« One year is ending and another is about to begin…But before thinking about the coming year, turn your attention for a moment to the one that is departing, and speak to it, for a year is a living being, and so you can talk to it. When you leave it, ask it to remember you. As it is alive, it does not remain idle: it has recorded not only your actions, but also your wishes, feelings and thoughts. On the last day it reports to the lords of destiny, and it connects you to the new year: you must be able to say goodbye to it before it goes for good.
As for the new year, you can begin to prepare for it consciously, by setting a goal for yourself: to get rid of a bad habit, develop a certain quality, put a plan into action for the good of all. With this thought, this wish, it is as if you were placing a first stone, and then all the benevolent spirits in nature will bring you their help, so that you can carry out your plan. These are the things you should be concerned with today: welcoming the new year in and placing yourself under the protection of the light. »
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov –
Brochure 301, The New Year