Counting Down to the New Year…The “Woo” Way!!
Updated: December 28, 2020
No matter where you are in the world, one of the most iconic events is counting down New Year’s Eve as the ball drops on Times Square or a series of breathtaking fireworks explode from barges in the Sydney Harbour or Singaporeans dance the last hours of the year away at the Siloso Beach Party. But chances are, for most of the world, New Year’s Eve (like everything else about 2020!) is gonna look a little (okay, a lot!) different.
Never fear, my friends!
Pandemic or no, we can count down to the New Year in style.
Join me for a seven-part “Woo” Year celebration!
SEVEN: 7 Ways to Cleanse Your Space
Nothing says, “New Year, New Woo” like cleaning out the old to make room for the new. Follow these steps to release energy, let go of the old, and C-L-E-A-N-S-E your physical and energetic space.
C – Crystals. Crystals have been used throughout history as sources of healing. Each crystal has its own energy, and each comes bearing its own message. For clearing, try amber, which can help release karma and heal family patterns; citrine, which is wonderful for letting go of negativity, and fluorite, which is effective for clarity and focus.
L – Light. With days much shorter in the Northern Hemisphere, some of us have to be intentional about getting our dose of the Sun. When you’re at home, open up those shades and let that natural light in, or go for a walk when the sun is shining( even if you have to bundle up as we do here in Ontario)!
E – Essential Oils. Use essential oils on diffusers! You’ll love the aroma in your home, and high-quality oils can assist in resetting your mood, lifting your energy, and even combatting germs.
A – Ambient Sounds. The sounds you surround yourself with can help create a sense of calm and wellbeing. Create sounds by ringing a bell, or a crystal singing bowl, or listening to my guided meditations on YouTube! By flooding your environment with positive sound waves, you’ll disturb the stagnant energy.
N – Nice & Neat. Physical clutter is trapped energy. Clear away stacks of papers, wipe down surfaces, and let go of the old. When you clean up, declutter and reorganize, you’ll unleash energy and usher in the new. S – Salt Scrub. While you’re cleaning away the old, don’t forget about detoxifying yourself! This DIY Himalayan Salt Scrub recipe is one of my favorites. Not only does it work wonders on dry, rough skin, it also helps detoxify your body through increased blood flow and exfoliation. You can use it for your hands, feet, and whole body:
- Fill a glass pickling jar two-thirds full with medium-grind Pink Himalayan salt.
- Then fill one-third of the jar with good-quality Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, or coconut oil (readily available at health food stores. DO NOT use baby oil or any oils that are pre-scented).
- Add 15 drops of sweet orange pure aromatherapy oil
- Add 20 drops of eucalyptus aromatherapy oil
- Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- Add 3 drops of Ylang Ylang
- Mix thoroughly and store in a tightly sealed jar.
- Use in the shower and make sure to rinse thoroughly and avoid your eyes and other sensitive areas!
E – Energy. Clear your mental and emotional energy from this year so you’re ready for a fresh start in 2021. You can meditate (try my guided meditation, “Get on Your Bird,” which is available for free here!). Journal through your 2020 (see below for journaling prompts). Or write yourself a letter to open up on New Year’s Eve 2021 — fill it with your intentions for the coming 12 months!
SIX: 6 Journaling Prompts
Journaling is one of the most powerful and effective ways I know to clear my mind and release any pent-up emotions or energy. Here are a few (SIX, to be exact) journaling prompts to get you started in clearing the air for 2021:
- What’s something positive that you learned about yourself this year that you’d previously overlooked?
- What are you grateful for? Why?
- In what ways did you allow creative self-expression this year?
- What are you currently feeling inspired to do, create, or focus on in 2021?
- What are the ideal changes you’d like to make or goals you’d like to reach in the next year?
- How did Spirit lead you in 2020?
