Sunday, December 22, 2019

Tabula Rasa - A Night to Plan And Dream!

Well, rather without expecting too, I've created another gift for you today that I hope you will enjoy!

Tabula Rasa, "a clean slate", is a night that I set aside each year, typically in the week between Christmas and New Year's.  It is a night to reflect on the year ahead, and with intention, to make room for our goals, dreams and the secret longings of our heart that we would like to see fulfilled in the coming year.

I first read about Tabula Rasa and the idea of setting aside an evening to dream, in Sarah Ban Breathnach's book, Romancing the Ordinary. I thought it was a lovely idea, and I've set aside an evening to observe it almost every year since. Some years I created a little booklet, much like the one I'm linking too here, to help to guide me as a plan and dream. If you've never observed Tabula Rasa and aren't really sure you understand, I've included a page that will guide you through how to use the pages at the end of the publication.

Such things many not even be your cup of tea, and I certainly understand. I did make it up in colors and using graphics that I prefer, and since red and green (also black), are my favorite colors and I like holly and evergreens year round, it may feel a little Christmasy for some. It may not suit you at all, and in that case, I encourage you to use a pretty notebook you may already have and just use the publication as a guide. You could even create your own forms, if you wish, in colors that are more to your liking! But since I went to all the trouble to make it up, I thought I would share!



Melissa said...

Yes, I do this every year when I'm writing in my new calendar for the year! I make a similar set up in my regular Journal for the year. I use the "old school" black/white composition notebooks. Sort of a bullet journal with an index in the front to keep track of these different ideas.
Yours is much prettier, so I printed out one page and will use it as a guide.
Thank you.
Merry Christmas!

Kimberly Lottman said...

So fun to hear that you do the same thing! I hope you enjoy the print out. I toyed with whether or not to offer it because not many people decorate year round using red and green and holly and ivy, but they are my favorites! Merry Christmas!