“When you hold onto your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.” Bishop TD Jakes
The Burning Bowl Ceremony is Unity’s unique way of leaving all that old, worn-out baggage behind, so you can begin the New Year fresh. Do you have old memories you’d like to release? You know those old resentments, angers, and hurts that you are holding on to in mind; you don’t need them anymore, they prevent God’s goodness from flowing into your life. Through the Burning Bowl Ceremony, you can release those bumps, bruises and challenges and enter the New Year without any attachments. Thus, you can embrace your vision for the year to come.
As you hold your white stone in your hand, know that you are starting with a clean slate. In this ceremony, we are doing two things. We are choosing our white stone and we are also writing down a new name for ourselves. The white stones that we are using are from between Hebron and Bethlehem, Israel. Just allow yourself to feel the energy of the stone you are holding.
“The white stone is an ancient ritual. Back in the time when Jesus was teaching, and someone served time in prison or in bondage of any kind, they were given a white stone when they were released. Each of us come from bondage today, and we are being given a white stone to signify our freedom.”