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A Burning Bowl Ceremony for the New Year

By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

Well here we are coming up on another New Year’s Eve.  And another chance to evaluate where you are, and where you want to be in the year ahead.  So I’d like to take the opportunity to talk about something I do each year’s end, and sometimes more:  the “burning bowl” ceremony…

It is a great way to leave behind the things you don’t want in your life, and work to manifest the things you do.   Here’s a video I did a while back to show you how it works…

This service is done at almost all Science of Mind and Unity churches.  But you don’t have to be a member to participate.  Just Google them to find a location near you.  Or you can have your own burning bowl ceremony yourself, in your driveway, any time you want.

Most of the world will bring in the New Year by getting drunk and making noise to chase away their fears.  Why not conduct a burning bowl ceremony and spend the evening bringing in the New Year in a spiritual connection with your highest good?

Please share your experience on doing a burning bowl ceremony.  Or if you haven’t ever done one, will you do one this year?  BTW, you see we now have the livefrye platform for the comments to give you more interaction options. How do you like it?

-RG

 

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98 thoughts on “A Burning Bowl Ceremony for the New Year

  1. ChristineLBowen says:

    New Year … New Thoughts. This is a new thought for me, I will give it a go…

    On another note, you have been the most impactful person in my life for 2011. Thank you!

    CLB

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      Thanks @ChristineLBowen , I am honored! -RG

    2. Randy_Gage says:

      Thanks @ChristineLBowen , I am honored! Happy New Year. -RG

      1. ChristineLBowen says:

        @Randy_Gage I’m diggin’ this livefyre platform. Very cool…

  2. ChristineLBowen says:

    New Year … New Thoughts. This is a new thought for me, I will give it a go…

    On another note, you have been the most “impactful” person in my life for 2011. Thank you!

    CLB

  3. New Year … New Thoughts. This is a new thought for me, I will give it a go…

    On another note, you have been the most “impactful” person in my life for 2011. Thank you!

    CLB

  4. Randy_Gage says:

    Thanks @ChristineLBowen , I am honored! Happy New Year. -RG

  5. @Randy_Gage I’m diggin’ this livefyre platform. Very cool…

  6. Pili Cuadrado says:

    This new platform makes your blog “unique” like you. I will do the bowl ceremony this year , thank you! Happy and Prosperous New Year !!

  7. Pili Cuadrado says:

    This new platform makes your blog “unique” like you. I will do the bowl ceremony this year , thank you! Happy and Prosperous New Year !!

  8. drmikempa says:

    I am doing this tonight.

  9. drmikempa says:

    I am doing this tonight.

  10. Thank you for helping me to my highest good so that I may serve other’s from this place of fullness! I am loving an Epic 2012! I am claiming it! See you at NSA in Dallas!~

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      @Rochelle Forrest Thanks, looking forward to it! -RG

  11. Thank you for helping me to my highest good so that I may serve other’s from this place of fullness! I am loving an Epic 2012! I am claiming it! See you at NSA in Dallas!~

  12. Randy_Gage says:

    @Rochelle Forrest Thanks, looking forward to it! -RG

  13. MAURO GIL says:

    Hi Randy, thank you!!! brother u r helping me big time,just wanna say thank you and God bless you!!! maybe some day i will share my history , but let me tell you something ,” I don`t know what this guy know, but he know something,I don`t know what this guy are doing,but he is doing something,I don`t know where this guy are going, but I whant to go with him”……

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

  14. MAURO GIL says:

    Hi Randy, thank you!!! brother u r helping me big time,just wanna say thank you and God bless you!!! maybe some day i will share my history , but let me tell you something ,” I don`t know what this guy know, but he know something,I don`t know what this guy are doing,but he is doing something,I don`t know where this guy are going, but I whant to go with him”……

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

  15. Mike Mather says:

    Thanks for this Randy, you messages always seem to come a a great time… Looking forward to manifesting prosperity for the next period and helping others do the same.

