{one word} love

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Now that we are well and truly into 2014, I thought I'd share a little bit about my Solstice intentions.

Last year, I didn't outright set a theme for the year, but it became very clear that my theme was "faith"; more specifically, faith in myself.

For the longest time, maybe as long as I can remember, I sought outside guidance and opinions to steer my life or made decisions based on what I thought would be seen as the most practical {and for a long time I also equated practical with intelligent}. I was doing a lot of living based on maintaining appearances.

Then, after the birth of P, I had a chance to make some changes and so I made a big shift away from my corporate, material driven lifestyle to that of a stay at home mom and part time yoga teacher.

And things were "better", but still I desperately wanted to be handed the prayers to say, the mantra to chant, the meditation to do, the practice that was right so that I would be able to achieve "it" {"it" being this elusive notion of peace and contentment}. I still continued to hand my power over to others assuming that they had the answers. I just wanted someone to tell me how to be whole.

But this past year? It was the year that I finally got it. I finally learned to have faith in myself, faith in the process, faith that all is as it should be and faith that my life is unfolding exactly as it should be.

And I don't know that I could have learned it any sooner. I honestly don't think I even realized that I had zero faith in myself or the world around me until the fall of 2012. So how on earth could I fix something I didn't even perceive to be broken? Even then, once I did realize it, I can't say that I actively "fixed" anything so much as everything, all the teachings, lessons, trials and successes, finally fit together perfectly for me to fumble my way through to faith.

Around the same time that I really started to feel and understand faith, I also came to the sweetest realization that nothing is inherently "good" or "bad" in my life. That all of this stuff that happens in life really is nothing more than stuff. And when I pull away from the habit of labelling everything as "good" or "bad"? Then I am able to choose to evolve with gratitude through the circumstances of my life.

Lets take a moment and recap that:

Every single thing that happens is an opportunity for growth; the magic happens when we see that and choose it.

That's some good stuff, right there.

And for 2014?

My one word is "power". My one word is also "creation". I know, not one word, but they go so beautifully together. I promise to elaborate soon.

The wee men are scuffling, but I'll be back soon to expand on my 2014 theme!

Have a beautiful rest of the day.


    So happy that you've realized all your GOOD!
    Love the new blog format and focus btw.
    Kinda miss all your pictures of the wee men though.

  2. Thank you!
    And not to worry, I have the motherload of photos coming up hopefully this week!



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