Everyone is doing it.
Choosing a word for the new year, that is.
A word to live by, grow by, learn by. A word that might encourage their soul to expand, to embrace, to venture into un-chartered territories. A word that speaks to them. That gives them hope and focus.
It's not a new thing to do. I have had friends who have done this for years. I never have for whatever reason but I've always admired those who chose a word and stuck with it through the year long enough to actually see the blessings that it might provide. This year, my soul is yearning for a point of focus for the upcoming year. Something that will guide me in my soul journey, which I started many years ago, but have really focused upon it this past year.
Listening to your soul is a beautiful and oh so intimidating thing to do. What if it says something you aren't ready to hear? Because it will...
I have thought for days and weeks on end about my word. The word. What could it be? What do I need most? What word fills me? What word will give me strength and wisdom and guidance?
I've considered love, for self, of self, and for others.
I've considered trust, in myself and of others.
I've considered breathe, for my soul and for becoming centered.
It seems that I could benefit from many great words this year. I have been reading many articles, blog posts and books these past few weeks, searching for a word. Trying many on for size, but nothing felt...right. Nothing fit. It wasn't until after reading this post from Liz about her word for last year and the blessings she felt because of her focus on this word, that I knew what I needed.
It fits the path I have been journeying down for months and weeks and years. I need light for all of the same reasons as Liz but also for my own personal reasons. I hope Liz is comfortable with me using her word for myself this year.
Without light, things don't grow. Without light, colors aren't seen. Without light, there is no path. I need light to guide me, warm me, help me grow. To see myself. To fill the corners that have been packed deep with baggage that I now yearn to air out. Light can make you see what you have overlooked and forces you to take a stand in your life.
My hope is that this year will shine the light on all of the blessings my family and I have been fortunate enough to receive. That this light will bless the child that I am now carrying. That this light will show me the way in my soul journey and guide my husband and I in being loving parents to our children. This light will be a beacon of strength in the times that I falter and will warm my face when I am in need of it.
This year, I choose light.
What word moves you at this point in your journey?
There is a force in the Universe, which if we permit it, will flow through us and provide miraculous results.