2018 is winding down; can you believe it?? You should all congratulate yourselves for making it through this tumultuous year. Yes it pushed everyone in ways we cannot fully comprehend yet, as we were all asked to stretch, grow, evolve, and clear out deep darknesses in our unconscious, which happened personally, and in the collective of the world. Sometimes that happened elegantly, and sometimes, not so much. (Note all the blogs I wrote about chaos and handling these trying times.). Today let’s shift focus to the year ahead.
Those of you who have been with me since January will recognize this information; it’s time to pick your word for 2019. As a reminder for those who know, and to fill in those who are new, many years ago I read a blog by John Gordon. In it, he suggested picking one word for the upcoming year, versus creating resolutions that only make you feel badly if you can’t fulfill them. In his words, “just one word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One word that will help me be my best.”
I loved this idea and have been using it ever since. This past year I created 2 words, because I decided to be rebellious and do it my own way (lol), and the word that was my daily focus was self-love. Each morning I would ask how I could love and care for myself that day. It shifted me in subtle, and sometimes, profound ways.
There are no wrong answers here. The word is not always something you choose; sometimes as you sit with it, a word comes in so loud and clear that you just know that that’s your word. Ask yourself where you want to place your focus this year. What will help you be the best you? You may find balance is your word, or self-confidence, maybe you need to stop taking things so seriously so fun is your word, or even play. What speaks to you?
Once you have your word, write it in big letters somewhere that you will read it each day. And not just a passing glance, but truly, “how can I bring this word to fruition today?” As you focus on it, you will find that you may be lead to experiences, books, talks etc., that are exactly what you need to learn to help you grow and have more of that word in your reality.
So give it a try. Pick your word or let it pick you. And if you want added support, write me back with your word and I’ll help infuse your year with it.
Happy choosing and remember to center, breathe, and ground yourself as often as possible as the energy is ramping up with holiday madness right now. Try to disengage from everyone’s last minute stress to get it all done. It is quite palpable so do what you can to support yourself. And allow your family, if you’ll be with them, to be who they are from a space of love and acceptance. You got this; I believe in you.
Me, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!