FIVE: 5 Ways to Connect with the Universe
A perennial intention for me is to go deeper in my connection with the Universe. Even after decades of this work, there are always new levels to explore! As I grow, I let go of my attachment to my desires and my little ego-driven perspectives. Here’s how you can A-L-I-G-N with Spirit:
A – Appreciation. Everything begins with gratitude. No matter what is going on in our external world, there is something we can express gratitude for. A grateful heart is one that is open and ready to receive. Don’t know where to start? Start with YOU. Journal about the qualities you appreciate about YOURSELF! (This may be very hard for some of you… take it slow, and write about yourself like your favorite aunt or best friend or beloved fur child would.)
L – Live the life you want. So much of what I teach is learning how to listen to the spark of Divine that resides in each of us! You already know what you want and need; you’ve just gotten out of practice at listening to your soul! Being your true, authentic self is the best way to hear the messages the Universe has for you. (Hint: Oracle Cards are a wonderful way to tap into that “Soul-GPS” I talk about so much!)
I – Immerse yourself with the things you enjoy. For some reason, we’re taught that doing what we love is selfish or that we can’t ever be rewarded for it. “Work” only counts if we hate it! It’s time to kick that belief to the curb. Know something you LOVE to do, but haven’t had the time to do it? Make that time! Do what makes you HAPPY. (I know, I know — you’re out of practice! Start small. Light a candle you adore. Buy yourself flowers. Use the good plates for dinner even if it’s just you! You’re worth it!)
G – Gratitude. Journal about what you’re grateful for. Make a list of the people you love and love you, the lessons you’re learning, the teachers who’ve appeared in your life, the books that speak to your heart… nothing is too small to notice, and to honor!
N – Never be afraid to forgive someone. Nelson Mandela said, “When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.” If we want to heal, we must lay down the burden of a hardened heart. For years I carried the trauma of sexual violence with me, until I realized it was keeping me bound to those who hurt me, and I couldn’t heal as long as I was attached to them. Forgiveness is the key to a happy life. It doesn’t mean what someone did to you was okay, it means you want to heal more than you want revenge or punishment.
FOUR: 4 Ways to Release for the Full Moon
With the full moon coming right near the end of the month on Dec. 29, it’s a wonderful time to release anything that’s holding you back as you enter the New Moon cycle and the New Year almost simultaneously! Here are four ways to release anything that’s got you stuck or that is weighing you down:
- Listen to the Removing Blocks Meditation to remove blocks to your personal connection to Spirit.
- Bless everything you know you need to release. Say “Thank You” for what you learned from its dark harvest. There are lessons even in the shadows!
- Write them all down. Don’t try to push them away or ignore them. Instead, recognize them, honor them, find the gift they offered you, then let them go… sometimes the physical ritual of writing them on paper and then burning them, or shredding them, or crumpling them into a ball and throwing them away can help you release them.
- If you have particularly stubborn areas for something you just refuse to let go of, write it down on a small piece of paper then soak it in water and freeze it.
THREE: 3-Card Spread for the New Year
I love three-card spreads, and the Balanced Spread is a very suitable one for starting something new.
The cards are arranged almost like a flower, with their short ends forming a triangle. All cards share a common point of connection, so the relationship between them is so clear!
Card #1 can reflect your physical environment and the influence it has on you, Card #2 can represent your emotional state and how you feel and Card #3 can represent your spiritual state or reflects your relationship to the Conscious Universe. Remember, each card is connected to and informs the others!
TWO: 2 Tips to Find Your Spiritual Path
Right now, we are all individually and collectively in a period of transition. The old is falling away, and that can make us uneasy and anxious. But know that Spirit is always supporting your greatest good.
Here are two ways to find guidance when you’re feeling a bit scattered:
- Listen to your intuition. If you’re feeling something, trust yourself. Name what you’re feeling. Pay attention. Don’t brush off weird intuitive “hits.” Honor your intuition, and it will honor you!
- Practice presence of mind to stay grounded and aligned with the Universe. It can be intimidating to try to adopt new ways of thinking or being, which is why I recommend looking just at the 24 hours ahead (if that’s too much, aim for a minute at a time!). Take life one step at a time!
ONE: Watch this 1 Video!
Hey! Want a step-by-step guided walkthrough of the process I use to create my vision boards? You’re in luck! Join me for this free event Jan. 18th-24th, 2021:
Colette Baron-Reid’s Vision Board Challenge: 7 Days to Create Your Most Inspired Vision for 2021
Click here to reserve your free spot!
