, myself) as it is looking back over the past year to see what we need to give thanks for and what we need to improve upon in the upcoming year.
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« Reply #4: November 01, 2007, 08:37:28 am »

1. Try my damndest in school!

Ha! I used to make that one all the time, and it never lasted long Tongue

I suppose mine would be:
1. keep reading any pagan-related stuff i can get my hands on
2. better inform myself about the upcoming aus election
3. .....try harder at uni Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5: November 01, 2007, 09:18:56 am »

Ha! I used to make that one all the time, and it never lasted long Tongue

I suppose mine would be:
1. keep reading any pagan-related stuff i can get my hands on
2. better inform myself about the upcoming aus election
3. .....try harder at uni Roll Eyes


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« Reply #6: November 01, 2007, 09:20:43 am »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

                                                                                                             Don't Celebrate Samhain Myself
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Although I celebrate the new year on Dec. 31-Jan. 1, I also celebrate Samhain as a time to honor the dead and to bury things that are "dead" in my life -- dead weight, dead relationships, dead projects that I need to just let go of. So, you might say I had a resolution this year.

In a past relationship, I found that I was ALWAYS sick. The whole relationship was highly toxic, and yet I suppose it was one of those experiences I had to have. Anyway, in an effort to maintain my health and still remain in the relationship, I once bought a few stones that represented the things I needed to improve my health, and I put them in a little silk bag that I hung from my rear view mirror (since I tended to spend a lot of time in the car back then).

I've been out of that relationship for years now, but a few months ago, I realized I still had that little bag, and I felt it was time to get rid of it, to fully release myself from all the sickness (physical, mental and emotional) that I endured during that relationship. So, for Samhain this year, I burned that little bag and buried it, and I have resolved to honor my health, my body and mind. I have not been sick lately, but I do feel better just knowing the bag and everything it represents is gone gone gone. :-D
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« Reply #7: November 01, 2007, 11:20:10 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

My boyfriend and I are planning on getting into better shape, eating better, exercising more often, sleeping right -- you know the shtick. We were going to do a little ceremony with fire, banishing the bad and welcoming the new, but ended up going to bed because he twisted his ankle last night. Maybe we'll do a ceremony tomorrow on Dias de los Muertos, or on the Samhain crossquarter day.
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« Reply #8: November 03, 2007, 10:24:10 am »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

Well, I don't celebrate Samhain; I celebrate Walburgsnacht. So, on October 31st, I started studying the runes. I had started several times before, I hope I can keep my plans to learn them this time.
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« Reply #9: November 04, 2007, 08:16:52 pm »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

I usually do New Year's goals on the secular New Year, but this year I think I may work on between-sabbat goals.  Between Samhain and Yule I'm going to be learning more about divination, specifically tarot and runes.
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« Reply #10: November 06, 2007, 09:48:00 am »

Lets see....

Next year I'd like to:
Finish Renovating our old Farmhouse
Complete the ADF Dedicant Program
Get the Prairie Reconstruction going in our side yard
Get a milk goat (probably won't happen...)
Work more on writing than I did this year (in my ample free time of course)
Publish-Publish-Publish
Read the rest of Gould's essay anthologies (I have about four books left)
Put a wood burning stove in the dining room
Meet other pagans in my area (hmmmm, living in the very rural bible belt of Indiana, not likely  Roll Eyes )
Clear out the overgrown savanna around our house enough so that all the oaks don't die of Oak wilt  Cry

And finally, celebrate all the seasons with my family.
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« Reply #11: November 06, 2007, 11:00:47 am »

I know we have quite a few celebrating Samhain, so I figured I'd through this out there. Do you have any plans/goals/dreams for the "New Year"?

                                                                                                             Don't Celebrate Samhain Myself
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For me I'm going to spend this year on several more 'mundane' things. lol
  1) Getting my finances back on track
  2) Getting my house cleared/cleaned out. I'm such a packrat, I'm afraid if I don't do something about it soon I may be one of those people you see on tv with just a trail through their home!   Embarrassed 
  3) Take better care of my health - including eating better and getting more excercise
  4) Working on my ADF dedicate program.

It looks very mandune, but in truth, the first 3 items I need to get in order so I can work on my spirituality.  My reasoning is this. 

If I'm worrying about money all the time, how can I relax enough to study, meditate, etc.  I believe a house reflects alot on the person.  If it's filthy and choatic, then that's a good chance that inside they are a total mess too. JMHO.  I'm not talking Martha Stewart clean, that worries me too, but tidy, clean, doesn't have to be spotless.  Hope that makes sense.  And the last one ties into being more connected with your body, this helps to be more connect with the deities (maybe, lol) but diffenantly more connected with the energies around you.

It all ties into itself, one big circle.  Smiley  And that's my plans for the upcoming year!
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