I so love the time between winter solstice and the turning of the calendar to a fresh year. It feels like such a magical between time.
I like to work intentionally, closing out the old year and then opening the new. And over the years I’ve done this is many different ways, but it always feels like a rich honoring of what has been reaped and then a mindful tilling of the soil for the new seeds to be planted.
I always create some sort of touchstone as the year ends – some sort of reminder. One year I did a book, using Blurb BookSmart and I’m doing that again this year. Although I also think I’ll create an additional piece of jewelry as well. But that’s what I’ve been working on this week – sorting through memories, making lists, finding photos, organizing the important things I lay claim to in 2013.
And so I’ve fallen a bit behind in playing in the KIOS blogathon, but I’ll do bit of catch up today.
Day 27’s prompt was a series of questions, each of which I could probably write volumes. Or at least the one I am writing as my touchstone. But here I’ll keep it brief.
1. What will you remember about 2013?
I turned a corner with my visioning and my understanding of what’s possible.
2. What are you ready to leave behind?
The time to masquerade as less than who I truly am is over. For all of us.
3. What’s something you learned in 2013?
Lightening up and having fun isn’t just deliciously delightful, but it’s actually important in maintaining high energetic vibration. And the more all of us can hold consistently high vibrations the more wonderful it is. And what better reason to keep our feet on the joy trail is that? On a less spiritual note, I learned to knit this year – albeit extremely badly. A three year old is likely to be more masterful than I am. But still…
4. What would you like to celebrate about this past year?
Life is magical and I am very blessed.
Day 28’s prompt: Casting ahead to 2014, choose your word for the upcoming year.
I’m quite excited this Guiding Star has shown up for me. I can feel the bigness of it and I think the invitation is extraordinary.
Day 29’s prompt: Share a Selfie that tells us something about the person you’re becoming.
What a fun prompt!
I have to say this one delights me. I’m always intrigued by reflection shots, and I love the layers in this one. I like the odd lighting that makes me look like I’m lit from within somehow. I’ll take more of that in 2014 please. And it looks like I’m in multiple places – working in different dimensions and spaces – I’ll take more of that in 2014 as well. And best of all is the tiny image of me in the mirror looks like there’s a background of highrises behind me. Let’s just say that there is an element of this in my big vision, and having it show up in such a mysterious symbolic way in a photo of who I am becoming just feels like perfect confirmation and thumbs up.
And now let me ask – how are you closing out the old year and preparing to open the new? Has a guiding word shown up for you yet? Who were you this year? Who are you becoming? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
I couldn’t choose just one… so I chose an expression: leap of faith. It’s a reminder to take action, one step at a time.
Gorgeous image! My word for 2014 is Courage!
That’s a wonderful powerful word.
Deb, I love the intention you put behind this ritual. I’ve been plodding along, not really sure what I’ve accomplished. It’s hard with a little one around, I think. I am going to really try to slow down and think more, be still more, enjoy more.
Sounds perfect Namoi! And may 2014 unfold into all you wish for.