Lots of people are setting New Year's Resolutions right now. That seems to me to be a rather depressing way to start the New Year. The attitude is that there's something wrong with you and you should change it... by sheer power of will.
What if, instead of deciding to move away from what we don't want, we chose a beacon... something that could draw us forward into the life we DO want? What if we could choose a word, just a single word, that could act as a reference point throughout the year... a simple, single word that could be a reminder of what we ARE working for?
Last year I chose the word 'EMERGE'. In December of 2012 I even kind of cocooned myself, gave myself some down time, knowing that 2013 would be full of transformation. I chose the butterfly as my year-long totem, and even bought myself a bracelet with a butterfly so that I could have a talisman for where I was headed. My intentions were to fully step into who I am, to step into myself fully and to express it through my life and my work. This was a full monty sort of transformation... and in the public realm I launched Luminous Muse Healing and put my face on my healing work. It was the birth of things that had incubated for years. And, like any birth story it's much different than I imagined it would be.
But here I am... facing 2014. Words have tumbled around in my mind for weeks... but I think that my word for this year found me two nights ago... STAND. It's time now to ground myself in the emergence. It's time to stand for what I do and who I am.. It's time to stand-for, stand-my-ground, and stand up! Ahead of me is a grounding, rooting, solidifying year where I want to fully anchor myself and Luminous Muse Healing. Though the emergence was amazing, parts of it felt out of my control (an illusion... but it felt true) and it felt momentous. I'm now looking forward to the stability that 2014 promises. I even already have my reminder talisman... these new earrings I just bought that were inspired by evergreen pinecones... and were made by a gorgeous friend-artist.
One of the ways I'm planning stability into my calendar is to offer a monthly group healing call... the 2014 Healing Circle. It is a no-strings-attached gift... just hop on the call... experience the transformation... percolate with it... and call back next month. If you want individualized support with it... there's an option for that too. Click here to sign up for the info for the free group healing call.
I hope that one way or another I will connect with you this year. Whether it's on the calls, working together, that we keep up on Facebook, we're friends in person... or whatever... I do intend to connect with others. Another meaning of STAND... as in a group of trees. I am intending to stand with my friends, colleagues, clients, and community this year in collaboration and connection. If you want to get information on gatherings and current mind-body health news consider joining my mailing list.
May you have a blessed and vibrant 2014!
I participated for the first time, in Gratitude Month on Facebook, posting a gratitude every day of the month of November. It was really a gift to put my attention on the things I feel good about in my life. The gratitudes from others also went by on my feed... and some days I just felt like I was rolling around in glitter from all the smiles and nods and feelings of happiness.
There are two things that have contributed to the big shifts that I've experienced around gratitude this year.
I also had a few serendipitous discussions and inspirations over the holiday... and I am feeling the muse handing me a new possibility... but I'm going to save the details for next week. I will tell you that I'm feeling excited!
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