This ceremony provides an opportunity for participants to let go of thoughts, feelings, events and ideas from 2017 that no longer serve them. The ceremony begins with an invitation to review and reflect on our lives in 2017. After a time of meditation, participants are given an opportunity to write down on paper what they desire to release. Each person, in turn, places the paper into a fire. Burning this paper is a symbolic act of letting go, thus creating space for positive intentions for the coming year.