  16. Mike Mather says:

    Thanks for this Randy, you messages always seem to come a a great time… Looking forward to manifesting prosperity for the next period and helping others do the same.

  17. ThomasMrak says:

    “I was doing this, and then a meteorite landed on my car.”It’s awesome that you can laugh looking back.

  18. ThomasMrak says:

    “I was doing this, and then a meteorite landed on my car.”It’s awesome that you can laugh looking back.

  19. Lea Sedan says:

    The burning bowel ceremony is a symbolic spirutual for to realise,let go to ideas,limiting beliefe which hold back us.Iknow one more spiritual technologywhich is efficient l for to get this goal.This technology is

    very similar to the burning bowel ceremony,except one thing,we don’t burning anyrhing in the reality.

    all the ritual is made by ,relaxation ,enteting to the condition of alfa wave of the mind,like as in meditation.

    This technology and much more can be study in the The Secrets of the Mind – The Silva Mind Method – YouTube► 5:35► 5:35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWWR2ljHicAסימנעל kfcmal A scientific, step by step system of developing and using the mind effectively. For more information, please … silva method »

  20. Lea Sedan says:

    The burning bowel ceremony is a symbolic spirutual for to realise,let go to ideas,limiting beliefe which hold back us.Iknow one more spiritual technologywhich is efficient l for to get this goal.This technology is

    very similar to the burning bowel ceremony,except one thing,we don’t burning anyrhing in the reality.

    all the ritual is made by ,relaxation ,enteting to the condition of alfa wave of the mind,like as in meditation.

    This technology and much more can be study in the The Secrets of the Mind – The Silva Mind Method – YouTube► 5:35► 5:35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWWR2ljHicAסימנעל kfcmal A scientific, step by step system of developing and using the mind effectively. For more information, please … silva method »

  21. Dear Randy,

    This is amazing! I feel so empowered and happy! I just poured out negative ideas which needed to be released, and formulating the positive alternatives was so much easier than I had imagined. Happy New Year to you!!!

  22. Dear Randy,

    This is amazing! I feel so empowered and happy! I just poured out negative ideas which needed to be released, and formulating the positive alternatives was so much easier than I had imagined. Happy New Year to you!!!

  23. ladanisa says:

    @Randy_Gage BOOM!!! 🙂 HAPPINESS FOR UR 2012!!

  24. ladanisa says:

    @Randy_Gage BOOM!!! 🙂 HAPPINESS FOR UR 2012!!

  25. Joakim_Eriksson says:

    I would be happy to visit these churches, but that’s my problem I can not find any in Sweden! But maybe you can tell me what I can find such a church, not just for the ceremony but also something that I can visit often.

    1. moment2smile says:

      @Joakim_Eriksson Here you go! Have a Happy New Year (o;

      http://www.unity.org/

  26. Joakim_Eriksson says:

    I would be happy to visit these churches, but that’s my problem I can not find any in Sweden! But maybe you can tell me what I can find such a church, not just for the ceremony but also something that I can visit often.

  27. moment2smile says:

    @Joakim_Eriksson Here you go! Have a Happy New Year (o;

    http://www.unity.org/

  28. moment2smile says:

    Love this idea Randy! I will be trying this today. Thanks for sharing and best wishes in 2012 (o;

  29. moment2smile says:

    Love this idea Randy! I will be trying this today. Thanks for sharing and best wishes in 2012 (o;

  30. Just this morning I was emailing back and forth with the Rev from my (Unity) church and she mentioned she’d come across that video of yours in preparation for our Sunday service. She also mentioned that she has been watching your videos this week and loves them. For as big as the internet is, it sure can have that that “small world” feel sometimes. 🙂

    This will be my first New Years since discovering my church and my first burning bowl ceremony. I’m looking forward to it.

