Burning Bowl Service
Start the New Year in splendor with a unique ritual. Release anything from the past year that no longer serves you in our Burning Bowl. Our Divine Identities are illumined when we let go of anything from the past year that no longer serves us, making room for us to shine in the coming year.
Unity of San Antonio will offer a New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony on Saturday, December 31, 6:00 p.m., in the sanctuary located at 1723 Lawndale Street, San Antonio, Texas. This unique celebration is free and open to the public.
Rev. Linda Martella–Whitsett describes the purpose of the ceremony as follows:
“During the annual Burning Bowl Ceremony, we look back upon the waning year, searching for any tension, resistance, or negative vibration that would be helpful to leave behind as we step into a new year. Through meditation and reflection, we recognize false beliefs or judgments at the heart of these tensions and choose to release any or all of these conditions of consciousness. The annual Burning Bowl Ceremony is a beautiful, spiritual way to refresh ourselves and open our hearts to new beginnings in a New Year.”
This ceremony provides an opportunity for participants to let go of thoughts, feelings, events, and ideas from 2016 that no longer serve them. The ceremony begins with an invitation to review and reflect on our lives in 2016. After a time of meditation, participants are given an opportunity to write down on paper what they desire to release. Each person, in turn, places the paper into a fire. Burning this paper is a symbolic act of letting go, thus creating space for positive intentions for the coming year.
All are welcome to participate in this meaningful and powerful ceremony where you can gently release 2016, creating an opening for fulfillment of desires in the New Year.
Even if you have never attended services at Unity of San Antonio before, you are welcome to join us. You will find our CommUNITY warmly welcomes persons of every ethnicity, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, economic status, occupation, and faith background. If you have questions about this service, feel free to contact us.