The threshold, the liminal place, the in-between the worlds place leaving behind looking forward! Laying to rest the old story that has rattled your bones for eternity: the disappointments, the betrayals, the loss, the not enough…. Leave them behind in 2014! Fling open the door to your exquisite soul in 2015! Sing your own song, dance your own dance, be true to yourSELF!
Place at your front door honey, figs,(if you don’t have figs, replace with a dried fruit) and 13 copper pennies, and speak into those coins – I am a child of beauty, of god, of the goddess. I belong here on this wild mother earth. I have come to give my gifts, to give my love to all of creation!
On 1/5/2015 – place these coins in a small bag, leave them in a public place for someone to find! You will be passing on the love! And love, abundance, beauty, & peace will coming knocking on your door!
Ancient Roman Celebration of Janus
The Roman New Year also originally corresponded with the vernal equinox, but years of tampering with the solar calendar eventually saw the holiday established on its more familiar date of January 1. For the Romans, the month of January carried a special significance. Its name was derived from the two-faced deity Janus, the god of change and beginnings. Janus was seen as symbolically looking back at the old and ahead to the new, and this idea became tied to the concept of transition from one year to the next.
Romans would celebrate January 1 by giving offerings to Janus in the hope of gaining good fortune for the new year. This day was seen as setting the stage for the next twelve months, and it was common for friends and neighbors to make a positive start to the year by exchanging well wishes and gifts of figs and honey with one another. According to the poet Ovid, most Romans also chose to work for at least part of New Year’s Day, as idleness was seen as a bad
The word “liminal” refers to being over the threshold but not through to the other side. It comes from the Latin word “limen” meaning that place in between. When you’re in a transition zone, you’re neither who you used to be before you got into this transition, nor have you crossed over that threshold to where you will be settled next. Sometimes those transitions are very long, as when people talk about being in dark tunnels and taking a long time to even see the light at the end of the tunnel. There is always an ending of one phase of your life in order to develop and grow into another phase. Jean Shinoda Bolen