    Oh and BTW the new livefyre platform is pretty cool. Only problem I have with it is that it’s not allowing the spellchecker in my browser (Firefox) to correct my spelling. At least it is still letting the browser let me know when I have a misspelled word but it’s blocking the ability to right click and select the proper spelling. So I have to either take a few more jabs at the spelling myself or go somewhere else real quick (Word or another tab.) Like I had to do with “misspelled” just now. 🙂

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      @Matt Shorty Wells LOL, you and me both!

  31. Just this morning I was emailing back and forth with the Rev from my (Unity) church and she mentioned she’d come across that video of yours in preparation for our Sunday service. She also mentioned that she has been watching your videos this week and loves them. For as big as the internet is, it sure can have that that “small world” feel sometimes. 🙂

    This will be my first New Years since discovering my church and my first burning bowl ceremony. I’m looking forward to it.

    Oh and BTW the new livefyre platform is pretty cool. Only problem I have with it is that it’s not allowing the spellchecker in my browser (Firefox) to correct my spelling. At least it is still letting the browser let me know when I have a misspelled word but it’s blocking the ability to right click and select the proper spelling. So I have to either take a few more jabs at the spelling myself or go somewhere else real quick (Word or another tab.) Like I had to do with “misspelled” just now. 🙂

  32. Leeloo says:

    …it´s the second time now, that I “step over the burning bowl” ceremony and I guess I should do that tonite! I had a quite good year but there are some little things which bother me a bit so it won´t burn a huge flame! 🙂

    Your new livefyre service is good for the easy interaction for all members – which we are, so “thanks” Randy. Good improvement –

  33. Leeloo says:

    …it´s the second time now, that I “step over the burning bowl” ceremony and I guess I should do that tonite! I had a quite good year but there are some little things which bother me a bit so it won´t burn a huge flame! 🙂

    Your new livefyre service is good for the easy interaction for all members – which we are, so “thanks” Randy. Good improvement –

  34. RSG says:

    Right on point. My wife and I are going to do this. Thanks and Have a Very Prosperous New Year!

  35. RSG says:

    Right on point. My wife and I are going to do this. Thanks and Have a Very Prosperous New Year!

  36. suzannehng says:

    Yes, will be conducting the significant burning bowl ceremony.

    Towards an epic 2012 many thanks for your kindnesses Randy.

  37. suzannehng says:

    Yes, will be conducting the significant burning bowl ceremony.

    Towards an epic 2012 many thanks for your kindnesses Randy.

  38. Brian O says:

    Great stuff Randy! Have a great New Year and a healthy, prosperous New Year to you and all your followers!

  39. Brian O says:

    Great stuff Randy! Have a great New Year and a healthy, prosperous New Year to you and all your followers!

  40. Randy,

    I just want to thank you so very much for the part you have played in wakening up the person within throughout 2011.

    Your stuff is top class, you really are an inspirational guy.

    I have done this bowl of ceremony in the past, can’t think why it’s nearly been a year since I did it last as it had such a profound effect on my life, a real sense of letting the bad stuff go.

    Soon afterwards, right under my nose, good things started to happen.

    Happy new year to you

    Keep it coming…

    John

  41. Randy,

    I just want to thank you so very much for the part you have played in wakening up the person within throughout 2011.

    Your stuff is top class, you really are an inspirational guy.

    I have done this bowl of ceremony in the past, can’t think why it’s nearly been a year since I did it last as it had such a profound effect on my life, a real sense of letting the bad stuff go.

    Soon afterwards, right under my nose, good things started to happen.

    Happy new year to you

    Keep it coming…

    John

  42. LarissaKatayeva says:

    Dearest Randy! I was already thinking about you today. As the 2011 is winding down I go through my treasured memories and knowing you is one of the highlights. I did a Burning Bowl ceremony last NY’s Eve and was thinking that I want to do one today as well.
    Thank you very much for being such an uncompromising awesome example to all of us!
    Love and Light! Happy 2012 to you and all of us!

