Happy New Year! I wish you a year filled with wonderfulness!
More so than in any previous year’s beginning that I can remember, I feel a bigness of energy – pushing, encouraging, urging. I’m filled with excitement and enthusiasm and ready for some growth, some movement, some vibrant expression.
Who knows what that’ll end up looking like when I’m doing my year-end review next December? But now, with the fresh planning page waiting for me to focus my intentions and give voice to my dreams, I have to say this year I really want to step out of hiding and connect more. I’m looking for more balance between reflection and expression.
While I can reflect with the best of the mirrors and Mercury glass globes, when it comes to action I’m often prone to over-deliberation and slowness that can verge on standstill. While that’s been shifting for me over the years, I certainly have a ways to go. And doesn’t that sound like a perfect journey to undertake in 2011? And so voila – my Guide Word of the Year – ACT.
But of course, if you know anything about me, you know I love words and wordplay, and so ACT isn’t just a single word chosen to inspire me into moving. It’s also an acronym with tons of permutations to spark and inspire me. For instance: Authentic Creative Trailblazing. Or Artist Communicator Teacher. Or Ask Celebrate Transform. I’ve been entertaining myself coming up with dozens of combinations that excite and exhilerate me and feel like energies I’ll be delighted to ride this year. Woo-hoo!
And here’s the thing. As I strive to do a better job of balancing, look for some changes. I plan on blogging more frequently. About things that inspire and inform me, teach and touch me. More authentic sharing about what’s crossing my path and how I’m dancing with it. I think we’re all looking for our communities and tribes, and the call for that seems even louder as we enter the new energies of this year and this ever-transforming world. But it’s kind of hard to know me if I’m playing invisible, so enough of that. I also plan on hanging out more on Twitter, and also seeing if I can figure out Facebook which truly feels like a foreign culture to me. But I’m going to ACT – Allow Conversational Touch.
So have you decided on your Guiding Word/Theme/Inspirational Phrase for 2011? I’d love to hear it. Post a comment and I’ll randomly select a lucky someone to receive my latest auric spray Theme Energizer created to help focus, embody, and energize whatever it is you’ve chosen as your Theme or Guiding Word for 2011. And may your journey this year be fun and successful!
Happy New Year to you, too, Deborah!
What a lovely way to blog into the new year! I love your word play – inspiring! I have only one that I can think of: create – Care Rest Energize Aspirate Think Explore. I’m sure I will come up with dozens of other ideas -not only verbs but also nouns and other play-words. I’m glad we have a whole new year to act and create together! I’m looking forward to it!
Love your word Karin, and the intention behind it! May 2011 bring you plenty of opportunities to soar in that energy!
Hello sweet friend and happy new year!
I usually feel a huge surge of energy, hope, and expectation at the start of a new year…but for some reason 2011 is tiptoeing in very quietly for me. I haven’t made a single list of goals, plans, dreams, or possibilities. I think my word for the year will be surprise. I want to surprise myself with my own awesomeness and let life unfold and surprise me in unexpected ways. For once, I think I’ll just try to ride the wave of uncertainty and see where it takes me.
What a great intention Pat! May happy, delightful, wonderful surprises fill your year, AND may you clearly see your own awesomeness. It’s so obvious to the rest of us!
Thanks for your recent newsletter, Deborah, spot on and SO helpful. My word for this year is PASSION – reading P for Power, A for Action, S for Self, S for Silliness, I for Imagination, O for Observation and N for Naughtiness. I ground to a halt on the last letter but then opened up the 1963 Chamber’s Twentieth Century Dictionary which may be old but is extremely extensive, and it opened at Naughty. Well, that’s challenging, so perhaps I might interchange Naughtiness with Passion – just so I don’t get stuck in a groove, you know, lolol.
LOL Mo – what a wonderful word and it sounds like you’ll have a great time embodying all those intentions. And I imagine you can quite a bit of fun with naughty – you go girl!
Dictionary inspiration is always fun, and I love how naughty turned up for you. And I also love big old dictionaries, especially those really old ones with the gorgeous extra fine paper. I could spend hours simply turning pages and wondering about all those words. Looking things up online just doesn’t satisfy that tactile need of mine.