For the past 7 years I’ve chosen a word for myself every year. An energy I want to embody and focus on, to understand how it moved through my life, my mind, my heart and my soul. I chose a word that I can experience its polarities, the positive and negatives and everything in between that it asks of me.
For 2015 I chose the word BOLD.
I wanted a greater sense of self-expression and new adventures. And initially I felt that being bold was about being seen but I realized through this past year’s journey that the two are quite different.
I was seeing the energy of “boldness” through the eyes of taking extreme measures to put myself out there in big ways. Make noise. Ruffle feathers.
Sure there were elements of that but my boldness took a shape that I’m now seeing was not about being seen externally but about seeing myself even more.
For me, being bold encompassed looking into the shadows of myself in all levels, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
In April I went to a workshop with one of my intuitive mentors to move through the hidden aspects of the shadow. Oh the things we see when we shine the light on the dark!
I learned core patterns that I still haven’t move beyond about who I am, why I make certain choices out of fear and my self-sabotaging patterns that leave me in exhaustion.
Boldness showed up by firmly reining in my multitude of ideas, creating more laser focus so that my creative energy doesn’t spread like wild fire but instead burns bright and steady.
To tell my creative mind to focus on one thing ends up in a nasty internal fist fight. But for me, I’ve learned my energy is much more powerful and concentrated.
Throughout the year I tackled years of paper, memories and items hidden in boxes, in closets, and the garage. Using the Konmari method, I got rid of the following from my clothing alone:
25 pieces of lingerie
5 pairs of hosiery
1 pair of gloves
27 pairs of socks
I barely have any clothes left but I like the simplicity of my closet right now. I also cleared out 4 boxes of paperwork, tons of binders, workbooks and random stuff from workshops and conferences. I still have 3 more boxes to go and need to go through all my books too. I’ll write more about this in the future and share photos with you once I’m fully complete with this process.
Some adventures we had were going on our 10-day trip to Portugal and Spain, thanksgiving in New Orleans, going back home to Chicago after two years of not visiting, trips to LA, Phoenix and Scottsdale and time in the desert.
I also had more opportunities to share my light this year with local classes and we just had our Vision Bash Playshop too which was fabulous!
Plus my students graduated from Intuition Mastery, which was a huge bold step in my own path to put that program together and teach others how to give readings and healings. It was humbling and beautiful!
The energy of bold felt like a bulldozer this year. Excavating and clearing the ground so I can deal with what I don’t want to deal with, which allows me to boldly express more of who I am. I have a deeper understanding of what I want, what I value, what’s important in my life, what I needed to let go of, and more room to be me.
As for you, how has your word of the year transpired?
Have you come up with a word for this year?
As you choose your word for the year, allow it to come to you. Explore how you want to feel and how you want to express your Soul purpose moving forward.
I found that my word usually pops up intuitively after I’ve done some energy clearing work and letting myself daydream upon the year ahead.
Let yourself anchor your word with concrete actions but also be open to see how the word wants to express itself in your life too. It can be easy to feel like you didn’t “live up to your word of the year” but trust in how it unfolds for you.
As I shared, the energy of bold showed up in ways that I did not expect and it felt more like an internal process rather than external. At an initial glance of this past year, I really didn’t sense the energy of boldness happening. But when I really spent time reflecting, I saw how it showed up in a totally new form I wasn’t expecting at all! And that’s exactly what I needed too!
I’m still contemplating on my word for this year, but I’ll definitely share it with you once I know.
Currently, I’m going through the Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Shining Year Workbooks, which I love and have been using for years.
If you don’t have it yet, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!
It’s a wonderful way to reflect on the past year and get super clear on what you want to create for the year ahead. I love seeing and celebrating all the things I manifested from my this past year’s workbook!!!
I have the entire bundle (of course!) but you can also choose from just the life or biz workbook if you want too. Check it out here! I keep mine with me throughout the year and always refer to it regularly to keep my goals and vision top of mind.
As you step into the new year, remember to honor your Soul’s wisdom. Dialogue with your higher self, ask for her guidance and what wants to emerge from the depths of her desires.
Don’t just plan or set resolutions from your head but from your Soul! Get rid of what you think you should do but what do you want to do. You are the Divine co-creator of your life!
What does your Soul want to express?
How can you be more of YOU?
How can you align your body, heart and soul even more?
Leave a comment below to share your word of the year and how you intend to express more of your Soul this year! I’d love to hear from you!
May you be well, happy and peaceful!