Yesterday we talked about picking a word for the year, as an intention or ‘theme’. My word for this year was ‘surrender’ and I talked about that as well.
I have been toying with some words for 2018 and when ‘everything sticks, nothing sticks’. There were TOO many good ones revealing themselves (yes ‘reveal’ was one of those stickies) to me, but today I think I’ve settled on one.
Its so obvious, in fact, so obvious that I feel like its basic and surely ‘I’ve already done this one’.
Before I reveal (there she is again!) my word for 2018 I want to share the contenders.
To me this is a natural word to follow this year’s Surrender, as Surrender is a pre-requisite to Allowing. I’ve been dancing with Allow for a good part of the past several months. Not realizing that questioning good things is as much resistance as flat out rejecting them, I had to start working on Allowing those wonderful things to happen. In fact I even made it part of my client programs.
Allow has such grace and ease to it. She’s like a dance…gentle swaying movement. I love allow. She’s so beautiful, but in some ways she’s been a tag on to Surrender, as if she is the long lost soul mate. So, whether I picked her or not she became part of my intentions for 2017. While I carry her with me (as I do all my previous words) into the new year, she won’t have first billing.
Aw, he’s new to the dance floor this year. He just galloped up the past week. This is why I really thought he was going to be my 2018 dance partner. Reveal is quiet handsome and sure on his feet. A strong word to be sure, focusing on standing strong in who you are and allowing what will be to be.
Oh, he has been intoxicating to dance with since he arrived last week. He has twirled me around and around until I’ve landed in another dimension. I barely even know myself when I’m in his arms. In fact, I don’t know myself at all the way he knows me and the way I want to now be known.
Reveal has brought a level of open honesty to my professional life that hasn’t been there. I don’t know why I didn’t realize the benefit it could be to my professional relationships since Transparency (Reveal’s cousin) been a staple in my marriage. Part of my professional training drilled into my head that you don’t talk about yourself to your client. You are meant to be sterile. This week I’m seeing the beauty of showing your personness to other persons! Thank you, Reveal!
This is another partner who joined me during the year. We had a short foxtrot around the dance floor but we weren’t meant to dance a whole year. She just needed to make her presence known so that could keep her right up front. So, its important to mention her here and give her, her accolades.
BRAVE are the five concepts I hold onto when fear or worry begin to creep in.
- Be in the present moment
- Realize everything is for your highest good
- Accept delivery from the Universe
- Vibrations resonate with like vibrations
- Energy’s natural state is flow
That brings us to what, as of this date 11/19/2017, will be my lead word for 2018.
It just struck me a couple of days ago and it was right under my nose the whole time. She is brilliant in her simplicity on the dance floor. She is grace, endurance and wonder. Understated at best. I can’t believe I’ve overlooked her all this time and I’m excited for our adventure together.
A few weeks ago my husband bought me a new-to-me car. Its a 2004 Land Rover and I love her SO much. I’ve struggled with naming her as nothing has fit. As I rounded the back of my vehicle the other day I noticed the model name of the car. It had been there all along, just waiting for me…
That’s when my word picked me. I can’t wait to explore with her. To see what new steps she shows me and how she takes me further along my journey. How perfect Discovery has shown up! While my whole life has been about discovering and these past three years have been about really discovering myself, I get the sense that I haven’t seen anything yet.
I expect the dance with Discovery will be the greatest dance yet. I know there is so much I have to discover…about myself and about this experience of life. It has never failed to be exciting and completely illuminating; worth every single second on days like this. I am open to her gift and her challenges.
I won’t even try to imagine what she will bring to me, but I have visions of wrapped gifts which is terrifically exciting!
Now to decide if the car gets a first name or if she will just go by Discovery…
Any thoughts on what your word will be yet?
I love you.