Love ALL the tips and advice and I especially LOVED the video! Thank you so much Colette and Mark for sharing your gifts with the world.
Thank you to the TEAM CBR as well!!!
Happy New Year to you ALL!
Thsnk you so much for your guidance this year. This is my first anniversary of using oracle cards and they have been a brilliant source of self help for myself and for the people that I have done readings for. I am a reflexologist and reiki practitioner, reflexology for 22 years. Reiki has been a fantastic tool during the last year and it can be used from a distance. I have worked with people, cats, dogs and horses fantastic. Thank you so much for your weekly guidance and tutorials. I always feels as though you are just talking to me , very comforting.
Love and light to you x
I love Colette and Marc together!! Hoping they decide to do a course or activity together with us. They have great synergy and Marc brings such a different perspective to what Colette teaches. It all flows! Can’t wait for the new deck in Feb. Woo hoo!! Looking forward to all the goodness 2021 will bring to all of us. Yes, 2020 was rough, but you can’t have rainbows without some rain. We are all SO much stronger for everything 2020 brought us/showed us. Now we get to take this strength into the future!! And thank goodness after 40 years of singing the Age of Aquarius we are FINALLY here! hugs,
This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing Colette! Loved when you mentioned again “trust your intuition”. I just love it when Spirit responds immediately to remind me not to diss the visions I get from time to time! Signed up for the Vision Board Challenge! Can’t wait! You mentioned the next Palooza too! WooHoo, it is going to be a magical 2021! 💞💞💞💞
I seriously need to print this blog, there is so much in here & every time I read it there is something else!!! Thank you so much Colette & Marc!!! I will keep on going through the guidance and tips 💞💞💞 love the video! You are such a beautiful couple 💞
Thank you for everything you have done for us this year <3 . I'm waiting to see what all you have for next year. Happy new year to you!
I got to say how much I love you guys, youre amazing! thanks for make my 2020 the best year of my life!
Thank you Cute Couple Colette and Marc.
Happy New year 2021 and all the best to you both.
Love and big hugs 💞💞💝
Hey, Guys! So excited about the upcoming events, releases, etc.! You 2 make the cutest couple! I am so very happy for you and yours (pups) and also happy BECAUSE of you & yours! Listening to u2 on the video made me stoked for the New Year 2021! Best of Everything to come your way not just for 2021 but 4ever! You Guys Rock!!!
Thanks to both Marc and Colette! What a team!! I can’t wait to watch the 21 card reading for the New Year!!!!! Where/how can we see that?
When and where can we watch the 21 card reading for the New Year?
So much fun to see the 2 off you together.
Thank you for everything that you, Marc and the team did for us this year.
It sure made a tough year easier with all the support.
Looking forward to a new year with Team Colette 🤗.
Lots of love
First time I checked in with you. Needed your up, positive, loving, funny presentation. Many good wishes for the coming year. Stay well
Happy New Year 2021!!!
You all did a GREAT JOB this year and looking foward to next year with much enthusiasm.
And Colette you are awesome in everyway even when you think you screw up when live….well you don’t… it’s perfect as is….It make’s it real !!! Keep up the good work ! You Rock Girl!!! xxxx
Happy New Year to the Woo Crew! I love us all and much appreciation and gratitude to you, Colette and Mark keeping us ignited and sharing all your talents and knowledge. I love all your friends too! (Debra, Don, Glynis to name a few) Hello, 2021!!! We’re going to navigate this one too!😘🤗❤️
Love your video and all of the great tips and idea’s , am looking forward to the Vision Board Challenge, am still reading the 7 Energies Book and am waiting till the first to get started with that deck and the Journaling. Looking forward to everything and especially waiting for the next sign up for the Class that I missed. Soon Many Blessings and have a Happy New Year <3
Thank you both and your awesome team for all the uplifting wo that got me through the year.
Will it be possible to do the vision board challenge if you don’t do facebook?
Looking forward to another year with you and your powerful decks. So pleased they will be more reflective of your fans. When you are redoing cards can we also have more diverse age groups?
