Like so much of the country we’ve been coping with plenty of snow and outrageously recording breaking temps that insist there’s nothing more sensible to do than make endless pots of soup and devote oneself to tackling the over-abundant reading pile. In other words I’ve been cocooning, having quiet fun, and nurturing my low energy with naps.
I don’t remember starting a new year quite like this before. I may have flung the door to 2014 open wide, but I’m certainly not rushing into it with great speed and productivity. Which is fine. I trust that about myself – I know when I honor my rhythm things are so much more grace-filled and easy.
A new year – any sort of new beginning – feels like a journey to me. And I love hearing how people prepare. What they pack, which traveling companions they take along, what destinations they have in mind. We all do it differently.
Here’s a peek at some of the things accompanying me this year.
My guiding star word is Revelation. I can feel the big energy behind it and I suspect there are going to be some surprising twists in my journey this year, but I’m excited.
I always love the creative ways we find to support our word choices. I’m well-pleased with the year-long energetic support program I offer called Boost.
And I was more than delighted to find the new offering by Bridget Pilloud which she’s calling the Spakona Personal Palette – colors she intuitively chooses to support your word. I’m a huge fan of Bridget’s and I love the term Spakona which is a Norse word. She’s defining it as “spiritual choice making. It’s making every moment of your life a possibility for awareness and gratitude. It’s turning inward while doing outward.” Do go read more about it in her blog post here.
I’m also excited that the goddess who is accompanying this year is Maya. There is so much I think I will learn with her at my side. Truth. Illusion. Perception. I’m thinking it might be fun to keep a kaleidoscope on the altar I’m creating for her as a reminder of how things shift and re-form.
Yesterday Calla Lily stepped forward as a guide for me this year. This is going to be another delightful friendship I’m sure. I know very little about the medicine and gifts of the Calla Lily so I’m sure they’ll be much to learn. But what’s not to like about a flower whose etymology is the Greek word kalos, which means beautiful. Beauty is certainly one of the core values I treasure.
I’m also thrilled to be starting the year playing in Lori-Lyn Hurley’s online course where we’ll be creating our own personal oracle decks. That’s been on my bucket list for years and I’m delighted to have some direction and company undertaking this. And I’m certain this is just the beginning – I’ve got visions of many decks already taking shape in my mind. What fun!
And what about you? What companions and compasses are you bringing into the new year with you? Do tell – you know I love to hear.