Isn’t this a fabulous medieval rabbit image? It always delights me when I remember to say Rabbit Rabbit first thing on the first day of the month. It seems so remarkably silly I can’t help but laugh, and truly, is there a better way to start a month?
Yesterday I wrote a goodbye letter to January. A note of gratitude and a way of putting things in some sort of order as I closed out the month.
It was a fun way to conclude a month which was filled with letter writing. But the poetic license I used in claiming January delivered those things to me doesn’t really match how I think about things or the beliefs I operate under. I think we’re all creative geniuses and it behooves us (don’t you LOVE that word!) to claim our power in creating our lives.
I think everything that shows up is fair fodder for consideration – does this light my heart up? Would I like to lean more in this direction? Or do I want to lean away from this as non-preferred? What do I want to invite into my life? What do I want to close the door on? How do I want to show up?
It’s a nuanced and very wonderful dance in my opinion. And one that requires balancing continual willingness to explore and expand, to refine and concentrate; to fling open doors but move through them with awareness, not pushing our energy too far out ahead of our actual position, nor keeping our heads turned around to the past and ignoring what is ahead.
I like inviting in energies and see how we play together. I think in essence that’s what we do when we select a word for the year – we say I’m open to standing in this energy and seeing how it shows up in every aspect of my life, and no doubt there will be some surprises and how fabulous is that? Because we really are here for the surprises, the twists, the unexpected opportunities to know ourselves in new ways that we can’t fathom with our plans, our routines, our desire to control to the nth degree.
I’m declaring this month a month of Self-Compassion and Love-Fueled Action. Doesn’t that sound juicy and wonderful?
I can’t think of a kinder way to treat yourself than with boundless self-compassion. If I hold true, and I do, that I’m a divine being of love and light and wholeness, than how can I not be compassionate towards this focused part of myself living this life that offers me so many opportunities to forget my wholeness?
And I most certainly want to live a life that is fueled with action rooted in love.
So that’s what I’m inviting into my month. And I can’t wait to see what wonderful, and likely surprising, co-creations fill my days. The word I’ve chosen as my guiding star for 2015 is Magic, so I’m definitely turning my antenna in that direction. Bring on the sparkles and the astonishments and the pinch-me-can-this-be-happening fabulousity of magic and let’s see if I can stay on my feet dancing. And no worries if I fall – there’s always the self-compassion to swaddle myself in. And given the blizzard we’re experiencing and the 18 inches of snow on the ground, I think I’ll be making snow angels when I land.
What about you? Have you got plans for February? What are you invoking? How are you going to hone your shininess and clip away what isn’t truly you? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Not sure what I’ll be creating for Feb. One thing I’m doing is sending a letter though the postal everyday in February. Which will be 25 and reason for that there no mail delivery on Sunday.
I came over from Notes on paper. Hope you have the time to stop in at my blog for a cup of coffee.
How fun about the letters! I did a daily mailing in January, but I’m always ready to play again, so thanks for the hedz up. I’ll be signing up.
Thanks for visiting, and I’ll be popping over to your place to say hello.
18″ of snow!!!! How exciting!!! We barely have any snow left here in MN. Please share some photos of your snow angels. Those are my FAVORITE!!!!
Self-compassion. I think I might have to share that thought with you this month. Excellent. And I have never heard the phrase Love-fueled action. It makes sense and I like what it represents. You always have such great ideas to share. THANK YOU!
Big snow storms in February seem easier to easier to deal with to me – Spring is that much closer. On the other hand, shoveling enthusiasm is starting to wane at this point. 🙂
Here to lots of love-fueled action Elda – hope your month is fabulous.
What an inspirational post Deborah! I like what you said about all of being creative geniuses and claiming our power as we create our lives. I resonate with your idea of choosing a word or phrase or theme for the month. My theme this month is to let my light shine brightly:) Snow angels are my favorite too Elda and Deborah. I make at least one every winter:)
Oooh YES to shining your light brightly Nancy – love that! And I’m delighted you’re a snow angel producer – the world needs more of them don’t you think?
LOVE this post Deborah and the energy you are creating. Check out Inner Allies Group on Facebook – it’s a group run by a dear friend and it’s all about self-compassion. January was such an amazing month I need to take a moment to breath in February and decide what I’m consciously co-creating. Thank you for the reminder! My word for the year is InterPlay and this month I know one of the things to support that is the word Maintenance.
Thanks for the hedz up about the FB group Christine. InterPlay is such a fabulous guiding star for your year, and I love that you’re layering it with Maintenance. Sounds richly nourishing! Enjoy February!
As usual, you made me giddy with fun jumpy energy reading your post. I look at your sidebar and see that the moon is nearly full and I think of February 19th, when we welcome in another fabulous Chinese New Year! My mom called today and asked if we had any snow. I guess we just missed it here, Elda! hee hee! Lucky US! Yes, Deborah, so much easier when you know the end of winter is in sight.
I am creating home stuff – this month and this whole YEAR, as that is my focus for this year. Our SoulSpace group has been fueling me up with amazing energy for such a huge task! I’ve been busy these last few days going through my books, which I thought that I had gone through a year or so ago, but apparently my understanding of what to keep is now quite different. Another layer of the onion that is my life. I am excited with all this work of HOME to discover more about myself and more about my family. I am excited to live uncluttered by heavy things that don’t serve me anymore!
Have a fabulous month, Deborah. Can’t wait to see what giddy things you have in store!
I love that home is your focus for the year Amy – there’s such expansiveness in that with so much room for discovery. I’m totally inspired by the SoulSpace group as well – and I’m tipping my hat to you for the creative genius idea to make it a group endeavor.
How wonderful you’re having another go at your books – it makes perfect sense that as we change our relationship with things change. It’s exciting when we can allow ourselves to be in dynamic flow and not stuck in the old.
Wishing you a fabulous February – it’s filled with lots of fun things to celebrate.