Thank you for the lovely message – I love you both and your team!! And as a digital tech goddess – here’s a thing.. I’d love to join your team… if you need me to help (although your tech team are awesome!) – but I tell good jokes too! With Moonbeams – happy new year. Nila
Nila .. contact email@example.com if you’d like to connect with someone about this possibility. One never knows..
This is the cutest video! Love you two. Hope to manifest a relationship like yours! What a joy and support you have been this year Colette, thank you so much! Found you through Debra Silverman’s course. ❤ Looking forward to the 21 card reading! 😊🌟 Happy New Year!
Thank you. This is the first time I have read your blog ( a bit technically challenged, so didn’t know where to find it) thank you for you wonderful weekly readings!
Love seeing the two of you together. Still very new to this, but enjoying your blog, meditations and cards. I did the three card Spread for the New Year using the 7 energies deck. I drew the following:
1)Exposed and revealed 2) Beyond the Ordinary and 3) Beautiful uncaging. Can I tell you as an artist how beautiful I think your decks are. I own 5 so far. Wishing you the best for 2021 (especially after the initial rough start ).
Thank you so much for this amazing year that you have blessed me with a group at Unity and just retired as a youth the Director at Unity and Walnut Creek and you sound just like our unity principles so grateful for your presence that has help me through this year through all the 1111’s and all your authentic true selves of beauty laughter sadness was all bestowed upon all of us thank you for your blessings your love your light I am grateful to be uplifted by your beautiful soul and I think you know my friend Maggie Schrieber we all went to Unity together peace and blessings for a beautiful new year and you continue to move with ease and grace on your journey blessing the world with your beautiful presents with much love Lani
You two are hilarious! Happy New Year!
I focused on changing myself and I just realized my environment completely changed too, what a nice surprise! My focus in the new year is miracles. I had a life threatening pregnancy and my son and I should be dead from hemorrhage, instead I swam, cried to nearly term so lungs were developed, I new Christ had given a miracle and we would be fine and we were. We, my praying team, prayed our dog well after a freak accident and he couldn’t use his back legs, he’s 100%, another Christ healing. He was supposed to be put down or have $10k surgery. Like I tell Colette all the time, love ❤️ woo, she has been a major guide to me this year too. Love to all and may your new year be filled with miracles too!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Colette and your team. I believe this year was a transformational year, the virus has taught us to slow down and reconnect with ourselves and others. I appreciate your support throughout the year in helping everyone to do this. Am sooooo looking forward to next year, it is going to be an awesome year,(just putting it out there. lol.), and looking forward to hearing more inspirational wisdom from you. Happy New Year.
What a sweet video, you two make an amazing team!
Awesome blog Collette, thank you sharing all that great information.
Wishing you and Marc a happy, healthy & prosperous 2021!! 💫💖
Happy New Year Colette and Marc! What a beautiful couple you are… This year was very challenging for me. I live alone and have no pets, and live in Northern Italy in Red zone, where lockdown started the third week of February. I stayed far from mama for a month (after She started visiting me again, but at distance) and from dad for three months, when I could go to their home, and lost his birthday. I spent Easter alone for the first time in 52 years (about my age: I turned 53 in October). I went out for buying food the first time only on half April, dressed like an Astronaut. I could see some of my friends and the rest of family only a couple of times (in early Summer and early Autumn for both). I lost mum’s Birthday too, and spent mine and Christmas without my brother and his family. Luckly I can meet her once a week when she comes… I go to their house less frequently, because I have not a car, and her health sometimes is better than mine, even if she’s already 74. Yes, health. I don’t know if I had Covid or similar the last Winter before it had been known, because I treat and heal by myself when I am ill. But the lockdown wasn’t good for some body issues. I appreciated and loved the 7 Energies Challenge, so useful for all levels. I think it was the best thing in this ugly year and thank you and your staff so much for your wonderful work. The second best thing was a new virtual Italian friend, known in June, who is actually my best one and became for a period also a client of mine. I can talk about all things with her and she helped me a lot with healing practices too.