  43. LarissaKatayeva says:

    Dearest Randy! I was already thinking about you today. As the 2011 is winding down I go through my treasured memories and knowing you is one of the highlights. I did a Burning Bowl ceremony last NY’s Eve and was thinking that I want to do one today as well.
    Thank you very much for being such an uncompromising awesome example to all of us!
    Love and Light! Happy 2012 to you and all of us!

  44. Randy_Gage says:

    @Matt Shorty Wells LOL, you and me both!

  45. Cynthia Baran says:

    GREAT Idea!!!! Thank you for sharing this! Happy NewYear to you!

  46. Cynthia Baran says:

    GREAT Idea!!!! Thank you for sharing this! Happy NewYear to you!

  47. Marketa says:

    Dear Randy,

    today I was walking along the ocean, after that around the Ocean Rd… I was thinking about life, about people there, about this beautiful city. They looked so happy. I was thinking about you, how you inspire me to live life which I love to. I was thinking about how I can live in such paradise…. Be everything I love to. Yesterday I had very bad day which helped me realized that now I am ready to let go fear about the future, sadness, unhappiness and low self-esteem with thoughts about that I’m useless. Although I am ashamed for that I am in this situation saying it loud, I decided to face it all and release.

    I will go on a beach and I will do it. It is the the greatest day in a year 2011. I let myself be free and loved.

    Thank you. I wish you everything you wish come true to you.

    Happy new year Randy!

    Marketa

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      @Marketa Love this post – sounds like a real breakthrough coming for you!

      -RG

      1. Marketa says:

        @Randy_Gage

        It comes from the heart Randy..

  48. Marketa says:

    Dear Randy,

    today I was walking along the ocean, after that around the Ocean Rd… I was thinking about life, about people there, about this beautiful city. They looked so happy. I was thinking about you, how you inspire me to live life which I love to. I was thinking about how I can live in such paradise…. Be everything I love to. Yesterday I had very bad day which helped me realized that now I am ready to let go fear about the future, sadness, unhappiness and low self-esteem with thoughts about that I’m useless. Although I am ashamed for that I am in this situation saying it loud, I decided to face it all and release.

    I will go on a beach and I will do it. It is the the greatest day in a year 2011. I let myself be free and loved.

    Thank you. I wish you everything you wish come true to you.

    Happy new year Randy!

    Marketa

  49. Randy_Gage says:

    @Marketa Love this post – sounds like a real breakthrough coming for you!

    -RG

  50. Jim Story says:

    Happy New Year Randy. I have been doing the burning bowl every year for the past 5 years. We do it at Unity of Delray Beach, this Wednesday January 4th at 7pm. The following week we do a “White Stone” service and we write what we want to accomplish. The bowl creates a void and the stone fills it.

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts all year long. May God continue to bless you and your family,

    Jim Story

  51. Jim Story says:

    Happy New Year Randy. I have been doing the burning bowl every year for the past 5 years. We do it at Unity of Delray Beach, this Wednesday January 4th at 7pm. The following week we do a “White Stone” service and we write what we want to accomplish. The bowl creates a void and the stone fills it.

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts all year long. May God continue to bless you and your family,

    Jim Story

  52. Pedro Bocku says:

    Happy New Year brother, all good overjoyed with all the possible health and success with luck, regards.

  53. Pedro Bocku says:

    Happy New Year brother, all good overjoyed with all the possible health and success with luck, regards.

  54. Andrew Asmus says:

    Googled Science of Mind & Unity Churches and it sounds interesting and right in line with a lot of what you teach! How long have you been going there???

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      @Andrew Asmus about 20 years now! -RG

  55. Andrew Asmus says:

    Googled Science of Mind & Unity Churches and it sounds interesting and right in line with a lot of what you teach! How long have you been going there???

  56. Randy_Gage says:

    @danajlange Thanks!

  57. Randy_Gage says:

    @danajlange Thanks!

