the new year word thing: keen for contrast

Every new year I choose some guide words. Themes. Aspiration pebbles.

After five or six years of doing this, I’ve noticed two things: every year I’m determined to find mo’ shinier words that sure as hell are going to be better than LAST year’s words. There is an impulse to shove off the previous year and finally nail full tilt spectacular ascension the coming year — do it RIGHT, you know? And secondly, I’ve noticed that I forget my shiny power words by February.

Do guide words really add to manifestation prowess? Dunno. But they do help delineate where you’ve been and where you want to be. The New Year Word Thing is a lovely exercise in contrast, and contrast is an excellent navigational tool — a noble, useful little tradition afterall.

2010 was the best and the worst year of my life. I turned my creativity into fireworks. I made coin o’ plenty. I deepened friendships, and met some incredible humans who I know will be in my life forever. I had a funeral for my marriage. I set up a new home/temple. I renovated my body. I ramped up my ambitions and at the same time, simplified my concept of success. (More on that metaphysical kung fu another time.)

And that’s just the trailer.

I have many reasons to believe in myself. Even more reasons to believe in the genius and healing capacities of people. But (and here’s the third lesson of the year-after-year New Year Word Thing,) I inevitably, predictably even, long for more. Always have. Always will. Want. More.

And I want new in the New. TRULY NEW. Like, “WOW this is new!” And new will require:

Big Sun Love.

What will new mean for you?


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