‘Ask the old year to remember you
One year is ending, and another is about to begin. This is the time when everyone makes wishes for themselves, for their family and friends and for the whole world. It is the custom to come together, to embrace, to invite one another, in the hope that the new year will bring everyone all manner of good things. But before thinking about the new year, consider for a moment the year that is on its way out, and speak to it…
You are surprised. What? Speak to the year? Yes. The Cabbalah tells us a year is a living being, so you can speak to it. So, talk to the year that is departing, and ask it to remember you. As it is alive, it doesn’t remain inactive; it has recorded not only your actions but also your wishes, your feelings and your thoughts. On the last day, it reports back to the lords of destiny, and it links you in to the new year. Know how to say goodbye to it before you take leave of it.
The New Year ahead
As its name indicates, the past is ‘past’, and you do not yet hold the future. Only the present belongs to you; it lies in your hands like matter, like clay, to be modelled. You have a minute, an hour, a day… This minute, this hour, this day belong to you; do your best to live them with clarity. When, thanks to your efforts, you have cleared the space between you and the divine world, you will be able to say that the future also belongs to you. This future is joy and light.
Do not let yourself be influenced by those who predict only difficulties and misfortunes: it is simply because they do not know what the future really is or how to build it. Misfortunes are the past, not the future. Before the future can present itself – that is to say, your true future as sons and daughters of God – it is waiting for you to finish drawing lessons from the past. This future is on the move: since you are creating it, you are already beginning to live it.’
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov