"We all need a Sacred Witness in life, a person who can listen without judgement while knowing the right questions to ask that continually illuminate our path."
- Caroline Myss
Words / Mantras Of The Year
2020 : : Mysticism and Magic !
As ever, I have no idea how this year's theme will unfold for me. All I know is that, now that my body and energy system have recovered from a long health issue, I find myself rekindling the sense of magic within me that I always used to live by.
2019 : : Inviting EASE
What if it were easy?
Asking yourself that question honestly, sincerely, often - produces interesting physiological results. Sometimes you find yourself feeling angry or you sense a huge amount of resistance, it can be quite the challenging concept.
But the majority of the time, it is not actually people and circumstances which are dictating how we feel and how we experience our world; it is our perspective, our attitude, our outlook. The lens through which we view what is happening. And our ability to feel our feelings and allow them to pass through us, giving us whatever message they came to give us, and then move on. When we fear fear, or avoid anger, or deny when things don't feel right, things become more and more difficult.
I imagine inviting EASE will include :
- getting out of my own way
- catching myself when I am making things more difficult or complicated than they need to be
- choosing peace and comfort, and saying no more frequently to things which I tolerate but which I do not enjoy doing (my "Courage Over Comfort" mantra changed my life in great ways, but perhaps did encourage more self punishment and dedication to my own pleasure so perhaps now is the time to remind myself that treating myself well and choosing comfort is equally important - the subconscious is paying attention all the time after all!)
- And as every past year has taught me, Inviting Ease will undoubtedly show up for me in ways I cannot now imagine and couldn't have predicted!
Wish me luck!
As always, I love to hear your theme / mantra / word of the year if you have chosen one as your way of moving consciously through your life and cultivating the kind of life you choose and desire. To do so, scroll just passed my annual themes and you'll see the icon for dropping me an email. xxx
2018 : Cultivating Kindness
Inviting, welcoming and directing kindness towards myself.
Demonstrating, encouraging and focusing on kindness with others.
Allowing kindness to be my guide in all things.
Creating environments in which kindness thrives.
And always remembering to treat myself with the same gentleness I am offering others; knowing that such kindness is the foundation upon which I grow my new life and business, as I transition from a nomadic existence as a full time house and pet sitter, to living in a place of my own again - My 'Heart Hub Home' - growing my Coaching, Healing and Art business 'Nomad Dreams' ; a business whose core motivation is encouraging kindness (& intuition & creativity) while we navigate life's changes, challenges, and personal growth/expansion.
2017 : LOVE AND PASSION!
My new words found me at last! With the exception of 2015, my next guiding phrase has always come to me by the November of the previous year.
So I spent two years with Courage Over Comfort, (which was so very needed!) but then my usual timetable seemed to find me again.
In November of 2016 here I am adding Love And Passion to the mix.
These will guide me throughout 2017, while still holding close to my heart Courage, and Wildness and Freedom and Sparkle.
2016 : COURAGE OVER COMFORT
It feels right to stick with this one for the moment. As soon as something new comes knocking at my door, I will let you know... (Yep. I ended up with this as my guide for a year and half)
2015 : COURAGE OVER COMFORT
This works. I mean, really works. Yes I am choosing courage more often than I am choosing comfort... and maybe I have found my sparkle again too now!
2014 : WILD & FREE
Simplifying my life and hitting the road by the end of the year was *not* something I was expecting! Wild and Free much?? Oh hells yeah!
2013 : SPARKLE
Boyee did I find this tricky. I was not quite ready yet, but the seeds had been sown.