  58. Randy_Gage says:

    @Andrew Asmus about 20 years now! -RG

  59. weaver says:

    this is great randy… we do something very similar in our shamanic practice… the sacred fire is very healing… when we let go of that which no longer serves us and take to the fire.. after it has transformed… we then fill back up with mindfully pulling some of that transformed “light” back to us… very powerful…

    happy new year to you…. :o)

  60. weaver says:

    this is great randy… we do something very similar in our shamanic practice… the sacred fire is very healing… when we let go of that which no longer serves us and take to the fire.. after it has transformed… we then fill back up with mindfully pulling some of that transformed “light” back to us… very powerful…

    happy new year to you…. :o)

  61. Randy_Gage says:

    @MortgageMinute Thanks!

    1. MortgageMinute says:

      @Randy_Gage Anytime RG!

  62. Randy_Gage says:

    @MortgageMinute Thanks!

  63. Marketa says:

    @Randy_Gage

    It comes from the heart Randy..

  64. MortgageMinute says:

    @Randy_Gage Anytime RG!

  65. Randy_Gage says:

    @followjosephw Thanks 4 getting the word out!

  66. Randy_Gage says:

    @followjosephw Thanks 4 getting the word out!

  67. sushitune says:

    A couple of things(garbage?) came up as I listened to you talk about the ceremony, Randy.

    First, if you were sitting next to me on a plane or somewhere and we struck up a conversation – as I know we would – you would ask me what I do and I would most likely do a soft-shoe about my sixty-one years of brilliant underachieving. You would then go home or to your hotel room, tap into that as an anecdotal lesson in a video of how NOT to think for sixty years.

    Then (on second thought) I thought, if I ran into you, I would probably avoid any deep sharing in order to avoid any pain associated with being your autopsy in a prosperity message.

    When I got heavily involved in network marketing in the mid-90s, I bought every motivational and MLM material I could scavenge and fully immersed myself. Most of the tapes and books were hypish and other-worldy, and focused on the procedure of being an MLM pro or an angel in white. You and Mark Yarnell were two MLM voices that spoke to my inner self in conjunction with MLM, and thus spoke to me.

    I faded away from MLM (although I still receive a small residual of $200~$300 per month), but in recent years I rediscovered you online and have always felt I found a long-lost friend.,

    Thank you for being consistently honest and credible for all these years. You are an asset to humanity from my perspective, but I’m sure you won’t let that get to your head because you are a very well grounded soul.

    Happy New Year.

    Yours sincerely,

    Richard Posner

    Tokyo, Japan

    1. Randy_Gage says:

      @sushitune Thanks for the message and I appreciate you putting me in company with Mark. I always felt he was a straight shooter too. All the best, RG

  68. sushitune says:

    A couple of things(garbage?) came up as I listened to you talk about the ceremony, Randy.

    First, if you were sitting next to me on a plane or somewhere and we struck up a conversation – as I know we would – you would ask me what I do and I would most likely do a soft-shoe about my sixty-one years of brilliant underachieving. You would then go home or to your hotel room, tap into that as an anecdotal lesson in a video of how NOT to think for sixty years.

    Then (on second thought) I thought, if I ran into you, I would probably avoid any deep sharing in order to avoid any pain associated with being your autopsy in a prosperity message.

    When I got heavily involved in network marketing in the mid-90s, I bought every motivational and MLM material I could scavenge and fully immersed myself. Most of the tapes and books were hypish and other-worldy, and focused on the procedure of being an MLM pro or an angel in white. You and Mark Yarnell were two MLM voices that spoke to my inner self in conjunction with MLM, and thus spoke to me.

    I faded away from MLM (although I still receive a small residual of $200~$300 per month), but in recent years I rediscovered you online and have always felt I found a long-lost friend.,

    Thank you for being consistently honest and credible for all these years. You are an asset to humanity from my perspective, but I’m sure you won’t let that get to your head because you are a very well grounded soul.