My Wishes for 2021 are about job (and money of course) and health too. I need working. I worked very little this year. Too little. Sending a lot of hugs and blessings to both of you and your fur babies
Very uplifting and fun. Thanks for this video and all the many ways you contribute to making the world a more compassionate and loving place.
You two are so adorable!! Happy New Year to all! ♥
Hi Mark & Colette!
I adore you guys. You’re hilariously precious. Thank you so much for all you do.
Your oracle decks were critical in my spiritual journey.
I’m super excited by this upcoming year in 2021. I’m CLAIMING it!! My life is already transforming into my greatest dreams come true!!
I do still have this BURNING question I’m hoping you can address.
Could you pretty please do a written or video description of your oracle deck energies.
You mention frequently that when creating and using your decks, they have their own life force/ energies/ personalities.
Could you please let your audience know what those feel like, or the symbolism they use, the “traits” their energies emanate, etc.
I ask this earnest request, as I am very interested in connecting to a deeper relationship and understanding of the energies guiding your decks.
I also feel that this information would be very helpful to new oracle practitioners, who may have trouble deciding what decks to start with, or which ones resonate with them and the reasons why.
Thank you ever so kindly!
(Terri-Ann) aka 💙”RRI”💙
Hello you two! <3
Thank you for all of your generosity and sharing this past year. I have come to rely on Colette's weekly oracle readings, as they have continued to lift my heart and spirit, in the face of everything we have dealt with in 2020. Unfortunately, I cannot get the 2021 21-card spread video to play for me – it is marked "private." Does this have anything to do with the fact that I live in Canada?
I wish you both a wonderful New Year, and look forward to your continued inspiration and guidance.
nope its because its not out yet!!
Happy new year to your beautiful family 🎊🎊 I am so grateful for all you’ve given last year. My growth, learning, healings, blessings, connections have been amazing! I’ve shared and was able to “save a starfish”…my mom has joined the circle💜. I have enjoyed my experience with you, more than I can say. With so many health issues and disability income I wasn’t able to enjoy everything. At times I had some Fomo, but your generosity allowed me to participate in plenty of things. I am excited for the day I can afford to join Oracle school, September 2021??? This year I was blessed to get oracle 101, still not completed, I have a hard time learning new and chronic fatigue and illness symptoms make some days hard. I did the morning Woo daily and was able to go to Palooza virtual, Thank you covid! No Oracle school for me, but was able to get in the Circle when you opened it in August 💞 Wahoo! I have learned so much about myself. Unfortunately I did not have the pleasure of knowing Doug, I am so sorry for your loss, it’s always extra sad when an earth Angel goes home 💔. I loved how Marc, stepped in for you your chemistry is fantabulous, hard to believe this is the same guy who wouldn’t say Hi on the Morning Woo! It was so cool to see him ask a question and pull his own cards and have an epiphany during oracle secret webinar. I also realized how prejudice I was, men don’t do Woo woo stuff, it was a real eye opener for me. Extra ignorance, because I have one card deck that’s by a man, so thanks for that lesson and a laugh. I have most of your decks, Animal spirit was a Christmas gift! I love them all, looking forward to learning and working with them this year. I look forward to continuing to tell a new story, without fear, unworthiness, guilt and replace it with positivity, love, compassion, growth. I Am thankful for my illnesses and disabilities, they allow me to focus on putting myself first, growth in knowledge and strengthen my spiritual gifts and be of service for the highest good! I am committed to my growth, my self-care and raising the vibration! Thank you from my whole soul, Colette and Marc! Welcome 2021🍾🎉💜💙💚❤️🧡 love and blessings to all.
Colette, cheers to 2021! Thank you to you, Marc and your team for making a difference. I work as a nurse and this year has been quite a challenge. Your message, morning Woo and sharing in a “real way” through your videos has been a great sense of centre and comfort. The feelings of being overwhelmed were able to be put into perspective as I listed to the weekly oracle reading and the astro reading.
I even spend time looking through Jena’s art to give me peace and a place to lose my thoughts. It really was a gift.
I hope you had some thing that recharged you. Im so grateful for health and the end of this pandemic .All the best
Would like to know when the 21 card Tarot reading will be available? Looking forward to this!
Happy New Year!
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