Come April. I will be one of hundreds of other bloggers posting our way through the alphabet in the annual month-long Blogging from A-to-Z challenge. Given my penchant for creating abecedariums, how can I resist?
Today we’ve been encouraged to “reveal our theme” – what we’ll be spending the month of April writing about.
Finally, after a couple of false starts, it feels like exactly the right time to pursue the series I’ve wanted to write about for a while – pronoia, peace, and quiety. Pronoia is the philosophy extolling the belief that the universe is conspiring to shower us all with blessings; quiety means calmness and serenity; and peace of course needs no definition.
I often say I like to keep my feet on the joy trail, yet I’m no Pollyanna – I know we all have our share of challenges and wobbles, sadness and hard, both personally and collectively. But I whole-heartedly believe we’re responsible for how we meet the world and the energy we put out there. And in this time of so much fear-mongering, separation consciousness, and service-to-self in the collective, I think it’s especially important we all do our best to contribute to making the world a kinder, gentler, more compassionate place for all beings.
I think that’s why I’m such a big fan of pronoia – a term coined by astrologer Rob Brezsny. He wrote a book entitled Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings.
I also believe we all need to be strong advocates for peace. Our services, our light, our love is very much needed. Equally important is our commitment to not add to the morass, the abjection, the overall craziness in the world when we’re in a position to offer something more uplifting and more unifying.
I’m also a great lover of words, and one I particularly love is the word quiety. People often mistake it – reading quietly instead of quiety, and that makes me smile gently. Quiety means quietness, calmness, peace, tranquility. It’s exactly the kind of word that encourages you to slow down and read it correctly. I embrace all the things it means, and want more of quiety in our world as well.
So for the month of April I’m going to turn my blog into an oasis of pronoia, peace and quiety. I’ll be sharing all manner of things that delight me, feel good, and contribute joy, beauty, and/or serenity.
I’ll be adding a little extra layer of challenge to this challenge as well. I’m going to base my entries on unusual words that delight me. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?
I certainly hope you’ll hang out with me in April while I’m promoting pronoia, quiety and peace. And perhaps you’ll be playing in the challenge as well. I look forward to reading my way through the alphabet on an endless variety of topics via hundreds of bloggers. I hope you’ll be one of them.