    Happy New Year.

    Yours sincerely,

    Richard Posner

    Tokyo, Japan

  69. Randy_Gage says:

    @sushitune Thanks for the message and I appreciate you putting me in company with Mark. I always felt he was a straight shooter too. All the best, RG

  70. Jacki M SeiWell says:

    Wishing you a wonderful new year also

  71. Jacki M SeiWell says:

    Wishing you a wonderful new year also

  72. Leeloo says:

    Happy New Year, Randy!

    I start this with covering you in a few STARS ******thanks for being ALIVE******

    Got to tell you: you became my ****role-model****.

    Okay, back to earth:

    I did the burning bowl ceremony past midnite on my balcony and I am grateful I did.

    Fact was: I played with open fire.

    And no wonder, since my life shows very dynamic responses from the universe – 20 minutes later or so a firework exploded right in front of me/my face (!!!) – which never happened before – so I jumped backwards, almost screaming, balancing my processo glass in my right hand, grasping for fresh air and wondering: what was that about??

    Crazy!!

    – as ususal…. and I knew right away: THIS life goes on******

    So enjoy yours!!**!!**!!**

  73. Leeloo says:

    Happy New Year, Randy!

    I start this with covering you in a few STARS ******thanks for being ALIVE******

    Got to tell you: you became my ****role-model****.

    Okay, back to earth:

    I did the burning bowl ceremony past midnite on my balcony and I am grateful I did.

    Fact was: I played with open fire.

    And no wonder, since my life shows very dynamic responses from the universe – 20 minutes later or so a firework exploded right in front of me/my face (!!!) – which never happened before – so I jumped backwards, almost screaming, balancing my processo glass in my right hand, grasping for fresh air and wondering: what was that about??

    Crazy!!

    – as ususal…. and I knew right away: THIS life goes on******

    So enjoy yours!!**!!**!!**

  74. rosalie says:

    thanks so much Randy for putting a finger on the things i already know , wishing you a great year , have to run now , got a piece of paper to burn , ;o))

  75. rosalie says:

    thanks so much Randy for putting a finger on the things i already know , wishing you a great year , have to run now , got a piece of paper to burn , ;o))

  76. Marketa says:

    Good morning! I did the burning bowl ceremony last night and today I woke up early to saw beautiful sunrise on a beach. When I saw how the sun literally emerges from the sea I felt that I was born again. My mantra was, and sounds. I accept the unlimited power and I am grateful for it. Thank you.

  77. Marketa says:

    Good morning! I did the burning bowl ceremony last night and today I woke up early to saw beautiful sunrise on a beach. When I saw how the sun literally emerges from the sea I felt that I was born again. My mantra was, and sounds. I accept the unlimited power and I am grateful for it. Thank you.

  78. kley says:

    Randy,

    Eu lí praticamente todos os seus livros e conheço história.

    Eu te amo por tudo que você é e tudo que você representa!

    Eu te amo.

    Kley

    Brasil

  79. kley says:

    Randy,

    Eu lí praticamente todos os seus livros e conheço história.

    Eu te amo por tudo que você é e tudo que você representa!

    Eu te amo.

    Kley

    Brasil

  80. Randy_Gage says:

    @PaperTamer Thanks 4 getting the word out.

  81. Randy_Gage says:

    @PaperTamer Thanks 4 getting the word out.

  82. Valerie says:

    Spent a couple days in contemplation about this ceremony, as it will be my first time. Have also decided to do it on each equinox during the year. That way I don’t have to write a novel of things to release, and can break it down into bite size do-able pieces………… the ceremony is tonight!

  83. Valerie says:

    Spent a couple days in contemplation about this ceremony, as it will be my first time. Have also decided to do it on each equinox during the year. That way I don’t have to write a novel of things to release, and can break it down into bite size do-able pieces………… the ceremony is tonight!

 

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