It`s been very illuminating to choose a word at the beginning of each year. This word becomes a prayer, an intention, a constant reminder to experience something different to before.
My word for 2015 was Connection.
When we set an intention, something happens and we get asked to show up and face all the ways that we may be witholding it from our life.
Connection has played out in the following ways for me:
The year began with a very strong sense to step more fully onto a spiritual path that I had already been walking for a long time. I had to become really comfortable to show this part of me and let go of approval. This is a part of my life that is deepening and feeling so good.
I also discovered how many faces this word connection has. Authentic connection does not happen without an open -ness to love in its purest sense.
I`m at the point in my life where “things” feel less important than the ‘feeling” I wish to have. Without the feeling, even goals cannot be achieved meaningfully.
I painted the image above as a symbol for my word for 2015. The setting reminds me of togetherness and the potential for laughter and closeness… of extending one’s space to others as well.
Yesterday I began a painting challenge: #100expressionsoflove and I know it is going to deepen my own creativity so much … Wow this feels very very brave to begin and make public as i have done.
I am learning to go within, listen to my own voice, allow that voice to strengthen more. Authentic connection feels easier when we can trust ourselves.
So before I close off , this word has led me to my word for 2016 which I will write about next year.
Have a beautiful festive season, celebrating connection.
PS: You can follow the progress of #100expressionsoflove on Instagram where I post most often.