so i seem to have a lot of pics of me in recent years “reaching”….. who knew that they would turn out to be illustrations of my word of the year for 2014: “REACH”? as i mentioned before, the word did not come to me easily – i had to go in search of it and eliminate several others that were competing for attention, but now it feels just right.
i like my words to cover a lot of ground. after all, we have a whole year to work with here. i always start by writing about it and see what comes up, so here goes:
by delving for those parts of me that are hiding and unwilling to come into the light
by developing the inner resources that will increase my capacity for gratitude, amazement and compassion
to silence and stillness….. spend more time there
by expanding my openness to spirit, the universe and all that is mysterious and unknown. practice it. regularly.
to those who are hurting or in need of encouragement or inspiration
by sharing through classes/workshops
to friends I want to reconnect with (regardless of which of us has dropped the ball)
to new ideas, friendships, projects, art techniques, classes, recipes and areas
by entertaining in my home
i like to start a practice around my new word. keep track in writing of ideas related to it and ways i have implemented it.
my words from the last 4 years (justbe, imagine, venture and intention) are not going away. after spending a year with each of them, they have become friends and have integrated themselves into my being. they are part of me. each new word adds to the mix and provides a gentle guidance in moving forward on this journey. if you haven’t yet selected a word, there’s still time. you’ll be surprised at how powerful it can be!