Happy New Year, friends!
Yesterday, I did a retrospective of my words from years past:
Whoah! Looking back, I’m struck by the power of intention, how a word of the year is a spell we cast for ourselves. Those years became those words, sometimes in ways that I didn’t always expect (or enjoy very much! ha!)
In 365 days, I processed and experienced each of those words so completely, turned them over a hundred times, built whole narratives around them, integrated them mentally, emotionally, spiritually, even physically! Always, always they’ve been the correct word for my personal evolution.
I’ve learned to let the word emerge for me, to bubble up. Starting around Thanksgiving each year, I start to pay attention to “recurring themes” that point me in the direction of my word. One year, I let the magic bowl decide among a couple final contenders. Another year, I picked from the bowl (and without peeking) mailed the final one to myself for Christmas! ;P
I’m breathing deeply into PLAY in 2016. On the surface, it sounds like fun, right? But I know myself better than that! lol
Alright, I’m ready (channeling Jack Frost this winter). Cue the fairy dust.
What spell do you want to cast for yourself this new year?