Transformation is an inside job!  I spent this New Year's quietly with my family; it was blissful.  When I think back about how I used to spend New Year's Eve - in a desperate search for the right party, the right outfit, and the right friends - a smile comes over my face and I wonder why I ever thought that I would find my happiness outside of myself.  But for everything there is a season, and now is my time to be fully present, fully awake to the beauty of life that is right here and right now.  The process of transformation that has led me to bliss is a process that we can all consciously undertake.

As we begin this new year, I invite us all to witness our fresh start, the blank slate that lies before us, and to be thoughtful and careful as we fill up our lives and our year.  What is it that you would like to create in 2019?

This Sunday, we will continue our New Year's rituals with our White Stone service; for those of you who have never experienced it, it is an opportunity to name and claim your intention in stone, and then to listen to the deep wisdom within you and to write your 2019 Letter from Divine Wisdom.