It may sound extreme but it’s also crucial to review our relationships and associations at the end of the year and to decide which friendships we would like to invest in in the year to come. If you had a bad year, try to remember who were there with you during the hard times. Then it will be easy to decide which ones to keep. Good relationships require time and effort—carefully choose those who truly deserve your devotion.
Write down everything that still weighs you down: fears, doubts, anger, grief, etc. And then set a strong intention to clear these energies from your system. It would be great if you could state the intention out loud. And then set this on fire and let it turn to ashes.
To be able to listen well, silence is necessary. Set aside some quiet time for meditation or prayer. You need this silence to listen to your inner self. There is no special procedure to follow—breathe naturally and just be. Disconnect from the outside world (that means no phone, no computer, no TV, no talking) and settle in the stillness. There is no goal, nothing to process, no problem to solve. Just clear your mind and see what happens.
They say that when you connect with God (or with the supreme energy from the universe, or with whichever higher being you resonate with), you are able to burn some of the past’s bad vibes. Ultimately, it is the best way to cleanse your spirit and your life so you can start 2017 on a clear slate.