The Beginning of Something Else

On June 1, 2007 I found out my husband and partner of almost two decades had been unfaithful to me since before our marriage, and had been having intercourse with prostitutes for 3 1/2 years. This is what happened next.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


At my request Husband created a New Year's Eve ritual for us, which we did about an hour ago.

We took showers, then wrote down 3 limiting beliefs. We went outside to the fire pit and burned those 3 slips of paper. Then we came inside and rang our meditation bell 108 times and smudged the house with sage with the doors wide open.

The three limiting beliefs I burned:
- I am right.
- I'm too tired.
- I can handle life all by myself.

One of the things I'm so deeply grateful for this year is the community of people I've met and heard from online. Community with you has given me solace, strength and peace as I have faced the most difficult times of my life.

I wish all of you courage, strength, peace, happiness and love in 2008.


Recovery Discovery said...

I like that ritual. And I like the fact that you asked for (and got) what you needed. New Years was hard for me. I had to reboot, twice! Ended up doing my own ritual after midnight, and toasted myself alone.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

That's a beautiful ritual. I'll have to think about my limiting beliefs. I imagine it will be hard to limit them to just three. ;)

I'm glad you're here and that we found each other. Best to you in 2008.